Scotland’s cricketers recorded a historic victory over Sri Lanka in Beckenham in Kent on Sunday.
It was the first time the Scots had ever beaten an ICC Full Member side and the seven-wicket success was sealed through brilliant batting performance from two Aberdeen-born batsmen, Kyle Coetzer, who led from the front with 118, and Matthew Cross who reached his ton as his side reached their target of 288.
The match was a warm-up contest for the Champions Trophy, which begins next month, but the outcome is likely to send shock waves around the cricket circuit.
Scotland have come close on so many occasions in the past, but this was a definite breakthrough and Grant Bradburn’s team competed well after their opponents threatened to post a score in excess of 300.
Even their all-out 287 looked formidable, but Coetzer, who hit a superb 156 against Bangladesh at the 2015 World Cup against Bangladesh was in imperious mood and produced a string of marvellous drives, cuts and sweeps, which powered to every part of the ground.
He and and his younger north-east conference, Cross, who was more circumspect, made light work of the chase and added a stand of over 180 for the first wicket.
And though they subsequently lost Coetzer, Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington, Cross and his captain Con de Lange got the job done in majestic fashion.
The same two sides meet again at the same venue in Tuesday.
But the Scots can fully celebrate a momentous achievement.