||England Vs Scotland
| Match Basics
|Only ODI: England Vs Scotland
|Date: 10th June, 2018
|Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
|Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Allan Hago
|Toss won by: England , elected to field first
| Scorecard Summary
|Scotland’s Innings: 371/5 (50 Overs, RR: 7.42)
|Batting: Macleod 140* off 94 balls, KJ Coetzer 58 off 49 balls, MH Cross 48 off 39 balls, Munsey 55 off 51 balls, Berrington 39 off 54 balls.
|Bowling: Plunkett 2/85 in 10 overs, Ali 0/66 in 10 overs, Adil Rashid 2/72 in 10 overs.
|England’s Innings: 371/5 (50 Overs, RR: 7.42)
|Batting: Johnny Bairstow 105 off 59 balls, Alex Hales 52 off 56 balls, Moeen Ali 46 off 33 balls, Liam Plunkett 47* off 45 balls.
|Bowling: MRJ Watt 3/55 in 10 overs, AC Evans 2/50 in 8 overs, Berrington 2/67 in 9 overs, Sharif 1/71 in 9.5 overs
|Result: Scotland won by 6 runs
|Man of the Match: CS Macleod
|Highlights & Analysis
|England Vs Scotland: 1st Innings
- Eoin Morgan’s call to field first was excellent as the weather was cloudy and the English side’s history with chasing totals is exceptional.
- The pitch looked pristine and had a lot to offer to the batsmen; bowlers not so much.
- The match started as Scotland sent Cross and Coetzer to open the innings. Mark Wood was given the new ball as England expected quick wickets.
- But, the pitch was favouring batsmen and Cross and Coetzer made full use of it as the two put up a 100-run stand inside 14 overs.
- Coetzer reached his fifty and was eyeing a century. But, his hopes were shattered by Rashid who got his wicket in his 3rd over.
- And, one over later Cross also departed after Plunkett denied the opener his well-deserved fifty.
- Berrington joined Macleod. Berrington was dropped by Root and this catch proved to be costly. As, Macleod and Berrington shared a 94-run partnership to defy England a wicket.
- Macleod was the current concern for England, and his flawless fifty was a big proof of that.
- At this point Scotland were 200 up with 8 wickets in hand. England needed a wicket to halt Scotland’s progress.
- Right then, Morgan’s persistence with Liam Plunkett paid off as he took the wicket of Berrington to give England some hope.
- Munsey joined Macleod and together the two batsmen began to dominate the English bowlers by scoring runs all over the ground.
- The small ground and the pitch were playing their role as frustration began to take over the English bowlers.
- Scotland passed the 300-mark inside the 43rd over. And in the next over, both batsmen brought up their hundred run stand.
- Munsey got to his fifty but lost his wicket to Rashid. However, Scotland had nothing to worry about as Macleod brought up his 7th ODI hundred in the same over; A sensational knock.
- Macleod was joined by Budge and yet another 50-run stand was shared between the two as Scotland passed 350 runs.
- Budge fell in the 49th over to Mark Wood as Scotland finished 371 runs in 50 overs; their highest ODI total ever.
- Macleod walked off the ground as the crowd applauded him for his unbeaten 140* runs off 94 balls.
England Vs Scotland: 2nd Innings
- England needed 372 to win this mach inside 50 overs. Johnny Bairstow and Jason Roy opened the English innings.
- Both batsmen attacked Scotland’s bowlers from the very start as Bairstow reached his fifty inside 27-balls.
- England were scoring at a run-rate of 10 per over and this helped them to bring their hundred inside 10 overs.
- Scotland’s bowlers were looking cluless and were being scored off by these batsmen all over the ground.
- At this point, the Scottish captain made a change in bowling and brought Watt back into the attack.
- This move paid off as Watt caught & bowled Roy to get the first breakthrough of the innings.
- But, this wicket did not slow down Bairstow as the English opener made history by scoring a century off 54 balls and becoming the first English player to scored 3 centuries in a row.
- But, Bairstow’s happiness only lasted 1 over as Berrington claimed his wicket in the 18th over and England were now 2 wickets down for 165 runs.
- At this point, England Vs Scotland match was still pretty much a one-sided affair with England still favorites to win this match.
- Hales and Root were present on the crease and another 55-run stand was shared between the two as Scotland searched for a wicket.
- At this point, Root was playing quite exceptionally but he got run-out by a yard due to poor running and Scotland got their 3rd wicket.
- The English captain, Morgan joined Hales. Both batsmen shared a 25-run partnership and Hales reached his well-deserved fifty.
- However, Alex’s joy was short-lived as he and Morgan departed in two balls and suddenly Scotland took the commanding position in this match.
- With 127 runs required from 19 overs, England sent Moeen Ali and Sam Billings to finish the job for them.
- But, Scotland were not surrendering control any time soon as Sam Billings departed after only scoring 12 runs; courtesy of Watt’s superb line and length.
- England had hopes from David Willey but he got out as Evans got his 2nd wicket of the match.
- England Vs Scotland match had turned on its head and all the responsibility had now come on Moeen Ali’s shoulders.
- Ali along with Plunkett shared a 71-run partnership to take England near victory. However, a late strike from Watt removed Ali, and complicated things from England.
- Plunkett was England’s last hope as they needed 16 runs to win this match from 18 balls.
- Pressure was mounting on England as they looked desperate for some runs. More pressure was added when Adil Rashid got run out in an attempt for a second run.
- Scotland needed 1 wicket and England needed 10 runs to win this match.
- Sharif was given the 48th over and he delivered as promised. The bowler took two wickets to hand Scotland a historic win over England.
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KJ Coetzer (Cpt.)
MH Cross (Wkt.)
EJG Morgan (Cpt.)
SW Billings (Wkt.)
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