Cricket: Scotland pull off historic win over England
June 10, 2018 | 10:12 PM
by Reuters
Scotland players celebrate after winning their ODI match against England in Edinburgh on Sunday. Photo - Reuters

Edinburgh: Scotland's cricketers pulled off the greatest victory in their history to beat England for the first time amid scenes of disbelief and jubilation at Edinburgh's tiny Grange ground on Sunday.

The world's top-ranked ODI team were beaten by six runs in the 49th over after failing to pull off what would have been the second highest run chase in ODI history.

Scotland's Safyaan Sharif sparked a huge pitch invasion when he trapped Mark Wood in front of the stumps with an inswinging yorker just when England looked like they might escape one of their most embarrassing defeats.

England were all out for 365, just short of Scotland's 371 for five. Calum MacLeod top-scored for the Scots with an unbeaten 140.



M. Cross c S. Billings b L. Plunkett 48

K. Coetzer c S. Billings b A. Rashid 58

Calum MacLeod (not out) 140

R. Berrington c J. Root b L. Plunkett 39

G. Munsey c M. Wood b A. Rashid 55

D. Budge b M. Wood 11

Michael Leask (not out) 10

Extras (lb-5, w-5) 10

Total (5 wkts, 50 overs) 371

Fall of wickets: 1-103, 2-107, 3-200, 4-307, 5-360.

Did not bat: Sharif, Watt, Sole, Evans

Bowling: Mark Wood 10-0-71-1; David Willey 10-0-72-0; Adil Rashid 10-0-72-2; Liam Plunkett 10-0-85-2; Moeen Ali 10-0-66-0.


Jason Roy c&b Mark Watt 34

J. Bairstow c G. Munsey b R. Berrington 105

A. Hales c A. Evans b R. Berrington 52

Joe Root run out 29

E. Morgan c K. Coetzer b A. Evans 20

S. Billings c K. Coetzer b M. Watt 12

M. Ali c G. Munsey b M. Watt 46

D. Willey c M. Cross b A. Evans 7

Liam Plunkett (not out) 47

A. Rashid run out M. Leask 5

M. Wood lbw S. Sharif 1

Extras (w-7) 7

Total (all out, 48.5 overs) 365

Fall of wickets: 1-129, 2-165, 3-220, 4-245, 5-245, 6-263, 7-276, 8-347, 9-362.

Bowling: Safyaan Sharif 9.5-0-71-1; Chris Sole 8-0-72-0; Mark Watt 10-0-55-3; Michael Leask 4-0-50-0; Alasdair Evans 8-1-50-2; Richard Berrington 9-0-67-2.

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