Afghanistan\'s players celebrate their win
Afghanistan\'s players celebrate their win Getty Images

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in Nagpur to top Group B and qualify for the Super 10 stage of the World T20 tournament. In what was effectively a knockout to advance to the next round, Mohammad Nabi scored a career-best 52 to help the Afghans recover from a mid-innings struggle.

Eventually, they were able to record an imposing total of 186 for 6 from their 20 overs. Zimbabwe, who have Full Member status with the ICC, never looked capable of chasing the target and were eventually bowled out for 127. Rashid Khan, a 17-year-old legspinner, took three wickets for just 11 runs to help his side to victory.

Later in the day, Scotland recorded their first win in 21 attempts at a major global tournament, beating Hong Kong in their final group match in Nagpur. The Scots won a rain-affected game by eight wickets with 12 balls to spare.

Victory for the Scots earned them third place in the group, while Hong Kong finished bottom after losing all three matches. "It's huge - it's been a long time coming," said Scotland captain Preston Mommsen, according to the BBC.

"The boys are absolutely chuffed to get on the board. There will be a few cold ones cracked open tonight."