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Live Reporting

Mark Mitchener

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  1. Post update

    And that's about it from us, on a day of two 14-run victories which see Zimbabwe and Afghanistan take the early advantage in Group B. Stephan Shemilt's match report on Scotland is already live - and you can watch the highlights above.

    Do join us tomorrow when Ireland (and Oman, Bangladesh and Netherlands) do battle. TTFN.

  2. International Women's Day - in cricket

    A quick word before we finish - it's International Women's Day and let's not forget, the Women's World Twenty20 starts a week today. The teams are already in India and start playing warm-up games on Thursday.

    To mark International Women's Day, we asked England vice-captain (and occasional BBC Sport columnist) Heather Knight to write a piece about her journey from being a self-confessed "shy tomboy in Plymouth" to a full-time international cricketer. Do give it a read.

    Heather Knight playing for Plymstock CC Men's 1st XI
    Image caption: Heather Knight playing for Plymstock CC Men's 1st XI
  3. Captain's view

    Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai: "The opening partnership started well, me and Shahzad had an important partnership. The total was good as it was a slow wicket. The first win is very important for us. We need good line and length bowling in the first 10 overs."  

  4. Post update

  5. Captain's view

    Scotland captain Preston Mommsen: "Unfortunately we couldn't quite get over the line, we lost a couple of wickets at crucial times and it wasn't to be. We got a brilliant start but couldn't keep the foot on the accelerator and it wasn't enough. If we'd kept them to 10-15 runs less it would have been a fairer reflection of our efforts, we've just got to address that middle period when their spinners tied us down."

  6. Looking ahead to tomorrow

    Before all that, it's the opening round of fixtures in Ireland's group tomorrow - Group A - in Dharamsala.

    First up, at 09:30 GMT, it's Bangladesh v Netherlands - you'll be able to watch in-game highlights right here on the BBC Sport website.

    Then, at 14:00, it's Ireland v Oman - with not only in-game highlights, but a full live text commentary too.

  7. Post update

    I don't pretend to understand net run-rate, but with both of today's games decided by 14 runs, it (sort of) looks right that Zimbabwe and Afghanistan have virtually identical records in the embryonic Group B table.

    The next games in this group are on the same ground in Nagpur again on Thursday - it's Scotland v Zimbabwe followed by Hong Kong v Afghanistan.

  8. Man of the match

    Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad: "I'm very pleased to win the first match, hopefully we can play well in the next game. This was a good win for us, Scotland's morale was good so we are looking good for the next game. We watched the first match, the wicket was good, it was a bit slower in the second match and not coming onto the bat, so the bowlers did a good job. Good bowling by Rashid Khan changed the game."

  9. Post update

    A brief huddle and what sounds like a victory war-cry from Afghanistan as they leave the field, some of them clutching stumps as trophies, before shaking hands with the beaten Scots.

    I've just noticed - both of today's games were both settled by 14-run margins. If you weren't with us earlier, you can watch highlights of Zimbabwe's win over Hong Kong on the BBC Sport website.

  10. Champagne moment


  11. Sco 156-5 (target 171)

    Matt Cross drives a single to mid-on, and Scotland's unwanted, winless record at World T20s goes on.

  12. Sco 155-5 (target 171)

    Mommsen clubs a single to deep square leg, but the game has gone.

  13. Sco 154-5 (target 171)

    Bouncer again, it goes for a single over the wicketkeeper's head, but barring wides and no-balls, Afghanistan are going to win this. 17 needed from two.

  14. Sco 153-5 (target 171)

    No boundary. A slower bouncer, Mommsen hooks but bats the ball down into the ground, they run a single and Dawlat holds onto the ball, not risking an overthrow. 18 needed from three.

  15. Sco 152-5 (target 171)

    A delicate dab from Mommsen down to third man, is that heading for four? No, a good boundary stop from Noor Ali means they can only run two, so it's 19 needed from four balls. Stop the boundaries and Afghanistan win.

  16. Sco 150-5 (target 171)

    Dawlat Zadran to bowl the last over. Captain Preston Mommsen on strike. 21 needed from six balls for a famous Scottish win... he swishes and misses at a bouncer, so it's 21 from five.

  17. Sco 150-5 (target 171)

    Matt Cross the new batsman, but they crossed on the catch. Mommsen steers a single to long-off, he'll be facing the last over and they'll need 21 to win. A great penultimate over from Nabi.

  18. WICKET

    Machan c Stanikzai b Nabi 36 (Sco 149-5)

    Has the pressure got to Machan? He goes for a big hit, the ball spoons up over backward point and the skipper takes a straightforward catch. Not just a wicket, it's a dot ball - 22 needed from seven balls. Machan, by the way, made 36 from 31.

  19. Sco 149-4 (target 171)

    Another two taken by Machan. 22 needed from eight.

  20. Sco 147-4 (target 171)

    Another shuffle of the field. Just four men in the ring at this stage, three of them on the off side. A slow full toss outside off stump - and he escapes without a wide. 24 from nine.