ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – England defeats Bangladesh in high scoring Opener

England's Eoin Morgan celebrates reaching 50 during the ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Bangladesh, at the Oval cricket ground, in London Thursday June 1, 2017. (John Walton/PA via AP)

On 1st June 2017, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 started with the opening match between the hosts England and Bangladesh at the Oval. The hosts won the toss and put the Bangladeshis to bat.

The Bangladeshi batsmen batted well with Tamim Iqbal scoring the maximum 128 runs off 142 ball for the Bangladesh team and also added 166 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim who scored good 79 runs off 72 balls to set a target of 306 for the England team scoring a total of 305 with the fall of six wickets. In the first innings Liam Plunkett was the pick of the ballers with 4 wickets for 59 runs.

In the second innings the hosts started the chase with an early loss of Jason Roy who scored 1 run. After that two 140 + stands took place between Alex Hales and Joe Root and Joe Root and the captain Eoin Morgan respectively. Alex hales scored 95 runs off 86 balls, Eoin Morgan scored 75 runs off 61 balls and Joe Root scored match winning 133 off 129 balls with winning boundary and helped England win the first game with 8 wickets and 16 balls to spare. Mohammad Rahman and Mashrafe Mortaza of Bangladesh were the only ballers to get one wicket each. Joe Root was awarded man of the match for his brilliant innings. With the high scoring opener it is expected to see a lots of fireworks in upcoming matches.