Afghanistan have pipped Ireland to a spot at subsequent 12 months’s World Cup after edging house of their all-or-nothing come across in Harare.
The two newest complete member international locations of the International Cricket Council had been each vying for a spot in England and Wales subsequent summer time because the qualification match reached its climax.
It was once Afghanistan who prevailed as they overhauled Ireland’s 209 for seven with 5 wickets and 5 balls to spare to sign up for the West Indies within the 10-team world match.
It is a impressive reversal of fortunes for Afghanistan, who misplaced their first 3 team video games within the match and best advanced to the Super Six degree thru internet run-rate earlier than hitting their groove.
While they are going to be considering a World Cup qualifier ultimate in opposition to West Indies on Sunday, Ireland fail to spot the match right kind for the primary time since 2003.