Much improved Norway beat Croatia
In yesterday's rain shortened affair, Croatia were well on top against Norway, scoring 70-0 in nine overs before the game was washed out.
Today, it was like watching two different teams, as Norway bounced back with an important win over the Croatians.
As with yesterday's match, Norway won the toss and elected to field first. They'd obviously taken the time to learn from their mistakes, as they bowled much straighter, and the fielding was much more energetic.
The opening pair, so dominant yesterday, only put on 35 before Christopher Pivac was trapped lbw by leg spinner Shahbaz Butt. Paul Vujnovich began to play somewhat of an anchor role, and was evidently determined to bat out the 20 overs.
He put on 43 for the second wicket with brother John, who was eventually bowled by Babar Shazad. Craig Wear was smartly stumped a few balls later, before the fourth wicket pairing put on 26, Vujnovich being run out from the last ball of the innings.
Croatia had scored 105-4 from their 20 overs. A total that they could defend, but they would have been expecting more after yesterday's start.
Norway's reply started badly when the big hitting Zaheer Ashiq was caught from the first ball of the innings. Croatia were bowling very economically, Michael Grzinic starting with two maidens, and ending with just three runs from his four overs.
Norway seemed to be struggling on 27-3, but that third wicket brought Iftikhar Hussain to the crease. Hussain played a fantastic knock, hitting 56 from 39 balls, including two huge sixes, as Norway chased down the target with 5 balls to spare to win by 7 wickets.