Scotland edge England in high-scoring thriller

David Warner

David Warner will join the commentary panel for the second ODI

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.

Banned test cricketer and former vice captain of the Australian team, David Warner, has been signed by Nine to join the commentary team for the upcoming second one-day worldwide (ODI) against England on Saturday June 16.

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

"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. "You get to number one and people are going to want to beat you, but you want to be number one in the world". Speaking immediately afterwards, Morgan said: "I'm absolutely happy with that".

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.

At the time, Paine said: "They [footballers] do that every game and I thought cricket is the gentleman's game".

"We didn't play anywhere near to our best", said skipper Eoin Morgan.

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"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".

A combination of a controversial umpiring decision - with no review system in place - and rain saw them just miss out in the qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe.

Yes, it is a bit of a wake-up call and we know that coming up against Australia we've got to be better in all aspects of the game.

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. That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it.

England looked to be in the box seat to chase down a record score of 371 after getting past 100 without losing a wicket inside the first 10 overs, and Jonny Bairstow's 54-ball century - his third in a row in ODI cricket - looked as though it had broken the back of the chase. "Words are words. Come Wednesday, it's time for us to act on those words and show it by actions". "We were miles off where we expect to be and didn't do enough to win". This should be a catalyst for more games.

That should take nothing away from a Scotland side still bristling from their desperately unlucky failure to qualify for the World Cup and eager to prove they belong at cricket's top table.

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