Calum Macleod Century Against England | Sco vs Eng | Cricket News
The only ODI match played between SCO vs ENG at Edinburgh of England’s tour of Scotland, 2018. Its a ‘Great day for you if you’re a Scottish cricket fan,’ exclaims Mike Atherton on air. Because Scotland beats England by just 6 runs in the high voltage only ODI match. Calum Macleod the Scottish batsman played an aggressive inning of 140 runs in just 94 balls to take down the number one rank ODI team currently.
On winning the toss England opted to bowl first. Scotland inning stated on a good partnership of 103 runs between Mathew Cross and Kyle Coetzer. Mathew Cross scored 48 runs off 39 balls. And Captain Kyle Coetzer scored 58 runs off 49 balls hitting 8 fours and 2 sixes. However, Calum Macleod played an explosive inning of 140 runs not out in just 94 balls hitting as many as 16 fours and 3 sixes. Furthermore, George Munsey and Richie Berrington also contributed by scoring 55 runs and 39 runs respectively. In the end, Scotland posted a score of 371 runs in their 50 overs at the loss of just 5 wickets.
England bowlers were hit all over the ground by the Scottish batsmen. Only Moen Ali’s bowling was economical. He bowled 10 overs giving away 66 runs without a wicket. However, Liam Plunkett who got 2 wickets in his 10 overs was also the most expensive bowler in the team. He got hit for 85 runs in his 10 overs. Adil Rashid also picked up 2 wickets in his 10 overs.
England is currently Ranked 1 in ODI. Unfortunately, Scotland was not able to Qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
England batsmen needed 372 runs to win from 50 overs. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow build a solid opening partnership of 129 runs in just 12 overs before Jason Roy got out. He scored 34 runs off 32 balls. Whereas Jonny Bairstow did the heavy lifting by scoring 105 runs in just 59 balls hitting 6 sixes and 12 fours. England score read 165 for 2 in just 18 overs when Jonny got out. Also, Alex Hales contributed 52 runs off 56 balls. From thereon, Scottish bowlers started pulling back the English batsman. Joe Root and Captain Eoin Morgan fell shortly scoring 29 runs and 20 runs respectively. However, Moen Ali and Liam Plunkett fought back aggressively. And took their team so close to the target. But, wickets kept on falling from one end and England went all out on 365 runs with 7 balls to spare.
Scottish bowler Mark Watt bowled exceptionally. In his 10 overs, he took 3 wickets giving just 55 runs. Richie Berrington and Alasdair Evans took 2 wickets each. However, Michael Leask was the most expensive bowler for Scotland who gave away 50 runs in just 4 overs. In the end, Safyaan Sharif bowled brilliantly who applied brakes on aggressive English batting lineup. And Scotland beats England the number one rank ODI cricket team in the world by 6 runs.