Singapore stunned Scotland with an opening-day win at the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.
Six places are up for grabs in the 14-team tournament, with just under one year to go until the World Cup tournament in Australia.
Scotland, at 12 in the world compared to Singapore's 21, are the highest-ranked team in the competition.
But they got off to the worst possible start in A Group A thriller at the ICC Academy Ground, Dubai.
They restricted Singapore to 168-6, with Surendran Chandramohan top-scoring on 51.
Scotland looked to be on their way to victory, requiring just eight from the last over, but eventually fell two runs short on 166-9.
In the other match in Group A, The Netherlands posted 166-4 against Kenya, mainly thanks to 53 from Max O’Dowd.
Despite the best efforts of Collins Obuya, who weighed in with 63 off 40 balls, Kenya fell short on 136-8.
Hong Kong posted 153-5 with Kinchit Shah scoring an impressive 79.
However, Ireland were rarely under pressure as opener Paul Stirling scored 62, with Andy Balbirnie finishing on an unbeaten 70.
Ireland reached 155-2 with just under three overs to spare.
In the final game of the day, Oman cruised to victory over United Arab Emirates.
UAE scored 108/9, which Oman chased down easily, 109/3 in 18.2 overs.