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
It might have been a bit of a no-contest but the fun fans and excellent weather made up for it
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
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
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
Plays of the day from the Group A game between England and Scotland in Christchurch
They won the game. They found some form. If you're judging England on the scoreboard, it was above par, but still well below par
Moeen Ali scored his second ODI ton to help England through to their first win of World Cup 2015, beating Scotland by an impressive 119 runs at Christ Church on Monday.
Stats highlights from the Group A game between England and Scotland in Christchurch
#BendTheRules Moments from the Group A match between England and Scotland
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
England hope to be inspired by the spirit of Christchurch as they take the next step in their World Cup campaign
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.
Number of previous ODIs that England have played in New Zealand. All of those were against New Zealand.
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.
Number of times that Scotland have successfully chased down a 300+ target in ODIs (v Ireland, Edinburgh, 2011)
Number of World Cup games that England have won by a margin of 100 runs or more.