Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali helped England win their first match of the 2015 ICC World Cup.Getty

England registered their first win of the 2015 ICC World Cup as they crushed Scotland at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, on Monday.

Scotland won the toss and Preston Mommsen elected to bowl first. The decision to chase proved costly for the Scots as they lost their second Group B fixture to their neighbours.

The Three Lions managed to post 303 runs from their 50 overs, with opener Moeen Ali starring with the bat after scoring 128 runs. He was accompanied by his opening partner Ian Bell, who made 54 runs and scored the second highest runs for his side.

England captain Eoin Morgan played a crucial role down the order as his 46 off 42 deliveries helped his side surpass a total of 300. They scored 303 for the loss of eight wickets in their 50 overs.

In reply, Scotland opener Kyle Coetzer was the only player to shine with the bat. His 71 off 84 deliveries was the only highlight with the bat for Mommsen's side. Apart from him, three other batsmen managed to score in double figures.

Scotland were bowled out for 184 runs and England sealed a victory by 119 runs. After suffering defeats at the hands of Australia and New Zealand, Morgan and his men managed to avoid a third defeat in the ongoing World Cup.

England's Ali was named the man of the match for his brilliant display with the bat at the top of the order and also with the ball, as he picked up two wickets. The latest victory has kept the Three Lions' hope of qualifying for the next round of the tournament alive.

England next take on Sri Lanka on 1 March and Scotland face Afghanistan in their upcoming clash later this Thursday.