CT2017: England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets

Hope Soto
June 2, 2017

Bangladesh (playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.

England and Bangladesh will face-off in the first match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at the Oval where the hosts will look to continue their blistering form while Bangladesh will look to stage a repeat of 2015 World Cup where they defeated the Eoin Morgan-led side.

Bangladesh will have to play every game as a knockout as they face England, Australia, and New Zealand.

England's 308 for two is the highest run chase in the 19-year-history of the Champions Trophy, beating Sri Lanka's 297 for three against the hosts on the same ground in 2013.

For his trouble, though, Root was noticeably inconvenienced by a sore right leg, although it is Chris Woakes' side strain, a notoriously awkward injury for any pace bowler, which is likely to be most significant as England plot the remainder of their campaign.

And Jason Roy, a day after Morgan guaranteed his tournament place, fell for just one - his fifth single figure score in his last six ODI innings.

"We need more variety in our attack". He along with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (79) added 166 runs in 25.1 overs to hand a crucial advantage to the visitors.

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It was left to Liam Plunkett to step up in his absence, taking 4-59 to put the brakes on the Bangladesh innings.

But as the runs kept coming, an increasingly frustrated Stokes exchanged words with Tamim and mockingly patted him on the shoulder at the end of the 32nd over, with umpires Rod Tucker and S Ravi intervening to calm tempers.

Put in to bat, Bangladesh did well to post 305 for six with opener Tamim Iqbal (128 off 142) making his ninth ODI hundred. The 28-year-old batsman, who slammed 11 boundaries and two sixes, was caught at deep mid-wicket by substitute fielder Sunzamul Islam.

The batsmen had crossed and next ball Mushfiqur carelessly holed out to long-off, with Bangladesh only managing a modest 43 off the last five overs.

That is exactly what happened after the home team lost out-of-form opener Jason Roy in the third over.

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