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Shock loss to Scots will worry England, says Agar

Scottish cricket celebrates its greatest day after shock defeat of world number one ranked England Scotland cricket enjoys biggest-ever day with win over England
Cary Erickson | 13 June, 2018, 14:14

MacLeod's swashbuckling 140 not out from 94 balls, which was studded with 16 boundaries and three sixes, powered Scotland to 371/5 the highest total by an Associate team in ODIs.

Chasing a mammoth 205 for a victory, Scotland were off to an ideal start before they faltered with wickets falling at regular intervals at the Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.

"We've had a professional relationship with Dave for five years now we've always found him to be a pretty normal and humble bloke - he just wants to atone for his mistakes and move on".

Former Durham and Warwickshire batsman MacLeod said Scotland's first worldwide cricket win over England was a "massive statement".

"It does not take away what happened in the World Cup qualifiers and everyone's feelings about the 10-team tournament. It is up to us now to build on it", he said.

Whether it's Namibia, Papua New Guinea, the Dutch or the number one team in the world, we want to extend our skills and push them to what is required to win games against the very best. This should be a catalyst for more games.

The arrangement could see further opportunities for cricketers north of the border to make their way into English domestic cricket at Derby. Coetzer and George Munsey were off the blocks swiftly, showing an eagerness to surmount another big challenge.

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"We need to continue what we have been doing and continue improving though".

It was an outstanding game and the guys did unbelievably well to knock over the No.1 side in the world. Something as a cricket team we have really looked at last 18 months is taking those key moments in games and not being plucky Scottish losers.

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England and Australia now turn their attention to a five-match series starting at the Oval on Wednesday and Agar thinks the tourists, who beat Middlesex by 101 runs in their final warm-up match, can take advantage of any dent to England's confidence.

It didn't go the way they would have wanted.

"With JL (Justin Langer) and the coaching staff setting a really good environment.it is really exciting for our young guys to come in and play against the number one ranked team in the world", Paine said.

"We didn't do enough to win, if we had won it would have been a bonus from where we were", added the former Ireland batsman.