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

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ICC World T20 2016 Results: Updated Schedule, Tables After Saturday's Scores
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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 A Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts NRR
Bangladesh 2 1 0 0 1 3 +0.400
Oman 2 1 0 0 1 3 +0.283
Ireland 2 0 1 0 1 1 -0.283
Netherlands 2 0 1 0 1 1 -0.400
Group B Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts NRR
Afghanistan 3 3 0 0 0 6 +1.540
Zimbabwe 3 2 1 0 0 4 -0.565
Scotland 2 1 2 0 0 2 +0.308
Hong Kong 2 0 3 0 0 0 -1.267

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ICC World T20 2016 Fixtures
Match Group/Stage Date Time (GMT) Fixture
Match 11 Group A Sunday, Mar 13 9:30 a.m. Netherlands vs. Ireland
Match 12 Group A Sunday, Mar 13 2 p.m. Bangladesh vs. Oman
Match 13 Group 2 Tuesday, Mar 15 2 p.m. New Zealand vs. India
Match 14 Group 2 Wednesday, Mar 16 9:30 a.m. Pakistan vs. A1
Match 15 Group 1 Wednesday, Mar 16 2 p.m. West Indies vs. England
Match 16 Group 1 Thursday, Mar 17 2 p.m. Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan
Match 17 Group 2 Friday, Mar 18 9:30 a.m. Australia vs. New Zealand
Match 18 Group 1 Friday, Mar 18 2 p.m. South Africa vs. England
Match 19 Group 2 Saturday, Mar 19 2 p.m. India vs. Pakistan
Match 20 Group 1 Sunday, Mar 20 9:30 a.m. South Africa vs. Afghanistan
Match 21 Group 1 Sunday, Mar 20 2 p.m. Sri Lanka vs. West Indies
Match 22 Group 2 Monday, Mar 21 2 p.m. Australia vs. A1
Match 23 Group 2 Tuesday, Mar 22 2 p.m. New Zealand vs. Pakistan
Match 24 Group 1 Wednesday, Mar 23 9:30 a.m. England vs. Afghanistan
Match 25 Group 2 Wednesday, Mar 23 2 p.m. India vs. A1
Match 26 Group 2 Friday, Mar 25 9:30 a.m. Pakistan vs. Australia
Match 27 Group 1 Friday, Mar 25 2 p.m. South Africa vs. West Indies
Match 28 Group 2 Saturday, Mar 26 9:30 a.m. A1 vs. New Zealand
Match 29 Group 1 Saturday, Mar 26 2 p.m. Sri Lanka vs. England
Match 30 Group 1 Sunday, Mar 27 9:30 a.m. B1 vs. West Indies
Match 31 Group 2 Sunday, Mar 27 2 p.m. India vs. Australia
Match 32 Group 1 Monday, Mar 28 2 p.m. South Africa vs. Sri Lanka
Semi-Final 1 Knockout Wednesday, Mar 30 1:30 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Semi-Final 2 Knockout Thursday, Mar 31 1:30 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Final Knockout Sunday, Apr 3 1:30 p.m. TBD vs. TBD

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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

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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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