Peter Moores' first game since returning as England coach was a victorious one as they beat Scotland by 39 runs in a rain-affected one-day international in Aberdeen.
Rain delayed the start by five-and-a-half hours, with the match initially reduced to 23 overs. However, more bad weather midway through the England innings meant it became a 20-over affair.
Scotland won the toss, elected to field at Mannofield Park and saw Ian Bell top-score with 50 in England's 167 for 6. That meant a Duckworth-Lewis amended target of 173.
However, the hosts, who have qualified for next year’s World Cup, failed to pull off an upset.
Alastair Cook and Bell put on 89 for the opening wicket in 11.3 overs before the latter was clean-bowled by Rob Taylor.
The rain came two balls later to force a 20-minute delay, and then Cook departed for 44 in the 16th over with Taylor picking up a second wicket.
Josh Davey picked up three wickets, but 31 off 23 balls from Eoin Morgan, a whirlwind 17 from Joe Root, and Chris Jordan hitting the only ball he faced for six saw England reach 8.35 runs per over.
|England: 167 for 6 (20 overs)|
|Cook||c MacLeod||b Taylor||44||65||47|
|Morgan||c Cross||b Wardlaw||31||38||23|
|Buttler||c Taylor||b Davey||9||13||5|
|Bopara||c MacLeod||b Davey||3||12||4|
|Root||c Taylor||b Davey||17||4||6|
|Extras||1nb 4w 1b 0lb||6|
The hosts were soon under the cosh in their reply as Jimmy Anderson, in his first limited-overs appearance for England since the Champions Trophy final, picked up wickets in his first two overs.
James Tredwell then struck with his fifth ball and Scotland were floundering on 55-3 at the halfway point of their reply.
Their task was made harder when Matt Machan departed for 33, and despite some lusty hitting from Michael Leask, who hit fives sixes in his 42, wickets fell regularly with Tredwell taking 4-40.
|Scotland: 133 for 9 (20 overs)|
|Machan||c Bell||b Bopara||33||48||37|
|Leask||c Anderson||b Tredwell||29||20||13|
|Taylor||c Jordan||b Tredwell||1||5||3|
|Davey||c Gurney||b Tredwell||0||2||2|
|Wardlaw||c Jordan||b Bopara||2||3||5|
|Extras||0nb 1w 0b 0lb||1|
England next face Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International on May 20.
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