Afghanistan booked its place in the 2012 World Twenty20 on Thursday with a 47-run victory over Namibia in the first final of the 16-nation qualifying tournament.

In a battle of two undefeated teams, Afghanistan was bowled out for 146 in their 20 overs before Namibia was dismissed for 99 in the 19th over.

Despite the loss, Namibia will get a second chance of making the World Twenty20 when it faces either Ireland or the Netherlands in Saturday's second qualifying final.

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