The global qualifier for next year's Women's T20 World Cup is underway in the UAE and Scotland have got their campaign off to a flying start with a thumping win over the USA in Abu Dhabi.

Batting first after they won the toss, Scotland were on 45-4 after nine overs before a 73 run partnership between Sarah Bryce and Priyanaz Chatterji. Bryce was eventually dismissed for 45 from 32 balls whilst Chatterji finished unbeaten on 32 as Scotland scored 130-5 from their 20 overs.

In reply, the USA were bundled out for just 51 with Mahika Kandanala's 10 their only score in double figures. Katherine Frazer and Saskia Horley both took two wickets in the 79 run win.

Earlier in the day hosts UAE lost their first three wickets for just even runs as they took on Thailand. Kavisha Egodage top scored with an unbeaten 40 but the Thai bowling attack restricted them to 92-5 from their 20 overs. Thailand then chased down their target in 16.2 overs to win by 7 wickets with Nannapat Koncharoenkai scoring 34 not out and Natthakan Chantham top scoring with 39.

Also in the morning, Papua New Guinea were bowled out for 83 by Zimbabwe with Kelis Ndlovu taking 3-18. Zimbabwe had little trouble chasing down their target, winning by 8 wickets in 14.4 overs.