Ali, Bell take England to 303 against Scotland
CHRISTCHURCH: Moeen Ali scored 128 as England posted 303 for eight batting first against Scotland in the World Cup Pool A match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday.
Ali and Ian Bell (54) put on 172 for the first wicket, the highest opening partnership in the tournament so far.
For Scotland, Josh Davey took four for 68.
Ali c Coleman b Haq 128
Bell c Coetzer b Berrington 54
Ballance b Evans 10
Root c Cross b Davey 1
Morgan c Mommsen b Davey 46
Taylor st Cross b Davey 17
Buttler c Davey b Wardlaw 24
Woakes c Mommsen b Davey 1
Broad not out 0
Finn not out 1
Extras (b1, lb4, w15, nb1) 21
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 303
Did not bat: J Anderson
Fall of wickets: 1-172 (Bell), 2-201 (Ali), 3-203 (Ballance), 4-203 (Root), 5-252 (Taylor), 6-297 (Buttler), 7-300 (Morgan), 8-300 (Woakes)
Bowling: Wardlaw 10-1-60-1 (2w); Davey 10-0-68-4 (9w); Evans 10-1-46-1 (2w); Haq 10-0-51-1 (1nb); Berrington 5-0-43-1 (2w); Machan 2-0-11-0; Coetzer 3-0-19-0;
Scotland: Preston Mommsen (capt), Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Majid Haq, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Iain Wardlaw
Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS), S. Ravi (IND)
TV umpire: Marius Erasmus (RSA)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)