George Dobell

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

Richie Berrington looks in dejection as Hamid Hassan and Shapoor Zadran celebrate

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Scotland's long wait goes on

The pain of this defeat will haunt Scotland all the more with their future participation at World Cups under threat

Paul Horton disagreed with his caught behind decision

County news

Major overhaul afoot in county game

English cricket is undergoing another major review: four-day Tests, an ambitious T20 tournament with England players, floodlit three-day Championship cricket - just about anything is possible

Nathan Lyon bowls to Kyle Abbott with plenty of catchers

ICC news

ECB moots four-day Tests, 40-over World Cup

Test cricket could be reduced to four days, and the next World Cup curtailed to just 40 overs a side if wide-ranging discussions between the chairmen of the English counties and the ECB become firm proposals, and are ultimately adopted by the ICC

Moeen Ali's century was only the second by an England batsman in ODIs in New Zealand

World Cup 2015: England

Moeen shrugs off England negativity

Moeen Ali believes it was his ability to shut out the background noise and negativity that led to his return to form in Christchurch

Preston Mommsen holed out to deep square leg after making 26

England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch

Scotland defeated by lack of experience

What this game showed us is that Scotland have the talent to compete with England. They were not blown away; they were defeated by their lack of exposure to the circumstances

Freddie Coleman leaps to catch the ball but misses

England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch

The athletic streaker

Plays of the day from the Group A game between England and Scotland in Christchurch

Paul Collingwood perhaps has a point to prove to the England hierarchy

Eng v Sco, Group A, Christchurch

Mommsen eyes big blow for Scots

It says something for the current state of affairs when the captain of Scotland feels obliged to talk down his side's chances of beating England. But there is a look in Preston Mommsen's eyes that tells you, in private, he is not talking down Scotland's c

Ian Bell gets a traditional Maori welcome

England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch

England take heart from Christchurch revival

England hope to be inspired by the spirit of Christchurch as they take the next step in their World Cup campaign

England's bowlers could not find a way past Brendon McCullum

England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch

Shaken England an opportunity for Scotland

Scotland have never won a World Cup game. But as they watch the faltering steps of their sickly neighbour, they might conclude they have never had a better opportunity

Gary Ballance and Alex Hales have a chat while stretching

World Cup 2015: England

Moores must attempt confidence trick

Despite the horror start to their World Cup, England have to believe that they can still go all the way - starting against Scotland on Monday