Just a day before the match Eoin Morgan had said about Scotland being ‘extremely competitive’ and Scotland did prove him right. Scotland have created history by defeating England  in ODI by 6 runs. Scotland posted a huge total of 371 after being asked to bat. The openers gave a good start to the host and then it was Calum MacLeod ’s show from then on. MacLeod scored 140* off 94 which included 16 fours and 3 sixes. Apart from him Kyle Coetzer (58) and George Munsey (55) also recorded half-centuries. Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett shared four wickets among themselves.

England started the chase well with Jonny Bairstow (105) bringing up his third consecutive century. Alex Hales (52) also got up his half-century but could not convert it to something big. Moeen Ali (46) and Plunkett (47*) fought hard but failed to take their team home. Mark Watt starred with the ball picking up 3 for 55.

Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer added 103 to the opening wicket partnership © Getty Images
Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer added 103 to the opening wicket partnership © Getty Images
Calum MacLeod scored unbeaten 140 off 94 balls © Getty Images
Calum MacLeod scored unbeaten 140 off 94 balls © Getty Images
Jonny Bairstow registered his 3rd consecutive century © Getty Images
Jonny Bairstow registered his 3rd consecutive century © Getty Images
Alex Hales scored a half-century but failed to take his team home © Getty Images
Alex Hales scored a half-century but failed to take his team home © Getty Images
Scotland defeated England by mere 6 runs © Getty Images
Scotland defeated England by mere 6 runs © Getty Images

Brief Scores

Scotland 371 for 5 in 50 overs [Calum MacLeod 140*(94), Kyle Coetzer 58 (49); Adil Rashid 10-0-72-2] beat England 365 allout in 48.5 overs [Jonny Biarstow 105(59), Alex Hales 52(56); Mark Watt 10-0-55-3] by 6 runs.