Scotland seal shock six-run victory over England: ODI – as it happened

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  • Scotland smash record 371 for 5 (MacLeod 140*)
  • Mark Wood the final England wicket to fall

The top team in the world have lost to the team ranked 13th. And we’ve seen 737 runs in a day. Jonny Bairstow played a scintillating knock, but, to be ultra-critical, it was a baby hundred when a daddy was required. And Alex Hales compounded the problem by stage-managing two dismissals, his own and Joe Root’s. Moeen Ali and Liam Plunkett very nearly turned it round, but the force was with Kyle Coetzer, the captain with a ridiculous number of bowling changes. He set the tone this morning with the bat, and somehow he got his team over the line in the field, helped by some canny bowling from Evans and Watt. It’s been a privilege to cover this. Thanks for your company.

The last word goes to Jamie Argent. “Does this mean we win the World Cup?” It’s not far off.

Edinburgh is rocking. There’s a crowd invasion, some bagpipes are playing, the players are exchanging hugs, and although England will be red-faced, they don’t seem to begrudge the Scots their triumph, which is right and proper. This is a famous, famous victory, and it makes a nonsense of Scotland’s absence from next year’s World Cup. Callum Macleod, Mark Watt and co. have written themselves into Scottish sporting history.

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Written by Rob Smyth (Scotland innings) and Tim de Lisle (England innings)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jun/10/scotland-v-england-odi-live under the title “Scotland seal shock six-run victory over England: ODI – as it happened”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.