ABC News Australia – Scotland’s cricketers have pulled off the greatest victory in their history to beat England for the first time amid scenes of disbelief and jubilation at the tiny Grange ground in Edinburgh.

Summary

  • Scotland’s cricketers have pulled off the greatest victory in their history to beat England for the first time amid scenes of disbelief and jubilation at the tiny Grange ground in Edinburgh.
  • Scotland’s Safyaan Sharif sparked a pitch invasion when he trapped Mark Wood lbw with an in-swinging yorker in the 49th over just when England looked like they might avoid an infamous defeat that ranks alongside their loss to Ireland at the 2011 World Cup.
  • England were all out for 365 after Scotland made 5 for 371, their highest ODI total.
  • The victory will send out a powerful message to the ICC, which voted to restrict the 2019 World Cup to 10 teams from the previous 14, making it far more difficult for second-tier sides to qualify.
  • “The level of expectation has been high around the team for a while, it doesn’t get higher than being number one in the world,” said Morgan, whose side now face a five-match one-day series against Australia starting on Wednesday.


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