England suffered ODI embarrassment in Edinburgh as Scotland recorded their most famous win with a dramatic six-run triumph at The Grange.
The International Cricket Council's decision to shrink the World Cup from 14 teams to 10 had already been heavily criticised long before Scotland and their fellow associate or non-Test nations impressed with the quality of their play in Zimbabwe.
Scotland's Safyaan Sharif sparked a pitch invasion when he trapped Mark Wood lbw with an inswinging yorker in the 49th over just when England looked like they might avoid an infamous defeat that ranks alongside their loss to Ireland at the 2011 World Cup.
'It's not the end of the world, it was a really good run out and good to have a practice going into the series against Australia.
"The level of expectation has been high around the team for a while, it doesn't get higher than being number one in the world". "We were miles off where we expect to be and didn't do enough to win".
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Australia spinner Ashton Agar, who will face England when the series gets underway at the Oval on Wednesday, said he was happy the controversial opener is in the right head space again following the huge fall-out from the incident in Johannesburg in March. "We want to be fearless enough to walk through the door and win games".
Scotland's victory will send out a powerful message to the ICC, which voted to restrict the 2019 World Cup to 10 teams from the previous 14, which makes it far more hard for second-tier sides to qualify.
"We want more games". That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it.
Scotland's first win in worldwide cricket over England came in their first match since they were cruelly denied a place at next year's World Cup after a poor umpiring decision and rain saw them miss out in their final qualifier against the West Indies in Harare in March.
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