England v Bangladesh - story of the game

England, who came into this tournament featuring the world´s top eight ODI sides as one of the favourites after making huge strides in white-ball cricket in the last two years, were given plenty to think about after skipper Eoin Morgan opted to field despite sunny skies promising good batting conditions.

Earlier, courtesy Tamim's ninth ODI hundred and a 166- run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79 off 72), Bangladesh shrugged off the disappointment of a batting debacle against India in the practice game.

England will have to shuffle their bowling options, with the dropped Adil Rashid certain to return for the next Group A match against the Kiwis on Tuesday.

The host nation kicked of their ICC Champions trophy with a comfortable 8-wicket victory over Bangladesh at the Oval in south London.

In the second match, opener Shikhar Dhawan (60) and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik (94 retired hurt) put on a 100-run stand for the third wicket before all-rounder Hardik Pandya smashed a 54-ball unbeaten 80 to propel India to a mammoth 324/7. However, England wasn't left to rue that chance as Ben Stokes dismissed Sarker a couple of overs later after a lofted cut shot found its way down substitute fielders throat in Jonny Bairstow for 28. 10 and 11 - for his highest ODI score, off 129 balls. In the next over, Tamim scored two consecutive boundaries in the next over of Liam Plunkett.

But Alex Hales and Joe Root combined well for the 2 wicket and focussed on rebuilding the innings. From then on it was the Joe Root and Eoin Morgan show as they showed patience as well as aggression to take them past Bangladesh's total with 3 overs to spare.

Bangladesh came close to bagging another wicket when Morgan launched Mashrafe towards long on where Tamim made a brilliant diving effort.

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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.

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Root also joined the party as he made a decision to cut loose in Soumya Sarkar's over while hitting gloriously for a boundary towards deep mid-wicket of the first ball.

"It's tough to see", Hales said after play on Thursday. Of the 132 ODIs that India and Pakistan have played, India has only won 51 of them, pegging the ratio of victory at 41.7%.

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

As yet, it is hard to say if he will be fit for England's next match against New Zealand at Cardiff on June 6.


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