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Summary

  1. England win by 119 runs in Christchurch
  2. England's first victory in Pool A
  3. England 303-8: Moeen 128, Bell 54
  4. Moeen & Bell put on 172 for 1st wicket
  5. Scotland 184: Coetzer 71, Finn 3-26

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Chris Gayle, West Indies
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The next match in the tournament is at 03:30 GMT on Tuesday in Pool B when West Indies take on Zimbabwe, two teams who have one win and one defeat. As for every game in the tournament, there will be a text commentary team in place for that one.

Scotland continue their quest for that all important first victory against Afghanistan in beautiful Dunedin on Thursday, late Wednesday UK time, and don't forget England against Sri Lanka is on Saturday night UK time, starting at 21:45 GMT on 5 live sports extra. The BBC live text will be up and running from 21:30 GMT so please join the team then. From us for now, it's cheerio.

Review of the day

Moeen Ali and Ian Bell
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So no shock today as England record their first victory of the tournament, inspired by a composed 128 from 107 balls by Moeen Ali, who shared 172 for the first wicket with Ian Bell after Scotland chose to field first.

Skipper Eoin Morgan, who had only 22 ODI runs in five previous innings, added 46, with four fours and two sixes, while paceman Steven Finn recovered from his mauling by the New Zealand batsmen to claim 3-26.

Review of the match

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Scotland need to improve their bowling. They can't bowl at medium pace like that. I could have gone in and got runs against that. It is not good enough at this level."

Review of the match

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Stuart Broad
AP

"I think Stuart Board has lost confidence batting because of Mitchell Johnson swinging round his ear hole last summer. Bowling wise, he needs some bowling because he has been out for a long time with injury."

More quotes from the captains

England captain Eoin Morgan on TMS: "I am proud of the guys and how they fronted up and performed today. To get a result and through a potential banana skin and get points on the board is brilliant.

"Any runs and time in the middle is invaluable, especially considering the lack of runs I have had."

On Steven Finn: "I don't think we can look into Wellington too much. It was the worst time to bowl and the worst batsman to bowl to but he bowled really well today. I have shown faith in the guys I have selected the last two games as I feel they are the strongest we have and the best chance we have of winning games of cricket."

Review of the match

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"If I was Alex Hales I would be asking for my ticket to go home because I'd be wondering how I am not playing here. He is a much better player than Gary Ballance."

Review of the match

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"England will wake up tomorrow relieved. They have played below par. Now they will feel they are in with a chance. All they have to do is win a couple more matches and get through to the quarter-finals. I think they have a good chance of beating Sri Lanka as I don't think they are the force they used to be. The key is for individual players to help the captain by playing to their potential."

Review of the match

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

England cricket team
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"The only slight concern is that Steven Finn bowled a good line but his pace is down from what it has been and when better batsmen are coming at him, like McCullum, will he be able to do it?"

Review of the match

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"If England had lost three wickets for 50 there would have been some real jitters in the dressing room but that didn't happen and Moeen Ali played beautifully. Ian Bell had to work hard for his half-century. Fortunately at the other end Ali made it easy because he played so fluently.

"On another day when confidence is high they would probably have got another 30 or 40 runs. But 300 is pretty good for an nervous side."

Pool A standings

Pool A table
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More quotes from the captains

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen on TMS: "We are disappointed. We didn't take the game as deep as we would have liked to. Going in at half-time we thought we were in it. We threatened but that is as far as it got. Kyle [Coetzer] batted beautifully for us but unfortunately he couldn't go on to a big one.

"England had the perfect platform so I think we can take a lot of confidence from how we handled the last 25 overs. We had good plans and the guys executed them well at the death.

"There was a good feeling in the camp and preparation was spot on. We were hoping to capitalise on England's poor recent form but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. England are still a high ranked team and are a full member nation. We had nothing to lose today and gave it our best shot.

"There is a lot of quality on display from the 11 we had out and I know that first victory is not far away."

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Josh in Bedford: Solid bowling performance from England but we still refuse to bowl yorkers. These tail enders won't hit them.

Unwanted record

So the plucky Scots remain without a win against a Test nation and have now lost their first 10 World Cup matches, joining the Netherlands as the only teams to have suffered that fate.

Quotes from the captains

Scotland's Preston Mommsen: "We would have liked a few more early wickets. We came back well but then unfortunately with the bat we just couldn't quite get going. We knew we needed a partnership up front, we slowly started to get that but it wasn't enough. It's a huge step up from county cricket to international cricket, the ball is coming quicker and doing more but we are standing up to it and not shying away."

Quotes from the captains

England's Eoin Morgan: "It was important for us to focus on what we do. Losing the toss and batting first when the ball could move about a bit, the two openers set a great platform. Losing batsmen set us back but we recovered really well and got a good score.

"Today was all about a win, it was nice for me to get some runs and I thought we were really good with the ball. We didn't sit and sulk about past performances, guys put in performances."

Player reaction

Moeen Ali celebrates
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England batsman Moeen Ali on Test Match Special: "It is the most important thing that we won. It is nice to get a hundred in a winning side. These games can be tough, as we have seen in the tournament so far.

"I had a good chat with our assistant coach Paul Farbrace and we got on the mental side of it to look positively and concentrate on doing a job for the team. It is not easy, it is in the press and it feels like everyone is against us but it is important that we take that away. Teams lose, and we have not played well but what we need to do is stay together as best as we can.

"There was a point when we thought we might get 340 but we have not being playing well lately so we will take 300. Hopefully we will get on a run now and we can qualify and we will see after that."

How's stat?

This is England's largest victory margin by runs in a World Cup match since they beat East Africa by 196 runs at Birmingham in 1975.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Job done. England have been professional. Man for man England are the better team on paper and quite frankly Scotland were not in the game. It was a possible banana skin if England lost early wickets after they'd been beaten heavily by Australia and New Zealand, but it never happened.

"Moeen Ali played splendidly and the other big plus is Eoin Morgan scoring runs. It was all plusses. Scotland, to me, didn't look in the same ability as England, who will sleep better tonight and wake up feeling better and refreshed for their next game against Sri Lanka. I think they will take Sri Lanka."

How's stat?

This is just the fifth time in their last 18 ODIs against Associates sides that England have bowled the opposition out.

Man of the match

Moeen Ali: "It's nice to get a bit of form going into the next game. It's nice to get a winning hundred. Hopefully now we can get on a run and win the next three.

"I didn't feel like I bowled that well. It was nice just to get some wickets and bowl 10 overs."

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James Taylor (not THAT one): Good professional game by England! Much needed win! Batting was still poor other than Ali.

Final scorecard

Scotland 184 from 42.2 overs

Fall of wickets: 17-1 (MacLeod 4), 47-2 (Coleman 7), 54-3 (Machan 5), 114-4 (Mommsen 26), 122-5 (Coetzer 71), 128-6 (Berrington 8), 150-7 (Davey 9), 160-8 (Cross 23), 184-9 (Evans 9), 184-10 (Haq 15)

Not out batsman: Wardlaw 0

Bowling figures: Anderson 6-0-30-2, Broad 7-0-24-0, Woakes 5.2-0-25-2, Finn 9-3-26-3, Moeen 10-0-47-2, Root 5-0-27-1

England 303-8: Moeen 128, Bell 54, Morgan 46

Record: Moeen and Bell's stand of 172 is England's highest World Cup opening partnership of all time and the highest by any team at this World Cup

Scorecard

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Next up for England is Sri Lanka on Sunday, late Saturday night UK time. They made rather heavy weather of it against Zimbabwe yesterday didn't they, only winning

by four wickets?

WICKET

Haq c Ballance b Woakes 15 - Scotland 184 all out (England win by 119 runs)

England team celebrate
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No time for Jimmy to get another as Woakes captures his second, Haq going for glory and finding fine-leg. In delightful afternoon sunshine England leave the field looking very contented, a far cry from the other day when they sloped off having lost in 12.3 overs against New Zealand.

WICKET

Evans c Buttler b Anderson Sco (184-9)

Jimmy could do with a late brace here, he's only got 1-133 from his three matches in the tournament thus far. And sure enough, he strikes. Fabulous delivery too, 'too good for thee lad' as the late, great Fred Trueman was said to be fond of saying. Away movement, pitches on middle, finds the edge, and Buttler takes a neat catch diving forward behindthe timbers.

Sco 183-8 (required rate 13.44)

Evans picks up two more boundaries in typical tailender fashion off Woakes, fending a short one down the leg-side and scything wildly over the wicketkeeper's head where you very rarely find a fielder.

Scorecard update

Scotland 175-8 after 40 overs (target 304)

Batsmen: Haq 14, Evans 9

Fall of wickets: 17-1 (MacLeod 4), 47-2 (Coleman 7), 54-3 (Machan 5), 114-4 (Mommsen 26), 122-5 (Coetzer 71), 128-6 (Berrington 8), 150-7 (Davey 9), 160-8 (Cross 23)

Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-29-1, Broad 7-0-22-0, Woakes 4-0-17-1, Finn 9-3-26-3, Moeen 10-0-47-2, Root 5-0-27-1

England 303-8: Moeen 128, Bell 54, Morgan 46

Record: Moeen and Bell's stand of 172 is England's highest World Cup opening partnership of all time and the highest by any team at this World Cup

Scorecard

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Sco 175-8 (Majid 14, Evans 1)

Super shot from Majid. Stand and deliver, a free swing of the bat and down the ground she goes for four-penneth. He's played 52 matches, averaging 17 and has a best of 71. Combined with an inside edge and a lofted cut, the left-hander collects three boundaries in the over, the first Finn has conceded.

Umpire review

Sco 163-8 (required rate 12.81)

Steven Finn
Reuters

Finn is up to second in the list of World Cup wicket-takers now with eight, three behind New Zealand's sultan of swing Tim Southee, who will surely add quite a few more. Broad has only two and after being incredulous his lbw appeal is not granted, he uses the England review, as he often likes to. It is clipping leg stump for height and width so it's umpire's call and Haq remains.

WICKET

Cross c Root b Finn 23 (Sco 160-8)

Steven Finn celebrates
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But big Finny is back in the wickets in style. Those visions of a charging McCullum must have faded and he has 3-14 now in his eighth over. Cross is the personification of his name when he tries to leave a rising delivery and it simply flies off the face of the bat to Root at slip.

Sco 160-7 (required rate 11.07)

Now I don't like to criticise but let's talk about SCJ Broad. He has only taken four or more wickets 10 times in his 116 ODIs and the last of those was in March 2011. He's played 40 matches since then. It is not going to be significant in this match but it might be if England are going to challenge the big boys. Also his pace, it is barely 80mph. Cross has plenty of time to pick up two off the back foot and then keeps the bowling with an easy paddle to mid-wicket.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"After the savage beating Finn took from McCullum against New Zealand he has come back and looked lively, bowled a decent line and got good bounce. He has had all the batsmen struggling to get runs from him."

Sco 156-7 (Cross 20, Majid 1)

The powerplay begins, and much like an England batting powerplay there is hardly a flurry of runs. None in fact. There were only two maidens in the England innings and this is only the second of this one, both to Finn.

Sco 156-7 (required rate 9.86)

The Scots have reached 300 on two occasions - and one was on this very ground when MacLeod made that record 175 I told you about some hours ago. They scored 341-9 from their 50 then against Canada but they are likely to get around half of that here. Moeen concedes a fourth boundary as Cross swats away to leg, but he returns 2-47 from his 10 and has 19 ODI wickets from his 20 matches.

How's stat?

Moeen 128 and 9-0-41-2

The last player to score a century and take two wickets in the same ODI for England was Jonathan Trott (102 & 2-31) v Australia at Adelaide on 26 January, 2011.

The only player to score a 100 and take three wickets in the same ODI for England is Paul Collingwood (112* & 6-31) v Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in 2005.

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport in Christchurch

"It never fails to amaze me how much a streaker captures the imagination of ex-cricketers. This particular streak, however, was something special. Our invader avoided the portly security with speed and nimble feet, making it all across the outfield, past our commentary box and over the fence at the back - the perfect crime. 'Wonderful athleticism,' says Geoffrey Boycott."

WICKET

Davey c Buttler b Finn 9 (Sco 150-7)

Steven Finn celebrates
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I don't think my suggestion for the streaker graphic was passed by the BBC governors but we have one on the field - a streaker, not a BBC governor. He made a brave, scattergun run, rather like a pheasant surrounded by an invasion of game hunters, but there is no time to vault over the bails before he is apprehended.

Another wicket, Finn has Davey caught behind with a routine edge, and the big paceman has 2-14. He's enjoying this rather more than his two overs for 49 against the blazing blade of Brendon McCullum's New Zealand.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Ali has been impressive, bowling into a breeze, he has looked lively and has got good revs on the ball. The ball does things in the air for him and he is getting it to drift in the air and then grip.

The other thing he did was to bowl with enough speed to prevent the batsmen making room to hit on the on side. The batsmen lost their options and could only score on one side."

Sco 148-6 (Moeen 2-41 from 9)

A leg slip in place for Moeen in the pleasant late afternoon sunshine. These views across the emerald turf are just a delight. He's not giving it much flight, Moeen, but England are rattling through the overs and watching the required rate escalate. It has gone above nine now.

Sco 144-6 (Cross 11, Davey 7)

The first wide of the innings as Root strays down the leg-side. The Scots bowled 15 of them and conceded 21 extra in total. An old school short-arm thump from Cross, a little like a hockey stroke, superbly stopped on the rope by Anderson prevents the four and saves one run, but was it really worth risking injury for England's premier bowler? One run is hardly going to matter is it? Is it?