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Right, then! That's it from us. England have gotten off to a winning start in this tournament and flaunted their dominance over the Bangladeshis. We had a good game today, and we have another one for you tomorrow. It's a big one as Australia take on New Zealand at Edgbaston at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Do join us for it. Till then, cheers!

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Eoin Morgan says when the guys bat like that it's easier to chase down big targets. Applauds Joe Root and Alex Hales who played magnificently well. Credits Root and mentions that he has scored a lot of runs in the last couple of years and he continues to do that. Adds he wants to lead from the front in this tournament and highlights it's important to start well, which is what they've done. After 25 overs, thought his team controlled and minimized the damage and as a result, the game never got taken away from them, which is a credit to the bowlers. (On Adil Rashid) Says they did not miss him, which is a testament to his players. States Chris Woakes is the biggest concern and he'll have a scan later, Root has a niggle so they'll assess everything later. Ends by saying they'll be keeping an eye on the Australia-New Zealand game tomorrow.

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Mashrafe Mortaza says that it was a good total but on this wicket it was a touch short. Adds that in the middle overs, they couldn't get the wickets and applauds Joe Root for his performance. Mentions that it's fine when the new batsmen take time to settle in but at the death, they should have added some more runs. Informs that the main bowlers need to step up and they might have some thinking to do ahead of the next match on playing an extra bowler. On Morgan's catch by Iqbal, he feels that the third umpire knows better and his decision is the final one.

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Man of the Match, Joe Root says that there's a lot of confidence in the dressing room. Adds that they never doubted themselves to chase this total down. Mentions that wickets in hand was the key and wanted one of the top four to play through. Informs that the ankle is alright but it's more of a calf issue and hopes that it's just a bad cramp.

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Bangladesh had a decent score on the board to begin with. Their bowlers would have had to come up with something special to get something out of this game but the comfortable asking rate didn't put any kind of pressure on the English batsmen and they took their time to cruise along to victory. Plenty to ponder for them, need to regroup fast as this tournament doesn't offer much time.

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Can't say it wasn't expected. England do possess one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world and they showed that today. 306 wasn't that hard but not that simple either. Jason Roy departed early but then the next two partnerships finished things off. Hales and Root with a 159-run stand, then Root and Morgan with an unbeaten partnership of 143. Root went on to score a ton while the other two made stunning fifties, with Hales just missing out on a ton by 5 runs.

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Mosaddek Hossain to Joe Root

FOUR! Root wins it in style! Fuller delivery around off, Root kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary. England create history as they become the first team to chase a total in excess of 300 in the Champions Trophy. THEY WIN BY 8 WICKETS!

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Mosaddek Hossain to Joe Root

FOUR! Full on the stumps, Root dances down and whips it over mid-wicket. The ball lands just before the fence before crossing it. This is Root's highest ever ODI score. Just 2 needed now!

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Mosaddek Hossain back into the attack.

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Rubel Hossain to Eoin Morgan

Full around off, Morgan lofts it inside out over covers for a brace. Just 6 needed now!

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Rubel Hossain to Joe Root

In the air... but safe! Back of a length delivery, angling in. Root goes for the pull but seems to be early in his shot. Ends up top edging it. Mustafizur Rahman at short fine leg, rushes to the square leg region but fails to reach the ball and it lands safely. This is the first mistimed shot from Root in the whole innings. A single is taken!

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Rubel Hossain to Eoin Morgan

Yorker around off, squeezed to point for a single.

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Rubel Hossain to Joe Root

Short delivery, Root pulls it firmly to deep square leg for a single.

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Rubel Hossain to Joe Root

FOUR! In the air... but in the gap! Full outside off, Root slices it over covers. There's a huge gap there and the ball races to the fence. They are in a hurry to chase this total down quickly.

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Rubel Hossain to Eoin Morgan

Very full on middle, Morgan jams it out to mid off for a single.

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Mustafizur Rahman to Joe Root

FOUR! Good end to the over for England! Full outside off, slanting away from Root. He shifts his weight onto the front foot and drives it crisply through covers. The man in the deep there, dives to his right to cut it off but fails. 16 runs off the over! 16 needed off 24 now!

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Mustafizur Rahman to Eoin Morgan

Cutter on a length outside off, Morgan waits for it and punches it through cover-point for a single.

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Mustafizur Rahman to Eoin Morgan

FOUR! Full toss outside off, Morgan creams his drive through covers for a boundary. He moves to 70 off just 57 deliveries!

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Mustafizur Rahman to Eoin Morgan

SIX! In the arc of Morgan and he clobbers it over mid-wicket. It's the shorter part of the ground and the ball sails into the stands for a maximum.

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Mustafizur Rahman to Eoin Morgan

Rahman bowls an excellent yorker on middle, Morgan does well to keep it out. He couldn't have done much there.

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