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, play 03:31
While you were sleeping: England record first win

Jonathan Trott and Michael Beven recap England's confidence-building 119-run win over Scotland

, play 01:22
Trott: England will take confidence from win

Jonathan Trott and Michael Bevan look at the key points from England's 119-run win over Scotland

, play 01:53
Bevan: England batsmen need runs

Former Australia batsman Michael Bevan says England's batsmen need to play it safe and accumulate runs to gain some confidence in their group stage match against Scotland, in Christchurch

, play 02:34
Trott: 'Scotland's best opportunity to turn over a Test nation'

England batsman predicts a big game for Steven Finn against Scotland.

, play 01:49
Fond memories of Christchurch for Scotland - Davey

Scotland allrounder Josh Davey speaks to ESPN ahead of the England v Scotland game at Christchurch

, play 01:03
'A good time to play England' - Mommsen

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen 'can't put into words' what beating England at the World Cup would mean to his side

, play 00:43
'Having to apologise for our cricket is not acceptable' - Bell

England batsman speaks ahead of the Battle of Britain clash with Scotland.

, play 00:44
'Safe to say we're not underestimating anyone' - Moores

England coach says he's aware of the ability of a lot of the Scotland players because they play county cricket in England

  • '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

  • England's cobwebs and shackles are still on

    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 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

  • 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

  • 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

A Big Win


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

A Rare Event


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



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

Tons by Englishmen in NZ


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

A New Opposition


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

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.