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MacLeod hundred powers Scotland to record 371-5 in England ODI

AFP  |  Edinburgh 

MacLeod's superb unbeaten century took to a record 371 for five in their one-day international against England in on Sunday.

It was a brilliant performance by the Scots against an England team who are currently top of the one-day international rankings.

MacLeod made 140 not out as surpassed their previous record total at this level of 341 for nine against fellow non-Test nation at Christchurch four years ago.

And it meant England would have to beat their highest winning total batting second in an ODI -- 350 for three against at in 2015 -- if they were to defeat in this stand-alone match.

The Scots, sent into bat by England Eoin Morgan, lost two wickets in quick succession to be 107 for two off 15 overs.

But MacLeod ensured a promising start to the innings was not wasted and together with (55) he shared a fourth-wicket stand of 107.

The 29-year-old MacLeod went to a hundred off just 70 balls, his seventh at this level but his first against an active Test nation and the first by any Scotland batsman against England.

In total, MacLeod faced just 94 balls including 16 fours and three sixes.

This was Scotland's first match since March, when they narrowly missed out on qualification for in England and

For England, a 'warm-up' fixture, ahead of a five-match ODI series against starting at The Oval on Wednesday, had now become a huge challenge.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 19:50 IST
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