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Scotland lose to Pakistan in first of two T20 internationals

Scotland lose to Pakistan in first of two T20 internationals

Scotland's victory will send out a powerful message to the ICC, which voted to restrict the 2019 World Cup to 10 teams from the previous 14, which makes it far more hard for second-tier sides to qualify.

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Scotland's total was their highest at this level, surpassing their 341 for nine against fellow non-Test nation Canada at Christchurch four years ago.

Scotland registered their first victory over England on Sunday in Edinburgh, bowling them out for 365 after posting their highest score of 5-371.

Ashton Agar believes Australia can exploit the uncertainty created by England's shock six-run defeat to Scotland in the forthcoming ODI series.

The 2019 World Cup hosts have just a few days to recover from a stunning one-day worldwide defeat before they face title-holders Australia in the first of a five-match series at The Oval on Wednesday.

When Scotland's bowler, Safyaan Sharif, was asked they had sent a message to the ICC with this win, Sharif said, "I'm not going to say anything".

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Bairstow set a record by becoming the first England batsman to make three ODI centuries in successive innings but it was not enough to deny the Scots.

The Aussies begin their five-match ODI series against Eoin Morgan's men at Lord's today knowing the hosts will look to get their Edinburgh loss out of their system.

"I can't talk about it any more to be honest, we've talked about what's acceptable from our team and what people are saying from outside our team doesn't really matter", Paine said.

This was Scotland's first match since March, when they narrowly missed out on qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

"It does not take away what happened in the World Cup qualifiers and everyone's feelings about the 10-team tournament".

"The wicket was so good, but it was probably a 330-340 wicket and we just gave them too many runs". That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it. We backed ourselves to compete and win against the number one team in the world and we're disappointed we didn't manage that. This should be a catalyst for more games.