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Bermuda lose to Afghanistan

Bermuda end the group stage of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers with their sixth loss in seven games as they fell 15 runs short of defending champions and tournament favourites Afghanistan at the ICC Global Cricket Academy.

An aggressive half-century from Mohammad Shahzad and three wickets from medium-pacer Aftab Alam ensured Afghanistan beat Bermuda in Dubai and finished the group stage with a perfect record, good enough to win the group.

For the Islanders, however, they had to play from behind for vast parts of the game as their bowling again let them down.

Shahzad (64) came off of 59 balls that included three fours and five sixes, while Rodney Trott (3-25) was the only Bermuda bowler with an economy rate under seven.

Chasing 177 at 8.85 runs per over, Bermuda fell 15 runs shy, with Janeiro Tucker (37) and Fiqre Crockwell (34) the top scorers as the side managed to get 162.

Alam was the chief bowler, claiming three wickets for 23 runs from four overs.

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Published March 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm (Updated March 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm)

Bermuda lose to Afghanistan

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