Zimbabwe included in Group B of T20 World Cup after defeating Australia in the final match of the World Cup Qualifier

Zimbabwe will now face Ireland, Scotland and West Indies.
Image Source: Twitter Zimbabwe will now face Ireland, Scotland and West Indies.

Zimbabwe moved into Group B of the T20 World Cup in Australia after successfully defending 132 against the Netherlands in the final match of the World Cup Qualifier ‘B’ tournament.

Now they will face Ireland, Scotland and West Indies. Earlier, the team qualified for the T20 World Cup after six years by defeating Papua New Guinea by 27 runs in the semi-finals.

The Netherlands team, chasing Zimbabwe’s target of 133 runs, was reduced to 95 runs in 18.2 overs. Batting first under the captaincy of Craig Irwin, Zimbabwe scored 132 runs in 19.3 overs. Sean Williams (28) and Regis Chakabwa (27) scored the most runs for him.

While Logan van Beek took three wickets for the Netherlands. After this, the batting of the Netherlands team, chasing the target of Zimbabwe, failed completely.

Stefan Meiberg scored 22 runs for the team. While Sikandar Raza was the most successful bowler for Zimbabwe. He took four wickets for eight runs in four overs.

Before the Super 12 stage, the teams from Group A and B will face each other and the top two teams from both the groups will qualify for the Super 12 stage.

first round

  • Group A: Namibia, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Netherlands
  • Group B: Ireland, Scotland, West Indies and Zimbabwe

super 12 stage

  • group 1: Afghanistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, Group A winners and Group B runners-up
  • Group 2: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Group A runners-up and Group B winners

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