Calum MacLeod © Getty Images
Calum MacLeod © Getty Images

Calum MacLeod starred for the Scotland  in their historic win against England. MacLeod smashed unbeaten 140 off 94 balls to take Scotland’s score to 371 in 50 overs. In the second innings Jonny Bairstow registered his third consecutive century and was in all mood to win it for England. However, Scotland bowled England out for 365 winning by mere 6 runs.

Scotland is one of the team that did not qualify fore the 2019 World Cup after losing to West Indies in a rain-curtailed encounter. They ended up on the unlucky side due to rain and some wrong umpiring decisions. Afghanistan and the West Indies were the two teams who made it to the World Cup in England next year.

“It’s certainly one of the best games of cricket I’ve been involved in,” MacLeod told BBC Sport. “To have the No.1 team in the world here, and the energy from the crowd, to set a total like that … what a game.

“It does not take away what happened in the World Cup qualifiers and everyone’s feelings about the 10-team tournament. But this was a special day. It is up to us now to build on it.”"We want more games. That is the bigger shop window rather than the personal side. This should be a catalyst for more games. Anyone here or watching could see the energy from the crowd and what passion there is for cricket up here.”Scotland will now lock horns with Pakistan for two T20Is on June 12 and 13.