Netherlands' bowlers, led by a stifling spell from Ahsan Malik, helped set up a crushing win over Denmark in a Group B match in Dubai. Denmark chose to bat, but were soon left tottering on 30 for 5 in 10 overs, with Peter Borren picking up two wickets in one over. The innings was briefly revived by a counterattacking partnership of 44 runs between Kamran Mahmood, who scored 41 off 31 balls, and Taha Ahmed, who hit 19 off 13, before Malik cleaned up the tail and ended up with career-best figures of 4 for 10.
Netherlands then sprinted towards the target of 110, scoring 14 in the first over followed by Wesley Barresi and Stephan Myburgh adding 49 for the second wicket in 4.2 overs. Barresi was dismissed after scoring an 11-ball 22 that included two sixes and a four, but Myburgh kept the tempo up for the team. He hit four sixes in his 54, the last one bringing up his half-century and the team's win in the 11th over.
Netherlands have climbed up to the top of the Group B table with three wins out of four games. Denmark, on the other hand, are yet to register a win.
Nepal moved to second place in Group B with a convincing seven-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in their fourth match of the World T20 Qualifiers. Chasing 141, Nepal reached the target in the 19th over with useful contributions from Subash Khakurel, Paras Khadka and Binod Bhandari.
Electing to bat, PNG saw only three substantial contributions out of the eight batsmen who came out. After opener Tony Ura scored a 14-ball 22, No. 4 and former England batsman Geraint Jones held the innings together till the 18th over with his 55, which featured four sixes. Four of the top six scored in single-digits before Mahuru Dai's unbeaten 36 off 22 took them to 140.
Nepal were hardly troubled even though brothers Chris and Charles Amini took a wicket each. However, Khakurel led the chase from the beginning with his knock of 38 followed by Khadka and Bhandari who saw them home with 26 and 51 respectively.
Kenya registered a big win over Scotland in a Group B match in Dubai after a frantic finish which saw offspinner Steve Tikolo taking four out of the last five Scotland wickets in six balls. Tikolo came in to bowl in the 12th over and picked up the wickets of Gordon Goudie and David Murphy off the second and third balls, then dismissed Safyaan Sharif off the fifth delivery, before adding another scalp - Iain Wardlaw, the No.11 - on the second delivery of his second over. Scotland were 84 for 4 after 10 overs and needed another 100 at that stage, but they lost their last six wickets in the next 3.2 overs to be bowled out for 91.
Earlier, Kenya's batsmen, led by a late charge from Ragheb Aga, lifted the team to 183, the third-highest total in the tournament. Aga was unbeaten on 52 that came off 25 deliveries and included seven fours and a six.