Player of the Match
Player of the Match
290dMohammad Isam

Late slowdown cost Bangladesh - Mashrafe

Mashrafe Mortaza admitted Bangladesh had fallen "20-30 runs short" after being beaten by eight wickets at The Oval

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
JE Root
133(129) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 34 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
11 6 10 4 34 7 23 38
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
128(142) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 33 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
18 17 13 21 17 19 12 11

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
LE Plunkett
O10
M0
R59
W4
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Sabbir Rahman
Sabbir Rahman
O1
M0
R13
W1
Eco13.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alan Gardner

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."

47.2
4
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
47.1
4
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

END OF OVER:
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
46.6
2
Rubel Hossain to Morgan, 2 runs, Rubel goes full and wide, lofted over cover for a couple more to bring up the England 300
46.5
1
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
46.4
1
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

46.3
1
Rubel Hossain to Root, 1 run, short ball, sits up for a pulled single to deep backward square leg

Middle-order high

265

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

10

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

5.66

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

0

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

28.41

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

4-0

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?

2-0

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

Solid Stand

141

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

5

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.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798