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Windies vs Scotland - Super Sixes Match 7

Series: WC Qualifiers, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: 21 March 2018

Scotland 125/5 (35.2 Ovs) RR: 3.54 | Windies won by 5 runs (DLS method - due to rain)

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That brings an end to our coverage from this virtual semifinal - which turned out be an emotional one. Windies are through and Scotland will take some time to recover from this defeat. There's one more spot available and that could be sealed if Zimbabwe beat UAE tomorrow. Ireland and Afghanistan will hope for an opposite result. We'll be back tomorrow for that contest. Do join us. Until then, it's goodbye from Abhinand Raghavendran on behalf of Hariprasad Sadanandan and our scorer Naga. Goodbye!

Holder: Extremely pleased. We've been a through a lot in the last couple of years - hasn't been easy. I think the guys really put up their hands in every single game. The pressure was there in all games. Really pleased to get over the line. Scotland played really good cricket this tournament. Must feel for them. We really want to win this tournament. I thank the Caribbean people for the support throughout. Our true fans stuck with us. We have one more game to play here. We should be thinking about that.

Coetzer: This is emotional. Extremely proud of the effort put in by the boys. We have shown what we are capable of. There were a couple of moments within the last two games that really hurt us. Couple of decisions that didn't go our way. It proved to be costly. Our seam bowling throughout the tournament has been exceptional. Top quality in the competition. WI bowling attack has been brutal. Credit to Jason and his team for getting through. Well done and thanks to our boys. It's been exceptional.

Safyaan Sharif, Man of the Match: (As a bowling group)They were outstanding. They were consistent throughout the tournament. I did a decent job last qualifier as well. The way I've been doing stuff with the ball this year - it's been an improvement. (When asked why the pacers where given short spells) It's just tactical. Everyone's a bit disappointed. That's cricket for you. We'll take the positives.

So, what happened today! Windies were jolted early in the match by Safyaan Sharif, who scalped Gayle and Hope for naught in two overs. A slow-but-steady partnership between Lewis and Samuels stabilized the innings, but they collapsed like a pack of cards losing their last eight wickets for just 75 runs. With 199 to be hunted down for a place in the WC, Scotland lost both their openers inside four overs. That was a major setback for them as captain Koetzer was their best batsman in the tournament. When Michael Jones was removed by Roach, Scotland resorted to a cautious approach. Perhaps, that resulted in them going into a shell as the fourth wicket stand scored 42 runs off 95 balls. Munsey was playing high-risk shots and that was paying off, but the combination of Berrington's wicket and rain derailed their hopes of making it to the WC.

16:38 Local Time, 14:38 GMT, 20:08 IST: "Umpires have called it. Scotland are out," is the latest tweet from Cricket Scotland. No one could have written a more tragic story than this. On the contrary, this result means that Windies are through to the 2019 WC. The two-time World Champions, who couldn't take part in the Champions Trophy, were made to toil hard. After a pretty smooth passage in the group stages, they were beaten by Afghanistan in their opening Super Six encounter. They defeated the hosts in a well-fought encounter and today's match was a must-win game for the Caribbean side. Berrington's decision will be argued for a long time, but it's done and dusted. That's how this harsh tournament has been framed. Scotland should hold their head high the way they have played.

16:34 Local Time, 14:34 GMT, 20:04 IST: "Puddles stretching from the covers to the boundary now. I would be astonished if we get back on. Scotland will miss out on a deserved place at the WC thanks to rain and two atrocious pieces of umpiring. This is, in my opinion, an unmitigated travesty," tweets Bertus de Jong, our correspondent from Harare.

16:19 Local Time, 14:19 GMT, 19:49 IST: tweets: "The rain has got very heavy at Harare Sports Club." We could be in for a long delay. You got to feel for Scotland surely. In the previous game against Ireland, an lbw decision on Andrew Balbirnie went against them and he went onto score a match-winning ton. And today, Berrington was adjudged lbw, which looked like missing leg. There'll be plenty of debates regarding the non-availability of DRS in such a tournament.

16:04 Local Time, 14:04 GMT, 19:34 IST: Well, the umpires have signalled the groundstaff to bring in the covers. My goodness, doesn't look a passing shower. Rain stops play! Windies will be the happier side as Scotland are still 5 runs behind the DLS par score - which is 130 after 35.2 overs. We'll keep you updated.

35.2
1
Nurse to Munsey, 1 run, shortish ball just outside off, steered past the slip fielder. A single towards third man
35.1
1
Nurse to Leask, 1 run, shortish flat ball, mistimed cut to covers

The rain seems to have gotten heavier. Scotland are currently 7 runs behind the DLS par score.

34.6
1
Holder to Leask, 1 run, slower ball at 117kph, driven firmly through covers
34.5
2
Holder to Leask, 2 runs, mistimes the pull shot and luckily for him, falls in a safe region. Hit-the-deck-hard short ball, pulled off the top part of the bat over mid-wicket
34.4
0
Holder to Leask, no run, short and aimed at the body, Leask moves across and tries to go for another heave through the leg-side. Fails to make contact
34.3
4
Holder to Leask, FOUR, Scotland will take this gleefully. You can't set a field for that. Short ball from Holder and Leask went for the swipe across the line. The top-edge flies over the keeper's head. Trickles away over the boundary rope

The DLS par score is 128

34.2
0
Holder to Leask, no run, throws his bat hard at this back of a length delivery, finds backward point. A dot
34.1
1
Holder to Munsey, 1 run, extra bounce on this back of a length delivery, guided to third man off the splice

Slight drizzle!

33.6
0
Nurse to Leask, no run, Leask is half-forward to block the off-break to short mid-on
33.5
1
Nurse to Munsey, 1 run, bit of width outside off and Munsey guides it behind square on the off-side. Third man is quick to cut it off and deny the second run
33.4
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, fires one on leg, Munsey closes his bat-face and defends it towards mid-wicket
33.3
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, flatter and quicker on this occasion, another defensive push into the off-side
33.2
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, slower through the air, Munsey bends and taps it to cover
33.1
2
Nurse to Munsey, 2 runs, yorker length ball darted in on off, squeezed through backward point for a couple

Drinks! The equation: Scotland need 87 runs in 102 balls.

32.6
4
Holder to Leask, FOUR, shot! Not much feet movement there from Leask, but you don't require that when you can make contact like that. On a good length and around off, Leask stays in his crease and caresses the drive. Beats mid-off to his left and the ball reaches the fence in a jiffy
32.5
1
Holder to Munsey, 1 run, slanting away from the lefty, who pushes at it with hard hands. Takes the outside edge and runs past the slip fielder to third man
32.4
0
Holder to Munsey, no run, back of a length delivery, Munsey defends it to backward point with an open face of the bat
32.3
0
Holder to Munsey, no run, good looking shot for nothing as Munsey's off drive goes straight to man stationed at mid-off
32.2
0
Holder to Munsey, no run, angling away outside off from a length, Munsey lifts his bat and lets it go

A slip in place

32.1
1
Holder to Leask, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Leask rides the bounce and pats it wide of mid-off for a single

Jason Holder [5.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

31.6
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, 97kph darter on off, blocked from the crease
31.5
1
Nurse to Leask, 1 run, shortish offie, pushed to long-on

Michael Leask, right handed bat, comes to the crease

31.4
0
Nurse to Berrington, out Lbw!! Huge shout for lbw and up goes the dreaded finger. That could be a harsh one on the Scots. Quick off-break from Nurse that pitched around off and turned in sharply and struck Berrington's back leg. The impact was adjacent to the leg-stump as Berrington missed the flick off the back foot. I reckon that would have missed leg, but the man who matters doesn't think so. Berrington has to take the long walk back. Berrington lbw b Nurse 33(68) [4s-4]

Nurse to Berrington, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

31.3
1
Nurse to Munsey, 1 run, allows the ball to come to him and softly drops it towards point by opening his bat-face
31.2
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, zooming in on the pads, Munsey misses the tickle and gets hit on the thigh
31.1
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, drifting in on leg, Munsey stays leg-side of the ball and pushes it towards mid-off

The required rate is now 5

30.6
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, good stop by the tall fellow. Berrington drilled this pitched up delivery to the left of Holder, who slid across to save a boundary. Just two runs off the over
30.5
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, angles in a good length ball at 131kph, Berrington presses forward in defence
30.4
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, 130kph back of a length around the fifth stump line, dropped in front of cover with soft hands
30.3
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, back of a length delivery with a bit of extra bounce at 132kph, meekly dabbed towards cover-point
30.3
1
Roach to Berrington, wide, wayward from Roach. Bumper down the leg-side and Berrington watches it go into the mitts of the keeper
30.2
1
Roach to Munsey, 1 run, too short, pulled to deep mid-wicket
30.1
0
Roach to Munsey, no run, Roach hurls a half-volley outside off and asks Munsey to drive. The batsman replies with a well-timed shot, however the cover fielder makes a diving stop
29.6
2
Nurse to Berrington, 2 runs, flat and short outside off, scythed off the back foot through extra cover
29.5
1
Nurse to Munsey, 1 run, punched to the right of mid-off for a single which brings up Scotland's 100. Less than 100 needed now!
29.4
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, played back at the bowler
29.3
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, kept away into the off-side
29.2
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, dropped again! Too tough though. The slider from Nurse and Munsey looked to cut. Too close to play that stroke and the length wasn't that short too. Gets an under-edge, but the keeper can't gather it cleanly
29.1
1
Nurse to Berrington, 1 run, in-drifting flighted ball, driven to long-off
28.6
0
Roach to Munsey, no run, 130kph short of length outside off, Munsey waits for the ball on the back foot and cuts it to cover. A maiden over
28.5
0
Roach to Munsey, no run, fuller ball at 131kph, driven off the front foot, can't beat mid-off
28.4
0
Roach to Munsey, no run, Munsey sees the line wide of off and shoulders arms
28.3
0
Roach to Munsey, no run, the line is too straight and Munsey misses the tuck after shuffling across. Pins the pad and dies down on the leg-side
28.2
0
Roach to Munsey, no run, offers a straight bat to block an in-angling length ball
28.1
0
Roach to Munsey, no run, 127kph back of a length delivery around the fourth stump line, tapped towards point

Kemar Roach [5.0-1-18-2] is back into the attack

Samuels is walking off the field!

27.6
1
Nurse to Munsey, 1 run, 99kph ball darted around off, Munsey gets an outside edge to third man as he looks to punch it through the off-side. 19 runs off the last two overs
27.5
4
Nurse to Munsey, FOUR, another reverse sweep and another four! It was premeditated, but effective. Slightly got it off the top-edge, but well over the fielder inside the 30-yard circle. Runs away into the third man fence
27.4
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run
27.3
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, floated up on middle, blocked
27.2
4
Nurse to Munsey, FOUR, another reverse sweep and this time has got it off the middle of the bat. Well wide of the man at backward point, who was well inside the 30-yard circle and Nurse is miffed with the fielder. He wants that fielder to be at the edge
27.1
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, flighted ball, drifting in on off, Munsey comes forward and defends to cover
26.6
1
Brathwaite to Munsey, 1 run, back of a length delivery at 126kph, Munsey waits for the ball on the back foot and cuts it to sweeper cover
26.5
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, tumbling stop at covers. Brathwaite hurls this fuller and Munsey drives it to the left of the fielder at cover, who is quick on his feet
26.4
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, short of length outside off, Munsey is happy to let it go
26.3
4
Brathwaite to Munsey, FOUR, top shot! Back of a length outside off, Munsey gets on top of the bounce and punches it firmly off the back foot. Beats backward point to his right and there's no one stopping that. Munsey was in total control of that shot
26.2
1
Brathwaite to Berrington, 1 run, punched wide of backward point
26.1
4
Brathwaite to Berrington, FOUR, that's a freebie from Brathwaite. Doles out a half-volley outside off and Berrington takes heavy toll of it. Leans forward and creams the cover drive. All along the carpet and into the fence
25.6
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, flat ball outside off, pushed to cover
25.5
4
Nurse to Munsey, FOUR, wow! Improvisation. Munsey employs the reverse sweep and gets a top-edge on it.
25.4
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, dropped! Quicker delivery, Munsey sticks his bat out and gets an outside edge that brushes the keeper's gloves and lobs to Gayle at first slip, who fails to hold onto it. Nurse can't believe that. How big a factor will that be?
25.3
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, in-darter on the stumps, blocked from the crease
25.2
1
Nurse to Berrington, 1 run, flighted just outside off, Berrington plants his front leg across and pushes it through covers with hard hands
25.1
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, turning in on leg, clipped to mid-wicket
24.6
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, short of a length outside off, stays on the back foot and pats it towards point
24.5
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, inside edge onto the pads! Angling into Munsey who was trying to defend off the back foot. Got cramped in the end and is lucky that he didn't chop it on
24.4
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, attacks the off stump channel with a fuller ball, defended off the front foot towards mid-off
24.3
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, fifth stump channel from a good length, a bit of nip away and Munsey leaves it alone. Brathwaite has settled into a nice rhythm here
24.2
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, fullish and around off, Munsey gets forward and blocks to cover
24.1
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, angling in from a good length outside off, Munsey lifts his bat to make the leave
23.6
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, slower through the air and lures Berrington forward, defended onto the pitch
23.5
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, looped up on off, Berrington lunges forward and works it back towards the bowler
23.4
1
Nurse to Munsey, 1 run, floated wider outside off, Munsey drives well through the covers for a single
23.3
0
Nurse to Munsey, no run, massive LBW shout! Was it pad first? WI believe it was. They are wrong! Replays show that it came off the full face of the blade. Embarrassing to see that on the big screen if you are a WI player. The slider from Nurse and Munsey rocked back to defend
23.2
1
Nurse to Berrington, 1 run, more drift for Nurse and a bit of turn as well, clipped towards fine leg with a neat glance
23.1
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, floated up around middle and leg, nudged gently towards short mid-wicket
22.6
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, on a length wider outside off, Munsey stays back and makes a good leave
22.5
0
Brathwaite to Munsey, no run, beautifully bowled! Again some late away movement after the initial inward angle, Munsey poked at it and got beaten

Proper first slip in place now, Gayle it is

22.4
4
Brathwaite to Munsey, FOUR, genuine edge but safe! Nobody at first slip, there is only a man at gully and the nick flies through that yawning gap. Fullish ball angling into Munsey, invites the drive and forces the mistake as well. Unfortunately for WI, it didn't go to hand
22.3
1
Brathwaite to Berrington, 1 run, short ball and Berrington doesn't quite time the pull. A couple of bounces to the man at deep square leg
22.2
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, full and just outside off, a nice check drive off the front foot towards cover
22.1
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, on a good length outside off, defended well off the front foot to cover

George Munsey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

21.6
0
Nurse to MacLeod, out Caught&Bowled!! Stunner from Nurse! Had to react sharply in his followthrough and timed the dive beautifully to pouch it low. Timely strike for the Windies as this partnership was starting to build a solid platform. Tossed up invitingly and MacLeod couldn't keep the drive down. Nor could he get it out of Nurse's reach. The big man showed good reaction skills to grab it and he is pumped up. MacLeod has to go, he did the hard work but has failed to kick on. Scotland have to rebuild again now. MacLeod c and b Nurse 21(51) [4s-1]

Nurse to MacLeod, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

21.5
1
Nurse to Berrington, 1 run, slightly short and that allows Berrington to get on the back foot, clips it past mid-wicket
21.4
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, a bit of grip on this off break, Berrington gets across and nudges it towards mid-wicket
21.3
1
Nurse to MacLeod, 1 run, looped up well outside off, MacLeod leans into the drive and pings it to mid-wicket
21.2
1
Nurse to Berrington, 1 run, slower and fractionally short, Berrington hangs back and punches it towards long-on
21.1
1
Nurse to MacLeod, 1 run, floated up wider outside off, MacLeod drives nicely down the ground to long-off
20.6
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, full and wide outside off, the tempter and Berrington lets it pass
20.5
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, holds its line after pitching, angling in initially and Berrington is opened up a bit on the back foot defence. Trickles towards point
20.4
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, attacks the middle and leg stump with a good length ball, blocked off the back foot to the leg-side
20.3
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, big appeal! The Windies hope for a strangle down the leg-side but no deflection there. Berrington wanted to clip this away as it was sprayed down leg, fails to connect
20.2
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, short again on middle and leg, clipped off the back foot to mid-wicket
20.1
1
Brathwaite to MacLeod, 1 run, back of a length angling into MacLeod who works it towards mid-wicket for a single

Carlos Brathwaite [3.0-1-11-0] is back into the attack

19.6
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, Nurse continues to be on the shorter side, another solid back foot defence
19.5
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, slower and wider outside off, Berrington camps back and pats it towards the bowler
19.4
1
Nurse to MacLeod, 1 run, skids through off the deck, a bit short and MacLeod slaps it down the ground to long-on
19.3
0
Nurse to MacLeod, no run, fuller and outside off, defended well off the front foot
19.2
0
Nurse to MacLeod, no run, floated outside off, defended well from the back foot to cover
19.1
1
Nurse to Berrington, 1 run, the slider around middle and leg, stabbed off the back foot down to long-on
18.6
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, pitched right up on middle and leg, fluid drive off the front foot to mid-on
18.5
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, nice bouncer, kept coming in with the angle and didn't rise that much either. MacLeod kept swaying away and nearly lost his balance in the process
18.4
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, shortish length and MacLeod times the back foot punch but picks out cover
18.3
1
Keemo Paul to Berrington, 1 run, angling into the body from a shortish length, Berrington works it towards square leg with soft hands
18.2
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, good length ball outside off, stays back and defends it well to cover
18.1
1
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, 1 run, a bit uppish but safe. Short of a length ball, sticks in the pitch a bit as MacLeod tries to defend off the back foot. Spooned it aerially but well wide of Paul. Beats mid-on who chases it down
17.6
1
Nurse to MacLeod, 1 run, flatter and full outside off, MacLeod drives it down the ground to long-off
17.5
0
Nurse to MacLeod, no run, sliding in from outside off, MacLeod is well forward and solid in defence
17.4
0
Nurse to MacLeod, no run, floated full and just outside off, patted with soft hands towards cover
17.3
1
Nurse to Berrington, 1 run, drifting in from around middle and leg, eased down the ground towards long-on
17.2
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, full and outside off, defended well off the front foot towards cover
17.1
0
Nurse to Berrington, no run, a clear bump ball in the end. Was tossed up nicely and Berrington tried to flick it away, lobbed it back to Nurse who took it easily. Replays however showed that it bounced onto the pitch before flying towards the off spinner. The umpires felt that way and replays confirmed it

Ashley Nurse, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Nurse is into the action straightaway but is this a bump ball? The soft signal is NOT OUT and the replays show that it clearly is. NOT OUT

Time for some spin. Leask and Sole did well for Scotland, particularly the former who has on fire. Can Nurse replicate it?

16.6
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, stifled appeal! The West Indians thought there was some glove there, the umpire is unmoved though. Why isn't it a wide then? No idea! Short ball and was leg-side bound, MacLeod tried to fend at it but got into a tangle
16.5
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, takes pace off this one and shortens the length as well, tucked towards short fine leg
16.4
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, full and around middle, driven off the front foot towards mid-on
16.3
1
Keemo Paul to Berrington, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, Berrington pats it to the right of cover and the batsmen take on the fielder for a sharp single. Not the first time that the WI fielders have failed to gather the ball during a sharp run

Square leg drops back

16.2
4
Keemo Paul to Berrington, FOUR, super shot! The short ball has troubled Scotland a lot but Berrington was in total control here. Swivels on the back foot to deal with the bounce and smacks the pull over square leg. Nicely done
16.1
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, angling in from a shorter length, Berrington defends well off the back foot to mid-wicket
15.6
0
Brathwaite to MacLeod, no run, shortish and on off stump, defended off the back foot towards mid-on
15.5
2
Brathwaite to MacLeod, 2 runs, short of a length around middle and leg, MacLeod moves across on the back foot and shovels this through mid-wicket. Big gap there and they get a brace by the time the square leg fielder gets to it
15.4
0
Brathwaite to MacLeod, no run, pitched right up on middle and leg, MacLeod gets across and drives it to mid-on
15.3
0
Brathwaite to MacLeod, no run, full and outside off, gets on the front foot and defends it to cover
15.2
4
Brathwaite to MacLeod, FOUR, sloppy fielding. Samuels the culprit. Firstly he was lazy to move in the ring to stop this back foot punch and then the chase was very poor from the senior guy. Lacked intent and in the end, made a timid effort that unsurprisingly in vain. Lovely shot from MacLeod though but it should have been stopped
15.1
0
Brathwaite to MacLeod, no run, angles this full ball in from around off, MacLeod drives crisply to mid-off
14.6
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, attacks the stumps with a good length ball, nicely defended off the front foot
14.5
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, short of a length ball and Berrington rocks back to defend it towards mid-on
14.5
1
Keemo Paul to Berrington, wide, sprayed down leg once more, Berrington wanted to get a tickle on it but couldn't. Hope took it well with a dive to his left and there was another optimistic appeal for caught behind, once again to avoid the wide call. Doesn't happen
14.4
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, another bouncer, not much zip off the pitch though and Berrington once again ducks
14.3
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, banged in short and Berrington ducks under the bumper somehow
14.2
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, short of a length ball, Berrington stands tall and defends well towards cover
14.1
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, good length ball around off stump, Berrington defends off the front foot towards mid-off
14.1
1
Keemo Paul to Berrington, wide, shortish and down leg, Berrington tries to pull it away as it flies through to the keeper. Stifled appeal for caught behind but that was optimism really. And probably to confuse the umpire who is alert though
13.6
1
Brathwaite to Berrington, 1 run, run out chance missed! Roach was the man at mid-on and he charged at the ball in an attempt to under arm it but ended up failing to gather the ball cleanly. Fuller delivery and Berrington drove it past the bowler and went for the single instantly. Could have been risky
13.5
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, angling in on leg stump, tapped off the back foot towards backward square leg who makes a good stop
13.4
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, shortish and slanting into the body, dabbed with soft hands towards mid-wicket
13.3
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, good length ball and Berrington defends it off the front foot towards mid-off
13.2
4
Brathwaite to Berrington, FOUR, connects this time! Reaches out to this wide half volley with a decent stride forward and creams the drive through cover on the up. Timed really well and it raced away
13.1
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, beaten! A bit of outward shape on this full ball, there was width but Berrington went at it with no footwork. Fails to connect

Quite overcast right now at the Harare Sports Club. Should provide a bit more shape for the seamers

12.6
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, banged in short around middle and leg, MacLeod ducks under it
12.5
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, full and just around off stump, bottom handed drive past the bowler towards mid-on
12.4
1
Keemo Paul to Berrington, 1 run, quick single. Fullish ball that Berrington eases towards mid-on. They take on the fielder who misses the shy at the bowler's end. I think Berrington was in anyway
12.3
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, full and outside off, defended off the front foot towards cover
12.2
0
Keemo Paul to Berrington, no run, back of a length around off, Berrington tries to punch it off the back foot but drags it off the inside half to mid-wicket
12.1
1
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, 1 run, full and down leg, glanced away down to fine leg for a single
11.6
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, full and on leg stump, shuffles across and defends well. Maiden to start for Brathwaite
11.5
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, full and outside off stump, defended well off the front foot
11.4
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, edge falls short! Lovely seam position from Brathwaite as he gets this to nip away off the seam, Berrington was forward to push at this and got a healthy edge. Doesn't carry to Gayle at first slip
11.3
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, fifth stump channel from a back of a length, punched off the back foot to point
11.2
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, shortish and just outside off, Berrington hangs back and bunts it to cover
11.1
0
Brathwaite to Berrington, no run, short and angling into Berrington's body, tuced off the back foot to mid-wicket

Carlos Brathwaite, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

10.6
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, off stump channel from a shortish length, defended off the back foot down the track
10.5
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, shortish once more and MacLeod punches nicely off the back foot to cover-point
10.4
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, back of a length outside off, MacLeod stays back to cut and chops it to point
10.3
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, on a good length around middle and off, defended off the front foot towards mid-on

Holder is off the field expectedly after the discomfort he was in during the last few overs. Brathwaite leading the side now

10.2
0
Keemo Paul to MacLeod, no run, shortish length outside off, defended well off the back foot towards cover
10.1
1
Keemo Paul to Berrington, 1 run, very full and outside off, Berrington squeezes on the bounce past Paul towards mid-off who puts in a slide. Parries it to the mid-on fielder who was also chasing it

Keemo Paul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

9.6
2
Holder to MacLeod, 2 runs, on a good length outside off, MacLeod gets a good stride forward and pings the drive through the gap at cover. A couple more
9.5
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, short ball, well-directed and MacLeod swayed away from the line just in the nick of time
9.4
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, shorter length once more, MacLeod stands tall and punches it hard towards cover, cannot find the gap
9.3
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, shortish and outside off, MacLeod stands tall and defends firmly with a straight bat
9.2
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, pitched up again and MacLeod checks the drive towards the mid-on fielder once more
9.1
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, full and around middle and leg, MacLeod drives well towards mid-on
8.6
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, short of a length just outside off, Berrington rocks back and defends well
8.5
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, full and straight from Roach, it's defended back down the track
8.4
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, back of a length once more, angling into Berrington who defends firmly to point
8.3
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, short of a length outside off, defended off the back foot towards cover
8.2
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, angling in from around off, Berrington stays back and defends it well
8.1
4
Roach to Berrington, FOUR, easy runs! Sprayed on the pads, Berrington just had to get bat on it and he does so. A fine tickle and it beats a diving Hope to the fine leg fence

Holder continues to hobble around, looking seemingly in discomfort. He's still on the field though

7.6
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, banged in short around leg stump, MacLeod ducks under it instantly
7.5
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, shortish length outside off, MacLeod stays back and defends well towards mid-off
7.4
2
Holder to MacLeod, 2 runs, just past the infield! The shorter length nearly worked once more. MacLeod tried to control it but only managed to spoon it on the leg-side. Somehow gets it through the gap at mid-wicket

Holder seems to be struggling a bit. Not sure what's the reason but he is on his haunches for a bit. After taking a few moments, decides to resume. Doesn't seem 100 percent to me

7.3
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, shortish and outside off, MacLeod punches nicely off the back foot towards cover where there is a half stop
7.2
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, more of the short length and extra bounce as well, MacLeod rides it well and fends towards the leg-side
7.1
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, back of a length around middle and leg, defended off the back foot towards mid-wicket
6.6
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, extra lift off this shortish length delivery, wider outside off and Berrington lets it pass
6.5
1
Roach to MacLeod, 1 run, angling in from a shorter length, glanced off the back foot down to fine leg
6.4
0
Roach to MacLeod, no run, shortish length outside off, stays back and defends it towards cover
6.3
1
Roach to Berrington, 1 run, the sucker ball, pitched right up and Berrington was stuck in the crease anticipating the short ball. Got his bat down in time, ekes out an inside edge through backward square leg
6.2
0
Roach to Berrington, no run, back of a length outside off, Berrington stays back and leaves it alone

Richie Berrington, right handed bat, comes to the crease

6.1
0
Roach to Michael Jones, out Caught by Rovman Powell!! Roach has his second! The short ball is working like a dream for the Windies at the moment. Another Scotland batsman perishes to that length. Jones is the man this time, wanted to take on the bouncer with a swivel but couldn't keep it down. Straight down the throat of fine leg. Easy catch and the problems are compounding for the Scots. Not a big target in front of them but this sort of a start does make that score look further away than it actually is. Michael Jones c Rovman Powell b Roach 14(14) [4s-1]

Roach to Michael Jones, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

5.6
3
Holder to Michael Jones, 3 runs, aerial but just past the fielder! Short of a length and climbed onto Jones who tried to play the half-pull. Lobbed it in the air but well to the left of the square leg fielder. Lewis was the man there and he chased it down in the end
5.5
1
Holder to MacLeod, 1 run, strays onto the pads once more, shortish length and MacLeod works it down to fine leg
5.4
1
Holder to Michael Jones, 1 run, too straight in line from a shortish length, clipped away down to fine leg

Second slip moves to short cover

5.3
1
Holder to MacLeod, 1 run, shortish and angling into the body, MacLeod gets across on the back foot and tucks it down to fine leg. Two was the call initially but they aren't getting it
5.2
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, full and attacking the stumps, MacLeod gets across and drives well towards mid-on
5.1
1
Holder to Michael Jones, 1 run, would have been close! Samuels again in the action, this was tapped towards him at cover and the batsmen sneaked through for the quick single. He got to the ball quickly but slipped which meant that he couldn't gather the ball either. A proper pick up and throw at the bowler's end might have been really close
4.6
1
Roach to Michael Jones, 1 run, fine half-stop by Samuels at cover. This back foot punch was absolutely creamed by Jones but the effort took the sting out of the shot. Mid-off tracks it down to ensure that it's just a single
4.5
2
Roach to Michael Jones, 2 runs, overpitched again and Jones times the push-drive nicely past mid-off. Holder chases it down to keep the batsmen to two
4.4
0
Roach to Michael Jones, no run, just short of a good length outside off, Jones stands tall and bunts it to point
4.3
1
Roach to MacLeod, 1 run, half-volley on middle and leg, MacLeod wanted to flick this in front of square but ends up dragging it off the inside half down to fine leg
4.2
1
Roach to Michael Jones, 1 run, full and slanting in, Jones pushes inside the line and squirts this off the outside edge down to third man
4.1
0
Roach to Michael Jones, no run, full and angling in from outside off, defended well off the front foot towards cover
3.6
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, back of a length outside off, stays back and defends it well
3.5
0
Holder to MacLeod, no run, persists with the fourth stump channel from a shortish length, MacLeod shoulders arms
3.5
1
Holder to MacLeod, wide, banged in short but too high, another to the extras column

Calum MacLeod, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.4
0
Holder to Matthew Cross, out Bowled!! Chopped on! The off stump has been dismantled. Another huge wicket and this time, it's the WI skipper who strikes. His ability to generate extra bounce does the trick as Cross was in no position to deal with it. Tries to defend from the crease but ends up dragging it onto the furniture. Another huge blow to Scotland as Cross has to depart. Sets up this game really nicely. The Windies are back in this. Matthew Cross b Holder 4(10)

Holder to Matthew Cross, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

3.3
0
Holder to Matthew Cross, no run, more of the shorter length and Cross dabs at it with soft hands
3.2
1
Holder to Michael Jones, 1 run, uppish but just short! Jones would have had his heart in his mouth for a moment. Was in no position to play this short ball that kept climbing on him. Ended up lobbing it high towards fine leg where Roach tried but was never going to reach it. Falls in front of him
3.1
1
Holder to Matthew Cross, 1 run, back of a length and Cross opens the bat face late to get it past a diving second slip fielder. Third man tidies up
2.6
4
Roach to Michael Jones, FOUR, delicious shot! Absolutely beautiful. Short of a length and a bit of width, Jones stood tall to crunch it off the back foot. Found the gap at point and it raced away to the fence. Such timing
2.5
0
Roach to Michael Jones, no run, pitched right up outside off stump, Jones blocks it off the front foot towards mid-off
2.4
0
Roach to Michael Jones, no run, shortish again and on fifth stump line, left alone to the keeper
2.3
0
Roach to Michael Jones, no run, back of a length outside off, defended firmly from the crease to the off-side

Michael Jones, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.2
0
Roach to Coetzer, out Caught by Lewis!! In the air....taken! Just the start the Windies were looking for. The early wicket and it's the massive one of the in-form Coetzer. Short and wide, it was there to be hit but Coetzer fails to keep the back foot cut down. Lewis at backward point times his leap to perfection and gobbles it down. Loose from the Scotland skipper and he knows it. Had to lead from the front in this crucial chase. Someone else will have to do it now. Coetzer c Lewis b Roach 2(7)

Roach to Coetzer, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

2.1
3
Roach to Matthew Cross, 3 runs, nicely done. Fuller ball and a hint of width, Cross leans into the drive and caresses it through the covers. Silky touch and they get three
1.6
0
Holder to Coetzer, no run, short of a length outside off stump, another solid back foot defence
1.5
0
Holder to Coetzer, no run, good length ball outside off, Coetzer gets right behind the line and defends firmly
1.4
0
Holder to Coetzer, no run, good channels from Holder, shortish length and Coetzer stands tall to essay the back foot punch. Gets a thick inside edge onto the pad
1.4
1
Holder to Coetzer, wide, slips this one well down leg, Coetzer looked to flick it away but couldn't get bat on it
1.3
2
Holder to Coetzer, 2 runs, streaky runs! The length wasn't there for the drive but Coetzer went through with the shot. Got a thick inside edge behind square leg. Scotland are away
1.2
0
Holder to Coetzer, no run, hits the deck and keeps it on middle and off, defended off the back foot with a slight shuffle
1.1
0
Holder to Coetzer, no run, short of a length just outside off, Coetzer rides the back foot punch towards cover

Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

The skipper to take the other new ball. He's saved his team quite a few times this tournament. Can he do it today in what is their biggest game?

0.6
0
Roach to Matthew Cross, no run, pitched up outside off, plenty of width on offer but Cross resists the temptation to play at it
0.5
0
Roach to Matthew Cross, no run, nearly a yorker and it's well directed as well, Cross does well to dig it out
0.4
0
Roach to Matthew Cross, no run, goes well wide of the crease and angles this in from a good length, Cross shoulders arms. This came in a bit but mostly after passing the sticks
0.3
0
Roach to Matthew Cross, no run, freebie but Cross doesn't put it away. Fuller ball on leg stump, he flicks well but cannot find the gap. Straight to square leg
0.2
0
Roach to Matthew Cross, no run, on a length outside off, stays back and defends well with a straight bat
0.1
0
Roach to Matthew Cross, no run, LBW appeal! Just a tad too high though. Encouragement for WI straightaway, Roach gets this nipbacker to move sharply and Cross was pinned on the crease. Gets pinged on the thigh area. Remember we had a first ball wicket in the Windies innings. Nearly had the same here

Matthew Cross and Coetzer are at the crease. Matthew Cross is on strike. Roach will open the attack