Desert T20 Challenge: Scotland beat the Netherlands to reach semi-finals

Josh Davey
Josh Davey's four for 34 helped slow down the Netherlands
Desert T20 Challenge, Abu Dhabi:
Scotland 148-7 (20 overs): Berrington 38, Wallace 21
The Netherlands 141 (19.2 overs): Rippon 42, Cooper 24
Scotland won by seven runs
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Scotland beat the Netherlands by seven runs to seal a semi-final place at the Desert T20 Challenge.

Josh Davey took four wickets as the Scots prevented the Dutch reaching their target of 149 in Abu Dhabi.

Davey ended a 53-run opening partnership between Ben Cooper and Michael Rippon and Con de Lange's two for 17 also proved crucial.

Earlier, all-rounder Richie Berrington top-scored for Grant Bradburn's side with 38 runs as they reached 148-7.

The Scots beat opening Group B opponents Hong Kong on Saturday and face Oman on Thursday.

The top two from two four-team sections progress to Friday's semi-finals.

In Group A, Ireland recovered from an opening loss to Afghanistan by beating Namibia.

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