Italy have secured their place in the semi-finals after a big win over Norway at KGV in a winner takes all match today.

Put into bat, Italy started their innings badly when Hayden Patrizi was bowled by Waheed Aamir in the first over. But the second wicket pair recovered well with a 70 run partnership before Andrew Northcote was out for 39, made from 29 balls.

The next partnership really took the game away from Norway with Damian Crowley scoring 77 from 59 balls and Peter Petricola smashing 48 from just 29 balls. They took Italy's score to 185-2 in their 20 overs.

That was to prove too difficult a target for Norway to chase. Italian captain Alessandro Bonora rotated his bowlers frequently, rarely giving anyone a two over spell and not allowing the batsmen to settle.

Adeel Ibrar scored 33, but he was the only Norwegian player to get a start, and they succumbed for 87 all out, with their wicketkeeper unable to bat after injuring himself in the field.

Italy will now play Jersey in tomorrow's semi-final, whilst Norway will play Belgium in the fifth place play-off semi-final.