Afghan Cricket Team Advances To World Cup
WATCH: Afghanistan Celebrates After Cricket Victory Secures World Cup Spot
Afghanistan's national cricket team has beaten Kenya in a resounding victory to reach its first-ever World Cup in the sport.
The victory on October 4 at the Sharja Stadium in the United Arab Emirates secures second place for Afghanistan in Division One of the World Cricket League (WCL) and guarantees it a spot in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Hameed Hassan, a member of the cricket team, said qualifying for the World Cup was "a dream come true."
Afghan President Hamid Karzai telephoned the team to congratulate them and issued a statement praising their "continuous hard work."
The historic victory marks one of the finest sporting moments for the war-torn country.
Last month, Afghanistan's national soccer team made history by winning the country's first international trophy in the sport.
Based on reporting from AP and icc-cricket.com