Mommsen rues Edinburgh errors

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Captain Preston Mommsen lamented a lack of consistency, as Scotland slipped to a 200-run loss at the hands of Australia in Tuesday's one-off ODI at the Grange Cricket Club Ground in Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.

Captain Preston Mommsen lamented a lack of consistency, as Scotland slipped to a 200-run loss at the hands of Australia in Tuesday's one-off ODI at the Grange Cricket Club Ground in Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.

Big centuries from openers Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh pushed the visitors to a formidable total of 362 for three, after which the home side fell to a mere 162 all out in the wake of seamer Mitchell Johnson's four-wicket haul.

The result, however, might have read very differently – had wicketkeeper David Murphy orchestrated a stumping. The fortunate recipient of the telling mistake, the hard-hitting Finch ultimately finished with a superb 148.

"We were good in parts. The first 10 overs we were very good with the ball. But unfortunately we missed a key opportunity with the missed stumping against Finch. That would have been really nice to have taken. Unfortunately we never got back in from there," said Mommsen, who led the side in the absence of regular skipper Kyle Coetzer, who is nursing a wrist injury.

The Saltires' next assignment is two ODis against Ireland at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Stormont, Belfast – on Friday and Sunday.

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