Scotland vs England Match Report- 2018

Callum MacLeod’s brilliant 140 not out helped Scotland defeat England by 6 runs in Edinburgh.

After being sent by England captain Eoin Morgan, Scotland got off to a good start, as the opening pair of Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer put on an opening century partnership of 103 runs, before Plunkeet broke the partnership which was threatening to take the game away from them.

The 29-year old added 93 runs for the third wicket with Richie Berrington and 107 runs with George Munsey for the fourth wicket.

MacLeod nudged Rashid into the leg side, thereby becoming the first Scotland batsman to make a century against England. His 70 ball ton was the fastest by a Scot in ODIs.

The home side in the final 10 overs scored 105 runs, thus by sharing 53 for the fifth wicket with debutant Dylan Budge, who contributed with 11 runs.

England chasing a daunting target got of to a brisk start, as both openers put 129 runs for the first wicket, before Roy fell to Mark Watt for 34 Runs.

Joe Root and Hales added 55 runs stand to keep the innings going along before Root was run out by Watt’s relay to Leask over the stumps to end the 27th.

England opener Jonny Bairstow came into this match with two back to back hundreds ODI hundreds against New Zealand in March, the second of which was a 58-ball bashfest in Christchurch

Moeen Ali looked like taking England over the line, but he was holed out to long-on against Watt to leave 25 off 27 balls for the tailenders to get.

The equation came with 11 needed of 12 balls with Plunkett batting brilliantly, but Rashid was run out from long on coming back for a second to keep Plunkett on strike off the first ball of the 49th over.

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