Joe Root bats through pain to guide England to victory over Bangladesh

Champions Trophy 2017 England Pacer Chris Woakes Ruled Out Of Tournament

Champions Trophy 2017 England Pacer Chris Woakes Ruled Out Of Tournament

When Hales holed out, Root (133) and Morgan (75) put the foot on the accelerator in another unbroken three-figure partnership.

However, it came at a cost after Chris Woakes was forced off early in Bangladesh's innings with a side strain that looks likely to end his tournament.

An unbeaten 133 of 129 balls from Joe Root has guided England to the first successful run chase of over 300 runs at The Oval. They were tentative to begin with, but grew in confidence as the game progressed.

Bairstow has also opened in white-ball cricket for Yorkshire and there are many who believe the England Test wicket-keeper is worthy of becoming an ODI regular, even as a batsman only.

England's Jason Roy leaves the field after being dismissed during the ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Bangladesh, at the Oval cricket ground, in London Thursday June 1, 2017.

But Mehedi Hasan, who top-scored for the Tigers with 24, said his team still believed it could beat England.

He will be a slight fitness doubt for Tuesday's game against New Zealand after sustaining an ankle injury during his innings, but this was the ideal start for England ahead of matches with the Black Caps and Australia.

Bangladesh bowlers have not much to take back from the game as Mashrafe Mortaza and Shabbir Rahman could manage to pick one wicket each of the English batting.

After Jason Roy's miserable run of form continued when he fell for just one, Alex Hales (95) was the dominant presence in a second-wicket stand of 159 with Root. Tamim, who felt it was a clean catch, was visibly unhappy and seen arguing with the on-field umpire S Ravi. Hales and Root bat well together and both cruised to half-centuries.

The Yorkshireman had converted just one of his previous ten ODI innings.

On a flat surface that was excellent for batting the Bangladesh attack looked utterly toothless in the face of England's superb batting.

Tamim's fellow left-handed opener Soumya Sarkar should have been out for 11 when he turned Jake Ball off his pads only for Moeen Ali to drop a two-handed catch at square leg.

"It was very satisfying to get the hundred and the team over the line".

Bangladesh were 95-2 in the 20th over when Mark Wood took a spectacular diving catch at mid-on to dismiss Imrul Kayes and hand Liam Plunkett his first wicket.

Despite losing two wickets in a short period of time, Bangladesh recovered as Iqbal and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim put together a 166-run partnership, during which Iqbal sailed past his hundred and Rahim his fifty. Stokes and Tamim were involved in a verbal altercation as tempers frayed in the sunshine but the lefthander reached his century off 124 balls, including two sixes and 11fours. However Iqbal was caught for a sparkling 128 and Mushfiqur followed off the very next ball for 78.

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