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14-Jan-2017 14:45:00 GMT
Hong Kong v Scotland, Desert T20, Abu Dhabi

MacLeod, Berrington trump Hong Kong with record stand

Abu Dhabi: Scotland opened the inaugural Desert T20 Challenge with a 24-run victory over Hong Kong at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington both scored 60, with the latter not out, as the Scots reached 189-3.

Hong Kong rallied from 50-4 to reach 165-6, with Ehsan Khan top-scoring on 42 not out.

Scotland will meet the Netherlands and Oman in Group B next week with the top two from two four-team sections progressing to the semi-finals.

Ireland take on Afghanistan in Group A later on Saturday.

Brief scores
Scotland -
189 for 3 (Berrington 60*, MacLeod 60)
Hong Kong - 165 for 6 (Ehsan 42*, Wasif 40)
Result - Scotland won by 24 runs

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