ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018, Round Up: Day 3
HARARE, ZIMBABWE - MARCH 08: Jack Vare- Kevere looks on as Jason Holder of The West Indies hits out during The Cricket World Cup Qualifier between The West Indies and Papua New Guinea at The Old Hararians on March 8, 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photo by Julian Herbert-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

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The third day of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers saw a rapid development in the multi-lateral tournament. While Scotland sealed their place into the next stage of the tournament, Netherlands and Afghanistan made their task difficult to progress into the Super Sixes.

Day 3 of the Qualifiers included four evenly fought contest in Zimbabwe and Bulawayo. The Netherlands clashed against the UAE at Harare Sports club while the Old Hararians Sports Club, Harare saw West Indies and PNG locking horns.

UAE and West Indies ended up winning in the two Group A fixtures. Rohan Mustafa led his chargers from the front with his five-wicket haul.

Chirag Suri’s gritty knock helped UAE clinch two important points from the game. Carlos Brathwaite and Jason Holder starred in the West Indies’ win against PNG.

ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018, Round Up: Day 3
Holder, Brathwaite star in Windies victory. Credits: Cricbuzz

Group B fixture in Bulawayo witnessed Scotland and Nepal clash at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo whereas Bulawayo Athletic Club hosted the Afghanistan-Hong Kong game.

The Afghans received a major blow to their campaign after their loss against an inferior Hong-Kong side. Dawlat Zadran could not take his team past the required total as Hong Kong won the match via DLS method. Scotland, with their easy win against Nepal, sealed their spot in the Super Sixes of the tournament.

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ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018, Round Up: Day 3
Jason Holder of West Indies. (Photo by Julian Herbert-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Brief Scores:

Netherlands vs United Arab Emirates, 9th Match, Group A

United Arab Emirates won by 6 wickets

Netherlands 176-10 (46.3), Wesley Barresi 37 (55), Rohan Mustafa 5/26

United Arab Emirates 177-4 (44); Chirag Suri 78 (126), Paul van Meekeren 1/18

Windies vs Papua New Guinea, 10th Match, Group A

Windies won by 6 wickets

PNG 200-10 (42.4); Assad Vala 57 (89), Carlos Brathwaite 5/27

Windies 201-4 (43), Jason Holder 99 (101), Alei Nao 1/16

Scotland vs Nepal, 11th Match, Group B

Scotland won by 4 wickets

Nepal 149-10 (47.4); Paras Khadka 63 (75), Stu Whittingham 3/35

Scotland 153-6 (41.3); Kyle Coetzer 88 (136), Basant Regmi 2/26

Afghanistan vs Hong Kong, 12th Match, Group B

HK won by 30 runs (DLS Method)

Hong Kong Innings 241-8 (50); Anshuman Rath 65(90), Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3/26

Afghanistan Innings 195-9 (46); Dawlat Zadran 40 (30), Ehsan Khan 4/33