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Safyaan Sharif holds nerve to earn Scotland tie with Ireland

Scotland held their nerve last night as they forced a dramatic tie with Ireland to keep alive their hopes of winning the T20 Tri Nations tournament in the Netherlands.

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Fernando Alonso on the podium at Le Mans after his Toyota team won for the first time. Picture: Getty.

Crash ends Paul Di Resta’s Le Mans dream

Paul di Resta walked away from a 135mph crash into a wall as Fernando Alonso steered Toyota to its first win at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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England's Eoin Morgan celebrates his half-century during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London on June 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECBIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images

Moeen Ali wicket burst sets England on way to win over Australia

England made hard work of a three-wicket one-day international win over a weakened Australia at The Oval.

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Scotland's Mark Watt is run out during the Second International T20 match at The Grange, Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 13, 2018. See PA story CRICKET Scotland. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Scotland fizzle in the drizzle as Pakistan take T20 series

The joyous glow of Sunday’s magnificent moment in the sun will burn long in the memory but Scotland’s brief bask in the cricketing limelight 
fizzled in the drizzle yesterday evening.

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Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz, centre,  celebrates aftertaking the wicket of Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer.

Pakistan bring Scots back down to earth with 48-run T20 win

Well let’s face it, beating two world-topping cricket teams in the space of three days would have been a bit greedy.

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Chris Sole bowls during the One Day International match between Scotland and England at The Grange. Picture:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Rugby hero David Sole bowled over watching son beat the Auld Enemy

As his country’s captain leading Scotland in the legendary 1990 grand slam decider against England, David Sole was famously cool, psyching out his southern opponents by casually strolling on to the hallowed turf of Murrayfield.

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Calum MacLeod, left, and Kyle Coetzer celebrate on Sunday. Picture: Getty.

Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer: ‘We must refocus on Pakistan’

After creating history with Sunday’s magical six-run one-day international win over England, Scotland’s cricketers have been set the target of reaching the top ten in the world Twenty20 rankings, writes Duncan Smith.

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Scotland coach Grant Bradburn still in jubilant mood at The Grange yesterday. Picture: SNS

Grant Bradburn: The man who made Scots believe they can win

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn looks out across the lush green oval of The Grange and could be forgiven for wondering if the scenes he witnessed less than 24 hours previously were all a dream.

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Mark Watt made Scotland's breakthrough when he had Jason Roy caught and bowled. Picture: PA.

Mark Watt’s role in Scotland’s defeat of England was crucial

The main headlines went to man-of-the-match Calum MacLeod for his sublime unbeaten century and it was seamer Safyaan Sharif who clinched the victory with his corker of a yorker but young left-arm spinner Mark Watt’s crucial role in Sunday’s momentous win over England should not be overlooked.

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Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer during training at The Grange on Monday.

Scotland cricket coach says Test status ‘a long way off’

Coach Grant Bradburn believes Scotland are some way off becoming a Test cricket nation but hopes Sunday’s historic win over England has pushed them closer to the top table of the world game.

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Alasdair Evans (left) and Safyaan Sharif celebrate beating England in the ODI at the Grange. Picture: PA

Five of Scotland’s most memorable cricket results

Yesterday’s six-run victory over England at the Grange has been called the greatest result in Cricket Scotland’s history - but what other results run it close?

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Sachin Tendulkar called for Scotland and other smaller nations to be given more chances to face experienced opponents. File picture: Getty Images

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar calls for ‘more exposure’ for Scotland

Sachin Tendulkar has called for Scotland to be given ‘more opportunities’ to face ‘more experienced’ teams in the wake of the One Day International victory over England at Grange yesterday.

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England's Eoin Morgan walks off the field at the Grange. Picture: SNS.

England’s Eoin Morgan ‘We just didn’t play at our best’

England captain Eoin Morgan refused to view the shock loss to Scotland as a catastrophe and paid tribute to the underdogs after yesterday’s
sensational six-run win in a high-scoring 
thriller, writes Duncan Smith.

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Kyle Coetzer, right, Calum MacLeod, centre, and Mark Watt lead the celebrations after Safyaan Sharif took the winning wicket. Picture: Getty.

Howzat for history! Scots score famous victory over England

The hero of Scottish cricket’s most famous day revealed that the team were determined not to be “plucky losers” as they dramatically finished off a momentous six-run victory over world No 1 side England in Edinburgh.

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Scotland players celebrate taking the wicket of Moeen Ali during the victory at the Grange. Picture: SNS.

Scotland record ‘greatest win in history’ as they stun England in the cricket

With a couple of overs remaining the miracle was most certainly on but the overriding, nagging sense was that yet another addition to the Scottish sporting pantheon of near misses still seemed the more likely outcome.

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Kyle Coetzer welcomes England's Eoin Morgan to Grange CC. Picture: Donald Macleod.

Eoin Morgan unsure if associate answer is in internationals

England captain Eoin Morgan expressed sympathy for Scotland over their failure to make next year’s World Cup but admits he “doesn’t have the answer” to how associate nations get more exposure to top-level cricket.

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Kyle Coetzer welcomes England's Eoin Morgan to Grange CC. Picture: Donald Macleod.

Calcutta Cup hero Duncan Hodge gives Scots cricketers a hint or two

Scotland’s cricketers have been tapping the experience of a Calcutta Cup hero for inspiration on how to beat England ahead of today’s glamour one-day international against the world No 1 side at The Grange.

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John Blain frustrated the Arbroath batsmen.

Unbeaten Grange turn to the old guard

Grange may have been without two of their star players but that did not prevent the Eastern Premier leaders from extending their unbeaten start to the season.

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Former England captain David Gower, now a TV cricket commentator, was in Edinburgh for the ODI between Scotland and England. Picture: Philip Brown/Getty Images

David Gower is happy to go into bat for Scottish cricket

If you are going to meet David
Gower in Edinburgh, then 
the lounge bar of the plush Caledonian Hotel is as good a place as any, the louche surroundings providing the perfect backdrop for a man whose cricketing exploits led to his name rarely being mentioned without the prefixes “elegant and stylish”.

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Grange all-rounder Dylan Budge is in the Scotland squad to face England in the One-day International against England on Sunday. Picture: Donald Macleod

Kyle Coetzer to lead Scotland against the Auld Enemy

Kyle Coetzer will lead out Scotland against England after Grant Bradburn confirmed his 15-man squad for Sunday’s sell-out one-day international at the Grange in Edinburgh.

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