Afghanistan reach World Twenty20

Afghanistan earned the right to take on the leading cricket nations at the ICC World Twenty20 as they won the qualifying competition in Dubai.

After securing their trip to the West Indies in April with a four-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates, they easily beat Ireland in the final.

Mohammad Shahzad (65 not out) was the hero in an eight-wicket victory.

But by reaching the final, Ireland also qualified to play in the Caribbean and will be in the same group as England.