Afghanistan beat Scotland, Kenya got the better of Canada, Ireland downed the USA and the UAE were too strong for the Netherlands in the second round World Twenty20 Qualifier clashes on Wednesday.

Afghanistan's 14-run win over the Scots booked them a place in the Super Four stage of the tournament, with Noor Ali starring on the back of a whirlwind 42 runs off 37 balls.

Alex Obanda's scorching 79 off 48 deliveries saw to it that Kenya thrashed the Canadians by nine wickets.

Niall O'Brien's 50-ball 84 and Peter Connell's four wickets afforded the Irish their 78-run victory over a dejected American outfit.

Half-centuries from Naeemuddin Aslam and Khurram Khan carried the UAE to a comfortable six-wicket triumph over the Dutch, who failed to cash in on Daan van Bunge's 48-ball 76 earlier in the day.