288dThe Bulletin by Sahil Dutta

England coast to thumping victory

A lightening 117-run opening stand between Andrew Strauss and Craig Kieswetter rocketed England to a seven-wicket victory with over a quarter of their innings to spare against Scotland in a sun-drenched Edinburgh

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Easy 7 wicket win for England as they chase the required runs in under 35 overs. A great display from openers Strauss and Kieswetter laid the platform and England were always crusing. Haq and Lyons managed to bowl well in areas but England were just too good.

As the players leave the pitch the Barmy Army decided to have a bit of fun as a man dressed in a banana suit decided to run round the pitch chased by six men wearing gorilla suits much to the amusment of the crowd.

Thanks for joining me, Callum Stewart, here in Edinburgh today where thankfully the rain managed to stay away. Do join us next week where the English will start their ODI series against Australia and the Scots will be taking on India A. For now, from us at Cricinfo, good afternoon.

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Berrington to Morgan, FOUR runs, hit high over the legside to finish the game in style
Berrington to Morgan, no run, big swing but only a bottom edge
Berrington to Morgan, no run, blocked away
Berrington to Collingwood, 1 run, blocked off his legs and they run a single to square leg

33 | 6 Runs | ENG: 208/3 (4 runs required from 16.2 overs, RR: 6.30, RRR: 0.23)

  • Paul Collingwood37 (41b)
  • Eoin Morgan20 (32b)
  • Majid Haq10-0-35-2
Haq to Collingwood, 1 run, pulled though square leg
Haq to Collingwood, no run, stopped by the bowler at full stretch

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st121AJ StraussC Kieswetter
2nd26KP PietersenC Kieswetter
3rd4PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
4th62PD CollingwoodEJG Morgan