Scotland have cruised into the second round of the Twenty20 World Cup, the first time they have gone beyond the opening round of an International Cricket Council (ICC) global event.
The ICC Associate member topped group A ahead of full member Bangladesh after a comfortable victory over Oman in Muscat on Thursday.
That earned them a spot in group 2 of the second stage alongside India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan and either Ireland or Namibia, who meet in an eliminator for the final place on Friday.
It also meant Bangladesh, earlier winners over Papua New Guinea, went into a strong looking group 1 with Australia, holders West Indies, England, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Having restricted the group hosts for 122, Oman being all out off the last ball of their innings, Scotland knocked off their target with eight wickets and three overs to spare.
Scotland made a solid start, reaching 33 in the fifth over before George Munsey was dismissed for a 19-ball 20.
Omani joy was soon dissipated however, as Scotland took 25 off the next two overs with Kyle Coetzer hitting a trio of sixes in seven balls.
That put the Scots ahead of the rate and from then on they were in control of the match. Though Khawar Ali bowled Coetzer for a 28-ball 41 Richie Berrington (31) and Matt Cross (26) took the Scots to victory with a composed unbroken partnership of 48.
Once the result was certain Berrington finished with a flourish, hitting his last two balls for four, then six.
Oman's innings had got off to a terrible start when Jatinder Singh, who made 73 not out against Papua New Guinea and 40 against Bangladesh, was run out off the second ball of the innings.
He called for a quick single off his first ball and found himself at the same end as opening partner Aquib Ilyas, who hadn't run.
Ilyas went on to top score with 37, but the 35 balls he took underlined Oman's struggle to score at more than run-a-ball.
Mohammad Nadeen struck 25 off 21 and Zeeshan Maqsood 34 off 30 but no one else made double figures as Oman lost six wickets for 29 off the last 32 balls, Josh Davey taking 3-25.
"What a day for Scottish cricket, " said Davey. "The boys are buzzing - sensational stuff really."
Referring to the victory over Bangladesh earlier in the group he added: "There is a belief in the side. We are a very strong side, we have a lot of bases covered. We believe we can cause some upsets - and already have. We can take this momentum into the next stage."
Australian Associated Press