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.
Jason Holder picked four wickets as West Indies overcame a lower order resistance from UAE to eventually thump them by six wickets in their World Cup encounter at McLean Park in what was a must-win game for them.
AB de Villiers narrowly missed a century as South Africa produced a complete batting display to comprehensively beat UAE in their World Cup encounter by 146 runs in Wellington, securing the second spot in Pool B.
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.