Morgan admits England deserved to lose after shock defeat to Scotland

Morgan admits England deserved to lose after shock defeat to Scotland

England suffered ODI embarrassment in Edinburgh as Scotland recorded their most famous win with a dramatic six-run triumph at The Grange.

A new look Australia side will look for redemption when they take on England, who recently lost to Scotland, in the first of five One-Day Internationals at The Oval on Wednesday (June 13).

Ahead of Australia's one-day global meeting with England - their first competitive match since the scandal-ridden tour - Paine asked Eoin Morgan if the teams could have a pre-match handshake on the field.

"I can't talk about it any more to be honest, we've talked about what's acceptable from our team and what people are saying from outside our team doesn't really matter", Paine said.

Moeen picked out long-on and Adil Rashid was needlessly run out at the start of the 49th over, before Safyaan Sharif trapped Mark Wood lbw with a superb, inswinging yorker to end England's innings on 365.


"To be captain of the team is a huge honour and massive privilege, so I am just looking forward to getting into it on Wednesday", he said.

England captain Eoin Morgan put on a fearless face saying the shock reversal will act as ideal preparation for the series. "We didn't play anywhere near our best, we were a bit rusty, but credit to Scotland. I think it's going to be a good series".

Eoin Morgan's team have played a fearless brand of cricket over the last three years, with the 2019 World Cup fixed in their crosshairs, but have also crashed and burned on more than one occasion in that time. "It is up to us now to build on it", he said. We backed ourselves to compete and win against the number one team in the world and we're disappointed we didn't manage that.

The Scotland skipper, who impressed with the bat by hitting 58 at the top of the order to set the tone for the rest of the day as they posted 371, was well aware of just how big the win was in terms of Scottish cricket and even world cricket.

All signs suggest England will continue to play high-wire one-day cricket - they did, after all, almost complete the joint-second highest ODI chase on Sunday - but they have had a painful reminder that the trapeze act comes with inherent risk.

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