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Moeen Ali's century helped England register their first win

Asked to bat first, England’s opening duo Moeen Ali and Ian Bell put up grand opening partnership of 172 runs. In doing so Ali slammed his second odi century while Bell reached his fifty.

It was Bell's wicket that began England's slide, a decline halted by the late impetus of Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler. With a worthy 42 balls 46 runs by Morgan, England put up another of the 300 plus score of the tournament.

While chasing a total of 303, Scottish men had a shaky start. Kyle Coetzer scored decent 71 but unfortunately kept losing partners from the other end.

A 60 run partnership with the skipper Preston Mommsen in the middle did show some hope but he ran out of partners and his lonely battle came to end when he top edge off an Ali delivery. Afterwards, it was just a matter of doing the needful for England and Scottish were all out at 184.

 

Scoreboard: /icc-cwc-2015-live/results-folder/14th-match-pool-a-england-v-scotland/

Picture Gallery:

1. Moeen Ali and Ian Bell shake hands for a hundred run partnership.

 

2. Moeen Ali acknowledges his fifty. 

 

3. Freddie Coleman leaps to catch the ball but misses.

 

4. Gary Ballance walks off after chopping a Alasdair Evans delivery onto his stumps.

 

5. Josh Davey celebrates the wicket of Joe Root.

 

6. Eoin Morgan plays a reverse sweep to this one.

 

7. Matthew Cross stumped James Taylor on 17 off Josh Davey's bowling.

 

8. James Anderson celebrates Calum MacLeod's wicket.

 

9. Steven Finn tumbles on his follow through.

 

10. World Cup logo comes to life moment Kyle Coetzer played this shot.

 

11. Moeen Ali signs off with the Player of the Match award.