MacLeod hundred powers Scotland to record 371-5 in England ODI

Scotland v England- One Day International

Scotland stun England in Edinburgh run-fest

While England were suffering a surprise ODI defeat to Scotland in Edinburgh, or "Henning Berg" - former Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers defender - according to Bumble's mispronunciation, attention turned to the upcoming Australia series and the hosts' preparation for the World Cup in a year's time. "Teams with massive potential like Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland along with many others have to be given more opportunities to play against the more experienced teams".

"I'm not going to say anything", said Sharif, the paceman.

For England, a "warm-up" fixture, ahead of a five-match ODI series against Australia starting at The Oval on Wednesday, had now become a huge challenge.

For Scotland, the disappointment of missing out on a spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 couldn't have been papered over by the win over England, but as Calum MacLeod, their star of the win with a 94-ball 140*, said, "this was a special day; it is up to us now to build on it".

England enjoyed a 4-1 series win over Australia "Down Under" earlier this year but will be confronted by a new-look side in London. "We've created an electric atmosphere and it's something we need to do more". That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it. This should be a catalyst for more games.

That should take nothing away from a Scotland side still bristling from their desperately unlucky failure to qualify for the World Cup and eager to prove they belong at cricket's top table. We've got to take every game as it comes, they'll all be tough games and we've got to be prepared for that. Anyone here or watching could see the energy from the crowd and what passion there is for cricket up here.

"It was a really interesting game yesterday".

Eoin Morgan has a formidable batting line up at his disposal.

"We didn't do enough to win, if we had won it would have been a bonus given the position we got ourselves in".

Everyone knows that this is a different Australia side to the one be faced in the winter but there are still a few of the same players and regardless of the opposition, we always have to concentrate on our own skills first. "To bring your best game in a one-off game like this is very hard to do but I thought they played close to their best cricket. I'm not hugely disappointed about it because it was a good competitive game and that is all we could have asked for".

Derbyshire have added to their T20 Blast squad by signing batsman Calum MacLeod, who led Scotland to a one-day triumph over England on Sunday.

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