23 Mar 2012

Afghanistan qualify for World Twenty20 tournament

7:35 am on 23 March 2012

Afghanistan have qualified for cricket's World Twenty20 tournament later this year in Sri Lanka after a 47-run victory over Namibia in the first final of the 16-nation qualifying tournament.

It'll be Afghanistan's second appearance in the world tournament having played in the Caribbean event two years ago.

Namibia have a second chance when they play either Ireland or the Netherlands in the second qualifying final this weekend.