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  • 10:46 PM IST

    No surprises here. Joe Root is the Man of the Match. His highest-score in ODIs. His average in ODIs is touching 50 at the moment.

  • 10:41 PM IST
    Complete control… It was a stroll, rather.

  • 10:41 PM IST
    Mosaddek into the attack. Root finishes with two back-to-back boundaries. That is a comprehensive win. First time in Champions Trophy, a side has successfully chased over 300. England have made it look like cakewalk.
  • 10:39 PM IST

    Another glorious boundary off Root’s bat. On off-side. Root miscues a pull and the ball goes aeiral. No fielder around. Root survives and now this is his highest score in ODIs. Rubel the hero of Bangladesh’s Adelaide win in 2015 World Cup ends his spell with 10-0-64-0.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    Morgan wants to finish it quick. Fizz, who has been economical till now, has been picked by the English skipper. Mind you, both were in the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp last year. A six. Morgan picks mid-wicket, the shortest region in the ground and follows that with a boundary. Root ends the over with a glorious cover drive. 16 from this over. England need another 16 from 4 overs.

  • 10:27 PM IST

    Fizz continues to impress but no wickets yet. Only five from it. Rubel into the attack and now it’s Root’s turn to display some power-hittng. A six over long-on, a dot and another boundary through deep midwicket region. Root has certainly worked on his power-hitting. This is what makes him one of the finest players in this sport. It’s England’s game now.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    The pressure is released. Morgan gets back-to-back boundaries. Morgan gets his 33rd ODI fifty. Root hobbles two in the fifth ball to bring up his 10th ODI hundred.

  • 10:12 PM IST

    Rubel back into the attack. Two dots and a single. Root moves to 98. He is hobbling at the moment. Good over from Rubel. 2 from it. England need 60 from 8 overs. Rubel has pulled things back considerably.

  • 10:07 PM IST
    Captain Morgan gets into the act. Smart move from Root to get a single and give the left-hander strike against the left-armer. Morgan deposits it in deep midwicket stand. Follows it with a delightful cut for a boundary. Like I mentioned, the game-defining over. 13 from it. The equation has changed. England need under 7 now.
  • 10:03 PM IST

    A glorious drive from Root off Mortaza to enter 90s. Hope he goes on to reach the three-figure mark. Mortaza does well to give away another run in the next five balls. The required rate has now shot up to 7.5. England need 75 from 60 balls. Shakib returns. This might be a game-defining over.

  • 9:58 PM IST

    Root is struggling with an ankle he rolled while playing a pull. He was almost run out had that been a direct hit. Not enough luck for Bangladesh.

  • 9:55 PM IST
    A general belief among many. Should soft signals matter?

  • 9:48 PM IST

    Fifty partnership between Morgan and Root.

  • 9:48 PM IST

    Mortaza has Morgan. Has he? Tamim sprints and plunges on front to take it. A somersault of sorts to grab it. The soft signal is not out. Umpire S Ravi refers it to third umpire. The ball just bounced before Tamim’s palm. It’s ruled not out and Tamim is furious. He thinks he has it. We don’t want controversy. The soft signal matters in the end.

  • 9:39 PM IST

    Shakib returns to the attack. He has been expensive so far. Five from the over. Meanwhile Mortaza returns. England need 102 from last 15 overs. The required rate is under 7.

  • 9:30 PM IST

  • 9:29 PM IST
    Why?

  • 9:28 PM IST

    Bangladesh squeeze out 2 overs with just 7 runs. Morgan is cramped for room but he gets the Rubel-delivery past midwicket for a boundary. Six from the over and its drinks. England still have things under control. They need 116 from 17 overs.

  • 9:16 PM IST

    Mosaddek replaces Sabbir. So Sabbir’s job was just to get the breakthrough. Root elegantly punches through off-side for a boundary. Six from it.

  • 9:11 PM IST

    Captain to captain. Mortaza is back into the attack. A deft touch from Morgan. Guides it past the keeper and he is off the mark with a boundary. Six from Mortaza’s comeback over. It is still advantage England at the moment. Surely, both skippers have misread the wicket. They could have gone for the extra spinner.

  • 9:01 PM IST
    Five from the Fizz over. Bangladesh in bid to fill up the fifth bowlers’ role have employed Sabbir into the attack. It is time for some part-time leg-spin. Three single and Hales dispatches the short ball to the long on boundary to bring up the 150-run stand.
  • 8:55 PM IST

    Nice finish to the Rubel over from Hales. Good use of feet, hoists it over extra-cover region for a boundary. The partnership is now of 141.

  • 8:51 PM IST
    Fizz finishes off another good over. Three from it. Bangladesh might go on to miss Mehedi Hasan today. Rubel is back. He has been expensive so far and has not looked threatening. Bangladesh will hope for a spell from him. The one he bowled at Adelaide two years back.
  • 8:40 PM IST
    7 from the Fizz over but he almost got Hales out in the first ball.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    1 1 4 6 1 2 — Hales unleashes himself on Shakib. Bangladesh needs wicket. Right now there is none at sight. Two from the last ball and that’s Root’s 22nd fifty.

  • 8:32 PM IST

    Fizz is back. Good bowling from him. England have to be careful here. He is good with his length and variations thanks to his wonderful wrists. Just a run from the over. England are at Nelson. 111 for 1. Shakib back into the attack.

  • 8:22 PM IST
    Meanwhile, Root has struck an attractive boundary through midwicket. He makes batting look so easy. Isn’t it? Hales follows it with a cut for a boundary. Rubel allows him to free his arms. 10 from the over.

  • 8:20 PM IST
    Interesting thought. Not sure how much difference it would have made considering the conditions.

  • 8:19 PM IST

  • 8:15 PM IST

    Down the track and bang. Hales gets a boundary. That’s his fifty. Ninth in ODI cricket. No unnecessary risk. England making it look easy.

ENG-vs-BANG

Here we go! Hello, good morning/afternoon, and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post for the first match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, between the hosts England and the Asian tigers, Bangladesh in Group A. This is Suvajit Mustafi, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from the contest that will be played at The Oval, London. While England remain the red-hot favourites to win this contest and take a step towards the next round, it will be daft to underestimate the Bangladeshi side which is ranked sixth in the ICC ODI Rankings at present. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, ICC Champions Trophy 2017, England vs Bangladesh – Match 1

For England, this is the biggest test. It was the same opponent — Bangladesh — who had shown them the exit doors in the last ICC event that England will be facing in this tournament. Back then, England looked outdated and years behind other teams. But a remarkable makeover has seen England transform into one of the most dangerous sides in the 50-over format, which has shattered several records and established itself firmly, far away from the ignominy that they went through in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. If England are able to clinch this trophy, it will mark an end to the transformation phase completely.

On their part, Bangladesh are no more the pushovers. A formidable unit in their backyard, Bangladesh are always expected to punch above their weight. Recently, they humbled New Zealand playing in a tri-series in Ireland. The victory was followed by ICC’s certification that Bangladesh are truly progressing: the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side moved up to the sixth position in the global rankings.

However, if one has to pick a team between England and Bangladesh that is inconsistent, it would be Bangladesh. Soon after their feats in the tri-series, Bangladesh lost their first warm-up match to Pakistan by a mere 2 wickets, but it was India who handed them a mauling. Having conceded 324 versus India, Bangladesh were shot out for a poor 84, which would have dented the confidents to some extent.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sanzamul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed.