Amar Naeem star of the show in Austria win
A remarkable all round and record breaking display from Amar Naeem has given Austria their third win of the tournament at Port Soif today.
Naeem smashed an unbeaten century from just 63 balls, his second fifty coming from a remarkable 19 balls. At one point he took 22 off a single over.
His chanceless innings took Austria to a formidable 176-3 from their 20 overs and was the first century of the tournament, and the first for Austria in Twenty20 cricket.
Imran Asif also chipped in with an unbeaten 35 from 30 balls.
It was a difficult run chase for the Croatian batsmen, but they set about their run chase in in fine style, with opener Christopher Pivac racing to 64 from 46 balls when he was second out with the score on 94-2.
But his dismissal sparked a collapse in the Croatian batting line-up, as they collapsed to 125 all out. Amar Naeem recorded a remarkable five stumpings, a record in all international Twenty20 matches. He also ran out a batsman.
Lakmal Kasthuriarachchige was the pick of the bowlers with 5-22.
Austria have finished third in their group and will play France in the fifth place semi-final tomorrow. Croatia will play Germany in the ninth place play-off semi-final.