Twitter Reactions: Scotland stun the World No. 1 ODI team by 6 runs
Scotland held their nerves to clinch the high-scoring thriller.
by Sai Author
Published - Jun 10, 2018 11:41 pm | Updated - Jun 11, 2018 12:15 am
In the one-off One Day International, the world No. 1 team England took on Scotland at Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh. It turned out to be a high-scoring thriller as Scotland posted a total of 371/5 in 50 overs and the visitors almost reached the target but failed to cross the line against the powered Scotish line-up.
Coming to the game, England won the toss and elected to bowl first, probably that was the wrong move by the English skipper Eoin Morgan as the pitch was flat to score a good amount of runs. Scotland grabbed the opportunity of batting first and started to attack each and every bowler right from Mark Wood to Adil Rashid.
Openers Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer added a 103-run partnership before the latter got out to Adil Rashid. The No. 3 batsman Calum MacLeod was a force to reckon with as he went on to score 94-ball 140-run knock against the top English bowlers. He smashed 16 fours and 3 sixes during his knock.
Richie Berrington and George Munsey helped Scotland to add a dominating total of 371/5 in the given 50 overs. For England, Liam Plunkett was way expensive as he conceded 85 runs in his 10-over spell. All the bowlers except Moeen Ali conceded more than 70 runs in the respective quotas.
Coming to the second innings, England looked in top notch as their openers stitched a 129-run partnership before Jason Roy got out for 32 runs. Alex Hales came in at No.3 and scored a valuable fifty. Jonny Bairstow went on to register century with 12 fours and 6 sixes. However, England lost their crucial wickets at important junctures.
Scotish bowler Mark Watt spoiled England’s plans as he picked three crucial wickets and helped the home side to clinch the game by six runs. Many eminent personalities praised the Scotland side for defeating the World No. 1 ODI side.
Here are some of the tweets on Scotland’s win
— Martin Emmerson (@Martycricket) June 10, 2018
Wow Scotland have beaten the number one ODI team in the world!! #SCOTvENG
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 10, 2018
Scotland has so far won just 38 ODIs in 106 games.
Today's victory against England was their only second against a Test playing nation after Zimbabwe (at Edinburgh on 15 June 2017).
Remember in 14 games in three editions of #CWC they are yet to win a match!#ScovEng
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 10, 2018
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) June 10, 2018
England men’s national rugby and cricket sides playing a great game of ‘hold my beer’ at the moment.
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) June 10, 2018
The challengers held their nerve, the bigger team couldn't. What a fantastic result for Scotland after the heartbreak of the World Cup qualifiers!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 10, 2018
One of those games of cricket, well played Scotland 🏴 & well played England 🏴 what a game, amazing entertainment! @skysports 🏏
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) June 10, 2018
This is the perfect test of England’s bottle in the knock-out stages of big events. Cos there really is no tomorrow if they lose this one! #EngvsSco
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) June 10, 2018
— Brian Murgatroyd (@murgersb) June 10, 2018
Upset in Edinburgh. Scotland have beaten the world number one ODI team by six runs. Their next game is against the number one T20 team. Watch out, Pakistan! #SCOvENG
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 10, 2018
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 10, 2018
What a game of cricket. All credit to 🏴. Brilliant game of 50 over cricket to watch.
— liam dawson (@daws128) June 10, 2018
— Manoj Ghimire (@themanojgh) June 10, 2018
Closest wins after scoring 350+ batting first in ODIs:
3 runs – Aus v Ind, Hyd, 2009 (Score 351)
3 runs – Ind v SL, Rajkot, 2009 (414)
6 runs – SCO v ENG, Edinburgh, Today (371)#EngvSco
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 10, 2018
Sad that matches like #SCOvENG are not even telecasted in India. Not to forget matches in New Zealand
— Cricket Bakchod (@Cric_bakchod) June 10, 2018