On day five of the ICC World Twenty 2014 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates, Canada took their first win, Hong Kong were beaten for the first time and there were also victories for Kenya, Nepal, Namibia, the Netherlands and UAE.
Papua New Guinea have qualified for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, which will take place later this year, by virtue of winning the ICC East-Asia Pacific Championship in Auckland.
Having dominated the tournament, they beat Vanuatu by 38 runs in the final, after Cook Islands, Indonesia, Japan, Samoa had fallen by the wayside.
The 2009 World Cup, held in Australia, witnessed the women's game move ever closer to professionalism, with the ICC taking over control of the event from the International Womenâ€™s Cricket Council.
In an effort to broaden the gameâ€™s appeal, the tournament was broadcast in over 200 countries and featured a qualifying tournament that gave teams such as Bermuda, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe the opportunity to make it to the big stage.
India reached the final of the Under-19 World Cup with a tense nine-run win over New Zealand in Townsville. They will now play tournament hosts Australia in Sunday's final. Elsewhere, Zimbabwe avoided a humiliating last place finish by beating Namibia in the 15th place play-off and Nepal beat Papua New Guinea.
Australia won a hard-fought match against South Africa to reach the final of the Under-19 World Cup in Townsville. They restricted South Africa to just 191 for eight after asking them to bat as opening bowlers Joel Paris and Mark Steketee each took an early wicket.
Elsewhere, there were wins for England, Afghanistan, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.
South Africa Under-19s booked their place in the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup with a comfortable 103-run win over England in Townsville. Elsewhere, there was a win for Australia over Bangladesh and, in the plate tournament, there were wins for Scotland over Zimbabwe and Afghanistan over Papua New Guinea.
Afghanistan have joined Namibia in winning their first four matches in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 on day four of the competition.
They beat Nepal by 34 runs while there were also wins for Ireland, Kenya and Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea and Kenya took their first wins of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 during the afternoon of the third day's competition, which also saw wins for the Netherlands and Scotland.
PNG, who pushed Afghanistan and Canada hard in their first two matches, beat Nepal while Kenya beat Oman who are now one of three teams yet to score a win.