Twitter Reactions: Scotland stun the World No. 1 ODI team by 6 runs

Scotland held their nerves to clinch the high-scoring thriller.

Scotland team
Scotland team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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