On the back of a flamboyant 39-ball 61 from Mohammad Shahzad and an unbeaten fifty from Asghar Stanikzai, Afghanistan posted a target of 171 runs and went on to defeat Scotland by 14 runs in in the second match of the first round in Group B in the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
A maiden fifty from Vusi Sibanda and a 13-ball cameo from Elton Chigumbura helped Zimbabwe set up a target of 159 runs before going on to secure a 14-run victory against Hong Kong in the first match of the first round in Group B in the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
Three of the five World Cups have been won by sub-continental teams. There is a good chance the sixth edition of the tournament that goes underway from 8th March will also be won by a sub-continental team, hosts India.
Nowhere has the phenomenon of Twenty20 cricket resonated more than in India. The game could have been made in the image of the country: a bustling and frantic place enjoying a bustling and frantic game.
The chairman of the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit , Sir Ronnie Flanagan revealed that an international team was under investigation for attempting “manipulate” games in the upcoming ICC World Twenty20.