Points to prove for Australia and England

Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer will play his 50th ODI for Scotland at The Grange on Sunday

The best 3rd wicket partnership for Scotland v England in ODIs.

For England and Eoin Morgan, their captain, the game was important in more ways than one – on its own, of course, and as a preparatory fixture for the five-match ODI series against Australia.

All signs suggest England will continue to play high-wire one-day cricket - they did, after all, almost complete the joint-second highest ODI chase on Sunday - but they have had a painful reminder that the trapeze act comes with inherent risk. It's going to be a couple of quality games, we don't expect them to come here and not try to knock us all over the place. It was good for us that England lost that game because you always like to start things off with a win. It was a lovely feeling and nice to do it in a crowd this big.

There was only one change in the squad from the T20I series against the West Indies in April, with Haris Sohail replacing Babar Azam, who fractured his wrist during the first Test against England last week.

"A one-off game like this, to bring your best game is very hard to do, they played well and deserved the result", said Morgan.

Having taken out the world's top one-day worldwide side with Sunday's historic win over the Auld Enemy, the Saltires were looking to complete a remarkable double by toppling the number-one ranked Twenty20 nation.

On a personal level, Agar is set for a key position in the Australia line-up having established himself as the main spinner ahead of Nathan Lyon at the start of the tour and being entrusted with the No. 7 slot in both warm-up matches.

Justin Langer, Australia's new coach, met questions about team culture head on before the series, promising that his team would continue to sledge - just as he does playing cards against his daughter - but clarifying "there is a difference between banter and abuse".

"At the end, England didn't really finish the job".

The sight of Scotland's Safyaan Sharif running in and reverse swinging the old ball at the Grange on Sunday was a little reminder of just what England are missing with a year to go until the World Cup.

"I hit it nicely". "I have better understanding of the game and a better self belief".

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