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Scotland stun top-ranked England by six runs in ODI upset

It looked as if England would win while Jonny Bairstow was making 105 but they suffered a middle-order collapse and the match ended with seven balls remaining

cricket Updated: Jun 10, 2018 23:51 IST
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Scotland's Calum MacLeod waves as he walks off after completing their innings.(Reuters)

Scotland beat England by six runs to record the greatest win in their cricket history as they held their nerve in a lone one-day international at Edinburgh on Sunday.

Calum MacLeod’s superb 140 not out powered non-Test nation Scotland to a record 371 for five against an England side who are top of the one-day international rankings.

It looked as if England would win while Jonny Bairstow was making 105 but they suffered a middle-order collapse and the match ended with seven balls remaining when Scotland paceman Saf Sharif had England No 11 Mark Wood plumb lbw to seal a famous victory.

The win came in Scotland’s first match since they agonisingly just missed out on qualification for the 2019 World Cup in Zimbabwe in March.