Joe Root scored a brilliant 133* off 129 balls, while skipper Eoin Morgan smashed an unbeaten 75 off 61 balls as England pulled off the highest successful run chase in Champions Trophy history when they beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening match at The Kennigton Oval in London on Thursday. England, set 306 for victory, finished on 308 for two with 16 balls to spare. (SCORECARD)
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22:41 IST: ENGLAND THRASH BANGLADESH BY 8 WICKETS.
22:35 IST: FOUR! Joe Root is in hurry now. He wants to finish this as soon as possible. He plays Rubel towards deep extra cover region for a boundary. England 296-2, need 10 off 21 balls.
22:33 IST: FOUR! Root joins the party. The right-hander guides the pacer towards sweeper cover. England 290-2, need 16 off 24 balls.
22:31 IST: FOUR! Mustafizur misses the yorker, bowls a full toss and pays the price. Morgan hammers him towards deep extra cover region.
22:30 IST: SIX! Eoin Morgan smashes this one over deep mid wicket region.
22:27 IST: The equation is - England need 32 off 30 balls. How many balls will they take to romp home?
22:25 IST: FOUR! Another full toss from Hossain and Root takes the advantage and whips it beautifully. England 274-2, need 32 off 32 balls.
22:23 IST: Rubel Hossain is back into the attack. Root is on the attack now. He muscles it over long on region. Such a powerful shot from Root.
22:17 IST: CENTURY! Joe Root brings up his 10th ODI century. What a knock from him. Just 6 boundaries in his knock so far. Incredible and patient innings from the right-hander. England 259-2, need 47 off 41 balls.
22:15 IST: FOUR! Morgan gets a thick edge and the ball races towards the third man. England 255/2, need 51 off 44 balls.
22:14 IST: FIFTY! Eoin Morgan brings up his 33rd ODI half-century with a boundary off Mortaza. Excellent knock from him.
22:12 IST: England need 60 off last 8 overs. Morgan and Root are the crease.
22:10 IST: Morgan plays this towards long on. He will get a single. England 246-2, need 60 off 48 balls.
22:05 IST: FOUR! Morgan seems to be in hurry. This time he sends the ball towards deep extra cover region. England 244-2, need 62 off 54 balls.
22:03 IST: SIX! That's huge from Eoin Morgan. Morgan dances down the track and slams this over the bowler's head.
21:58 IST: FOUR! Joe Root guides Mortaza towards sweeper cover. Excellent placement from the right-hander. With this boundary, he moves to 94. England 230/2, need 76 off 63 balls.
21:53 IST: Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack. The required run-rate is above 7 now.
21:48 IST: FOUR! Eoin Morgan sends Mortaza towards backward square leg for a boundary.
21:40 IST: Did Tamim Iqbal pull a blinder here? The replay shows the ball hits the ground. Bangladesh celebration goes in vain. Eoin Morgan gets a reprieve. England 204-2, need 102 off 86 balls.
21:39 IST: Captain Mortaza is back into the attack and he starts round the wicket this time.
21:36 IST: Joe Root plays this beautifully towards deep mid wicket. He takes a single and rushes for another one too. Excellent running between the wickets. England 204-2, need 102 off 90 balls.
21:34 IST: Shakib Al Hasan is back into the attack. Can he break this partnership?
21:32 IST: FOUR! Eoin Morgan welcomes the pacer with a beauty towards deep mid wicket. England 199-2 in 34 overs.
21:31 IST: Mosaddek Hossain starts with his 7th over after the drinks break.
21:26 IST: Time for another round of Drinks at Kennington Oval.
21:24 IST: FOUR! Eoin Morgan pulls this nicely towards mid on. Excellent timing from the England skipper. England 189-2 in 32.4 overs.
21:22 IST: Eoin Morgan lofts this towards mid wicket. Excellent fielding denies Morgan a couple. He will gets just 1 run. England 184/2 in 32 overs.
21:18 IST: Magnificent over from Rubel Hossain. Just 2 runs off it. England 179/2 in 31 overs.
21:12 IST: FOUR! Mosaddek Hossain is back into the attack. Root welcomes the bowler with an excellent boundary towards deep cover. England 176-2 in 29.3 overs.
21:09 IST: FOUR! Morgan arrives and starts his innings with a fine boundary towards third man off Mortaza. England 171-2 in 29 overs.
21:08 IST: Captain Eoin Morgan is the new man in the middle. After Hales' wicket, can Morgan stitch another solid stand with Root?
21:05 IST: BIG WICKET! Sabbir Rahman gets the much-needed breakthrough. Alex Hales misses out on a century, departs for 95. After a couple of big shots, Hales goes for another one but fails to connect it. Substitute fielder Sunzamul takes a brilliant catch at the deep mid wicket. England 165-2 in 28 overs.
21:04 IST: SIX! Alex Hales follows his boundary with a huge SIX towards long on. England 165-1 in 27.5 overs.
21:02 IST: FOUR! Alex Hales goes on backfoot and smashes this towards long on.
20:58 IST: Hales lofts this towards long on.He will get a couple. Good running between the wickets by Root and Hales.
20:53 IST: FOUR! After four good deliveries, Rubel's slower one didn't work. Hales dances down the track and lifts this over extra cover. England 147/1 in 26 overs.
20:47 IST: Outside off delivery from Mustafizur. Hales comes forward to attack but ball is out of his reach. England 138/1 in 25 overs.
20:43 IST: Brilliant over from Rubel Hossain. Just 2 runs off it. England 135/1 in 24 overs.
20:39 IST: Back of a length delivery from Mustafizur. Root tucks it behind square. England 133-1 in 23 overs. They need 173 runs to win.
20:35 IST: FIFTY! Joe Root brings up his half-century off 59 balls with a couple off Shakib Al Hasan.
20:33 IST: SIX! First maximum of the England innings. Alex Hales comes down the track and whacks it over long on region. Superb stuff from the Englishman. England 124/1 in 22 overs.
20:30 IST: Mustafizur bowls his famous off cutter. A loud lbw appeal from the bowler but the umpire seems not interested. A defection on the pacer's face. Bangladesh need to break this partnership to make a comeback in this game.
20:27 IST: Mustafizur is back into the attack. This is his third over. He starts with a short ball. Hales gets an outside edge, chance for a catch but the ball lands in no man's land. England 111/1 in 20.4 overs.
20:22 IST: FOUR! Alex Hales joins the party. He uses the pace and cuts it through deep backward point. No fielder is there to stop the ball. England 105/1 in 19 overs.
20:19 IST: FOUR! Rubel Hossain comes into the attack after drinks break. Root guides the bowler towards deep mid wicket region. Excellent placement from him. England 100-1 in 18.4 overs.
20:15 IST: Drinks called for. England are in commanding position now. Root and Hales have batted brilliantly so far. The foundation has been laid for the hosts. England are 95/1, need 211 to win.
20:09 IST: Mosaddek concedes just 7 runs off his over. England 83-1 in 16 overs.
20:06 IST: Excellent over from Hossain. He conceded just 5 runs. England 76-1 in 15 overs.
20:02 IST: Another bowling change for Bangladesh. Rubel Hossain comes into the attack. He starts with a magnificent delivery.
20:00 IST: Both England batsmen - Alex Hales and Joe Root - are well set after Jason Roy's dismissal. Can Root and Hales put on a 100 plus stand? England 71-1 in 14 overs. They still need 235 runs to win.
19:55 IST: FOUR! Joe Root makes room and smashes Soumya Sarkar towards deep mid wicket. What a shot from the Englishman. England are cruising. England 66/1 in 12.3 overs.
19:52 IST: Joe Root dabs it through covers and takes a single. 50-run stand comes up between Joe Root and Alex Hales.
19:50 IST: Brilliant over from Sarkar. Just 4 runs off his over. England 55-1 in 11 overs.
19:47 IST: Mortaza brings Soumya Sarkar into the attack.
19:43 IST: FOUR! Alex Hales punches this nicely. The ball races through point for a boundary. 50 comes up for England in 9.4 overs. They need 256 more runs to win.
19:40 IST: FOUR! Poor fielding at the boundary ropes. Hales hits this straight down the ground. England 45-1 in 9 overs.
19:38 IST: Mortaza to continue. Mid-on goes deep for Hales. Another strategy from Bangladesh captain?
19:35 IST: FOUR! What a way to end the over. Hales plays it with aggression and whacks it through mid-wicket. Shakib didn't like it. England 38-1 in 8 overs.
19:34 IST: Root comes down the ground and guides Shakib towards long on. He will get a single.
19:31 IST: Mortaza is trying for another wicket here. He is testing Root with different variations. Can he get another success?
19:28 IST: Shakib is not giving chance to Hales and Root to go over the top. Another excellent over from the all-rounder. Just 4 runs of his over. England 27/1 in 6 overs.
19:25 IST: FOUR! Off cutter from Mortaza. Hales judges it well and slaps beautifully towards point. Excellent shot from the Englishman. England 23-1 in 5 overs.
19:24 IST: FOUR! Superb timing from Alex Hales. He waits for the ball and guides this towards deep mid wicket. England 17/1 in 4.2 overs.
19:22 IST: Another good over from Shakib. Just 6 runs off his over. England 13-1 in 4 overs.
19:21 IST: Alex Hales comes forward and guides Shakib towards long on. He takes a single
19:19 IST: Another brilliant over from captain Mortaza. Just one run and a massive wicket. England 7-1 in 3 overs.
19:18 IST: Joe Root joins Alex Hales in the middle.
19:15 IST: WICKET! Mortaza gets the breakthrough, Jason Roy departs for 1. What a catch by Mustafizur. Roy tries to play a scoop, but finds the fielder at short fine leg. England 6-1 in 2.3 overs.
19:12 IST: FOUR! Alex Hales goes on the backfoot and slices it through covers. Excellent stuff from him. First boundary of the England innings. England 6/0 in 2 overs.
19:11 IST: Shakib Al Hasan starts his first over. He has been one of the vital cogs for Bangladesh, specially in big matches.
19:09 IST: Mortaza starts with a brilliant one. Just 2 runs off his over. England 2-0 in 1 over.
19:04 IST: Bangladesh players are in a huddle. Can Bangladesh beat England today? Captain Mashrafe Mortaza is ready with the ball.
19:02 IST: Welcome back to the second innings. Eoin Morgan-led England need 306 runs to win the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
18:34 IST: Bangladesh 305/6 in 50 overs. Tamim Iqbal 128 (142), Mushfiqur Rahim 79 (72). Liam Plunkett 4/59.
18:32 IST: Excellent over from Plunkett so far. Just 3 runs and a wicket in his first four deliveries in the last over of the innings. Superb stuff from him.
18:30 IST: WICKET! Liam Plunkett dismisses Sabbir Rahman for 24. Excellent batting by him in the death overs. He scored 24 off 15 balls. Bangladesh 300-6 in 49.1 overs.
18:29 IST: 300 comes up for Bangladesh. 49 overs gone. 1 over to go. How many runs will Bangladesh score in the last over of their innings?
18:27 IST: Sabbir Rahman uses the pace and sends Ball over wicket-keeper's head. Clever batting from the right-hander. Bangladesh 296-5 in 48.3 overs.
18:24 IST: Sabbir guides Wood towards fine leg for a quick single. He will keep the strike. Bangladesh 287-5 in 48 overs. With 2 overs to go, can Bangladesh cross the 300-run mark?
18:21 IST: FOUR! Sabbir Rahman comes forward and slashes this sway towards square of the wicket. Excellent placement from the right-hander.
18:19 IST: WICKET! Jake Ball removes Shakib Al Hasan for 10. Bangladesh are losing their batsmen in search of quick runs. This might hurt the Mortaza and Co. when England come for chase. Bangladesh 277/5 in 46.5 overs.
18:17 IST: FOUR! Sabbir Rahman joins the party. He smashes Jake Ball towards deep extra cover. Bangladesh 277-4 in 46.2 overs.
18:15 IST: FOUR! A solid bouncer from Mark Wood. Shakib tries to pull but gets an upper edge and the ball races towards fine leg. Bangladesh 272-4 in 46 overs.
18:12 IST: FOUR! Shakib Al Hasan plays this beautifully through covers. Excellent timing from the experienced batsman. Bangladesh 267-4 in 45.4 overs.
18:09 IST: WICKET! Two in Two for Plunkett. The pacer dismisses Mushfiqur Rahim for 79 runs. Another brilliant knock from a Bangaldeshi batsman. Bangladesh 261-4 in 44.4 overs.
18:06 IST: WICKET! Liam Plunkett ends Tamim Iqbal's stay at 128. Wonderful innings from the batsman. He has put Bangladesh in commanding position. His brilliant knock was studded with 12 boundaries and 3 sixes. Bangladesh 261-3 in 44.3 overs.
18:03 IST: Flurry of boundaries! Rahim uses the pace and guides Ball for consecutive boundaries. Bangladesh 258-2 in 43.5 overs.
18:02 IST: Jake Ball is back into the attack. This is his eighth over. Rahim makes room and guides Ball towards extra cover region. 2 runs for him.
17:59 IST: Rahim flicks it towards deep mid wicket for a single. Bangladesh 247-2 in 43 overs.
17:54 IST: Single to end the over. Bangladesh 241-2 in 42 overs.
17:53 IST: Six!! Slower delivery from Wood and Tamim smashes it over the boundary for his third maximum.
17:50 IST: Bangladesh were in a frenzy after Tamim reached his ton.
17:47 IST: Six!! Tamim comes down the track and deposits Moeen Ali over the long-on boundary.
17:45 IST: Four!! Immediately after reaching his ton, Tamim is cutting loose.
17:42 IST: Century for Tamim -- his 9th ODI hundred!! What an innings from the left-hander. Bangladesh are 214-2 in 39 overs.
17:40 IST: Tamim moves on to 99 with a single.
17:36 IST: Back to back fours!! Jake Ball has been extremely poor today and is once again leaking runs. Mushfiqur is looking really good here!
17:34 IST: Four!! Flighted delivery from Root and Mushfiqur punches it down to the ground to reach his 25th fifty.
17:32 IST: A double for Tamim. He moves on to 95.
17:30 IST: Four!! Jake Ball with another short and wide delivery and Mushfiqur dishes out the punishment.
17:26 IST: Tamim into the nervous 90s.
17:24 IST: Tamim seems to have slowed down a bit as he is approaching his century.
17:19 IST: Good start from Root. Just 5 from the over.
17:15 IST: Joe Root into the attack! England trying everything to break this partnership.
17:12 IST: Four!! Outside edge off the bowling of Stokes and Tamim gets another boundary. He moves to 84. Bangladesh 169-2 in 32 overs.
17:09 IST: Mushfiqur and Tamim are playing brilliantly for Bangladesh. England are currently staring at a big total.
17:04 IST: Mushfiqur cuts and the ball drops just short of Roy at backward point.
17:00 IST: Four!! Mark Wood digs it in short and Tamim climbs all over it. Another boundary for the left-hander.
16:54 IST: Four!! Short from Stokes and Mushfiqur smashes it to the square leg boundary. Bangladesh are motoring along here. Bangladesh 150-2 in 28 overs.
16:47 IST: Back to back fours!! Tamim Iqbal on fire. England will be chasing a big target if they don't remove this man.
16:44 IST: Six!! Tamim comes down the track and smashes Moeen Ali over deep cover. What a shot!
16:38 IST: 5 runs from the Moeen Ali over. Bangladesh 113-2 in 23 overs.
16:35 IST: Four!! Short and wide from Plunkett and Tamim dispatches it to reach his 37th ODI fifty.
16:33 IST: 100 comes up for Bangladesh.
16:25 IST: WICKET!! Kayes goes for an expansive on drive but gets an inside edge. Mark Wood takes a wonderful diving catch at mid off. Bangladesh 97-2 in 21 overs.
16:23 IST: Big shout for LBW! But the ball seems to be going down the leg.
16:15 IST: Moeen Ali into the attack as we see spin for the first time in the tournament.
16:09 IST: Bangladesh are looking good here. They are turning the strike over and finding the boundary regularly. Run rate has climbed up to over 5. Bangladesh 82-1 in 16 overs.
16:06 IST: Back to back fours!! Tamim taking Plunkett to task.
16:01 IST: Four!! Full and on the pads and Imrul Kayes smashes it to the deep mid-wicket boundary. Bangladesh 68-1 in 14 overs.
15:54 IST: WICKET!! It was short and wide from Stokes and Soumya Sarkar is holed in the deep point boundary. England finally have their man.
15:52 IST: Stokes into the attack! Can he give England their first breakthrough?
15:49 IST: Four!! Abysmal bowling from Jake Ball! A very poor over. Again too full and Sarkar drives it through the covers for his third boundary of the over. Bangladesh 52-0 in 11 overs.
15:47 IST: Four!! Short and wide from Ball and Sarkar helps himself for another boundary.
15:46 IST: Six!! Full from Ball and Sarkar smashes it over the long on boundary for the first maximum of the tournament.
15:44 IST: Four!! Short from Wood and Tamim dispatches the ball to the square leg boundary without much fuss. Bangladesh 36-0 in 10 overs.
15:38 IST: Four!! Again on the legs and deftest of touch from Tamim gives Bangladesh another boundary. Bangladesh 30-0 in 9 overs.
15:34 IST: Four!! Beautiful straight drive from Tamim, A touch too full from Ball.
15:32 IST: Dropped!! Easy chance to remove Soumya Sarkar is put down by Moeen Ali at square leg. It was a sitter!!
15:28 IST: Four!! Sarkar tries a pull shot but only manages to get a slight edge that just goes over the head of wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. Bangladesh 20-0 in 6 overs.
15:26 IST: A quick single. That was close!!
15:22 IST: Back to back Fours!! Finally a move on for Bangladesh as Soumya Sarkar hits Jake Ball for successive boundaries.
15:19 IST: Good bowling from Mark Wood. Another maiden over for England. Bangladesh 6-0 in 4 overs.
15:17 IST: Worry for England as Woakes walks off the field. Not good news that.
15:15 IST: Woakes drifts on to the pads of Tamim and is flicked for 3 runs to deep mid-wicket.
15:13 IST: Sarkar with another single to backward point. Bangladesh dealing in singles.
15:08 IST: So, first runs for Bangladesh and Soumya Sarkar. Bangladesh 2-0 in 2 overs.
15:06 IST: Maiden over by Woakes. Bangladesh are yet to open their account
15:04 IST: England are fresh from winning the home series against South Africa where more than batters, bowlers played a vital role in their 2-1 triumph
15:00 IST: Players are out in the middle. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar to open the innings for Bangladesh and Chris Woakes to start the proceedings for England.
14:50 IST: This is what all the teams will be fighting it out for.
14:40 IST: Here's how the two teams line-up for today's encounter.
ENG XI: A Hales, J Roy, J Root, E Morgan (C), B Stokes, J Buttler (W), M Ali, C Woakes, L Plunkett, M Wood, J Ball #ENGvBAN— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) June 1, 2017
BAN XI: T Iqbal, S Sarkar, I Kayes, S Al Hasan, M Rahim (W), S Rahman, Mahmudullah, M Hossain, M Mortaza (C), M Rahman, R Hossain #ENGvBAN— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) June 1, 2017
14:31 IST: England have won the toss and elected to bowl.
14:28 IST: Toss time!!
14:24 IST: Bangladeshi fans seem to be in an upbeat mood ahead of their team's opening match.
14:20 IST: Already some good news the English team and their fans.
14:15 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the tournament opener between England and Bangladesh. Many have already picked England as one of the tournament favourites and the hosts will look to make a winning start today against a dangerous Bangladeshi outfit.
So as things stand, England look like odds-on favourites to take home the honours from the first match, especially since Bangladesh are yet to find their feet.
That said, it could still become a little bit of a tester if there were weather-related interruptions, which is a constant possibility with all matches played in England at this time of the year.
But that too should favour the home team, since the cold and wet conditions are something they would be well and truly versed with.