England vs Scotland Cricket World Cup 2015 Match Highlights: A solid Century from Moeen Ali has helped England to win its first Cricket World Cup 2015 match against Scotland in Cristchurch. In reply Scotland were trying very hard and were very briefly in the hunt,gradually fell well short with Steve Finn (3-26) doing the bulk of the damage.
In England vs Scotland Cricket World Cup 2015 Match, this may could been expected, but it was a hugely restorative victory,and in more than one way. It was a opening record partnership of 172 beween Moeen and Ian Bell for the first wicket, where Ali scored 128 as England posted 303-8.
Very importantly, there were wickets for Finn which showed scratching ill effects from the support he received by the hands of Brendon McCullum in Wellington when his two overs went for unbelievable 49. It was not at all a plain sailing for England despite they never gave up a hold on the game from initial start to finish.
England has not changed their eleven for the second match in succession, the only minor imperfection came when another failure came from Gary Ballance at number three, the batsman scoring 10 runs for the third time in succession. Ali position in the batting order for the match against Sri Lanka on comming saturday must
surely be in some doubt as Alex Hales is pushing hard for a place.
Probabily batting is Scotland’s strongest bet and one won’t be suprise to see England bowling effort has put them under pressure for which Josh Davey deserved credit taking four for 68. In their conscience Scotland might have been disappointed not to reach atleast 300, even after Ali and Ian Bell proved that the
pich has a brilliant platform to score such runs.
This pair has made a significance with 172 runs for Record opening stand by passing the 158 runs made by Barry Wood and Dennis Amis against East Africa in 1975. But England recklessly wasted that base by losing three wickets for two runs in 11 balls before Morgan with James Taylor and then Jos Buttler gently made the score.
Scotland briefly had the feeling that England is feeling the heat. After 10 overs at 47-1, Kyle Coetzer went on to score 71. At the succession of loosing wickets at regular interval, the flow of scoring shifting from Coetzer to England at 122-5.
Win has certainly sent England, where they are left with a match against Sri Lanka this comming Sunday whcih they are now looking forward to.
And for Scotland they are off to south to Dunedin, whcih is famously called the Edinburgh of the south, which is a must-win battle against Afghanistan on Thursday.