LONDON – While chasing the target of 305, the English side seemed to be in full control of the match right from the very start of the innings despite the early blow in the shape of Jason Roy.
Some superb batting performances one after another from Hales, Root and skipper Morgan that took away the match from Bangladesh as England easily beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
JE Root was declared man of the match for his superb knock of 133 runs not out.
Earlier, the English side opted to ball first after winning the toss at the Oval in the opening match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
It was an exemplary show of batting skills from one of the finest openers in modern day cricket that created frustrations for the English side just when the proceedings kicked off in the Oval for the opening match of Champions Trophy 2017.
Tamim Iqbal while playing shots all around the wicket helped Bangladesh in compiling a decent total and henceforth giving a fighting figure on the board for the bowlers to defend
AD Hales, JJ Roy, JE Root, EJG Morgan (capt), BA Stokes, JC Buttler, MM Ali, CR Woakes, LE Plunkett, MA Wood, JT Ball
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain
With 32 runs of last five overs, Morgan and Root seemed to be in hurry to finish things off in style as Mustafizur Rahman offered the opportunity in this regard.
A six and couple of two boundaries in Mustafizur Rahman’s over that was 46th of the innings turned out to be the last nail in the coffin for Bangladesh as sixteen runs came of the over.
Ten runs came of the next over as both the batsmen carried on the innings with excellent temperament.
The winning shot was played by J Root who played two consecutive boundaries. England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets as Eoin Morgan stayed not out on 75 while brilliant J Root on 133 runs to finish things off in style.