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England vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy: What MoM Joe Root said after game

Joe Root, who helped England chase down Bangladesh’s 306-run target in 47.2 overs, said that batting has evolved over the years and that 300 plus totals are no longer as challenging as they were before.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 02, 2017 23:42 IST
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Joe Root’s 10th ODI century powered England to an eight-wicket win in a high-scoring opening encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at The Oval. Watch video highlights of England vs Bangladesh here.(REUTERS)

The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 got off to a cracking start as hosts England defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in a high-scoring thriller at The Oval.

The star for Bangladesh was Tamim Iqbal. He became the first Bangladesh player to slam a century in the ICC Champions Trophy by blasting 128, his ninth ton overall. He shared a partnership of 166 runs for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79) as Bangladesh reached 305/6. However, a blazing knock of 95 from Alex Hales revived England but Joe Root stole the show with a brilliant 133, his 10th in ODIs as England coasted to victory. Watch video highlights here.

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First Published: Jun 02, 2017 08:46 IST