Eoin Morgan admits England deserved to lose to Scotland

Scotland v England- One Day International

Scotland v England- One Day International

Scotland beat England by six runs to record the greatest win in their cricket history as they held their nerve in a lone one-day global at Edinburgh on Sunday.

But England's weakness is their bowling and even a reduced Australia team here at the moment has the potential to make some very big scores over the rest of this month in a five match series that starts at the Oval on Wednesday.

It looked as if it would not almost be enough when Bairstow set off like a train, going to 50 off 27 balls with 16 off three balls from Michael Leask and then looking sure to make the quickest hundred in England's one-day history.

England rallied again, thanks to a 71-run eighth-wicket partnership between Moeen Ali and Liam Plunkett.

It looked as if England would win while Jonny Bairstow was making 105 but they suffered a middle-order collapse and the match ended with seven balls remaining when Scotland paceman Saf Sharif had England No 11 Mark Wood plumb lbw to seal a famous victory.

"A one-off game like this, to bring your best game is very hard to do, they played well and deserved the result", said Morgan.

"Moving into the white-ball matches, we've been playing some really good stuff".

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've been criticised by some, but I don't understand why", said Gilbert.

"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".

"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".

"Everyone just wants to listen to them talk and we can't get enough of them".

Scotland missed out on a 2019 World Cup berth when rain ruined their game against Windies earlier this year in the qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

It will be a huge concern to England a year before they host the World Cup that their attack could look so toothless and concede so many against an associate team full of club players.

"Cricket has all the ingredients to become a global game", Tendulkar said on Twitter after Scotland's shock win.

When International Cricket Council (ICC) announced its decision to shrink ICC Cricket World Cup from a 14-team tournament to 10-team, they had faced heavy criticism for the same.

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