Scotland hope ODI win over England boosts test status hopes

Jose Verdugo
Junio 13, 2018

Having taken out the world's top one-day global side with a historic win over England on Sunday, the Scots were looking to complete a stunning double by toppling a Pakistan team rated as the top Twenty20 nation.

But having seen England beat Australia 4-1 in an ODI series Down Under earlier this year, captain Morgan was confident this loss would not do lasting damage to England's morale.

England were all out for 365 after Scotland made 5-371, their highest total in a one-day global.

The disappointment is still very much there among the Scottish players, but MacLeod said the win over England will help put the team on the path to rebuilding. England are a brilliant side but scoring 371 against them means the world'.

Asked if England would use the ball-tampering in sledging, Morgan replied: "No".

But Derbyshire have moved quickly to secure the 85-cap worldwide batsman on the back of his seventh ODI hundred as part of a new relationship between the midlands county and Cricket Scotland.

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Morgan accepted that Scotland had been fired-up for the game and out to make a point after narrowly failing to reach a World Cup which has been condensed to just ten nations by the ICC.

England move on to the Oval next where they open a five-match series against Australia on Wednesday, and Morgan felt the shock defeat at the Grange would serve as the ideal warm-up for his players.

In a match of records, Bairstow's century was his third in a row - the first time an English batsman has done that - but his effort was in vain as England came up short. Michael Leask hit 38 and Kyle Coetzer scored 31 for their side.

Australia will face their first global action since March's shameful ball- doctoring incident when taking on England at The Oval on Wednesday.

However, England were undermined by a succession of soft dismissals after Bairstow holed out in the 18th over.

Test skipper Joe Root was carelessly run out and England then lost Morgan and Alex Hales off successive deliveries to be 245 for five. The last of Tahir's overs - 16th of the innings - was the first of the two 20-run overs at the death as Mark Watt was taken too.

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