Match Over - England won by 8 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Kennington Oval, London
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 01 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JE Root


  • Umpire1: RJ Tucker
  • Umpire2: S Ravi
  • Third Umpire: BNJ Oxenford



Overs: 47.2 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


6.30pm: So, we've had runs, we've had hundreds, we've had sunshine and more... The Champions Trophy is officially up and running. Mohammad Isam's report will tell the story of the day and there'll be much more reaction on the site shortly. Thanks for joining us, we'll be back for more with full coverage of Australia v New Zealand from Edgbaston tomorrow. Cheerio!

6.15pm: England avoid being Bangla-ed for the third successive time at a major tournament, despite emerging a little bloodied from the first half of the game. Partnerships of 159 and 143 saw off the threat of an upset and meant Tamim Iqbal's hundred was in a losing cause. Incidentally, that was the first time 300 has been successfully chased in the Champions Trophy; it was also England's third-highest of all time, completed with almost three overs to spare.

Joe Root is named Man of the Match for his unbeaten 133: "There's a lot of confidence in the dressing room, we back each other and it rubs off on everyone. Nice know you've got guys like Ben Stokes waiting to come in. [Plan was] making sure we had plenty of wickets in hand at the back end, one of the top four being not out between 70 and 100, we did a really good job. [Pleased to score hundred] That worked out today, thrilled to bits to get off to a good start. Ankle's all right - more of a calf issue - hopefully just bad cramp."

Bangladesh's captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "I think 305 was a little bit short, but they batted really well and took the game away from us. Initally, getting used to the pitch, the openers take a bit of time; at the end, when we have wickets in hand, we have to do better. [Balance of side?] First match we decided to go with eight batters, but we have to think about it. The main bowlers must bowl better. [Tamim catch?] I think the umpires' decision is final."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "When the guys bat like that, it's certainly a lot easier than it used to be. Joe Root and an in-form Alex Hales are huge factors. Joe is the glue in our side, he's scored a lot or runs, he's not slow, it's at pace and today he was outstanding. I want to lead from the front this tournament, put ourselves in a good position after this game, two to go in the group stages. [Bowling display?] I thought from 25 to 40, we minimised the damage, Tamim can be destructive but they didn't get away from us. [Miss Rashid?] No, thought we went with the right decision, considering the short boundary and it didn't turn a great deal. Went with Moeen, who's been in great form, unfortunate that Chris Woakes limped out. Chris is the biggest concern, has to go for a scan, the rest of the guys aren't a major worry. We'll assess everything in the morning."

47.2Mosaddek Hossain to JE Root, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, clears the front leg and goes to cow again, career-best score for Root, he's sealed an eight-wicket win for England in clinical style.
47.1Mosaddek Hossain to JE Root, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, tossed up and thumped over the leg side, Root trying to finish it in one hit... lands just short.
End of over 47. 10 runs this over. 300/2 after 282 balls.
EJG Morgan 75 (61b 8x4 2x6 ) Rubel Hossain 10-0-64-0
JE Root 125 (127b 9x4 1x6 ) more

"I predicted Eng will win by 47-48th over. Looks like my prophecy is coming true!" Pat on the back and a lollipop for SJ

End of over 46. 16 runs this over. 290/2 after 276 balls.
JE Root 119 (124b 8x4 1x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 9-0-51-0
EJG Morgan 71 (58b 8x4 2x6 ) more

"The Fizz seems a bit flat," observes Lawrence

Another stats pearl for you: This is the most runs by England's second and third wickets combined in an ODI

End of over 45. 11 runs this over. 274/2 after 270 balls.
EJG Morgan 60 (54b 7x4 1x6 ) Rubel Hossain 9-0-54-0
JE Root 114 (122b 7x4 1x6 ) more

Parth: "Root barely has to move or he can barely move??" Possibly a bit of both. Bet he's looking forward to his post-match frothy cold one ice bath

End of over 44. 5 runs this over. 263/2 after 264 balls.
EJG Morgan 60 (52b 7x4 1x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 8-0-35-0
JE Root 103 (118b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"You guys are a scared lot, aren't you? Not publishing comments predicting England's easy win for the fear of jinxing it?" Every proud Englishman is doubtless cowering behind his sofa at this very moment, AD

End of over 43. 12 runs this over. 258/2 after 258 balls.
JE Root 101 (116b 6x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-56-1
EJG Morgan 57 (48b 7x4 1x6 ) more

Saravanan Sivak isn't giving up on the dream yet: "Root retires hurt, 2 wickets fall in the same over..Asking rate goes up.Spinners bowl the slog overs and defend the total.Just saying :)"

End of over 42. 2 runs this over. 246/2 after 252 balls.
EJG Morgan 48 (44b 5x4 1x6 ) Rubel Hossain 8-0-43-0
JE Root 98 (114b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"Someone mentioned earlier that they were praying for Root to convert. This could be his 'road' to Damascus moment." So much going on in this message, from David... One for the Holy C

"After 40 overs what was Bangladesh's score?" They were 223-2, Tas. But then they tailed off somewhat - and that could well be the difference

End of over 41. 13 runs this over. 244/2 after 246 balls.
EJG Morgan 47 (41b 5x4 1x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-62-0
JE Root 97 (111b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"I have a feeling England are gonna bottle this. the run rate is steadily rising." I know it's more than a run a ball, Matthew Cheek, but this isn't 1992... That said, two quick wickets might change the complexion of things

"What's wrong with Joe?" He rolled his ankle playing a shot earlier, Samad

End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 231/2 after 240 balls.
EJG Morgan 36 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-44-1
JE Root 95 (109b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"Last spell of Fizz, 1st ball of both overs was a leading edge," notes Bhambri. "There were only 4 fielders and that too on the circle... It's not a reflection on Captain but the nitty gritty of 50 over game"

"JayU video made me feels like watching Interstellar." But Shreyanshu, surely England's batting is already out of this world?

End of over 39. 5 runs this over. 226/2 after 234 balls.
JE Root 90 (105b 5x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 7-0-30-0
EJG Morgan 36 (35b 4x4 0x6 ) more

"@Miller; I suspect there will be some interesting discussions over 'recompense' for whoever's failure it was to provide such advertising!!" No doubt, doosra. Something Must Be Done

"Why there is need of soft signal ? Let 3rd umpire decide on his own." We've been down that road before, Milhan. Rocking and rolling till the break of dawn...

End of over 38. 7 runs this over. 221/2 after 228 balls.
JE Root 88 (102b 5x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-39-1
EJG Morgan 33 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) more

"if you need something more heavy (probably the heaviest :P) ," chuckles JayU

End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 213/2 after 221 balls.
EJG Morgan 28 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-48-0
JE Root 85 (98b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"The moment of the catch should have been zoomed in, in case Tamim's finger was under the ball while catching..." Don't think it would have been conclusive, Shahriar Tanvir, even zoomed in. The fact the on-field umpires didn't think it carried was decisive

End of over 36. 3 runs this over. 207/2 after 216 balls.
EJG Morgan 24 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 7-0-32-1
JE Root 84 (96b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Neil Shilladay: "Maiden? Yes. Although Root seems in a bit of Trouble (Now THAT'S heavy, never mind Norwegian black metal guff like Burzum)"

Tough on Tamim, and he's not happy... but I think it probably was just about grounded as he took the catch and then somersaulted forwards to come up with the ball. Morgan gets a single, too, rubbing in salt

End of over 35. 5 runs this over. 204/2 after 210 balls.
EJG Morgan 22 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-42-0
JE Root 83 (95b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"Sorry Alan, but Dickinson era Iron Maiden isn't even heavy. Di'Anno era Maiden is gritty but if you want heavy then try some Thergothon, Morbid Angel, Burzum or Slayer." Well, I take your point, RJ... But given the context, a sunny afternoon run chase at T'Oval, I think Maiden will do a job

End of over 34. 9 runs this over. 199/2 after 204 balls.
EJG Morgan 20 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 7-0-39-0
JE Root 80 (92b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"Never overlook the possible appearance of that most constant of companions - the England Collapse. Never far away ..." Very true, Jamie Dow. The house of cards is so delicately poised

End of over 33. 6 runs this over. 190/2 after 198 balls.
EJG Morgan 14 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 7-0-41-0
JE Root 77 (90b 5x4 0x6 ) more

And that's drinks. England have this under control. Can Bangladesh set some nerves jangling? To find out, and to take you through to the end of the match, it's back to Alan. Surath: "If I was BD captain, I'd ask my team mates to keep Joe Root on. He looks tired, probably his ankle isn't in 100%. No need to get Stokes or Butler on now."

Remember when Graeme Smith made 141 against England while battling cramp in the 2009 Champions Trophy? Andrew Strauss denied him a runner... and then the ICC followed suit for all batsmen a year or so later

Hassin: "Andrew Miller's recent tweet also shows Bangladesh 82%" Indeed, my boss never misses a trick

End of over 32. 5 runs this over. 184/2 after 192 balls.
JE Root 76 (88b 5x4 0x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 6-0-30-0
EJG Morgan 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Rob: "Gnasher, are you an advocate of substitute fielders ONLY when there is an injury or are you in the "let the players run on and off at liberty whether they have a genuine injury or not" camp " I'm a bit less fussed about than some

DK: "Why no runners?" They were outlawed a few years ago

End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 179/2 after 186 balls.
EJG Morgan 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 6-0-35-0
JE Root 73 (85b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Naman: "The win predictor says Bangladesh 80%. Why? Looks to me like England are cruising at the moment. Stokes, Buttler still to come." Pretty sure that was England's win percentage

Remember, no runners allowed

End of over 30. 6 runs this over. 177/2 after 180 balls.
JE Root 72 (81b 5x4 0x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 5-0-25-0
EJG Morgan 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Richard CRAWSHA: "What commentary why is sub fielder on, who is off, is it an injury or just a toilet break." If I'm entirely honest, I didn't see who was off!

End of over 29. 6 runs this over. 171/2 after 174 balls.
EJG Morgan 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-29-1
JE Root 67 (76b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 13 runs this over. 165/2 after 168 balls.
AD Hales 95 (86b 11x4 2x6 ) Sabbir Rahman 1-0-13-1
JE Root 66 (74b 4x4 0x6 ) more

How Bangladesh needed that. Is this an opening for them? The in-form Eoin Morgan the new batsman. James: "So now Root's semi-injured as well. Has Bairstow resorted to Black Magic?"

End of over 27. 5 runs this over. 152/1 after 162 balls.
JE Root 64 (72b 4x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 6-0-25-0
AD Hales 84 (82b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 26. 9 runs this over. 147/1 after 156 balls.
AD Hales 81 (79b 10x4 1x6 ) Rubel Hossain 5-0-33-0
JE Root 62 (69b 4x4 0x6 ) more

And Joe Root is limping! Ah, he rolled his ankle as he played the shot

End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 138/1 after 150 balls.
JE Root 58 (66b 4x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 5-0-20-0
AD Hales 76 (76b 9x4 1x6 ) more

Nav: "Fizzbee!" A lovely little spell from him at the moment. Want can the other end conjure up?

End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 135/1 after 144 balls.
AD Hales 75 (72b 9x4 1x6 ) Rubel Hossain 4-0-24-0
JE Root 56 (64b 4x4 0x6 ) more

James W: "@Jmani - keep your head still, don't try any fancy shots untill you are feeling the ball nicely." Your daily coaching advice

Andrew: "Andrew, Did you get a chance to watch the 'Sachin' Movie yet ?" I haven't. A colleague saw it the other day. Went to that instead of Baywatch

End of over 23. 7 runs this over. 133/1 after 138 balls.
JE Root 55 (63b 4x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-17-0
AD Hales 74 (67b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 22. 15 runs this over. 126/1 after 132 balls.
JE Root 50 (59b 4x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-37-0
AD Hales 72 (65b 9x4 1x6 ) more

Shakib's comeback over goes for 15. shahban: "Praying for Root to convert. Been getting good starts recently and getting out. Get a big one and it may open the floodgates. "

End of over 21. 1 runs this over. 111/1 after 126 balls.
JE Root 47 (57b 4x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-10-0
AD Hales 60 (61b 8x4 0x6 ) more

That comment last over about if there was turn? Well, there is for the Fizz! That was a gem of an over

End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 110/1 after 120 balls.
AD Hales 59 (60b 8x4 0x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 4-0-19-0
JE Root 47 (52b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Vikas: "@Dan, I disagree. I think this match will go down to the wire. I also think Fizz is great under pressure. And having 8 overs from someone who fares well under pressure can be a good tactic. "

End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 105/1 after 114 balls.
AD Hales 56 (57b 8x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 3-0-22-0
JE Root 45 (49b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 95/1 after 108 balls.
JE Root 40 (45b 3x4 0x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 3-0-14-0
AD Hales 51 (55b 7x4 0x6 ) more

And that's drinks. England steadying themselves after the early loss of Jason Roy. Fair to say they've been used to that of late. Bangladesh need to find a wicket. Also, just to confirm, Chris Woakes will bat if required. Hamza: "Poor captaincy to let these two settle in and hold off on bowling Fizz. He should have been given a longer spell to hunt for wickets. "

End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 90/1 after 102 balls.
AD Hales 50 (52b 7x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 2-0-12-0
JE Root 38 (42b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Right, here's Gnasher back for a spell. Have fun!

"Alan, I thought mince pies were an Australian thing?" Well, Omair Siddiqui, they do like a pie. But pretty much anything Australian is English at base, isn't it?

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 81/1 after 95 balls.
JE Root 36 (39b 3x4 0x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 2-0-9-0
AD Hales 43 (48b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"Any idea as in why Mossadek ahead of Mehedi?" For the extra batting, I think, abhishek anand

"Jonny Bairstow would get into any other team in this tournament as a middle order batsman." A sign of England's strength, Charlie?

"@AXH, Fizz is for the death ;)" suggests Umesh

End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 76/1 after 90 balls.
AD Hales 42 (46b 6x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 1-0-5-0
JE Root 33 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Open those mince pies: here's some of the action today in snaps

End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 71/1 after 84 balls.
AD Hales 40 (43b 6x4 0x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-4-0
JE Root 30 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"The England/India match at the 2011 World Cup was not a draw. It was a tie." Touche, Andrew Schulz

End of over 13. 9 runs this over. 67/1 after 78 balls.
AD Hales 38 (39b 6x4 0x6 ) Soumya Sarkar 2-0-13-0
JE Root 28 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"When you write comments only about selecting and dropping a cricketer in the best eleven during a match commentary then you miss the momentum of the match. Please focus on the match not on who has been dropped or picked much." But off-topic meandering is what we're all about here, Motaher...

End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 58/1 after 72 balls.
JE Root 19 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 2-0-9-0
AD Hales 38 (37b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"@Webby assuming England don't get dumped out of the competition before Roy gets going!" parps BigPhil

"I'd have thought Mossadek and Mahmadullah were better bets for the "fifth bowler" than Sarkar." Think they'll probably share the overs around, James

End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 55/1 after 66 balls.
JE Root 17 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) Soumya Sarkar 1-0-4-0
AD Hales 37 (34b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"I'd like to remind people Buttler went more than 5 ODIs without a notable score and Roy is just as destructive if not more so," says Webby, wagging a finger. "I think he should have the whole tournament as if he gets going once, then England will win."

End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 51/1 after 60 balls.
JE Root 15 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-6-0
AD Hales 35 (31b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Will: "I worry it would prove England would have learned nothing from their last 30 years of One Day failures if they build a settled side up into a major tournament and then make key changes right as the tournament starts." Presumably you mean by replacing Roy? You could argue they've already done that today, when leaving out Rashid... but Morgan has already suggested they will stick with Roy throughout

"England have been ruthless in their approach to the game recently and now they need to be ruthless with selection," declares Nick. "Roy has had 5 ODIs this summer and not done anything, you're not dropping him for someone who 'might' do better. Bairstow is bang in form, might as well use him now. "

End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 45/1 after 54 balls.
AD Hales 30 (27b 5x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 5-0-23-1
JE Root 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Didn't England draw with India in 2011, the score was way over 300." It was and they did, Jay. But that's not a successful chase, is it?

End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 38/1 after 48 balls.
AD Hales 25 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-22-0
JE Root 12 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"In the depths of The Oval in the breaks between preparing drinks, YJB is busy sticking pins into voodoo dolls of Strauss, Morgan and Roy," smirks Robbo

End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 30/1 after 42 balls.
JE Root 11 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-16-1
AD Hales 18 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Mayuresh: "Lots of talking about batting depth of England. But can anyone tell what is the record of batting chase by England in ICC tournament?" I suspect it's versus Windies at the 2007 World Cup

"Jason Roy's average and strike rate are very similar to his list A which suggests England are getting what they should have expected. I'm not even sure a batsman keeper can get away with 35 avg these days." You';ve got to factor in Roy's S/R as well, though, PJ. Going at more than a run a ball has been vital for England's approach

End of over 6. 4 runs this over. 27/1 after 36 balls.
JE Root 9 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-14-0
AD Hales 17 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"YBJ didn't just open for Yorkshire. He OPENED for Yorkshire." Presume Jonas is referring to this innings

End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 23/1 after 30 balls.
JE Root 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-13-1
AD Hales 15 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 13/1 after 24 balls.
JE Root 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-10-0
AD Hales 6 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Why Bairstow? Surely Billings has opened for England Delhi and Kent." He has, Neil... But YJB is the cab on the rank with his motor running

Slip immediately comes out

End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 7/1 after 18 balls.
AD Hales 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-3-1
JE Root 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Just the start Bangladesh needed, tight on the runs, early wicket... When will England start to feel the pressure?

"Roy fails again, surely Bairstow gets in this side now?" Not according to Morgan yesterday, Lawrence Payne

In comes Joe Root, early doors once again. The Bangladesh fans are already making their presence felt again...

End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 6/0 after 12 balls.
AD Hales 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-4-0
JJ Roy 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
AD Hales 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-2-0
JJ Roy 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Two pressing questions: will Woakes bat? and will Roy bat? ;-)" The first one, I'm not sure about, Jamie Dow. Presumably not, unless absolutely required... The latter, we're about to find out

JJ RoyC Mustafizur Rahman B Mashrafe Mortaza11280012.5
AD HalesC B Sabbir Rahman9511986112110.47
JE Rootnot out 133202129111103.1
EJG Morgannot out 75946182122.95
BA Stokes -
JC Buttler -
MM Ali -
CR Woakes -
LE Plunkett -
MA Wood -
JT Ball -
Total 308/2
Mashrafe Mortaza10.005615.6
Shakib Al Hasan8.006207.75
Mustafizur Rahman9.005105.67
Soumya Sarkar2.001306.5
Mosaddek Hossain7.204706.41
Rubel Hossain10.006406.4
Sabbir Rahman1.0013113