Afghanistan qualify for 2015 World Cup

Members of the Afghan cricket team huddle before taking on Lahore Gymkhana Cricket Club in a practice match in Lahore on January 31, 2013
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Afghanistan qualify for the 2015 World Cup after defeating Kenya by seven wickets in the World Cricket League.

Afghanistan have qualified for the cricket World Cup for the first time in their history after they defeated Kenya by seven wickets in the World Cricket League.

The Asian nation only secured their associate status earlier this year, but they have wasted no time in earning a place amongst the sport's elite.

After dismissing their opponents for 93, they required just 20.5 overs to reach their target and secure their place in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

They will feature in a group alongside the two host nations, England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and another qualifying nation which is yet to be decided.

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