Desert T20 Challenge: Scotland beat Hong Kong in opening game

Richie Berrington
Berrington reached 60 not out in 39 balls
Desert T20 Challenge, Abu Dhabi:
Scotland 189-3 (20 overs): Berrington 60 not out, MacLeod 60
Hong Kong 165-6 (20 overs): Ehsan 42 not out, Wasif 40
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Scotland began the inaugural Desert T20 Challenge with a 24-run victory over Hong Kong in Abu Dhabi.

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.

In Saturday's other game, Ireland were beaten by Afghanistan by five wickets.

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