Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6.30pm: So, we've had runs, we've had hundreds, we've had sunshine and more... The Champions Trophy is officially up and running. Mohammad Isam's report will tell the story of the day and there'll be much more reaction on the site shortly. Thanks for joining us, we'll be back for more with full coverage of Australia v New Zealand from Edgbaston tomorrow. Cheerio!

6.15pm: England avoid being Bangla-ed for the third successive time at a major tournament, despite emerging a little bloodied from the first half of the game. Partnerships of 159 and 143 saw off the threat of an upset and meant Tamim Iqbal's hundred was in a losing cause. Incidentally, that was the first time 300 has been successfully chased in the Champions Trophy; it was also England's third-highest of all time, completed with almost three overs to spare.

Joe Root is named Man of the Match for his unbeaten 133: "There's a lot of confidence in the dressing room, we back each other and it rubs off on everyone. Nice know you've got guys like Ben Stokes waiting to come in. [Plan was] making sure we had plenty of wickets in hand at the back end, one of the top four being not out between 70 and 100, we did a really good job. [Pleased to score hundred] That worked out today, thrilled to bits to get off to a good start. Ankle's all right - more of a calf issue - hopefully just bad cramp."

Bangladesh's captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "I think 305 was a little bit short, but they batted really well and took the game away from us. Initally, getting used to the pitch, the openers take a bit of time; at the end, when we have wickets in hand, we have to do better. [Balance of side?] First match we decided to go with eight batters, but we have to think about it. The main bowlers must bowl better. [Tamim catch?] I think the umpires' decision is final."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "When the guys bat like that, it's certainly a lot easier than it used to be. Joe Root and an in-form Alex Hales are huge factors. Joe is the glue in our side, he's scored a lot or runs, he's not slow, it's at pace and today he was outstanding. I want to lead from the front this tournament, put ourselves in a good position after this game, two to go in the group stages. [Bowling display?] I thought from 25 to 40, we minimised the damage, Tamim can be destructive but they didn't get away from us. [Miss Rashid?] No, thought we went with the right decision, considering the short boundary and it didn't turn a great deal. Went with Moeen, who's been in great form, unfortunate that Chris Woakes limped out. Chris is the biggest concern, has to go for a scan, the rest of the guys aren't a major worry. We'll assess everything in the morning."

Mosaddek Hossain to Root, FOUR runs, clears the front leg and goes to cow again, career-best score for Root, he's sealed an eight-wicket win for England in clinical style
Mosaddek Hossain to Root, FOUR runs, tossed up and thumped over the leg side, Root trying to finish it in one hit... lands just short

"This will be the first time Fizz has failed to take a wicket in an ODI in a completed innings...." says Edwin D'Souza, a little peremptorily. But then Mashrafe brings on Mosaddek Hossain, to fulfill the prophecy. Six needed

47 | 10 Runs | ENG: 300/2 (6 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.38, RRR: 2.00)

  • Eoin Morgan75 (61b)
  • Joe Root125 (127b)
  • Rubel Hossain10-0-64-0
  • Mustafizur Rahman9-0-51-0
Rubel Hossain to Morgan, 2 runs, Rubel goes full and wide, lofted over cover for a couple more to bring up the England 300
Rubel Hossain to Root, 1 run, short ball, Root swishes across the line, sends a huuuuuge top edge into the Kennington sky... but Mustafizur, who had a way to run, can't get close enough to lay a hand on it at midwicket and Root survives
Rubel Hossain to Morgan, 1 run, full in the channel, Morgan squeezes down on it for a single to cover

"I predicted Eng will win by 47-48th over. Looks like my prophecy is coming true!" Pat on the back and a lollipop for SJ

Rubel Hossain to Root, 1 run, short ball, sits up for a pulled single to deep backward square leg
Rubel Hossain to Root, FOUR runs, full and inviting, Root leans back and slices over the off side, not his cleanest stroke but it lands in front of the sweeper and outruns him to the boundary
Rubel Hossain to Morgan, 1 run, full on off stump, driven back down the ground for one

Rubel continues, England needing just 16 now

46 | 16 Runs | ENG: 290/2 (16 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.30, RRR: 4.00)

  • Joe Root119 (124b)
  • Eoin Morgan71 (58b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman9-0-51-0
  • Rubel Hossain9-0-54-0

"The Fizz seems a bit flat," observes Lawrence

Mustafizur Rahman to Root, FOUR runs, cutter, full outside off, Root latches on to it - and sends the ball arrowing away in front of deep cover, supreme timing and placement for another boundary
Mustafizur Rahman to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan backs away and swats one through point
Mustafizur Rahman to Morgan, FOUR runs, full toss outside off and this is met with a no-nonsense belt through the covers for four

Middle-order high


Previous most runs by England's 2nd & 3rd wkt partnerships in an ODI, v Ind at Lord's in 2002. That mark has been bettered in this game.

Perfect ten


No. of ODI centuries for Joe Root. Trescothick (12) and Morgan (10) are the others to score 10 or more centuries for England.

Roy's rough patch


Jason Roy's average in recent 6 ODIs, including this game. His scores have been - 0, 20, 1, 8, 4, 1. Last year at this venue, he scored 162 against Sri Lanka.

Maiden 300-plus


No. of 300-plus totals for Bangladesh against England, before this game. Their highest was 288 which came when chasing in October last year.

Different format


Tamim's average against England in ODIs, before this game. In Tests, he averages 61.33 against them. In 12 ODI inns, he has hit just one 50+ score.

Win toss, bowl first


England's win-loss record in the last 4 ODIs at The Oval when they won the toss. They bowled first all the times and also won the games - v Ind, WI, SA and SL.

Will they repeat?


Bangladesh's win-loss record against England in the last 2 meetings in ICC tournaments - in WC 2011 and WC 2015.

Solid Stand


Previous highest p'ship for B'desh in ODIs outside Asia, between Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah v Eng in 2015 WC. Tamim and Mushfiqur have crossed that today.

Golden period


No. of ODI centuries for Tamim Iqbal in 28 inns since WC 2015, including today's knock. Prior to that, he had made only 4 centuries from 140 ODI inns.

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