Taylor’s century could not save Zimbabwe

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | 0

Zimbabwe and West Indies both are top rated team in ODI competition but unfortunately they have to pass the qualifier round to get compete in upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 which will be executed in England and Wales. For the tournament, total eight teams have qualified for the main event directly and now there are two space for two teams. So, now through the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018, best two teams will get chance for the next round. Zimbabwe and West Indies are the two teams among ten which are competing in the tournament. Now, both teams have successfully qualified for the knockout round and in the round, West Indies faced defeat in their first match against Afghanistan. But in the 2nd match, West Indies turned around and managed a victory over Zimbabwe. Taylor’s century could not save Zimbabwe in the match.

Taylor's century could not save Zimbabwe

On the other hand, Zimbabwe started their knockout round with victory. In their opening match, they beat Ireland with huge runs difference and so, they hoped to promote to the next level. But all of a sudden, they faced a heartbroken defeat against West Indies.

Team Zimbabwe has come to the knockout round from group B as a group champion where team West Indies came to the same level as the group A champion. So, their match was so contesting.

The match between Zimbabwe and West Indies was the 29th match of the tournament where it was staged in 19th March, 3018 at Harare Sports Club, Harare.

It was the 2nd match of both Zimbabwe and West Indies in the knockout round and they still have one match each in hand. So, earlier in 19th March, 2018 Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat first. Came to ball West Indies failed to tie the opponent innings so earlier. But Zimbabwe did present a handsome score in front of the Windies team. In 50 overs team Zimbabwe scored 289 runs by losing all wickets where Brendan Taylor scored an incredible century. He scored 138 runs in 124 balls. It was his 10th century in ODIs. However, Jason Holder took four wickets for West Indies team.

On the other hand, West Indies came to chase the score but they played well. In 49 overs West Indies chased the score successfully. By losing six wickets they successfully made the chase. Marlon Samuels scored 86 runs in 80 balls. However, due to the destructive innings Samuels got the player of the match awards for Windies.

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