Morgan admits England deserve to lose after shock defeat to Scotland

Tanya Simon
June 14, 2018

But despite Bairstow becoming the first England batsman to score ODI hundreds in three successive innings, England failed to chase down a target of 372 after a superb 140 not out by Calum MacLeod laid the platform for Scotland's stunning win. The highest total recorded at the venue is 398 and expect a high-scoring game again.

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"We want more games". That is the bigger shop window rather than the personal side.

"It's now about living our actions, we've spoken about internally about our values as a team and how we want to be perceived by the Australian public and by the cricket public in general".

"We have got to enjoy the occasion", he said. Anyone here or watching could see the energy from the crowd and what passion there is for cricket up here.

Coetzer, who scored 58 in 49 balls and added 103 for the first wicket with Matt Cross, was pleased with the outcome, saying, "It means a lot to the guys. We know we're going to have to be at our absolute best.I'm sure they'll come back better for what happened in Scotland".

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Scotland's national coach Bradburn, meanwhile, will join Derbyshire's coaching team for the Vitality Blast and provide support for Specialist Twenty20 Coach John Wright and Bowling Coach Dominic Cork. They are all made more risky by the fact England bat deep enough for Adil Rashid - who averages 20.40 - to often play at No.10.

Jonny Bairstow is braced for Australia to provide a real challenge in this month's ODI series as his England teammates look to bounce back from their humbling defeat to Scotland.

It didn't go the way they would have wanted.

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

"The way we played, we didn't deserve to win it". His pace was on show in the warm-up against Middlesex and he appears locked in as part of the bowling attack that still has many questions over it. Ashton Agar said he was looking forward to Stanlake hopefully "ripping through" England and Langer also built him up.

With two Twenty20s to play against Pakistan this week, Scotland could be forgiven for switching their focus to the upcoming matches, but Coetzer is keen to enjoy the momentous victory.

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