Tamim hits century against England

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Tamim hits century against England

As mentioned before, the England is really strong on recent days, so the team will create a big score today.

Immediately after the fortieth over, Ali came into ball as Tamim hammered him on the first ball of the over for a huge six over long-on.

Ben Stokes is rapidly developing into one of the best allrounders in the world, an ode to the England approach of picking genuine allrounders over bits-and-pieces cricketers.

Yet given Morgan was hampered by the early loss of Woakes, he would have not have been unhappy with the chase his side were set even if Bangladesh, routed for 84 here by India in their final warm-up match, had managed their first 300-plus ODI total against England. The Warwickshire all-rounder has been a key cog in the England machine and his wicket taking ability will be missed if he sits out a significant period of time.

But as the runs kept coming, an increasingly frustrated Stokes exchanged words with Tamim and mockingly patted him on the shoulder at the end of the 32nd over, with umpires Rod Tucker and S Ravi intervening to calm tempers.

The century also came when he tapped Ali for a single to complete it off 124 balls. Stokes continued to work through his overs despite not being fully fit, whilst fellow seamers Ball and Plunkett were subject to an offensive partnership growing in confidence. 278 for 5 with three overs to go. Two sixes from the opener helped the partnership reach 150 in 144 balls. The left-hander, who has eight ODI centuries, then combined well with Imrul Kayes and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim before bringing up his fifty. "If the other batsmen could have chipped in, in the last few overs, maybe it would have been a different ball game", he said. The left armer Shakib Al Hasan also their and will give a pressure to England bats.

Roy has now scored just 35 runs in his last six one-day innings for England. It's 262 for 4 with five overs to go.

"Ten, 15 runs more would have been ideal", Tamim said.

They added an unbroken 143 for the third wicket, Root accelerating after passing three figures to post his highest ODI score.

Opener Alex Hales made 95 and Morgan's 75 not out steered his team to victory with Root as England began their bid to win a first global 50-over title.

England captain Eoin Morgan insisted Woakes had not been hurried back into action, with there being no hint of a side problem before the paceman suffered his tournament-ending injury. Morgan chipped Mashrafe to Tamim who appeared to have taken an excellent diving catch to dismiss the England number four after making 24.

36th over - Tamim is closing in on his ton at The Oval. He took 27 balls to get from 80 to 100, hitting just one boundary. A lacklustre Bangladesh attack had no answer with Root only showing any signs of danger when he top-edged a sweep-slog in the final moments.

Captain Eoin Morgan (75no) then settled in quickly alongside Root (133no), who was playing through the pain barrier after injuring his ankle, and the duo saw England home with eight wickets to spare.

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