Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Scotland lose to Pakistan in first of two T20 internationals

David Warner joins Nine's cricket commentary team for Australia v England ODI Scottish cricket celebrates its greatest day after shock defeat of world number one ranked England
Shannon Reynolds | 13 June, 2018, 01:03

"Cricket has all the ingredients to become a global game", Tendulkar said on Twitter after Scotland's shock win.

"To have the No.1 team in the world here, and the energy from the crowd, to set a total like that, what a game", he said.

The International Cricket Council had already angered Scotland and many of their fellow non-Test nations by cutting the number of teams at next year's World Cup from 14 to 10.

"Dave is the best One Day and T20 batsman of the past decade so he's perfectly placed to join our coverage for the United Kingdom series", Nine's Director of Sport Tom Malone said. The circus is about to begin again, but both teams would rather their cricket did the talking over the next two weeks. Moeen Ali tried to fix the damage with a 33-ball 46 but England had left themselves too much to do. None of the bowlers came off well against Scotland and one of Tom Curran or Jake Ball stand a chance of coming into the XI, possibly at the expense of Willey.

It will also be Justin Langer's first assignment as coach of Australia. He has suggested he prefers the extra bowling option and Maxwell's poor form could leave him vulnerable if Finch takes a middle-order role.

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Trump downplayed Beijing's role in the denuclearization process. "I'm not trying to unify South Korea and North Korea ". Indeed, mere hours after the summit concluded, China began to advocate for easing those sanctions .

Rafael Nadal ready for 'tough final' against Dominic Thiem on Sunday
Nadal, in an on-court interview, also said he's sure that runner-up Thiem will win the tournament in "the next couple of years". And on the penultimate point of the semifinal, after being run ragged, the 2009 US Open victor could only offer up a smile.

Scotland are on a high after winning the one-off ODI against England. The forecast for Tuesday is warm and cloudy, but don't expect the white Kookaburra to swing. Even in this new era of toned-down sledging from Australia, it would be a surprise if England's stumble in Edinburgh wasn't given the occasional mention when the two sides meet.

Jonny Bairstow is braced for Australia to provide a real challenge in this month's ODI series as his England teammates look to bounce back from their humbling defeat to Scotland.

We've created an electric atmosphere and it's something we need to do more.

"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".

Having taken out the world's top one-day global 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.

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