Marsh pleased to pummel Scots

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Batsman Shaun Marsh welcomed a 200-run triumph over Scotland in Tuesday's one-off ODI in Edinburgh as "a worthwhile exercise", as testing five-match series in England loomed.

Batsman Shaun Marsh welcomed a 200-run triumph over Scotland in Tuesday's one-off ODI in Edinburgh as "a worthwhile exercise", as testing five-match series in England loomed.

The left-handed Marsh amassed 151 and fellow opener Aaron Finch 148 in a hefty total of 362 for three, after which seamer Mitchell Johnson's telling four-wicket haul resigned the hosts to a mere 162 all out in 43.5 overs.

Marsh and Finch were collectively combative during a record 246-run alliance inside 39 overs. The pair ultimately garnered 32 boundaries and a dozen sixes between them in front of an entertained crowd at the Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place.

"It wasn't easy out there. It was a tricky wicket, they bowled well and I had to work hard. The boys got time out in the middle, the bowlers bowled well and it was a great spectacle. It's great to come up to a lovely place like Edinburgh. The boys have really enjoyed it," enthused Marsh.

The first ODI will get underway at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton will host fixtures two, three, four and five respectively.

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