Scotland and UAE both won their final group stage matches at the ongoing qualifier for the women's T20 World Cup yesterday, securing their place in Sunday's winner take all semi-finals.

Scotland secured their place when they took on Thailand in the afternoon session in Abu Dhabi. After choosing to bat first, Thailand were restricted to 99-5 from their 20 overs. Scotland captain Kathryn Bryce then scored an unbeaten 63 to help secure a six wicket win with 19 balls to spare.

Also in the afternoon session, hosts UAE were asked to bat first by Vanuatu and scored 133-7, Theertha Satish top-scoring with 44. Vanuatu were then restricted to 63-8 in reply with Samaira Dharnidharka taking 4-12. The win alone didn't secure UAE's place in the semis, with that coming when Ireland beat the Netherlands in the evening session.

In a match that didn't count for much in terms of qualification, Sri Lanka scored 123-4 batting first against the USA. The Americans put in their best performance of the tournament in reply, scoring 105-6 and losing by 18 runs, the closest any team has come to beating Sri Lanka in the tournament.

The semi-finals take place tomorrow. Rivals Scotland and Ireland play in the afternoon session, with Scotland looking for their first qualification for a women's World Cup. UAE take on Sri Lanka in the evening session, with their confidence no doubt boosted by USA pushing the tournament favourites in their final group game.