Shock loss to Scots will worry England, says Agar

20-year-old Max Holden top scored for Middlesex with 71

20-year-old Max Holden top scored for Middlesex with 71

Calum MacLeod played an innings to do not forget to lead Scotland to a fantastic six-run win over England in their one-off one-day worldwide on Sunday and later called the result "a massive statement from Scottish cricket".

The Tasmanian was pondering retirement less than three years ago and now finds himself at the helm for a five-match series in England.

All signs suggest England will continue to play high-wire one-day cricket - they did, after all, almost complete the joint-second highest ODI chase on Sunday - but they have had a painful reminder that the trapeze act comes with inherent risk.

"I'm really confident, feel like I'm bowling quite nicely especially with the white ball", he said. England are a brilliant side but scoring 371 against them means the world'.

England remain considerable favourites for the five-match series against an Australia side missing six first-choice players - David Warner, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood - but the visitors are chipper after two warm-up wins.

Asked if Scotland had sent a message to the ICC with this win, Sharif replied: 'I'm not going to say anything - they've seen it all today'.


But Derbyshire have moved quickly to secure the 85-cap global batsman on the back of his seventh ODI hundred as part of a new relationship between the midlands county and Cricket Scotland.

In a match of records, Bairstow's century was his third in a row - the first time an English batsman has done that - but his effort was in vain as England came up short. Kyle Coetzer scored 58 and George Munsey 55.

But they lost both openers in quick succession to be 107 for two.

Scotland crossed swords with England in a one-off ODI at Edinburgh and comfortably emerged triumphant by 6 runs. Mark Watt (3/55) bowled well for the Scots.

Victory completed a notable double over England for the Sole family.

"It's a bit of everything with the Australians coming over - in one sense they are there for the taking but they will also be a bit of a wounded animal", said the 27-year-old, speaking at a private batting session to celebrate unconventional greatness in cricket with Royal London.

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