05/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Afghan Cricket Team Close To Qualifying For World Cup

Afghanistan beat Bermuda by 60 runs a day after defeating Denmark in their opening game of the World Cup qualifying tournament in South Africa.

The early wins mean the Afghan team is on course to secure a place in the 2011 championship little more than 20 years after Afghans first caught the cricketing bug in Pakistan's refugee camps after the Soviet invasion.

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