Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

844dThe Report by David Hopps

Moeen ton gives England opening win

Moeen Ali coupled a rapid hundred with two wickets to help England beat Scotland by 119 runs in Christchurch and gain a much-needed first win

844dMarc Swain-Rogatski

'Your captain's Irish'

It might have been a bit of a no-contest but the fun fans and excellent weather made up for it

844dAndy Zaltzman

Moeen fights a lone battle

While he stroked his way to a fluent and majestic hundred, his team-mates struggled to find the boundaries, something that is very likely to cost England in their upcoming games

844dGeorge Dobell in 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

844dDavid Hopps

Morgan backs Bell's cautious approach

England's captain Eoin Morgan expressed support for Ian Bell's understated role in a Woirld Cup record opening stand with Moeen Ali as England saw off Scotland comfortably in Christchurch

844dGeorge Dobell in Christchurch

The athletic streaker

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

844dGeorge Dobell

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

Looking for Change


Number of World Cup matches that Scotland has won. They are the only team to play in two or more World Cups without a win.

A New Opposition


Number of previous ODIs that England have played in New Zealand. All of those were against New Zealand.

Tons by Englishmen in NZ


Years since an English batsman scored an ODI hundred in New Zealand (Chris Broad, 106, v NZ, Napier)



Number of times that Scotland have beaten a Test nation in ODIs.

A Rare Event


Number of times that Scotland have successfully chased down a 300+ target in ODIs (v Ireland, Edinburgh, 2011)

A Big Win


Number of World Cup games that England have won by a margin of 100 runs or more.