Perfect Afghanistan Clinch Another Promotion

DAR ES SALAAM, October 10 (AFP): Afghanistan crushed Italy by 93 runs on Friday to secure a fifth win in five matches and secure promotion to the Division Three of the World Cricket League.

The victory represented Afghanistan's second successive promotion and the next aim will be to finish in the top two of the six-team Division 3 tournament in Argentina in January, which would mean the team would join 10 other sides at the qualifier for the 2011 World Cup in Asia.

Afghanistan posted an imposing target of 235 for Italy to chase.

Rais Ahmadzai led the way with 68 while Ahmad Shah (52) also played an important role.