England faced an unfortunate defeat against Scotland

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 | 0

England is one of the superpower team in cricket World. They are passing very tight schedule now. Earlier, they have played a two matches Test series against Pakistan at their home venue. Later, they visited Scotland to play only one ODI against team Scotland. But there, England faced an unfortunate defeat against Scotland in the match. It was so shock for a team like England. It seems that they failed to chase the big score which was presented by the Scottish team.

England faced an unfortunate defeat against Scotland

The match took place in Scotland and team Scotland is also passing very busy schedule considering ICC. They were about to play matches against England and Pakistan and to do so, Scottish management team revealed a 24 man squad earlier. The match between England and Scotland took place at Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in 10th JUne, 2018. In the match, English team won the toss and decided to bowl first.

So, team Scotland came to bat at the beginning at the home venue of them. In exchange for five wickets team Scotland scored 371 runs where most of their players got runs in the match. As a result, team Scotland did present a big target in front of the guest team. Bowlers of team England were so expensive. Rashid and Plunkett were quite successful. Both of them took two wickets each.

In return, England also started to chase the score aggressively. Openers of them played well but middle orders and lower orders were failed completely. They went too close to the victory. But in 48.5 overs team England lost all wickets. They scored total 365 runs. They had overs in hand but there were no wickets to stand. They faced defeat by just 6 runs so far.

Cross and captain Coetzer started the innings for Scotland. They made 103 runs partnership where Coetzer was gone earlier than Cross. He scored 58 runs. JUst 4 runs later, Cross was gone with 48 runs so far. Later, MacLeod and Berrington made a partnership that added almost 100 runs. Berrington scored 39 runs. At the end of the crease MacLeod stood strong. He with Munsey added another 100 runs. McLeod finished the game and remained not out with 140 runs so far. By playing all 50 overs team Scotland scored 371 runs so far.

Opening partnership between Roy and Bairstow was also good. Roy scored 34 runs but Bairstow made a century. He scored 105 runs. Besides, Hales scored 52 runs, Moeen Ali scored 46 runs and Plunkett scored 47 runs for the team. But they failed to save the match.

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