Scotland stun England for the first time

David Warner has put his name for the Northern Territory Strike League next month in Australia as he serves his one-year ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal

David Warner has put his name for the Northern Territory Strike League next month in Australia as he serves his one-year ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal

This was an embarrassing reverse for 2019 World Cup hosts England ahead of their upcoming five-match home ODI series against Australia and a reminder of how Eoin Morgan's side have been undone in one-off games, such as last year's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to eventual winners Pakistan in Cardiff.

Scotland enjoyed the greatest victory in their cricket history by holding their nerve to beat world number one-ranked England by six runs in a thrilling one-day worldwide at Edinburgh on Sunday.

Paine was a stand-in captain that day but, having since taken over the captaincy full-time following Steve Smith's year-long suspension (to go with similarly lengthy bans for David Warner and Cameron Bancroft), the 33-year-old wicketkeeper is looking to do shake hands at the start of every series he leads - provided his opposite number agrees.

"It was a really interesting game yesterday, good for us that England lost that game, great for Scotland as a country, and as a cricketing nation it's really exciting for them", Ashton Agar said.

"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".

The former Durham and Warwickshire batsman starred with an unbeaten 140 as the Saltires claimed the biggest result in their history by beating England, who went into the game ranked number one in the world. "I think it's an astounding appointment".

Morgan, however, accepted they had been well below the standard needed to win in what was their first 50-over match of the British season.

"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".

"If the ICC and other worldwide teams look at this game they will see we are not an add on".

"We might have scraped past them and won, but there were still quite a few mistakes made that we need to rectify and learn from ahead of the Australia series".

His appointment to the commentary box was met with disbelief by many Australian cricket fans, but veteran presenter Tim Gilbert has backed the move. This victory, however, gave Scotland a chance to poke a finger at the International Cricket Council's decision to cut the World Cup down to 10 teams. That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it.

"We didn't do enough to win, if we had won it would have been a bonus given the position we got ourselves in".

"If ICC and other worldwide teams look at this game they will see we are not an add on".

Watch the first ODI between England and Australia, at the Oval, live from 12.30pm on Wednesday on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. This should be a catalyst for more games.

"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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