Hong Kong and Netherlands claim final two spots in World Twenty20

Hong Kong defeated Papua New Guinea by 29 while Netherlands chased Scotland's total of 148 with over three overs to spare. UAE also qualified and will make a comeback to international cricket after 17 years.

updated: November 28, 2013 20:57 IST
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Abu Dhabi: Hong Kong and the Netherlands notched easy victories in the qualifiers on Thursday to book the last two places in next year's World Twenty20.

Ireland, Afghanistan, Nepal and United Arab Emirates have already qualified for the 2015 event in Bangladesh in which 16 teams will participate.

Hong Kong defeated Papua New Guinea by 29 runs at Abu Dhabi in the playoffs for its maiden appearance in the World Twenty20.

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