Sunday, 22 February 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 14th Match

23 Feb 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 14th Match
(Pool A: England vs Scotland at Christchurch)

Moeen ton gives England opening win

England vs Scotland
303/8 (50) 184/10 (42.2)
England won by 119 runs
Photo © ICC

The timely appearance of the Auld Enemy proved to be a World-Cup blessing for England. Scotland rarely pass muster these days even in their most culturally-ingrained team sports of football and rugby union and, as far as cricket is concerned, their fortunes have yet to cause much impassioned debate on Sauchiehall Street. England, easy victors by 119 runs, were grateful for that as they began to restore their World Cup reputation.

For all the belligerent pre-match cries of Paul Collingwood, a proud Englishman finding himself reading from the Braveheart script, Scotland have never beaten a Full Member nation in a one-day international. Repelled by Moeen Ali's confident century, 128 from 107 balls, they managed little more than a skirmish in Christchurch, although all remains far from right for England because while Moeen oiled the England innings, there was the sound of clanking and grinding all around him.

Moeen ton gives England opening win (espncricinfo):
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