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Davey Stars As Scotland Rout Afghanistan

Josh Davey hits out against Afghanistan
Josh Davey hit 53 not out and then took six wickets as Scotland hammered Afghanistan
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Scotland 213-7 (Berrington 62, Davey 53no) beat
Afghanistan 63 (Davey 6-28) by 150 runs
Associates ODI tri-series, Abu Dhabi

Josh Davey scored a half-century and then took six wickets as Scotland bowled out Afghanistan for 63 on their way to a crushing 150-run win in the fourth match of the Associates One-Day International tri-series in Abu Dhabi.

Richie Berrington (62) and Davey (53 not out) top scored for the Scots as they posted 213 for seven looking to bounce back from losing their first two games in the tournament.

Davey, who took the new ball with Iain Wardlaw, then took six for 28 as Afghanistan collapsed from 44 for two to 63 all out in 18.3 overs.

Wardlaw took four for 22 and just three Afghans reached double figures as they slipped to their second defeat in a row.

As they have throughout the competition, Scotland struggled at the start of their innings, slipping to 75 for five before Preston Mommsen (31), Berrington and Davey helped them recover.

Berrington hit three fours in 84 balls and Davey five boundaries in 48 deliveries as Scotland finished strongly.

Aftab Alam (3-48), Gulbodin Naib (1-21), Mirwais Ashraf (1-28) and Samiullah Shenwari (2-24) were Afghanistan's wicket-takers.

Afghanistan then made it to 38 without loss as Javed Ahmadi (21) monopolised the strike but his dismissal opened the floodgates.

Davey bowled Ahmadi and followed that up with the wickets of Afsar Zazai (0), Asghar Stanikzai (2) and Najibullah Zadran.

Wardlaw removed Mohammad Nabi (0), Shenwari (10), Usman Ghani (25) and Naib (0) before Davey finished things off by trapping Ashraf in front for nought and bowling Izatullah Dawlatzai without scoring.

Ireland play Afghanistan on Saturday 17th January knowing that a win will clinch them the tournament.

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