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ICC World T20 2016 Results: Updated Schedule, Tables After Saturday's Scores

Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi(C)is congratulated by teammates after his dismissal of unseen Scotland batsman Matt Machan during the ICC World T20 cricket tournament match between Afghanistan and Scotland at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on March 8, 2016. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Stuart NewmanFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2016

The final Group B matches of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 took place on Saturday, as Afghanistan shocked Zimbabwe with an emphatic 59-run victory at Nagpur, India to secure a place in the Super 10s.

The Afghans have looked solid so far, and they moved into Group 1 of the full tournament courtesy of their explosive batting power.

Meanwhile, Scotland won their first ever World T20 match as they beat Hong Kong in a rain-interrupted match.

Here’s a look at the group stage tables, fixtures for Group A and the Super 10, plus a full recap of Saturday’s play.

ICC World T20 2016 Group Tables
Group AMatWonLostTiedNRPtsNRR
Bangladesh210013+0.400
Oman210013+0.283
Ireland201011-0.283
Netherlands201011-0.400
Group BMatWonLostTiedNRPtsNRR
Afghanistan330006+1.540
Zimbabwe321004-0.565
Scotland212002+0.308
Hong Kong203000-1.267
ICC
ICC World T20 2016 Fixtures
MatchGroup/StageDateTime (GMT)Fixture
Match 11Group ASunday, Mar 139:30 a.m.Netherlands vs. Ireland
Match 12Group ASunday, Mar 132 p.m.Bangladesh vs. Oman
Match 13Group 2Tuesday, Mar 152 p.m.New Zealand vs. India
Match 14Group 2Wednesday, Mar 169:30 a.m.Pakistan vs. A1
Match 15Group 1Wednesday, Mar 162 p.m.West Indies vs. England
Match 16Group 1Thursday, Mar 172 p.m.Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan
Match 17Group 2Friday, Mar 189:30 a.m.Australia vs. New Zealand
Match 18Group 1Friday, Mar 182 p.m.South Africa vs. England
Match 19Group 2Saturday, Mar 192 p.m.India vs. Pakistan
Match 20Group 1Sunday, Mar 209:30 a.m.South Africa vs. Afghanistan
Match 21Group 1Sunday, Mar 202 p.m.Sri Lanka vs. West Indies
Match 22Group 2Monday, Mar 212 p.m.Australia vs. A1
Match 23Group 2Tuesday, Mar 222 p.m.New Zealand vs. Pakistan
Match 24Group 1Wednesday, Mar 239:30 a.m.England vs. Afghanistan
Match 25Group 2Wednesday, Mar 232 p.m.India vs. A1
Match 26Group 2Friday, Mar 259:30 a.m.Pakistan vs. Australia
Match 27Group 1Friday, Mar 252 p.m.South Africa vs. West Indies
Match 28Group 2Saturday, Mar 269:30 a.m.A1 vs. New Zealand
Match 29Group 1Saturday, Mar 262 p.m.Sri Lanka vs. England
Match 30Group 1Sunday, Mar 279:30 a.m.B1 vs. West Indies
Match 31Group 2Sunday, Mar 272 p.m.India vs. Australia
Match 32Group 1Monday, Mar 282 p.m.South Africa vs. Sri Lanka
Semi-Final 1KnockoutWednesday, Mar 301:30 p.m.TBD vs. TBD
Semi-Final 2KnockoutThursday, Mar 311:30 p.m.TBD vs. TBD
FinalKnockoutSunday, Apr 31:30 p.m.TBD vs. TBD
ICC

 

Scotland (78/2 from 10 overs) bt. Hong Kong (127/7) by eight wickets

Hong Kong chose to bat first having won the toss, but an excellent all-round effort from Scotland's bowlers prevented them from racking up a significant scoreline.

Ryan Campbell was dismissed for a duck by Gavin Main having faced just four balls, while fellow opener Jamie Atkinson made it to just 13 runs before he was bowled and caught by Josh Davey.

Babar Hayat hit 15 from only 10 balls, but he hit a loose shot straight at Con De Lange at deep mid-wicket as Scotland restricted their opponents well, per ICC:

Mark Chapman steadied the ship and almost hit a half-century, ultimately making 40 runs from 41 balls and helping his side to a respectable scoreline.

Scotland's seven bowlers managed 50 dot balls between them according to the tournament's official website, with Rob Taylor and Richie Berrington the only players not to take a wicket. Matt Machan proved vital as he saw Anshy Rath and Nizakat Khan dismissed for 21 and 17 respectively, stopping the pair from building any momentum.

ICC once again highlighted their prowess with ball in hand:

With three balls remaining the match was interrupted by rain, but Hong Kong were able to finish their innings. Further heavy downpour restricted the Scots to just 10 overs with a target of 76, per Cricket Scotland:

George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer opened the batting for the Scots and the former quickly set about eating into Hong Kong's lead with four fours, ultimately hitting 19 from 11 balls before being dismissed by Nadeem Ahmed.

Coetzer provided a steady presence at the crease and earned the praise of Ireland's Niall John O'Brien:

An impressive cameo from Matthew Cross saw him score runs including two fours and a six before he edged to Aizaz Khan.

Machan secured the win in style as he hit an unbeaten 15 from just four balls, finishing with a six as he lashed the ball over deep mid-wicket.

Scotland may not be moving into the Super 10s, but they finish their campaign with pride.

 

Afghanistan (186/6) bt. Zimbabwe (127 all out) by 59 runs

Afganistan's Mohammad Nabi plays a shot during the T20 World Cup cricket match between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan at the VCA stadium in Nagpur on March 12, 2016. / AFP / Prashant Bhoot        (Photo credit should read PRASHANT BHOOT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat on the slow surface at Nagpur, and they took full advantage of the favourable conditions against Zimbabwe’s underperforming bowling order.

Opener Mohammad Shahzad had endless joy at the crease alongside Noor Ali Zadran, with the former chalking up 11 fours and a six during the powerplay.

He was eventually dismissed for 40 towards the end of the fifth over through a Sean Williams delivery, but it was a dream start for the Afghans.

Zimbabwe did threaten to get a foothold on the match with three quick dismissals, but at 63 for four after eight overs, Afghanistan turned on the style.

Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi formed a quite remarkable partnership—slogging away everything the Zimbabwe order were throwing at them.

Shenwari was eventually dismissed with Afghanistan on 161, but the damage was well and truly done. ESPN Cricinfo revealed the pair’s knock was the second highest in the Afghan’s T20 history:

Afghanistan eventually posed an impressive 186 for six, which gave Zimbabwe a mountain to climb—ICC reflected on the mission facing the Zimbabweans:

And it was a mountain they never really looked like scaling. Afghanistan bowlers were cleverly limiting Zimbabwe to singles, with Rashid Khan at the forefront of the assault.

After five overs, it was clear that Zimbabwe weren’t doing enough to win the match. The Cricket Prof showcased the statistics:

Zimbabwe had to take risks, but their decision to hunt boundaries and make risky charges for the opposite crease backfired.

At 65 for five, the batsmen needed a miracle. Author Harsha Bhogle commented on just how impressive Afghanistan were against a talented order:

After more run-outs and sloppy attempts to make runs out of nothing, Zimbabwe’s race was run at 127 all out.

The victory puts Afghanistan into the Super 10 for the first time in their history, and they’ll take to Group 1 alongside Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and England.

That may seem like a daunting prospect, but the way they performed on Saturday was nothing short of superb. Reproduce such form, and they could take a few Group 1 scalps.

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