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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Afghanistan look to upset the big boys

After an astonishing run of victories in Dubai lifted them into this year's ICC World Twenty20, a jubilant Afghanistan team has now set their sights on upsetting some of the leading cricket nations in the Caribbean

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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Afghanistan crowned qualifying kings

Afghanistan finished the tournament in style cantering to victory over Ireland in the final by eight wickets

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UAE v Afghanistan, World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Super Four

Afghanistan pip UAE to qualify for World Twenty20

With their fairytale mission resting on the game, Afghanistan held their nerve to overcome a tenacious UAE side in a low-scoring thriller and take their place in the World Twenty20 that starts in May

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UAE v Ireland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Cusack and O'Brien inspire Ireland win

UAE crashed to defeat against Ireland, losing five wickets for 14 runs to end their unbeaten record in the tournament and leave Ireland on the verge of qualifying for the World Twenty20

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Afghanistan v Netherlands, World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Netherlands seal four-wicket win

Afghanistan's dream of a place at the World Twenty20 was placed on standby after their defeat to Netherlands at Dubai International stadium.

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Ireland v Scotland, World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Ireland's team performance scuppers Scotland

Ireland completed a 37-run win to ensure their progress to the Super Fours stage after Scotland collapsed on either side of a threatening partnership between Kyle Coetzer and Gordon Drummond.

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Kenya v Netherlands, World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Netherlands through to Super Fours

Kenya's fall from Associate powerhouse to also-rans continued with their seven-wicket defeat to Netherlands at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Afghanistan v USA, World Twenty20 Qualifiers

'We are the Rocky of world cricket' - Hamid Hassan

Afghanistan's battle against adversity during their rise up the cricket ranks has all the makings of a Hollywood script