Scotland recorded its third successive victory and advanced to the next stage of the T20 World Cup with a resounding eight-wicket win over co-host Oman on Thursday.
Earlier, Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea by 84 runs to finish behind Scotland in Group B and also advanced to the Super 12.
Scotland joins India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2 while Bangladesh goes into the group that features England, South Africa, West Indies and Australia.
Oman, which needed a win to eliminate Scotland on net run-rate, was bowled out for 122 after its key batsman Jatinder Singh was run out in the very first over.
Opening batsman Aqib Ilyas top-scored with 37 and captain Zeeshan Maqsood made 34 but the rest of the batting lineup struggled against the Scottish pace and spin.
Fast bowlers Josh Davey (3-25) and Safyaan Sharif (2-25) bowled economically and never allowed Oman to accelerate.
Captain Kyle Coetzer (41) then led the run-chase by hitting three sixes and two fours as Scotland, which upset Bangladesh in the first match and also beat Papua New Guinea, reached 123-2 with three overs to spare.
“It’s a great feeling,” Coetzer said. “We will go into every game full of hope and belief that we can win more games. Look for match-winning contributions, as well as significant contributions.”
Richie Berrington (31 not out) finished off the game in style by hitting a four and a six to Mohammad Nadeem as Oman bowed out of the event with a solitary win against PNG.
“It’s a chance that we have lost, but we will come back,” Maqsood said. “It was a short total … (but) happy with the way the boys played.”