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Kristopher Love | 12 June, 2018, 08:32

Ex-New Zealand spinner Bradburn has been Scotland boss since 2014.

England looked to be in the box seat to chase down a record score of 371 after getting past 100 without losing a wicket inside the first 10 overs, and Jonny Bairstow's 54-ball century - his third in a row in ODI cricket - looked as though it had broken the back of the chase.

However, they suffered a middle-order collapse and the match ended with seven balls remaining when Scotland paceman Saf Sharif had England No 11 Mark Wood plumb leg before to seal a famous victory.

First Scotland impressed the cricketing world with their performance in Zimbabwe at the qualifiers, where they missed out of a successful result after a controversial Duckworth-Lewis loss to the West Indies in March, and on Sunday, once again they proved they have the potential to produce competitive cricket.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the reaction on social media to Scotland's stunning win.

He said they had drawn additional inspiration from the involvement in their camp ahead of the match of Duncan Hodge, hero of the Scotland rugby team's Calcutta Cup win in 2000 when he scored all 19 of his side's win who is also a fine cricketer.

Fresh from a scintillating stint in the Indian Premier League, an in-form Buttler rewarded Smith's judgement with a man-of-the-match display at Headingley as England drew the two-Test series against Pakistan.

Banned from the Australian team, David Warner is to get a Nine Network commentary role during their ODI series in England.

In a match of records, Bairstow's century was his third in a row - the first time an English batsman has done that - but his effort was in vain as England came up short.

Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer said: "It was an outstanding game and the guys did unbelievably well to knock over the top side in the world".

MacLeod, however, ensured a promising start was not wasted and together with George Munsey (55) put on 107 for the fourth wicket.

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.

"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, no 1 ranked in the world, is a massive statement from Scottish cricket".

Root spread his hands out in dismay when Alex Hales called him through for a single that was never on and Hales compounded his error when he fell immediately after captain Eoin Morgan cutting carelessly to point.