At ICC World Cup Qualifiers, West Indies beat Ireland by 52 runs and seal their place in the Super-six spot of ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018. West Indies middle-order batsmen Rovman Powell contributed 101 runs and registered win for his team. Star batsman Chris Gayle has been out on cheaply at 14 while McBrine has caught his partner Evin Lewis at the score of 9 runs. Skipper Jason Holder scored 54* runs and set a partnership with Rovman Powell. The victory lifted Windies to the top of Group A and helping them to qualify for the Super Sixes at ICC World Cup Qualifiers, while Ireland dropped down to second after suffering their first loss in three games.
Batsman Powell shifted to top gear to make his maiden ODI ton off just 98 deliveries – as Windies completed with 257 for 8 in 50 overs. Ireland was degraded to 96 for four close to the half-way stage of the chase before Ed Joyce, and Kevin O Brien contributed some direction with a 70-run stand. However, Roach considered for the set pair in the 37th over which fast-tracked Ireland’s defeat as they were bowled out for 205.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Holder (c), Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Kesrick Williams
Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Andrew Balbirnie, Niall O Brien (wk), Kevin O Brien, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh
In some other matches, Netherlands beat Papua New Guinea by 57 runs; Zimbabwe beat Hongkong by 89 runs, Afganistan beat Nepal by six wickets. Now the super-six stage will be played on tomorrow, where West Indies will try to win and set back himself for the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018. This is the first time in World Cup History when West Indies is playing Qualifiers before the ICC World Cup.