Iqbal ton takes Bangladesh to 305

England hauled in Bangladesh's 305-6 by scoring 308-2 with 16 balls to spare in a brilliant start to the eighth championship. Roy has made 51 runs in his last seven one-day global innings, and no half-century for anyone in his last 13 attempts.

Root then got together with skipper Eoin Morgan to form an unfinished partnership of 143 for the third wicket as England sealed a remarkable victory.

England did not have the best of starts with Chris Woakes walking off injured after just bowling two overs and Moeen Ali dropping an easy chance at square-leg in the seventh over.

Ross Taylor needs to score 73 runs in this match to become the fifth NZ player to score 1,000 ODI runs against Australia.

After Root appeared to pick up a slight ankle knock, Hales began to take a more aggressive approach which ultimately prompted his downfall at the crease.

"Hopefully it is more cramp and me being a bit wet", said Root, the man-of-the-match, at the presentation ceremony. This was, after all, the first time in Champions Trophy history that a target of 306 was achieved (As a side note, something tells us that record is not going to last long, however). Obviously with eight batters, we are in a great position to score 330, 340.

Earlier, courtesy Tamim's ninth ODI hundred and a 166- run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (79 off 72), Bangladesh shrugged off the disappointment of a batting debacle against India in the practice game.

Morgan, however, reiterated his support for the out-of-sorts opener, who will keep his place in England's next match against New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Liam Plunket took four off the six wickets that fell in the first innings.

Fast bowler Plunkett took four wickets for 59 runs from his maximum 10 overs.

England can still call up a replacement, with Middlesex pair Steven Finn or Toby Roland-Jones among the contenders. And the ICC Champions Trophy is the right time to show what they have got.

But all-rounder Ben Stokes, who had been struggling for bowling fitness because of a knee injury, made the breakthrough with the last ball of his first over when Sarkar, on 38, uppercut him straight to substitute Jonny Bairstow at deep cover. Stokes and Tamim were involved in a verbal altercation as tempers frayed in the sunshine but the lefthander reached his century off 124 balls, including two sixes and 11fours.

"I thought he (Roy) was terribly unlucky today", Morgan said.

Lower down the batting line up, S Rahman's 24 (15) pushed Bangladesh to cross 300 mark.

But they did not have everything their own way in the field and seamer Jake Ball, who was surprisingly preferred to leg-spinner Adil Rashid, went at more than eight an over. In between, Rubel tried short pitch balls & tried to create pressure on England but Root & Hales played intelligently and made things hard for Bangladesh.

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