result
17th Match, Group A, Harare, Mar 12 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(28.4/28.4 ov, target 222)167/6
West Indies won by 54 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
84 (92)
evin-lewis
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• The Report by Sreshth Shah

Lewis 84 puts Netherlands out of Super Sixes

A 113-run stand between Wesley Barresi and Ryan ten Doeschate kept Netherlands in the hunt in their chase of 310, but a string of run outs pegged them back and left them well short of the DLS par score when rain brought the contest to a premature halt

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Scorecard summary
West Indies309/6(48 overs)
Netherlands167/6(28.4 overs)

5.08pm All over, folks! It seems as though the rain has refused to relent. West Indies have won the match. As a result, Netherlands are out of the tournament and UAE seal the final Super Six spot. To think what Netherlands could have done but for that Barresi run out. He chanced the arm of Evin Lewis, whose rocket throw from the deep caught the batsman short of his crease and sent Netherlands into a collapse. Until then, they were very much in the hunt with a burgeoning third-wicket stand. It's these small moments that more often than not seal your fate in cricket. West Indies capitalised on that opening with a brilliant piece of fielding. As for Netherlands, they have paid the ultimate price for that slip-up.

Evin Lewis is the Man of the Match. "I had a good start with Chris. Got a good score today," he says. "When Chris got out, he's our most experienced batsman, we had to bat as deep as we could, and that was my job today. Sometimes, you get frustrated but that's cricket and you just got to keep pushing on. The wicket did not change. It was pretty good for cricket throughout. We are going to play the Super Six now, hopefully we can keep ticking."

"I think we wanted to chase," says Netherlands captain Peter Borren. "We bowled poorly and allowed them to get off to a quick start. But we still did well to keep them to 310, until those 20 minutes of chaotic cricket. We played poorly trying to catch up. We've had different wickets, today was an absolute belter. It was a good track. We were devastated in the dressing room because until those last 25 minutes, we were in a good situation."

"The partnership with Chris and Evin was obviously great for us and it was well-supported in the middle. If we started well with the ball, we were always in the game," says West Indies captain Jason Holder.

So there you have it. West Indies, Ireland, UAE, Zimbabwe, Scotland and Afghanistan. Those are you Super Six teams in the 2018 World Cup Qualifier. For the rest, it's the end of their World Cup dreams. They still have games left in the tournament, though, in the form of the Playoffs to determine which position they end up in. A tough pill to swallow for those four teams. Years of preparation come to a heartbreaking end. For the ones that are through, it is now time to bring forward their best cricket and play the game of their lives as the race gets tighter and more exciting.

That is all we have from tonight. Join us for the next round. As always, it's been a pleasure to bring this game to you. Thank you all for your comments and company.

4.34pm As Seelaar goes off, the groundstaff comes sprinting out with the covers. May start to bucket down any time now, and if how dar those clouds are looking is anything to go by, we may not be back at all. It has started drizzling now. Before the Seelaar wicket, they were 34 runs behind the DLS par score. They are now 54 behind There's flashes of lightning and it all looks a little too dark now.

Debendra Subedi: "What happened if any bowl can't be delivered from this point?? Can netherlands go up in super six?? We are watching from Nepal ." Five teams are through. The sixth spot is a tussle between Netherlands and UAE. If Netherlands win, they are through; if they lose, UAE progress.

Paul-E: "Not sure Afghanistan cricket team deserves to go to super sixes in this tournament. They lost all 3 high profile matches and scraped through because of help from other teams and also due to not-so-well-designed qualification process. Why we can't have top 2 teams from each team play the semi finals instead of this needless and lengthy super sixes format? I don't support any teams in this tournament and voiced my opinion as a cricket enthusiast."

28.4
W
Williams to Seelaar, OUT

another one falls with the rain imminent. Netherlands in a position from where there could be no recovery. Slower ball, Seelaar chips it in the air after completely misreading the pace. Gayle didn't have to move an inch at midwicket

Pieter Seelaar c Gayle b Williams 7 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Really, really dark and gloomy. Thick, menacing clouds. It's looking ominous now.

28.3
2
Williams to Seelaar, 2 runs

short, slapped over the in-field as he gets on top of the bounce

28.2
1
Williams to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

length ball, outside off, slapped through backward point

28.1
4
Williams to Ryan ten Doeschate, FOUR runs

short on off, swivels and hurriedly pulls it through backward square leg

UAE have lost by 226 runs, so a win for Netherlands is enough.

end of over 284 runs
NED: 160/5CRR: 5.71 RRR: 7.50
Pieter Seelaar5 (9)
Ryan ten Doeschate61 (59)
Ashley Nurse 6-0-25-1
Kesrick Williams 5.4-0-36-0
27.6
Nurse to Seelaar, no run

defended back to the bowler

27.5
1
Nurse to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

flat, on a length, pushed through point

27.4
1
Nurse to Seelaar, 1 run

length ball, spinning in, tucked to midwicket

27.3
Nurse to Seelaar, no run

flat fullish length ball, pushed through quicker, blocked

27.2
1
Nurse to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

short, wide, slapped to point

27.1
1
Nurse to Seelaar, 1 run

non-turning length ball, cuts to point

end of over 274 runs
NED: 156/5CRR: 5.77 RRR: 7.33
Ryan ten Doeschate59 (57)
Pieter Seelaar3 (5)
Kesrick Williams 5.4-0-36-0
Ashley Nurse 5-0-21-1
26.6
Williams to Ryan ten Doeschate, no run

shortish, flashes at one outside off and cuts to point

Groundstaff on standby again as it's really overcast now

26.5
Williams to Ryan ten Doeschate, no run

slower full one outside off, sticks the bat out and gets beaten

26.4
1
Williams to Seelaar, 1 run

full, angling in, flicked off the pads to square leg

26.4
1w
Williams to Seelaar, 1 wide

short, arches out of the way

26.3
Williams to Seelaar, no run

a forceful swing and a miss at a short of a length delivery outside off

26.2
1
Williams to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

back of a length, gets on top of the bounce and steers to third man off the outside part of the bat

26.1
1
Williams to Seelaar, 1 run

short of a length, opens the face and runs it down to third man

end of over 263 runs • 1 wicket
NED: 152/5CRR: 5.84 RRR: 7.18
Pieter Seelaar1 (2)
Ryan ten Doeschate58 (54)
Ashley Nurse 5-0-21-1
Carlos Brathwaite 6-0-34-0
25.6
1
Nurse to Seelaar, 1 run

full just outside off, tapped to cover off the front foot

25.5
Nurse to Seelaar, no run

tossed up on off stump, driven away from his body to cover

25.4
W
Nurse to van der Merwe, OUT

stumped! Just the variation to go away from van der Merwe. Good length outside off, and turns away with the batsman shimmying down the wicket. Easily done by the keeper

Roelof van der Merwe st †Hope b Nurse 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossNetherlands, elected to field first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis
Match days12 March 2018 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Michael Gough
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Graeme Labrooy
PointsWest Indies 2, Netherlands 0