Hamid Hassan is still soaking up the achievements of the weekend when he helped Afghanistan qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 as they won the qualifying event in Dubai
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
Tournament favourites Ireland have marched through to the World Twenty20 after thumping Netherlands by 65 runs
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
Afghanistan finished the tournament in style cantering to victory over Ireland in the final by eight wickets
Afghanistan's dream of a place at the World Twenty20 was placed on standby after their defeat to Netherlands at Dubai International stadium.
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
Afghanistan's battle against adversity during their rise up the cricket ranks has all the makings of a Hollywood script
Afghanistan continued their superb form in this tournament, sealing a 29-run victory over USA to maintain their unbeaten run and secure passage to the Super Fours
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.
Naeemuddin Aslam and Khurram Khan's perfectly-timed run chase took UAE to their second win in as many matches as they overcame a strong Netherlands total in the World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dubai to book a place in the Super Fours
Afghanistan continued their seemingly inexorable march to the World Twenty20 with a 14-run win over Scotland at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Alex Obanda butchered 79 from 48 balls to lead Kenya to a resounding victory over Canada in the World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Dubai
As a sporting nation, the USA sets itself apart from the rest of the world with its insular focus on homegrown pursuits such as baseball and American football. When it does venture outside its own sporting bubble, it often finds itself caught up in politi
Netherlands began their campaign at the World Twenty20 Qualifiers with a six-wicket win over Canada at the Dubai International stadium.
A 97-run partnership between Carl Wright and Lennox Cush helped the USA to an unexpected six-wicket victory over Scotland in the opening game of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers.
Afghanistan continued their fairytale rise in international cricket with a tense victory over tournament favourites Ireland in the World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dubai
The UAE batsmen continued a day of upsets at the World Twenty20 Qualifiers, by setting up an unlikely victory against Kenya in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
Netherlands showed one of the beauties of Twenty20 cricket when the famously beat England, at Lord's
Two places are up for grabs the ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies when the qualifying tournaments gets underway in UAE on Tuesday.