Zimbabwe and Scotland’s ICC World Cup Qualifier Group B match at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo ended in dramatic fashion with both teams tied at 210.
However, both teams qualify for the Super Six stage.
The Chevrons claimed the final Scotland wicket with scores level, five balls remaining and Zimbabwe top the group on net run rate.
Both sides carry 3 points to the Super Six.
The Chevrons batted first with opener Solomon Mire hitting 35, Hamilton Masakadza 16, Brendan Taylor 44, while Craig Ervine top-scored with 57 as they reached a total of 210.
In reply, Scotland were level on 210 with five balls remaining when they were bowled in final over.
Matthew Cross 33, Kyle Coetzer 39, Richie Berrington 47, George Munsey 29, Michael Leask 28 not out and Mark Watt 17.
Zimbabwe has somehow again pulled off a great escape.
Scotland’s Safyaan Sharif was named player of the match for his five wickets.
There were a few outstanding performances in this game, but his maiden ODI performance was top of the pile.
Scotland, Zimbabwe – who were unbeaten after two wins and a draw – and Afghanistan progress to the Super Six stage from Group B.
Afghanistan are through to the Super Six stage due to Nepal’s win today but Afghans won’t carry forward any points.
There are no semi-finals and Afghanistan will need to finish among the top two to make it to the ICC 2019 World Cup which is extremely difficult but possible.
At Bulawayo Athletic Club, Nepal won by 5 wickets.
Hong Kong batted first and set a target of 153 from 48.2 out of 50 overs while Nepal reached 155 for 5 in 40.4 out of 50 overs.
At Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare, Ireland won by 226 runs following the Duckworth Lewis method (dls method).
Ireland were 313 for 6 in 44 out of 44 overs while United Arab Emirates (UAE) were 91 in 29.3 out of 44 overs in their chase.
At Harare Sports Club, West Indies finished Group A with four wins out of four.
The rains brought the game to an end with Netherlands on 167 for 6 after 28.4 overs and the Windies won by 56 runs (dls method).
Netherlands net required 143 runs with 116 balls remaining under the dls target of 310 from 48 overs.
Ireland thrashed UAE to cruise into Super Sixes.
Paul Stirling hit a century, William Porterfield fell just short and Kevin O’brien blazed a 26-ball 50 before Boyd Rankin took four in thumping win.
The Windies, Ireland and UAE qualify for the Super Six from Group A.