Despite a wonderful century from Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal that carried the Tigers to 305 for six, hosts England seemed on track to get their Champions Trophy opener to a winning start in the opener of the eight-team event at The Oval yesterday.
But there were also equally significant contributions from Alex Hales who opening the tournament with 96 and the continued good form of captain Eoin Morgan, with 75 not out, which saw them over a line set at 306 by Bangladesh.
Eoin Morgan believes England are still some way from their peak as they opened their Champions Trophy campaign against Bangladesh today.
Morgan's opposite number Mashrafe Mortaza conceded Tamim and Mushfiqur's dismissals to consecutive balls from Plunkett in the 45th over proved highly significant - because a total of 330 plus appeared in the offing up until then.
The left-hander received excellent support from Mushfiqur Rahim (79) in a third-wicket partnership of 166.
"He was chomping at the bit to play", Morgan said after the eight-wicket win over Bangladesh. At the other end, Mushfiqur, although middling the ball, also failed to blunt the bowling, and Bangladesh eventually managed only 46 in the last six overs, despite wickets in hand.
A day which finished in positive manner had got off to an ominous start when Woakes had to retire hurt after delivering just two overs.
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Ben Stokes (1-42), having been passed fit to bowl prior to the game, made the breakthrough, dismissing Soumya Sarkar (28) in a rather fortuitous manner, a wide long-hop uppercut straight to sub fielder Jonny Bairstow at deep point.
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Tamim Iqbal and Ben Stokes indulged in an on-field verbal exchange.
Tamim was unimpressed and umpires Rod Tucker and S Ravi intervened to calm tempers. Tamim got out and then the next ball I didn't execute it well. He went to a 48-ball fifty by driving part-time off-spinner Joe Root for four.
With around seven an over needed from the final 10 overs, England kicked on with Morgan (75no from 61 balls) twice clearing the ropes and Root, hobbling slightly after rolling his ankle, going through to three figures. He was lucky not to drag the ball back on to the stumps or edge to Jos Buttler. He went on to raise his bat for his fifth century, across formats, against England.
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