Who said What as West Indies qualify for 2019 World Cup at the expense of Scotland
Two-time champions West Indies have qualified for next year's ODI World Cup at the expense of a spirited Scotland team, who they beat by 5 runs in a rain-curtailed encounter. After being put into bat, the West Indian batting imploded and managed to add-up only 198 runs. In reply, the Scottish managed 125 in 35.2 overs for the loss of five wickets before rain stopped play.
The match was ultimately called off and West Indies cruised through to the World Cup while Scotland's dream came to an abrupt halt. Here's how the cricketing fraternity reacted to the result.
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer
"I'm extremely proud of the guys, and we've shown we're capable of competing. A couple of decisions have hurt us, and there was one today that didn't go our way. Our spin bowling has been exception, it's been up there with the best. The WI seam attack was good, so credit to them and credit to Jason and his team. Our boys, however, have been exceptional."
West Indies captain Jason Holder
"Extremely pleased. The guys put up their hands in every game, and every single game was pressure for us. Scotland have played some very good cricket, I can imagine how they're feeling. I can understand how they're feeling. My mind hasn't gone to the World Cup just yet. We want to win this tournament, but must thank the fans in the Caribbean. Our true fans stuck in with us. We're thinking about the final."
Man of the match Scotland's Safyan Shareef (9-1-27-3)
"As a bowling group, we were outstanding. The boys showed their consistency through the tournament. I did decently for the last qualifier too, so there has been a certain improvement. The team is disappointed with how the game ended. We'll just take the positives."