full toss outside off, sliced over point and they only take a couple. UAE win! Zimbabwe lose by three runs, but they're not out yet. If tomorrow's game is tied, then they'd go through. But it doesn't look good for Zimbabwe right now: they're on the brink of elimination
6.13pm Another crazy encounter, another finish that went down to the wire. Zimbabwe are out - well, they could still qualify if tomorrow's game is a low-scoring tie, but the chances of that are way too low. Effectively tomorrow's game is a knockout for a spot in the 2019 World Cup. The winner goes through, the loser goes home. Zimbabwe will hope for a miraculous tie. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of another nail-biter from the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. Thanks for your company. Bye bye!
6.02 First up the winning captain Rohan Mustafa: "It's a big win for us, beating a Test team. No one knew about us, know they'll know about us. Feel sorry for Zimbabwe, but that's sport. Injuries hurt us in the Super sixes, but we have shown how much we've changed in the past 1.5 years. We'll come hard next time."
MSH: "Only hope for ZIM is for tomorrow's match to be a tie. "
Graeme Cremer: "(what went wrong?) We lost wickets in crucial periods. Taking nothing away from UAE, they bowled and fielded excellently. Credit to our team for holding our nerve in a few games through the tournament. We'll pick ourselves up soon, but right now it doesn't feel too good."
5.59pm Tomorrow's last super-six game, between Ireland and Afghanistan, will decide which of these two teams will qualify into the 2019 World Cup. Zimbabwe's dream is still alive, but barely.
Their NRR (0.42) has dropped below Ireland's (0.47), so even if tomorrow's game is washed out, Ireland will qualify. But in the case of a tie in tomorrow's game, Ireland's NRR will drop and Zimbabwe would go through. It's unlikely, but possible.
Word from the two captains in a moment.
Keyur: "How costly has that drop from raza proved to be"
Mohammad Naveed is the Man of the Match He says: "I bowled wicket to wicket and the yorker came off. Dedicate this to my brother."
5.54pm UAE have almost knocked Zimbabwe out of World Cup contention. They did well, trying to chase a rather inflated score of 230 in 40 overs, but it wasn't to be tonight. We could see a Zimbabwe-less World Cup for the first time since 1979!
It's simple for Zimbabwe now. They need a six off the final ball to qualify for the 2019 World Cup
Achyut : "Bring here Dinesh karthik last ball six hero. Zimbabwe need him "
Rial: "Three days and three heart breaks. Day1: SCO. Day2: ZIM. Day3: IRE or AFG?"
full outside off, and slapped down the ground to long off
seven off two balls
low ful toss on middle stump, smacked to cover for a single but all they can do is take a single
Eight off three now
through to the third-man boundary! It ain't over just yet. Naveed delivers a ful toss on off stump, and Ervine's big heave takes the outside edge. Zimbabwe will take that
Nervous signs in the Zimbabwe camp. Streak and Klusener can't watch this
low full toss outside leg, clipped to deep midwicket. Zimbabwe need 12 off four
full on off and that's been muscled towards the on side. Dribbles down to wide long on
Oh man, another terrific super-six encounter. Can Zimbabwe make it to the 2019 World Cup?
full outside off and driven to long off. Just a single, with Mustafa fielding in the deep. Zimbabwe need 15 off the final over
Surely Zimbabwe need a boundary off the last ball, eh? An excellent over from Hayat. Can he finish well?
low full toss outside leg stump, clipped off his pads to deep midwicket
short outside off, but Ervine can't connect! Slower ball that loops over the batsman's attempted pull. This'll hurt Zimbabwe
sarmad saleem: "Cricket is the winner ... UAE is showing us they deserve it ...."
full outside off, and mistimes his drive to point. Gives Ervine the strike once again
almost a yorker, and that's been bunted back to the bowler. Full and straight on off stump. Can't do much with that
back of a length outside off, mistimes his back-foot punch towards point. Only a single, and gets Jarvis back on strike
Getting dark in Harare with Zimbabwe needing 19 off the last two overs. Wonder what the Ireland and Afghanistan boys are doing right now.
Sreenath: "Right now,my Irish friend is dancing like Mj here..He almost lost his hope just a few minutes ago..and now he is no mood to stop dancing.. "
full on off stump, turned off his boots to deep midwicket. He'll keep strike
gav: "Props to Mustafa. I'm not against mankading but with the way the Australians, South Africans and Bangladeshis are behaving it's good to see an international captain be a gentleman " -- Zimbabwe need 20 off 13 to qualify for the 2019 World Cup
good length on off stump, tails slightly inwards. Tries to defend towards the leg side, but inside edged onto his pads. Appeal for lbw turned down but they scamper across for the run
Jarvis in at No. 9
crashes into middle stump! Back of a length on off, and Cremer's pull takes the bottom edge of the bat. Straight into the stumps and the Zimbabwe captain has to go
good length on off stump, tucked off his pads to deep midwicket. Just a single
full on off stump, defended with soft hands. Played back to the bowler
good length on middle stump, caressed to deep extra cover off the front foot
Zimbabwe need 24 off 18
talha naik: "Why is Mankading is perceived to be against Spirit of the game? isn't batsman gaining unfair advantage, even here the game is in favour of batsman" -- it's not, atleast not in my books. Anyway, the new ICC rules say that it's the batsman's prerogative to ensure he's inside the crease
Shabbir Husain : "Pull out of a delivery, get a wicket :)"
one-handed stunner! Williams falls for 80. Good length on middle, and he tried to paddle this over short fine leg again. Off the bat's top half, and Amir runs backwards and sticks his right hand out. Sticks in his palm!
Nikhil: "Day of Williams(on)"
and the crowd's come alive once again! Full on middle and leg, and Williams sweeps this over short fine leg! No one in the deep and the spectators are dancing
Mustafa pulls out of the delivery once again