England's top six is feared by opponents and the fact they got within six runs of their run chase against Scotland, even without Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, underlined their potency.
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Despite making a mammoth 371 for five, thanks mainly to Calum MacLeod's brilliant 140 not out, Scotland were in danger of defeat as England's Jonny Bairstow took advantage of a good pitch and short boundaries at the Grange to make 105. The good news for cricket fans in India is that they can catch Scotland vs Pakistan live on the Sportskeeda Cricket Facebook page.
From 276-7, the visitors threatened to get out of trouble courtesy of Moeen Ali (46) and Liam Plunkett (47 not out), but there was to be another twist in the tale.
"It is up to us to build on it. Hodgey said for too long Scottish sport has been about close misses and this could have been one of those days".
"Teams with massive potential like Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland along with many others have to be given more opportunities to play against the more experienced teams".
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Asked if Scotland had sent a message to the ICC with this win, Sharif replied: "I'm not going to say anything - they've seen it all today".
As a native Irishman Eoin Morgan, the captain of the beaten side, was meanwhile well placed to assess what the result meant for the home team and acknowledged that the better side had won on the day.
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.
Next up for England is a five-match ODI series against Australia, starting at The Oval on Wednesday, while Scotland can celebrate a day to remember.
However, England were undermined by a succession of soft dismissals after Bairstow holed out in the 18th over.