Left-arm spinner Paul Best starred on just his second Friends Life t20 appearance as Warwickshire coasted to a simple seven-wicket victory over Gloucestershire.
The hosts won the toss but could only muster 122-7 at Bristol as Dan Housego top-scored with an unbeaten 59 off 61 balls while Best proved to be the pick of the bowlers with 3-19.
The result was never in serious doubt when the visitors replied as Varun Chopra (56 not out) and skipper Jim Troughton (30) shared a second-wicket stand of 69 in 12 overs and victory was sealed with 11 balls to spare.
Muttiah Muralitharan was not surprisingly the pick of the home attack, conceding only 19 from his four overs - despite being hit for six by Chopra - and taking a wicket on a slow pitch that ensured scant entertainment.
Gloucestershire never recovered from a bad start to their innings. Benny Howell was run out for a duck after playing the second ball of the match to Best at point, who scored a direct hit at the bowler's end.
Housego was the only home player to adjust to a difficult pitch, accumulating his runs steadily before reaching his fifty with a six over midwicket off Jeetan Patel. By then he had faced 57 balls and struck three fours.
The next highest score was Ian Cockbain's 13 as the Warwickshire bowlers exerted a stranglehold, helped in no small measure by the lack of pace in the wicket.
Warwickshire lost Rikki Clarke for nine to a brilliant boundary catch by Howell diving forward at deep square-leg off the bowling of James Fuller. But Chopra and Troughton were then able to bat without taking risks to put their side in a winning position.
By the time Troughton was caught and bowled by Muralitharan only 38 runs were needed in more than six overs.
Darren Maddy did not last long and was seen off by Ed Young, but Chopra continued his good form in the competition, reaching his fifty off 47 balls, with 4 fours and a six, and he struck thumped Fuller to the boundary to seal an ultimately comfortable win.