Day Two of the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers ended with key victories for Afghanistan, Nepal, Kenya and hosts Ireland.

In the third match of the tournament and first of the day, Ireland took on Namibia. Batting first, Namibia could only score 124 runs in the given 20 overs. Smit remained top scored with 21 runs. The runs proved to be insufficient against a strong Irish team.

Niall O'Brien scored a quick-fire 45 from 40 balls to put the hosts in a comfortable position. Captain William Porterfield scored a match winning half-century as the Irishmen defeated Namibia by 7 wickets to go on top of Group A with a healthy net run-rate.

In the second match of the day, Kenya defeated an impressive Canadian team by a margin of 7 wickets. Despite a 83-runs strong opening stand between Rizwan Cheema and Gunasekera, Canada could only managed to score 143 runs. Kenyan opener Irfan Karim singlehandedly took the game away from Canada by scoring 73 runs at a strike-rate of 137.

Belfast hosted a last-over thriller between the United States of America and Nepal. Electing to bat first, America failed to get going since the beginning. Wickets fell in quick succession as America could only manage to put up 121 runs on the board. Despite facing an experienced Nepal batting line-up, the American pushed the low scoring game into its final over where Nepal emerged victorious with two balls remaining.

The last match of Day Two was an all Asian affair as the United Arab Emirates clashed against Afghanistan. Having already won their first match against Netherlands, Afghanistan were favorites in the match. Faizan Asif and Mohammad Shahzad provided the Emirati with the start that they were hoping for and helped them reach a challenging total of 164. The Afghanistan batting line-up showed aggression and finished the match in the 18th over.

Mohammad Shahzad remained top-scored for the Afghans with 74 runs at a strike-rate of 200. Afghanistan became the first team of the tournament to win two consecutive matches and top Group B with 4 points and a healthy run-rate.