Scotland ease to win over Canada
It was the only game of the tournament to take place today, but the match between Scotland and Canada saw two teams eliminated from contention for the play-offs, with Scotland's 8 wicket win ensuring that both Canada and the UAE can't progress beyond the first round.
Scotland's win was marshalled by Kyle Coetzer who opened the batting and scored 51 from 41 balls. He was backed up by the rest of the top four, all three sharing in decent partnerships with the former captain.
Calum MacLeod opened the batting with him, scoring 29 from 15 balls himself in the opening partnership of 45. Matthew Cross helped Coetzer consolidate with a 51 run partnership before he was out for 21.
George Munsey was the man who hit the winning runs in a brief but fiery cameo as he smashed 33 from just 12 deliveries to secure the 8 wicket win for the home side at Goldenacre in Edinburgh.
Earlier Canada's innings was only made respectable by an unbroken 48 run partnership for the ninth wicket between Navneet Dhaliwal and Junaid Siddiqui, who made 34 and 28 respectively. They were able to score 38 from the last three overs. Josh Davey, with 3-36, was the pick of the Scottish bowlers as Canada were restricted to 135-8.
Whilst Canada and the UAE are definitely eliminated from play-off contention, no team is yet confirmed as being in the play-offs. Any of the other five teams in the group could be the one to miss out, so we're in for an intriguing last couple of days in Group B as the teams battle it out.