Paine seeks to fix Australia's image with pre-series handshakes
Jun 13 2018 by Marjorie Miles
When Mark Wood became the last man to fall with England just six short of Scotland's mammoth 371 for five this picturesque ground erupted and a piped version of Flower of Scotland rang out amid jubilant scenes.
Scotland's first win in global 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.
For all that and more, including what Hussain and Bumble make of Australia's much-changed touring squad, download the latest Sky Sports Cricket Podcast here! "That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it", said MacLeod. We've got to take every game as it comes, they'll all be tough games and we've got to be prepared for that. This should be a catalyst for more games.
We played well out in Australia and did well but that's in the past now, that's gone and we're looking forward to this series. The World Cup is still a long way off and anything can happen before then, there is a lot of cricket to be played.
That should take nothing away from a Scotland side still bristling from their desperately unlucky failure to qualify for the World Cup and eager to prove they belong at cricket's top table.
"Performances like this can only push our case". It was nice to see what this Scottish team can really provide.
Calum MacLeod on Sunday (June 10) described Scotland's maiden win over England as "a great day in Scottish cricket history".
"It is up to us to build on it. Hodgey said for too long Scottish sport has been about close misses and this could have been one of those days".
The punishment means he can not hold any leadership position in the team for the rest of his career, but does allow him to play in overseas domestic leagues and Australian Premier Cricket - senior inter-club or district cricket competitions in each of Australia's states and territories.
"We set our stall out to be number one in the world and that's where we are, whether we were number one in this game or not, Scotland would still be delighted to win, it's not just because we are number one".
As a native Irishman Eoin Morgan, the captain of the beaten side, was meanwhile well placed to assess what the result meant for the home team and acknowledged that the better side had won on the day.
"You have a couple of really good players who aren't in the mix at the moment, having said that, we do have a really versatile squad, an injection of youth which is always helpful, so there's a lot of energy and a lot of players who are really believing in themselves at the moment". We didn't. It wasn't good enough to win and we were punished for it.
"We might have scraped past them and won, but there were still quite a few mistakes made that we need to rectify and learn from ahead of the Australia series".