West Indies lose to Afghanistan in World Cup Qualifier final

Head-to-head in ODIs Ireland have won 9 of their 16 matches against Afghanistan

Head-to-head in ODIs Ireland have won 9 of their 16 matches against Afghanistan

Instead, Afghanistan will join fellow qualifiers West Indies in next summer's tournament, which will be made up of 10 teams for the first time as the ICC look to increase its revenue from TV deals sold to the big three of India, England and Australia. I am, however, confident they will pick up the pieces, continue working harder and try to make it right. On a head to head, Afghanistan lead the Windies 2-1, while their one match in St Lucia was a no-result.

"The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier has seen some highly competitive and enthralling cricket with all sides producing some fine performances in their quest to qualify for the World Cup. We came here to achieve a target, and various boys put their hands up", said Windies skipper Jason Holder.

Yet wickets began to fall, with Simi Singh taking three crucial scalps as Ireland clawed their way back into the game.

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They seem to forget that what's ahead are cricket's best. Obviously ourselves and Afghanistan got elevated, which we're grateful for, but we need to keep getting funding in to improve facilities, get those extra fixtures. Except once, I don't remember when any side chased down 250 plus against us, until Scotland did this in Bulawayo. "But my return has helped the spinners as they now feel more comfortable, while Rashid can concentrate on his bowling rather than thinking about game plans".

"I think the nation is going to be so happy today", said Simmons who will now face West Indies in Sunday's final.

"It will be nice to actually finish playing in Harare to be honest".

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The world watched in awe as thousands of fans packed our stadia, singing and dancing, chanting and clapping - undeterred even when it rained - creating a carnival atmosphere that is uniquely and authentically Zimbabwean.

Then, moulded by the dramatic events of the tournament thereafter (read Zimbabwe-UAE clash), they were given a chance to play a winner-takes-all contest against Ireland and seemed set to canter to victory before taking an agonisingly longer route to delirium.

But Craig Ervine was only able to take two off Man of the Match Mohammad Naveed (3-40) and the home side's hopes were dashed, breaking the hearts of the 12,000-capacity crowd.

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William Porterfield (20) and Paul Stirling (55) provided a solid 53-run opening stand that came off 92 deliveries.

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