|One-day worldwide, Edinburgh:|
|Scotland 371-5 (50 overs): MacLeod 140* (94), Coetzer 58 (49)|
|England 365 (48.5 overs): Bairstow 105 (59), Watt 3-55|
|Scotland gained by six runs|
Scotland secured the most important win of their cricketing historical past with an exciting six-run defeat of England.
Callum MacLeod’s good 140 not out took the house aspect to 371-5 in wonderful batting circumstances in Edinburgh.
Jonny Bairstow’s 54-ball century regarded to have England on target till they slipped from 220-2 to 276-7.
Liam Plunkett (47 not out) and Moeen Ali (46) saved them in it, however final man Mark Wooden was lbw to Safyaan Sharif from the fifth ball of the 49th over.
It’s a great outcome for Scotland, who’ve been bettering steadily for the reason that 2015 World Cup and have been solely denied a spot within the 2019 event when rain stopped their match in opposition to West Indies within the qualifying event in March.
Right here, in opposition to the primary ranked aspect on this planet, the Scots gave the type of efficiency that additional questions the Worldwide Cricket Council’s resolution to chop the World Cup to solely 10 groups.
For England, so spectacular in limited-overs cricket lately, this primary defeat by Scotland will be talked about in the identical breath because the Twenty20 humblings by the Netherlands, and World Cup losses to Eire and Bangladesh.
They need to regroup for the five-match sequence in opposition to Australia, which begins at The Oval on Wednesday, whereas Scotland transfer on to T20s in opposition to Pakistan on Tuesday and Wednesday.
England humbled by excellent Scotland
This was an impressive event on the picturesque Grange floor, with a flat pitch surrounded by small boundaries and a lightning outfield.
England’s assault, with out the injured Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, regarded toothless, however that’s to take nothing from the spectacular batting of the Scots.
Any suggestion England have been incapable of pulling off their highest ODI chase was dispelled by a Bairstow innings that silenced the partisan crowd.
However England engineered their very own downfall, first after Bairstow skewed to long-off, then by gifting wickets away in a middle-order collapse of 5 for 56.
Nonetheless, Moeen and Plunkett remained calm in a tense environment through which each dot ball was cheered.
Then got here the ultimate twist. Moeen holed out to long-on, Adil Rashid was run out coming again for a second and Wooden pinned by a Sharif yorker to spark joyous scenes and a celebratory pitch invasion.
MacLeod magic propels Scotland
Proper-hander MacLeod was launched by Durham at finish of the 2016 season and now performs for Bexley; final Saturday he made 78 in opposition to Lordswood within the Kent Premier League.
He arrived at quantity three after openers Kyle Coetzer and Matthew Cross shared 103 in 13 overs, benefiting from some detached new-ball bowling.
MacLeod had solely 11 from the primary 14 balls he confronted, however constructed by sweeping the spin of Moeen and Rashid – he went to 50 from 36 balls with a swept six off Moeen.
The 29-year-old added 93 for the third wicket with Richie Berrington and 107 for the fourth with George Munsey. When he nudged Rashid into the leg aspect, he develop into the primary Scotland batsman to make a century in opposition to England, his 70-ball ton the quickest by a Scot in ODIs.
He helped the house aspect take 105 from the ultimate 10 overs, sharing 53 for the fifth wicket with debutant Dylan Budge, who contributed solely 11.
By the point MacLeod was performed, his 94-ball keep had yielded 16 fours and three sixes however, extra importantly, had set Scotland on their method to a historic victory.
Bairstow brilliance not sufficient for England
For so long as the highly effective Bairstow was the crease, it appeared England would overhaul their enormous goal with loads of time to spare.
Crashing the ball by way of the covers or heaving over the leg aspect, he grew to become the primary England batsman to hit three successive one-day centuries.
After he departed to the medium-pace of Berrington, the chase was being marshalled by Alex Hales and Joe Root.
However, Hales’ name left Root unable to make his floor on the non-striker’s finish and, after that, Hales, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings and David Willey fell to unfastened strokes.
England wanted 96 from 81 deliveries with solely three wickets in hand when Plunkett arrived to assist Moeen, an equation that got here all the way down to 26 from 30 when Berrington was taken for 18 within the 45th over.
Scotland, although, held their nerve. Moeen needlessly discovered long-on, Michael Leask’s lethal throw from the deep beat Rashid’s dive and Sharif’s inswinging yorker was an excessive amount of for quantity 11 Wooden.
‘We have created an electrical environment’ – what they mentioned
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer advised BBC Sport: “It means quite a bit to the fellows. We have created an electrical environment and it is one thing we have to do extra. It was an excellent sport and the fellows did unbelievably effectively to knock over the primary aspect on this planet.
“It was good to see what this Scottish group can actually present. It could be good to play a couple of extra video games like this. It is good for us to take this chance.”
England captain Eoin Morgan advised BBC Sport: “It was a implausible sport of cricket. Scotland performed extraordinarily effectively. They introduced their finest sport and we did not, we have been removed from it. Full credit score to Scotland. Right now was a very good run out. Normally, main right into a sequence we’ve a couple of days of coaching, then straight into it. Right now was excellent, to make errors, hopefully we will study from them going into Wednesday.”
Former England batsman James Taylor on TMS: “Lots of credit score has to go to how Scotland carried out. They have been dominant, they made partnerships, ran effectively and scoring 371 was a superb effort. Each time England received on high they let Scotland again into the sport, whether or not it was poor run outs, poor selections.”
Former Scotland tempo bowler Dougie Brown on TMS: “That was an impressive sport of cricket – 6,000 very completely satisfied individuals in all probability did not count on to go dwelling having seen one thing like this. Should you’re England, you would possibly quite lose this sport than the primary sport of a sequence in opposition to Australia.”