London: Joe Root breezed to his 10th ODI hundred as pretension favourites England began their contest debate with an eight-wicket thrashing of Bangladesh in a Champions Trophy opener on Thursday. Besides Root (133 not out off 129), contributions from opener Alex Hales (95 off 86) and captain Eoin Morgan (75 not out off 61) helped England follow down a 306-run aim in 47.2 overs. It was a initial time that 300 was successfully chased in a contest history.
Put in to bat, Bangladesh did good to post 305 for 6 with opener Tamim Iqbal (128 off 142) creation his ninth ODI hundred.
England, who came into a contest during a behind of a array win opposite South Africa, were approaching to renovate a aim absolutely during a Kennington Oval.
That is accurately what happened after a home group mislaid out-of-form opener Jason Roy in a third over.
Roy’s opening partner Hales and Root went about their business though holding too many risks and finished adult stitching a 159-run mount during small over run-a-ball. Root’s dominant bid was also his top ODI score.
Hales was a invader in a partnership, attack 11 fours and integrate of sixes before blank out on a well-deserved hundred.
He fell perplexing to strike another one into stands and was holed out during low midwicket after dispatching Sabbir Rahman for a 4 and six, withdrawal England during a well-placed 165 for dual in 28 overs with 141 compulsory of 22 overs.
Root was going during plain during a other end, bustling collecting a ones and twos with incoming batsman Eoin Morgan expectedly going for his shots.
Such was a inlet of Root’s innings is that he had found a range only 6 times on approach to reaching 3 total off 115 balls. Soon after, he too altered gears by dispatching Rubel Hossain for a true 6 and a four.
Morgan during a other finish was anticipating a bounds during will en lane to his 33rd half century. It was a whirlwind innings from a skipper who finished adult outstanding 8 fours and dual sixes.
Bangladesh bowlers done a pursuit easier for England. They looked distant from melancholy and management’s preference to go in with 4 dilettante bowlers on a prosaic wicket did not assistance their cause.
Earlier, pleasantness Tamim’s ninth ODI hundred and a 166- run partnership for a third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79 off 72), Bangladesh shrugged off a beating of a batting disturbance opposite India in a use game.
The visitors done a protected start with Tamim and Soumya Sarkar (28) adding 56 runs for a opening wicket. Imrul Kayes (19) didn’t measure too many though a dual comparison pros, Tamim and Rahim afterwards batted responsibly on a peaceful Oval track.
The stylish Tamim strike 12 bounds and 3 sixes in his innings while Rahim struck 8 bounds in his 72-ball knock.
Tamim started on a discreet note removing his initial range off 21st round that he faced. His initial assured shot was a true expostulate off Mark Wood followed by a whip to long-leg. He cut and pulled with ferocity to finish a 50 off 71 balls. The 6 came off Moeen Ali — an inside out lofted shot over long-off.
The century also came when he tapped Ali for a singular to finish it off 124 balls.
It seemed that Bangladesh would get tighten to 330 though England fought behind by Liam Plunkett who discharged Tamim and Rahim off unbroken balls in a 45th over.
The twin strikes influenced a scoring rate a bit before Sabbir Rahman crushed 24 off 15 balls to take his group past 300.
Medium pacer Plunkett was a collect of a bowlers for England, holding 4 wickets in his 10 overs and surrender 59 runs. The 50th over was bowled by Plunkett and it went for only 5 runs.