Rain destroyed Scotland’s hopes of making it to the World Cup when their match against the West Indies was cut short and they lost by five runs.
It was a heart-wrenching result after the Scots had bowled out West Indies for 198 in Harare. They were 125-5, with 14.5 overs remaining when the rain came down and the Duckworth-Lewis calculation washed away their hopes.
It had been a remarkable performance by the Scots, who had dismissed Chris Gayle and Shia Hope with just two runs on the board. A third-wicket stand of 121 between Evin Lewis (66) and Marvin Samuels (51) looked to put the West Indies back on track, but once Durban-born Brad Wheal broke that partnership, the Scots were always on top.
No partnerships were allowed to develop as Wheal and Safyaan Sharif each picked up three wickets, with Michael Leask grabbing two.
The Scots’ reply was marred by a shocking lbw decision against Pretoria-born Richie Berrington as they sought to recover from 25-3. They were 105-4 in the 32nd over, with Berrington on 33 when he was given out.
The rain came down shortly after, and that was the end of Scotland’s dream.
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