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Scotland vs England - Only ODI

Series: England tour of Scotland, 2018
Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh
Date: 10 June 2018

England 365/10 (48.5 Ovs) RR: 7.47 | Scotland won by 6 runs

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Before the game started all the hype was about the number one ranked ODI team beating their neighbours with ease but who would have imagined what followed next. Scotland posted their highest ever ODI score and their bowlers did the rest. They did go for plenty of runs but made sure to take wickets at crucial junctures and eventually sealed the game. This win will give them a lot of confidence going further but unfortunately they won't be a part of WC 2019. For now, that's all from our side. Do join us for rest of the cricketing action in the upcoming week. Goodbye and good night!

Has been a perfect ODI game of cricket, this. Earlier in the day, it was the fireworks by MacLeod, Coetzer and rest of Scottish batsmen that set up the game for them. As a result of their aggressive batting, the hosts managed to post a massive score of 371 in the first innings. In reply, England got off to an equally decent start until the Scotland bowlers pulled it back towards the end. The visitors had the game in their kitty until Bairstow was playing but after his wicket, they somewhat lost their way. Moeen Ali and other lower order batsmen continued playing their shots but the Scots kept chipping at the wickets regularly. Eventually they beat the number one ranked ODI team and registered their first ever ODI win against England. Historic day in Scotland cricket.

48.5
0
Safyaan Sharif to Mark Wood, out Lbw!! What a match! For the first time ever Scotland have beaten England in ODIs. Unbelievable scenes at the ground. 'Great day for you if you're a Scottish cricket fan,' exclaims Mike Atherton on air. Was a full indipping yorker by Sharif and Wood was too late in getting his bat down in time. Got hit on the toe and the umpire knew it straightaway. Couldn't have been a better script for the Scots. Something for their fans to cheer about after their defeat against Windies in the WC qualifiers. Mark Wood lbw b Safyaan Sharif 1(2)

Safyaan Sharif to Mark Wood, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

48.4
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, 1 run, another delivery into the blockhole, Plunkett chips it to long-on and takes a single

Fine leg inside the circle!

48.3
1
Safyaan Sharif to Mark Wood, 1 run, a low full toss on the pads and Wood flicks it away to deep mid-wicket
48.2
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, 1 run, full length ball around off and Plunkett drives it down to long-off

Mark Wood, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.1
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, out Adil Rashid Run Out!! 1 run completed. 9 down! Rashid has to walk back due to some brilliant work by Leask. Plunkett flicks it away to deep mid-wicket and called for two. His partner obliged but a flat throw at the bowler's end and he's well short of the crease. Adil Rashid run out (Leask/Safyaan Sharif) 5(8)

Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

47.6
1
Chris Sole to Plunkett, 1 run, risky single to end the over. This was driven firmly back to the bowler who stopped it in his followthrough. Till the time he could gather the ball, Plunkett cheekily sprinted across to the non-striker's end. A direct hit and he was gone. Living life on a knife's edge!
47.5
0
Chris Sole to Plunkett, no run, full length delivery angled down the leg side, Plunkett tries to flick it away but gets struck on the pads instead. An lbw appeal turned down as this was clearly missing leg
47.4
1
Chris Sole to Adil Rashid, 1 run, that's a quick run. England are inching closer to victory. Taps the length delivery in front of point and scampers across to the other end
47.3
1
Chris Sole to Plunkett, 1 run, driven along the ground to long-off this time around
47.2
1
Chris Sole to Adil Rashid, 1 run, short outside off, slashed over the infield for a single
47.1
1
Chris Sole to Plunkett, 1 run, short of a length around off, Plunkett cuts it to the man at point

Chris Sole [7.0-0-67-0] is back into the attack

46.6
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, 1 run, takes a single to end the over. It was an inswinger and Plunkett drove it down to long-off
46.5
4
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, FOUR, poor delivery! Can't bowl such balls to anyone. Such freebies go to the boundary more often than not. This was on the pads and Plunkett flicks it away to the fine leg fence with nonchalance
46.4
1
Safyaan Sharif to Adil Rashid, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Rashid brings the square drive into play and gets a single
46.3
0
Safyaan Sharif to Adil Rashid, no run, beats Rashid with a slower delivery who looks to go hard at it and misses
46.2
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, 1 run, fetches the low full toss from outside off and drives it down to long-on
46.1
1
Safyaan Sharif to Adil Rashid, 1 run, another single as Rashid drives this to cover

Safyaan Sharif [8.0-0-59-0] is back into the attack

45.6
1
Mark Watt to Adil Rashid, 1 run, takes a single to end the over, was bowled outside off
45.5
0
Mark Watt to Adil Rashid, no run, pushes the floater to the man at cover
45.4
0
Mark Watt to Adil Rashid, no run, flatter in trajectory on middle and leg, Rashid blocks it down

Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease

45.3
0
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Munsey!! Oh no! What have you done Moeen? So near yet so far. Gets it right into the arc and he takes on the bowler. Tries to clear long-on but finds the man near the fence. Munsey accepts it with both hands as England lose their eighth wicket. Still anyone's game this. Scotland need 2 wickets, England need 25 more. What a thriller this is turning out to be! Moeen Ali c Munsey b Mark Watt 46(33) [4s-3 6s-3]

Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Only 25 runs needed now!

45.2
1
Mark Watt to Plunkett, 1 run, driven along the ground to long-off by Plunkett for a run
45.1
0
Mark Watt to Plunkett, no run, tossed up delivery around off, Plunkett plays it with hard hands but can't time it properly
44.6
1
Berrington to Plunkett, 1 run, clips that away to the leg side for a single
44.5
0
Berrington to Plunkett, no run, howzzat? An appeal by the keeper there but it came off the pads, it seems. Missed Plunkett's flick and brushed his pad as the keeper gathered it behind the wickets. He appealed for the catch but should have taken the bails off instead. The batsman was well outside his crease. Misses out on a stumping chance!
44.4
6
Berrington to Plunkett, SIX, Berrington is proving to be expensive. All the bowlers have been expensive today, in fact. This was a full length delivery around off and Plunkett times his loft over long-off
44.3
1
Berrington to Moeen Ali, 1 run, pitched up on middle and leg, Ali sensibly drives it down to long-on
44.2
6
Berrington to Moeen Ali, SIX, even better than the last shot. Berrington tries to correct his length and ends up bowling a half-volley. With the kind of touch Ali is in, he won't miss out on putting that away. Chips it to perfection over long-off and gathers six more
44.1
4
Berrington to Moeen Ali, FOUR, right into the gap! Short of a length around off, Ali sets himself and pulls it powerfully to find the mid-wicket boundary

Richie Berrington [8.0-0-49-2] is back into the attack

43.6
1
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, 1 run, comes down the wicket and on-drives the full toss to long-on. Should have put it away, but gets only a single
43.5
1
Mark Watt to Plunkett, 1 run, takes a single with an easy on-drive to long-on. Was bowled on middle and leg, not at all a harmful delivery
43.4
0
Mark Watt to Plunkett, no run, flighted delivery around off, Plunkett drives it to the fielder at cover
43.3
0
Mark Watt to Plunkett, no run, fired on middle and leg, Plunkett tucks it to short mid-wicket
43.2
1
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, 1 run, takes a single down the ground after that boundary
43.1
4
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, FOUR, now the boundaries have started to flow. Yes, again. Tossed up around off, Ali stays put and lofts it over cover. On a few bounces to find the fence at wide long-off
42.6
0
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, no run, drops it short around off and Plunkett blocks it like a proper top order batsman. Confidence of that six, it seems
42.5
6
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, SIX, ahh! That's an impressive blow. Short in length around off, Plunkett picks the length early and whips it over the mid-wicket fence. Flat as a bread and over the fence she goes

This partnership has started to threaten the hosts. If they stick together for a few more overs, England might get over the line with ease.

42.4
1
Safyaan Sharif to Moeen Ali, 1 run, slower one around middle and leg, Ali flicks it with ease to deep mid-wicket
42.3
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, 1 run, full and wide outside off but Plunkett reaches after it with a strong bottom whip. Single taken at wide long-on
42.2
0
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, no run, on a length outside off, hint of movement into the batsman, Plunkett plays at it with hard hands and gets an inside edge on to the boots
42.1
1
Safyaan Sharif to Moeen Ali, 1 run, on the pads and Ali clips it away to square leg

Safyaan Sharif [7.0-0-50-0] is back into the attack

41.6
1
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, 1 run, only 4 runs off the over. A low full toss outside off and Ali creams his drive. As the ball crawls away to sweeper cover, the batsmen change ends
41.5
1
Mark Watt to Plunkett, 1 run, fired on middle and leg, Plunkett digs it out to long-on
41.4
0
Mark Watt to Plunkett, no run, shortish in length around off, it's been eased back to the bowler
41.3
1
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, 1 run, fullish in length outside off, squeezed to point for a single
41.2
1
Mark Watt to Plunkett, 1 run, goes inside-out and gets a single as the ball rolls away to sweeper cover
41.1
0
Mark Watt to Plunkett, no run, comes down the wicket and ends up yorking himself. All he can do is squeeze this back to the bowler

Mark Watt [7.0-0-42-2] is back into the attack

40.6
1
Chris Sole to Plunkett, 1 run, pulls the short delivery away to long-on, single taken
40.5
4
Chris Sole to Plunkett, FOUR, carved away by the number 9! Width on offer outside off and Plunkett capitalizes. Slashes hard and gets an outside edge that flies over short third man and runs into the fence
40.4
0
Chris Sole to Plunkett, no run, another dot ball. This was a low full toss with a hint of reverse swing. Plunkett flicks it nicely but finds the man at short fine leg
40.3
0
Chris Sole to Plunkett, no run, on a length outside off, played off the front foot into the off side
40.3
1
Chris Sole to Plunkett, wide, just outside the leg stump, Plunkett tries to flick it away but fails to connect. Keeper does well to stop it with a dive
40.2
1
Chris Sole to Moeen Ali, 1 run, pitched on a full length outside off, Moeen Ali comes on the front foot and drills it down to long-off
40.1
1
Chris Sole to Plunkett, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Plunkett steers it down to third man and hands over the strike

72 runs off the final 10 overs! A wicket here will make this match further interesting. If Ali gets his eye in, he'll get this done in a jiffy.

39.6
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, 1 run, yorker to end the over. Plunkett gets his bat down in time and flicks it to square leg
39.5
1
Safyaan Sharif to Moeen Ali, 1 run, pulls the short one away to deep square leg
39.4
4
Safyaan Sharif to Moeen Ali, FOUR, a poor delivery in this circumstances. That'll release all the pressure. A wide full toss outside off and all Ali needs to do is flash at it. Gets some bat on it and finds the gap at short third man and backward point
39.3
0
Safyaan Sharif to Moeen Ali, no run, drags the length back and forces the batsman to go on to his back foot. Knocked back to the bowler by Ali
39.2
1
Safyaan Sharif to Plunkett, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Plunkett cuts it away to deep point and takes a single
39.1
1
Safyaan Sharif to Moeen Ali, 1 run, full toss outside off, Ali drives it down the ground and takes an easy single
38.6
2
Chris Sole to Plunkett, 2 runs, another one on the pads, Plunkett flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs
38.5
0
Chris Sole to Plunkett, no run, pitched up outside off, Plunkett plays an off-drive but can't beat the man at mid-off
38.4
0
Chris Sole to Plunkett, no run, another short delivery outside off, Plunkett goes for a flat bat swat but mistimes it back to the bowler
38.3
0
Chris Sole to Plunkett, no run, on the pads and Plunkett flicks it to short mid-wicket
38.2
0
Chris Sole to Plunkett, no run, back of a length outside off, Plunkett rocks back and cuts it to the fielder at point
38.1
4
Chris Sole to Plunkett, FOUR, edged but safe! Full and wide outside off, Plunkett chases it and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies away and evades the diving keeper to find the third man fence

Chris Sole [5.0-0-53-0] is back into the attack

37.6
0
Berrington to Moeen Ali, no run,
37.5
1
Berrington to Plunkett, 1 run,
37.4
1
Berrington to Moeen Ali, 1 run,
37.3
6
Berrington to Moeen Ali, SIX, Moeen is not giving up as of yet. Gets a full length delivery and makes sure to time his chip over long-off
37.2
1
Berrington to Plunkett, 1 run, chips the fullish delivery towards deep mid-on for a single
37.1
0
Berrington to Plunkett, no run, on a length outside off, Plunkett comes on the front foot and eases it to the fielder at cover

Richie Berrington [7.0-0-40-2] is back into the attack

36.6
1
Evans to Plunkett, 1 run, retains strike with an easy single at mid-off
36.5
0
Evans to Plunkett, no run, plays that with an angled bat to backward point
36.4
0
Evans to Plunkett, no run, looks to poke a length delivery outside off and gets beaten due a hint of away movement

Liam Plunkett, right handed bat, comes to the crease

36.3
0
Evans to Willey, out Caught by Matthew Cross!! Another one bites the dust. The visitors are throwing it away, are they? This one is a short delivery and Willey goes for a pull. All he can manage is a top-edge that's been gulped down by the keeper. Willey c Matthew Cross b Evans 7(4) [4s-1]

Evans to Willey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

36.2
2
Evans to Willey, 2 runs, short of a length around off and Willey pulls it away to square leg. Budge near the fence does well to keep them down to two
36.1
4
Evans to Willey, FOUR, glorious shot. Outside the off-stump channel and Willey creams it past the fielder at mid-off with an elegant drive
35.6
0
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, no run, eases the tossed up delivery back to the bowler
35.5
6
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, SIX, that's a sweet blow! Nicely done by the southpaw. Gets it on the pads and pummels it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum
35.4
0
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, no run, nudges the floater to the man at short fine
35.3
0
Mark Watt to Moeen Ali, no run, clips this one to the fielder at mid-wicket
35.2
1
Mark Watt to Willey, 1 run, drives it along the ground to long-off for a single

David Willey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

35.1
0
Mark Watt to Billings, out Caught by Coetzer!! That's a soft dismissal. Billings will be livid with himself. Gets a full toss but flicks it straight to the man at short mid-wicket. It's the Scotland skipper who makes sure to hold on to it. The Scots are back in the game. A wicket more and Scotland will consider themselves as favorites to win this. Billings c Coetzer b Mark Watt 12(14) [4s-1]

Mark Watt to Billings, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Mark Watt [6.0-0-35-1] is back into the attack

34.6
0
Evans to Moeen Ali, no run, knocks the length delivery to the fielder at mid-on
34.5
0
Evans to Moeen Ali, no run, flicks it again but finds the man at short mid-wicket
34.4
1
Evans to Billings, 1 run, shuffles a tad to flick it towards deep mid-wicket
34.3
4
Evans to Billings, FOUR, played! A low full toss around off, Billings stays put and drills it down the ground for a sweet boundary
34.2
1
Evans to Moeen Ali, 1 run, outside off on a full length, Ali strides forward and creams it to sweeper cover
34.1
1
Evans to Billings, 1 run, pitched up around off, Billings eases it down to long-on and takes a single
33.6
1
Berrington to Billings, 1 run, fuller length on off, check-driven to mid-off
33.5
1
Berrington to Moeen Ali, 1 run, clipped away again towards mid-wicket for a single
33.4
1
Berrington to Billings, 1 run, on the pads, whipped away to cow corner for a single
33.3
0
Berrington to Billings, no run, full ball outside off, drilled to cover. Error: Gap not found
33.2
1
Berrington to Moeen Ali, 1 run, slanting across, pushed to cover again
33.1
1
Berrington to Billings, 1 run, full and slow, driven through the covers for a single
32.6
0
Evans to Moeen Ali, no run, short of length on the hips, dropped off the back foot towards short mid-wicket
32.5
1
Evans to Billings, 1 run, dropped into the off-side and they run across for a single
32.4
0
Evans to Billings, no run, full ball, driven to mid-on
32.3
1
Evans to Moeen Ali, 1 run,
32.2
0
Evans to Moeen Ali, no run, good length ball outside off, Moeen Ali tries a full-blooded drive through off, beaten
32.1
1
Evans to Billings, 1 run, fuller length delivery, driven back past the bowler
32.1
1
Evans to Billings, wide, down leg side, wided
31.6
1
Berrington to Billings, 1 run, fuller length, honing in on the stumps, whipped to mid-on
31.5
0
Berrington to Billings, no run, short of length just outside off, chops it away to point
31.4
0
Berrington to Billings, no run, full outside off, driven firmly to mid-off
31.3
1
Berrington to Moeen Ali, 1 run, on the pads, flicjed to mid-wicket for a single
31.2
0
Berrington to Moeen Ali, no run, back of a length outside off, seaming away, and beaten on the outside edge. Into the keeper's mitts, who is standing up to the stumps

Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease

31.1
0
Berrington to Hales, out Caught by Evans!! Short and wide, nothing ball, a slap to point and a catch by Evans. Hales is disgusted with himself. This deserved to be punished and Hales has gifted them a wicket. Hales c Evans b Berrington 52(56) [4s-3 6s-3]

Berrington to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Sam Billings, right handed bat, comes to the crease

30.6
0
Evans to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Coetzer!! A tad short, a tucked away, except he gets a leading edge towards short mid. Coetzer, who can do no wrong, takes a fine catch running to his right. Eoin Morgan c Coetzer b Evans 20(16) [4s-1 6s-1]

Evans to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

30.5
0
Evans to Eoin Morgan, no run, full toss outside off, drilled to extra cover, can't find the gap to pierce the in-field
30.4
0
Evans to Eoin Morgan, no run, on the pads, nudged away to mid-wicket
30.3
0
Evans to Eoin Morgan, no run, length delivery, steered with an open face into the off-side
30.2
1
Evans to Hales, 1 run, fuller length, clubbed towards cover point for a single
30.1
1
Evans to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, full outside off, punched to cover

Alasdair Evans [4.0-1-30-0] is back into the attack

29.6
0
Berrington to Hales, no run, another half-volley, tapped away to the off-side
29.5
1
Berrington to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, full one, driven straight down the ground for a single
29.4
1
Berrington to Hales, 1 run, too full, half-cook, drilled back to the bowler who stops it on his followthrough
29.3
0
Berrington to Hales, no run, perfect Test match length, respected with a defence
29.2
1
Berrington to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, length delivery, driven straight down the wicket for a single
29.1
2
Berrington to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, on the pads, whipped to square leg for a brace

Richie Berrington [4.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack

28.6
1
Leask to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, stroked to cover
28.5
6
Leask to Eoin Morgan, SIX, short, Eoin Morgan hanging back, opens his stance and clouts it over deep mid-wicket for six
28.4
1
Leask to Hales, 1 run, not quite there, tossed up on a length, Hales sweeps anyway to deep square leg for a single. Fifty up for Hales
28.3
1
Leask to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, over the wicket again, tossed up, defended
28.2
0
Leask to Eoin Morgan, no run, round the wicket, a tad short, punches to cover
28.1
1
Leask to Hales, 1 run, tossed up, clipped away for one
27.6
0
Safyaan Sharif to Eoin Morgan, no run, on leg and middle, punched back to the bowler's left
27.5
1
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, 1 run, short of length on off, punched off the back foot to long-on for another comfortable single
27.4
0
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, no run, good length on off, blocked
27.3
1
Safyaan Sharif to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, Eoin Morgan gets back and glances to fine leg for a single
27.2
2
Safyaan Sharif to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, short of length, tucked into the on-side for a brace
27.1
4
Safyaan Sharif to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, length ball outside off, and magnificent timing on that extra cover drive. Transfer-of-weight shot

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

26.6
0
Leask to Root, out Root Run Out!! Absolutely outrageous! Boooooos and Roooooots all around the crowd. Another one down leg, paddled away, and they run across for a nonexistent single. It was Hales' call, and Root is flailing his arms about in disgust. That run was not on and Watt's throw is spot on. Root is galaxies away from the stumps. He looked in form, and that's a huge breakthrough. Trouble for England now. Root run out (Mark Watt/Leask) 29(24) [4s-3 6s-1]

Leask to Root, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

26.5
6
Leask to Root, SIX, daaayum! In the slot, set himself up, and flat-bats the sweep over deep mid-wicket for a massive six!
26.4
0
Leask to Root, no run, flat outside off, turning in, carved to cover
26.3
4
Leask to Root, FOUR, flighted on the stumps, gets forward and taps it on the head with the sweep. Places it perfectly towards the fine leg fence for four
26.2
0
Leask to Root, no run, loopy on the stumps again, whipped to mid-on
26.1
1
Leask to Hales, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, worked away with the flick into the on-side

Michael Leask [2.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

25.6
1
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, 1 run, back of a length hitting the top of off, but Hales gets his bat in the way, punches to mid-on for a single
25.5
0
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, no run, full outside off, Hales tries a drive through cover, miscues it back to the bowler
25.4
1
Safyaan Sharif to Root, 1 run, length ball on the pads, clipped away politely to deep square leg for a single
25.3
1
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, 1 run, tad short and quite wide, carved away to sweeper cover for a single
25.2
0
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, no run, good length ball on middle, defended right back to the bowler
25.1
0
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, no run, back of a length on the hips, tucked off the back foot towards short mid-wicket. In the air for a while, but short of the fielder
24.6
0
Mark Watt to Root, no run, full ball on off, clipped to the on-side
24.5
1
Mark Watt to Hales, 1 run, flat on leg again, gets the sweep away to short fine, and they scurry across for a single
24.4
0
Mark Watt to Hales, no run, full, attempted sweep, misses. Huge appeal for an LBW! Sliding down leg IMO. He took a little too long, the Scottish captain, and no review
24.3
0
Mark Watt to Hales, no run, full on the stumps, blocked to the on-side
24.2
0
Mark Watt to Hales, no run, full on middle and leg, defended straight back
24.1
1
Mark Watt to Root, 1 run, flat on off, yorker length, dug out to cover
23.6
6
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, SIX, what a whip through that shot! Can't call that a drive. A half-volley in the slot for him, and a straight-through-the-line shot over long-off for six. Massive! The command on that shot, jeez!
23.5
2
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, 2 runs, shortish outside off, not much width, Hales stands on his toes and punches hat off the splice to sweeper cover for a brace
23.4
0
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, no run, back of a length just outside off, tapped off a tall stance to mid-off
23.4
1
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, wide, full and down leg, missed flick, wided
23.3
0
Safyaan Sharif to Hales, no run, length ball outside off, Hales stands tall and drives through the line to mid-off
23.2
1
Safyaan Sharif to Root, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped away politely to deep square leg for a single
23.1
0
Safyaan Sharif to Root, no run, full outside off, Root leans forward into the drive to point. Sliced

Safyaan Sharif [3.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

22.6
0
Mark Watt to Hales, no run, flat on middle again, punched off the back foot to the bowler's right. A dive and another save. Excellent over by Watt. Oh Watt, powerful Watt
22.5
0
Mark Watt to Hales, no run, full on off, pushed to the bowler's left who dives to save it
22.4
0
Mark Watt to Hales, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler
22.3
1
Mark Watt to Root, 1 run, full outside off, a quick tap-and-run for a single
22.2
4
Mark Watt to Root, FOUR, a tad less full, a fine sweep past the right of short fine, runs away for four
22.1
0
Mark Watt to Root, no run, round the wicket, sliding on middle, defended hurriedly off the back foot

Mark Watt [4.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack

21.6
4
Berrington to Hales, FOUR, rank half-tracker, sitting up to be hit, punched off the back foot for four to deep extra cover
21.5
0
Berrington to Hales, no run, the usual, back of a length on off, blocked
21.4
0
Berrington to Hales, no run, another full one on middle, clipped away to deep square leg for a single
21.3
1
Berrington to Root, 1 run, full on the pads again, whipped away towards wide mid-on for a single
21.3
1
Berrington to Root, wide, full down leg, misses the glance, bails whipped off. Stumping appeal. Foot it grounded. Not out is the third umpire's verdict
21.2
0
Berrington to Root, no run, good length on off, worked towards mid-on
21.1
0
Berrington to Root, no run, fuller length on off, worked away towards short mid-wicket
20.6
1
Chris Sole to Root, 1 run, full and on the stumps, turned away into the on-side for a single
20.5
1
Chris Sole to Hales, 1 run, tapped to mid-off, quick run, a direct-hit whilst diving, but he's home
20.4
0
Chris Sole to Hales, no run, full delivery outside off, driven to mid-off
20.3
4
Chris Sole to Hales, FOUR, tad short, sits up, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for four
20.2
0
Chris Sole to Hales, no run, length on middle, tapped into the on-side with a closed face
20.1
1
Chris Sole to Root, 1 run, back of a length ball outside off, tapped behind point for another single
19.6
1
Berrington to Root, 1 run, full on the legs, clipped into the on-side for a single
19.5
1
Berrington to Hales, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, tip-and-run to point. Quick single
19.4
1
Berrington to Root, 1 run, good length just outside off, close to off, Root gets low and opens the face to third man for a single
19.3
1
Berrington to Hales, 1 run, full and on the pads, and a lofted whip away in front of square leg for a single
19.2
0
Berrington to Hales, no run, good length ball outside off, driven through the line to short cover
19.1
1
Berrington to Root, 1 run, full outside off, sliced away after reaching out towards sweeper cover for a single
18.6
1
Chris Sole to Root, 1 run, short one aimed at the face, pulled away with a swivel to deep square leg for a single. All timing
18.5
0
Chris Sole to Root, no run, back of a length and heading for middle, skidding, Root gets back and defends hurriedly but solidly
18.4
4
Chris Sole to Root, FOUR, a tad short, not much width, Root stands tall and just guides it with excellent placement betweeen backward point and gully for four. A hop, and a slice close to the body. Excellent shot!
18.3
1
Chris Sole to Hales, 1 run, back of a length and on the pelvis, tucked away off a front-on stance to the deep square leg area for a single
18.2
0
Chris Sole to Hales, no run, back of a length again on off, Hales gets across and defends solidly back to the bowler
18.1
0
Chris Sole to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery without much width outside off, punched to cover off the back foot

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

You might hear BOOOOOs in the crowd. But they're actually shouting ROOOOOOT!

Drinks are on the field now!

17.6
0
Berrington to Bairstow, out Caught by Munsey! There is hope for Scotland! A slow one, even slower than the usual, Bairstow seemed to chase after that. Stopped on him, and tries to loft it over the straight boundary. High in the air, and lands safely in the mitts of Munsey at the boundary. Bairstow c Munsey b Berrington 105(59) [4s-12 6s-6]

Berrington to Bairstow, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

17.5
1
Berrington to Hales, 1 run, length ball on off, driven to long-off for a comfortable single
17.4
1
Berrington to Bairstow, 1 run, good length ball outside off, driven through the line to deep extra cover for a single
17.3
1
Berrington to Hales, 1 run, outside off, dragged away off the under-edge towards deep square leg for a single
17.2
1
Berrington to Bairstow, 1 run, full and wide outside off, driven expansively to deep extra cover for a single
17.1
2
Berrington to Bairstow, 2 runs, full on the pads, swatted away wiht a whi to deep square leg for a quick brace

Richie Berrington [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

16.6
6
Chris Sole to Hales, SIX, Hales is getting into the act. 18 runs to cap off the over. "Explosive batting," gushes Nasser Hussain on air. Pitched up outside off, Hales gets under it and skies it into the blue sky. Went a long way and enough wings on it to take it all the way over long-on
16.5
1
Chris Sole to Bairstow, 1 run, slapped with feorcity, skipper takes matter into his own hands and makes a diving stop. Saved a definite boundary there
16.4
1
Chris Sole to Hales, 1 run, moving away just outside off, Hales punches it square on the off-side
16.3
0
Chris Sole to Hales, no run, better. Gets his line closer to off, stoutly defended
16.2
4
Chris Sole to Hales, FOUR, overdoes it this time. Fuller on middle and leg, Hales moves across and shovels it off his pads, in front of square and it will race away to the fence
16.1
6
Chris Sole to Hales, SIX, Scotland are not learning. Now, Sole bowls a neutered short ball at Hales, who swivels across and pulls it flat over deep square leg

Chris Sole [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

15.6
1
Evans to Hales, 1 run, turned away behind square
15.5
1
Evans to Bairstow, 1 run, "Yes, yes, yes" calls Bairstow and reaches his third consecutive hundred in ODIs for Jonny Bairstow. Becomes the first English batsman to acheive that feat. Put your hands together, folks. This has been a top knock. Leaps up, punches his fists and removes his helmet. The entire England camp are up on their feet to applaud the effort. Gets to the milestone with a wristy flick to long-on
15.4
0
Evans to Bairstow, no run, full, harpooning around off. Bairstow squeezes it towards the keeper, wanted a single but wisely sent back by his partner
15.3
1
Evans to Hales, 1 run, crashed from the crease to sweeper cover
15.2
1
Evans to Bairstow, 1 run, eased to long-on, moves to 99
15.1
1
Evans to Hales, 1 run, shaved away to long-on
14.6
2
Mark Watt to Bairstow, 2 runs, hacked over mid-wicket, the fielder at deep mid-wicket runs across and pulls it back near the ropes
14.5
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, "Ahhhhh" goes Watt, umpire Marais Erasmus says no. They think about a review, nope. Decides against it in the end after a conflab. Spinning on middle, Bairstow sinks low for the slog-sweep and misses. Is struck on the tummy. Could be going over the stumps, I guess
14.4
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, plonks his front foot across and leans into a drive to extra cover
14.3
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, flattish outside off, forced from the crease to point
14.2
4
Mark Watt to Bairstow, FOUR, now the deftness from Bairstow. Plants his front foot across, gets low and sweeps it past short fine leg. Superb from Bairstow
14.1
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, floater on leg, clipped to mid-wicket
13.6
0
Evans to Hales, no run
13.5
0
Evans to Hales, no run, almost kissed the outside edge, Hales's bat I meant. Good length, holding its line outside off. Hales swishes and misses
13.4
0
Evans to Hales, no run, fullish outside off, poked to extra cover
13.3
0
Evans to Hales, no run, smidgen fuller on off, Hales resorts to a text-book block
13.2
0
Evans to Hales, no run, fab drive, off the sweet spot but Evans dives low in his followthrough and takes all the sheen off it
13.1
0
Evans to Hales, no run, good length, sliding in. Defended
12.6
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, played back to the bowler
12.5
1
Mark Watt to Hales, 1 run, quells it softly through extra cover

Alex Hales, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.4
0
Mark Watt to Roy, out Caught&Bowled!! Got him. Violence abated. End of a blistering 129-run stand for the opening wicket. Soft, soft dismissal for Roy. This flighted delivery, holds up on the wicket and Roy is early into his check push. Checks too much and offers a dolly back to the bowler. Much needed respite for Scotland. Roy c and b Mark Watt 34(32) [4s-3]

Mark Watt to Roy, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

12.3
1
Mark Watt to Bairstow, 1 run, tucked through square leg
12.2
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, thrown teasingly at Bairstow, who gets low again for the slog-sweep. Is touch early and gets an inside edge onto his boot
12.1
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, loud, loud appeal for LBW by Watt, but umpire Marais Erasmus shakes his head. Tossed up and sliding on leg, Bairstow misses the slog sweep and is hit on the back leg. Looks like it was missing leg-stump

Mark Watt [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

11.6
0
Evans to Roy, no run, shortish outside off, laced to point
11.5
1
Evans to Bairstow, 1 run, flicked away to long-on
11.4
6
Evans to Bairstow, SIX, normal service for Bairstow. Short, lacking venom. Bairstow takes it over his head and sends it over cow corner. Towards the foodcourt. Watch out, guys
11.3
1
Evans to Roy, 1 run, fullish on the stumps, a stylish wrist work from Roy towards long-on
11.2
0
Evans to Roy, no run, beaten. A rarity. As rare as a Haley's comet. Lands it on a length and gets it to rise, straighten off the deck. Roy feels for it and is beaten by the extra bounce
11.1
2
Evans to Roy, 2 runs, pitched up and tempts Roy, met with a pristine drive to the right of sweeper cover
10.6
4
Berrington to Bairstow, FOUR, take that! Too full from Berrington. Well outside off, Bairstow gets forward and drives it with ease it beat the gap on the off-side
10.5
0
Berrington to Bairstow, no run, placed with a wristy flick to mid-wicket
10.4
4
Berrington to Bairstow, FOUR, customary boundary off every over. Berrington loses his line and errs it on leg, Bairstow just needed to get some bat on it to get it past short fine. Does so and earns himself a boundary
10.3
1
Berrington to Roy, 1 run, pitched up, driven to long-off
10.2
1
Berrington to Bairstow, 1 run, full and zeroing on middle, played down to long-on
10.1
1
Berrington to Roy, 1 run, drilled hard to the left of long-off

Richie Berrington, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

9.6
0
Evans to Bairstow, no run, brings out niceties too, does Bairstow. Cheekily dabs a back of a length delivery with soft hands to point
9.5
4
Evans to Bairstow, FOUR, outrageous batting. Outrageous bowling too. Short, wide and plenty of width on offer. Bairstow goes deep and carves it past point
9.4
4
Evans to Bairstow, FOUR, incredible from Bairstow. It's raining fours and sixes here. Fuller outside off, Bairstow shifts his weight forward and slaps it over extra cover
9.3
6
Evans to Bairstow, SIX, carnage continues. No matter who the bowler is, Bairstow is in devilish form. Banged in short, Bairstow was waiting for it and he butchers it flat and hard over deep mid-wicket. Take cover, folks in the crowd
9.2
0
Evans to Bairstow, no run, cutting back in from a length, Bairstow meets it with a solid block back to the bowler
9.1
1
Evans to Roy, 1 run, goodish length, shaping in. Pushed to mid-off

Alasdair Evans, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

8.6
0
Leask to Bairstow, no run, square driven to point
8.5
6
Leask to Bairstow, SIX, third maximum of the over. Bairstow is leaving no stone unturned in putting this filths to the fence. Stepped out of the crease in a hurry and lifts it elegantly over long-off
8.5
3
Leask to Bairstow, 3 wides, slider down leg, the keeper can't gather it cleanly and they add three extra runs to the tally
8.4
0
Leask to Bairstow, no run
8.3
6
Leask to Bairstow, SIX, and this is the shot of the lot. Guess what, it's his fifty. Off just 27 balls. Leask overcooks, serves it full outside off and Bairstow dismisses it over long-off with disdain
8.2
6
Leask to Bairstow, SIX, wowww! This is brutal hitting from Bairstow. Skipped out of the crease, meets the pitch and smokes it effortlessly over deep mid-wicket
8.1
4
Leask to Bairstow, FOUR, Bairstow is on the move. Tossed teasingly on middle and leg, Bairstow goes low and slog-sweeps it behind square. One bounce and over the ropes
7.6
0
Mark Watt to Roy, no run, skiddier off the deck, jabbed back to the bowler
7.5
1
Mark Watt to Bairstow, 1 run, bunted away to long-on
7.4
6
Mark Watt to Bairstow, SIX, this was brute force. Flighted outside off, Bairstow gets forward and dumps it over long-off
7.3
4
Mark Watt to Bairstow, FOUR, "Catchhhhhhh" was the shout by the keeper and the bowler but the ball just evaded skipper Coetzer's outstretched right hand by a few inches. Flatter outside off, Bairstow stayed back and flashed it airly through extra cover
7.2
1
Mark Watt to Roy, 1 run, gambols out and works it with the spin to long-on
7.1
0
Mark Watt to Roy, no run, armer from Watt, quelled to cover
6.6
1
Leask to Roy, 1 run, slower through the air, nudged with the spin to deep mid-wicket
6.5
0
Leask to Roy, no run, shorter, Roy goes back and pulls it to mid-wicket
6.4
1
Leask to Bairstow, 1 run, push-driven to extra cover
6.3
1
Leask to Roy, 1 run, spinning at the stumps, a full-faced knock to long-on
6.2
1
Leask to Bairstow, 1 run, arrowed on middle and leg, wristed to long-on
6.1
0
Leask to Bairstow, no run, toe-ended drive to mid-off

Michael Leask, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

5.6
1
Mark Watt to Bairstow, 1 run, an assured push to mid-off
5.5
4
Mark Watt to Bairstow, FOUR, mind game from Bairstow. Knew what was coming. After an array of darters, Watt decides to toss it up. Bairstow gave the charge and lofted it handsomely inside-out over extra cover
5.4
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, faster again, poked to extra cover
5.3
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run, quicker, snaking in and nearly went through to skittle the stumps. Bairstow manages to get his bat down to negotiate it to cover
5.2
0
Mark Watt to Bairstow, no run
5.1
3
Mark Watt to Roy, 3 runs, steered in the gap between point and short third man. A slight fumble and they come back for the third

Mark Watt, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Spin brought on to halt the proceedings. Here's Watt into the attack.

4.6
1
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, 1 run, pitched up, vrooming on leg. Picked away to deep square leg
4.5
1
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, 1 run, flayed towards extra cover
4.4
4
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, FOUR, Bairstow is toying with Sharif. Sharif overbakes, goes short and wide of off, Bairstow uses the pace and the angle to dink it behind point
4.3
0
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, no run
4.2
4
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, FOUR, oh, this is sublime from Bairstow. Straight out of the cricketing manual. Tasty half-volley outside off, deserved to be punished and rightly so by Bairstow. Extended his front foot defence into a scorching drive to the left of mid-off
4.1
1
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, 1 run, homing on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg
3.6
4
Chris Sole to Bairstow, FOUR, slammed with nonchalance. Stand and dismiss stuff from Bairstow. Sees the width on offer, throws his bat and crashes it through cover-point
3.5
0
Chris Sole to Bairstow, no run, nibbling on a fuller length, curved in to spoil Bairstow's attempted drive. Ended up scraping it off the inner half to mid-on
3.4
1
Chris Sole to Roy, 1 run, Sole shortens his length and slips in the cutter. Roy spots it well, waits and steers it to third man
3.3
0
Chris Sole to Roy, no run, solid, flowy push to mid-off
3.2
4
Chris Sole to Roy, FOUR, sweetly driven. Half-volley just outside off and Roy will not miss out on those. Leans forward, opens his bat face to beat the traffic on the off-side. Threads it beautifully through extra cover
3.1
1
Chris Sole to Bairstow, 1 run, hammers it on a short of length and gets it to curl away from Bairstow, who jabbed at it without any feet movement. Off the outer edge to third man
2.6
2
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, 2 runs, strays on middle and leg, worked wide of mid-on
2.5
0
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, no run, pounds it on a short of length, greeted with a punch to mid-off
2.4
0
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, no run, punched to cover
2.3
0
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, no run, this back of a length delivery rose awkwardly at Roy and befuddled him. Wanted to defend - ended up getting it high on the bat. Yanked his bottom hand off the handle on impact
2.2
1
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, 1 run, guided neatly after opening the bat face to third man
2.1
4
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, FOUR, crisp as a cracker. The sound emanated as soon as the ball met the willow gave us an inkling that it was all about timing. Nothing wrong with the delivery to be honest, it was on a good length just outside off. Bairstow waited back, let his bottom hand do the talking as he spanks it off the meat through extra cover. The fielder gave the chase, could only escort it to the fence
1.6
4
Chris Sole to Roy, FOUR, bosh! Harmless short ball without any purpose and Roy latches onto it in a flash. Rocks back and pummels it towards square leg
1.5
0
Chris Sole to Roy, no run, driven to mid-off
1.4
4
Chris Sole to Roy, FOUR, excellent from Roy. Very minimalistic effort. Drifting on leg, Roy moves across and nudges it past mid-wicket. Scurried away to the fence
1.3
0
Chris Sole to Roy, no run
1.2
2
Chris Sole to Roy, 2 runs, again on leg-stump line, whisked through square leg for a brace again
1.1
2
Chris Sole to Roy, 2 runs, Sole begins with a loosener on the pads. Clipped through square leg, the fielder at deep square leg runs across to his right and hauls it back in play. A sliding stop and two runs saved

Chris Sole, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, no run, slanting in, hint of inward shape. Easily negated from the crease
0.5
0
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, no run, angling in, blocked
0.4
2
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, 2 runs, tucked into the leg-side and they scamper back for the second. A direct-hit at the non-striker's end and Roy seems to have grounded his bat safely
0.3
0
Safyaan Sharif to Bairstow, no run, sliding down leg, big appeal for a strangle but the umpire remains unmoved. Perhaps, it could've brushed the thigh en route to the keeper
0.2
1
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, 1 run, in the air and just short of point. On a length just outside off, Roy stands tall and punched it on the up. Airly and it falls a couple of inches in front of the fielder at point
0.1
0
Safyaan Sharif to Roy, no run, starts with a back of a length delivery, nipping in. Roy tamely drives it to mid-off

Roy and Bairstow are at the crease. Roy is on strike. Safyaan Sharif will open the attack