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"We showed we were capable of this previous year against Sri Lanka and then to take the step up to beat a full England side, number one-ranked in the world, is a massive statement from Scottish cricket". England were more like a shower in Scotland.
While Scotland broke records for fun during the one-off contest, England made a game out of the chase thanks to the brilliant 59-ball 105 from Jonny Bairstow who became the first England batsman to register three successive centuries in the 50-over format but his side lost the plot despite some enterprising cameos from the lower order.
England may have been missing Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes but there was a worrying lack of penetration while their bowlers were not skilful enough to contain the Scots on a surface that offered them nothing.
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"It does not take away what happened in Zimbabwe and everyone's feelings about the 10-team World Cup but this was a special day". How they proved a point on Sunday.
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None more so than MacLeod, 29, who was simply superb in racing to three figures off 70 balls to become the first Scot to score a hundred against England and inspire his side to their highest score in any 50-over worldwide.
MacLeod admitted the win would go down as one of the best for the team. Opening batsmen Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer got their side off to the flawless start, putting on 103 in quick time, matching each other shot for shot.
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It looked as if it would not almost be enough when Bairstow set off like a train, going to 50 off 27 balls with 16 off three balls from Michael Leask and then looking sure to make the quickest hundred in England's one-day history. Another in David Willey quickly followed.
England were seven down and still 96 runs from their target and Scotland were scenting an upset, but as Moeen Ali and Liam Plunkett added 70 for the eighth wicket, another heartbreak looked on the way.
However, MacLeod was quick to offer credit to coach Grant Bradburn and captain Kyle Coetzer for the leadership they have offered in freeing up the players to perform as they did in securing a six run win when Safyaan Sharid trapped England's last man Mark Wood LBW off the penultimate ball of the penultimate over.
And to think this was meant to be a warm-up.
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The 2019 World Cup hosts have just a few days to recover from a stunning one-day worldwide defeat before they face title-holders Australia in the first of a five-match series at The Oval on Wednesday.