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    Ireland, Afghanistan qualify for World Twenty20

    Sharjah: Ireland and Afghanistan have won their groups to qualify for next year's World Twenty20 tournament.

    Ireland stayed unbeaten in Group A with 13 points after beating Hong Kong by 85 runs at Abu Dhabi in their last group match on Sunday.

    Afghanistan finished with a 34-run win over Kenya at Sharjah to top Group B with 12 points, losing only to the Netherlands in their opening match.

    Group winners automatically qualify for the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh while the remaining four places will be decided after playoffs.