A superb bowling performance led by Wellington Masakadza helped Zimbabwe continue their successful winning run at home as they defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets in the first One-Day International in Bulawayo.
Afghanistan and Oman managed to win their play-off games over Papua New Guinea and Namibia respectively in the 19th over to book a spot in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament to be held in India in 2016.
A brilliant three-wicket haul from the spinners, Michael Leask and Mark Watt followed by a breezy half-century from George Munsey helped Scotland demolish the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in the opening game of the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2015 in Edinburgh.
Ian Bell stroked a fluent half-century as England defeated Afghanistan easily by nine wickets in a rain-curtailed game at the Sydney Cricket Ground to finish their disastrous World Cup campaign on a decent note.
Spectacular bowling from Daniel Vettori followed by a calm and composed half-century from Martin Guptill helped New Zealand chase down a modest Afghanistan target of 187, winning their World Cup game by six wickets at McLean Park.
In many ways, the game needs Associate nations as much as they need the game. Yet, the ICC is behaving like a ring leader that only allows the lions and the elephants, the horses and the tigers writes Krish Sripada.
David Warner scored a smashing daddy hundred as Australia put up an intimidating batting performance to defeat Afghanistan by a mammoth 275 runs at WACA, Perth, the biggest margin of victory in World Cup matches.