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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Tamim Iqbal fifty boosts Bangladesh against England

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Tamim Iqbal fifty boosts Bangladesh against England

Roy's place at the top of the order appeared to be under pressure after his run of four single-figure scores in his last five one-day global innings.

Morgan hadn't changed his mind after Roy's latest failure.

"The ankle is OK it is more of a calf issue", Root said.

England's only global one-day title came at the World Twenty20 in 2010 and they lost the 2013 Champions Trophy final to India at Edgbaston in a game reduced to 20 overs per side.

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Put in to bat, Bangladesh did well to post 305 for six with opener Tamim Iqbal (128, 142b, 12×4, 3×6) getting his ninth ODI hundred. England have won five of those six matches.

The Oval pitch is traditionally fast and true; as close to a batsman's paradise as you get in England. The previous highest was 265 against India at Lord's in the 2002 NatWest final.

The leg-spinner's absence also highlighted the difference in policy compared to the batsmen, with Roy hoping to emerge from his current funk with an extended run and Hales, who at the start of the year may have fretted over his spot after his decision to miss the Bangladesh tour and a broken hand, a player profiting from the approach. Back on duty against the white ball, his 95 set England on their way to a comfortable win - thanks as well to Root, of course. He took 27 balls to move from 80 to his century at a time when Bangladesh should have been accelerating.

Woakes bowled the first over of the tournament - a maiden - then conceded four from his second, before leaving the field of play to be assessed. It's a role he performed effectively in the recent series against South Africa, taking three middle-order wickets at Southampton when the Proteas appeared on course for victory. By the 30-over mark, Bangladesh were placed 159 for two.

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Still, it would be a surprise if the two teams didn't qualify for the semifinals in what should be a competitive tournament played under heightened security after last week's bomb attack in Manchester, and being held across three locations from June 1-18: The Oval in London; Edgbaston in Birmingham; and Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales. A first-class average of 67, with seven centuries from 22 matches, allied to his developing off-spin and electric fielding, marks him out as a youngster worth keeping an eye on.

Captain Eoin Morgan had understandably mixed feelings as he reflected on an eight-wicket success - on the back of Joe Root's career-best 133 and half-centuries too from himself and Alex Hales (95) - but pondered the probability that scans on Woakes's side strain will surely at least limit his participation over the next two and a half weeks.

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