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Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers

As one of the most competitive ICC tournaments in recent times comes to a close, we take a look at four big talking points from the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe

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'We don't deserve what's happened to us'

An iffy lbw decision followed by rain left Scotland so near, yet so far away from achieving their World Cup dream. For an Associate side that beat Afghanistan, tied with Zimbabwe and went toe-to-toe with West Indies, it was a cruel end to their qualifying

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The painfully small margins in Associate cricket

Nepal has gained ODI status for the first time winning absolute nail-biters, but the teams that lost by such small margins also deserve a shot at more funding and better recognition

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Cross, Macleod lead Scotland to thumping win

The second-wicket pair added 161 to propel Scotland to 322 for 6, their fourth-highest ODI total, which ended up proving well beyond UAE's reach

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75dLiam Brickhill in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe 'dodged a bullet there' - Cremer

Graeme Cremer accepted that Scotland had the game in the bag before Blessing Muzarabani took the last wicket standing to seal a tie

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Muzarabani holds nerve to give Zimbabwe thrilling tie

With one to defend off the last over, the seamer started with a wide but then had Scotland's No. 11 Brad Wheal caught behind with his next delivery to spark wild celebrations

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Coetzer leads Scotland into the Super Sixes

The captain's unbeaten 88 against Nepal led Scotland into the Super Sixes stage of the World Cup Qualifier and one step closer to the showpiece event in England in 2019

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Tom Sole sinks Hong Kong with 4 for 15

The offspinner restricted Hong Kong to just 91, and then the Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer led his side to their second win in two matches

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MacLeod counters Rashid threat in style

The Scotland batsman clinically dismantled ODI cricket's No. 1 ranked bowler during the course of his third 150 plus score in the format

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Why is the ICC not streaming the World Cup qualifier?

Given the presence of four Full Members and the high-stakes nature of the tournament, good viewership figures can be expected, but bringing it to that audience might not yet be a cost-effective undertaking

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Test-nation gravitas spices up World Cup Qualifier

This tournament will ask existential questions of almost every team: what would it mean for West Indies, winners of the inaugural World Cup in England more than 40 years ago, to miss out?

Peter Della Penna
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What is the World Cup Qualifier?

The tournament begins in Zimbabwe on Sunday and will continue across Harare, Bulawayo and Kwekwe until March 25. Here is everything you need to know about it

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