Joe Root’s tenth century, Alex Hales 95 and skipper Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 75 leads England defeat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening game of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Thursday. England pursued the 306-run target with 16 balls to spare.
Bangladesh debilitated a similar discipline in its first one-day international on English soil in seven years by delivering its most astounding score against England, and the eighth-best aggregate in trophy history, 40 runs more than its past best.
Tamim Iqbal hit 128 in Bangladesh’s 305-5, with Liam Plunkett taking 4-59.
England endured injury worries as Chris Woakes supported a side issue and Root seemed to hurt his calf.
Ben Stokes, who required a pre-match fitness test on a knee injury, managed to bowl seven overs.
England will likely secure a place in the semi-finals in the event if they defeat New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday, while Bangladesh in all likelihood need to beat Australia on Monday to abstain from being eliminated.