Scotland's win is great for Australia - Ashton Agar

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"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.

The historic victory over England in the one-off one-day global in Edinburgh is a massive statement from Scottish cricket, says Calum MacLeod.

The 2019 World Cup hosts have just a few days to recover from a stunning one-day worldwide defeat before they face title-holders Australia in the first of a five-match series at The Oval on Wednesday.

Defeat raised fresh questions about England's ability to win one-off, winner-takes-all fixtures following last year's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says "Australia will shock England and win a couple of games" during the upcoming ODI series.


"The batsman brings his expertise and insight developed over years of top-flight cricket to Nine's broadcast team", it said. Paine admits matters beyond the advertising boards are out of their control, but reminds his players they can affect how they are perceived as individuals and a team by going about their work on the field in the right way.

"It's not the end of the world for us, it was a really good run out and good to have a practice coming into the series against Australia".

"I hit it nicely", said MacLeod, who plays club cricket for Bexley in England.

It is barely three months since they were at a low ebb after seeing their World Cup dreams dashed by bad weather and an umpiring call, rubbing salt into the wounds after the ICC made a decision to cut the number of participating nations at next year's tournament.

He added: "We want more games".


"We set our stall out to be number one in the world and that's where we are, whether we were number one in this game or not, Scotland would still be delighted to win, it's not just because we are number one".

"I thought the way we played today we didn't deserve to win it, we might have scraped past and won but there are still quite a few mistakes made that we need to rectify".

Scotland's 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, which makes it far more hard for second-tier sides to qualify. We didn't. It wasn't good enough to win and we were punished for it. "That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it", said MacLeod.

This was certainly the greatest day in Scottish cricketing history as they defeated the No1 one-day side in the world in England in an absolutely thrilling nail-biter of a game in front of a full house at The Grange.

"This does not take away what happened in Zimbabwe and everyone's feelings about the ten team World Cup but this was a special day".


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