Austria have caused a stir today in Finland, recording a surprise win over favourites Guernsey at the European sub-regional qualifier B tournament.

Guernsey captain Josh Butler won the toss and chose to bat first, with Guernsey scoring 139-6 from their 20 overs. Luke Le Tissier was their top scorer with 37. Knocks of 38 by Iqbal Hossain and 42 by skipper Razmal Shigiwal were the key for Austria as they completed their surprise two wicket win with two balls to spare.

With both teams having only one game left, Guernsey will be left hoping that Austria slip up against Bulgaria if they are to make the final, and even then they’ll need a big swing in net run rate in their favour.

Bulgaria themselves recorded their first win of the tournament this afternoon against Slovenia. The latter were put into bat and scored 140-9, Muhammad Siddiqui top scoring with 48 from 33 balls. Aravinda da Silva top scored with 55 as Bulgaria chased down their target with one ball to spare, winning by three wickets.

In the other group, Faheem Nazir scored an unbeaten 107 from 68 balls as Switzerland racked up 173-4 against Estonia. In their reply, the Estonians lost three batters to ducks in the first two overs before Ali Masood and Stuart Hook put on 139 as their team batted out their overs to finish on 142-3, losing by 31 runs. Both batters scored 69.

Gustav Mckeon, who became the youngest ever men’s T20I centurion on Sunday, continued his fine form for France in their game against Norway. He hit another century, this time scoring 101 from 53 balls as France scored 158-7. Norway were bowled out for 147 in reply, losing by 11 runs.

Play continues tomorrow. In Group 1, Bulgaria play Luxembourg whilst Guernsey take on Slovenia. In Group 2, Norway come up against Switzerland and Czech Republic play Estonia.