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.
It took a concerted effort from Bangladesh, led by Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, to overcome a Kyle Coetzer challenge as they chased down 318 against Scotland in their Pool A World Cup encounter at the Saxton Oval.
Moeen Ali stroked a majestic century as England crushed Scotland at Christchurch by 119 runs, their seventh World Cup win by a margin of more than 100 runs setting themselves back on the road to redemption in this World Cup.
After registering a nervous win against Scotland at Dunedin earlier today, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult admitted that his team made a heavy weather of the small target by losing too many wickets towards the end.
From Zimbabwe beating Australia in their first One-Day International match during the 1983 World Cup to Ireland beating England in the last version of the tournament, there has been no lack of unexpected and dramatic results in cricket’s show piece event.
Josh Davey scored a half-century and then took six wickets as Scotland bowled out Afghanistan for 63 on their way to a crushing 150-run win in the fourth match of the Associates One-Day International tri-series in Abu Dhabi.