The seasoned all-rounder of Zimbabwe, Elton Chigumbura, led them from the front with an unbeaten aggressive match winning fifty vs. the United Arab Emirates.
The minnows Hong Kong humiliated the hosts Bangladesh mainly because of a deadly bowling spell from the spinners duo of Nadeem Ahmed and Nizakat Khan.
A fantastic bowling spell from the pacer, Jitendra Mukhiya, assisted by a solid batting from Subash Khakurel guided Nepal to a smooth win vs. Afghanistan.
Ed Joyce played a steady innings which enabled Ireland to grasp the game against the United Arab Emirates whereas the match was restricted due to rain.
Brendan Taylor led his side from the front with a worthy knock whereas Vusi Sibanda dispatched the last ball six and won the game against the Netherlands.
A disciplined team work, well led by the quick bowler Al-Amin Hossain and ably assisted by the home batsmen, earned Bangladesh a smooth victory vs. Nepal.
Convincing fifties from Mohammad Shahzad along with Shafiqullah lifted Afghanistan who overtook Hong Kong in an important encounter played in Chittagong.
An attacking bowling by the Netherlands bowlers followed by an excellent knock from Stephan Myburgh led their team to a big victory vs. the United Arab Emirates.
Paul Stirling led the composed Irish team with a superb fifty and their bowlers did well in a crunchy game vs. Zimbabwe who lost the match on the final ball.
The left arm spinners duo of Basant Regmi and Shakti Gauchan destroyed the batting line up of Hong Kong as Nepal won their opening game comprehensively.