England to chase 305 against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

England is the bookies' favorite for the trophy, but Bangladesh has beaten England at the last two Cricket World Cups.

Root put on 159 with opener Alex Hales (95) and an unbroken 143 for the third wicket with skipper Eoin Morgan (75 not out).

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Although a sunny day and a good pitch promised plenty of runs, Morgan's decision to field first may have been influenced by the fact that Bangladesh were bowled out for just 84 by defending champions India in a warm-up match at the Oval on Tuesday.

"We need more variety in our attack".

Morgan's men are in a different place and posted the biggest run chase in Champions Trophy history to overhaul Bangladesh's total of 305-6.

Tamim put on 166 runs for the third wicket with Mushfiqur, passing his ninth one-day global hundred from 111 balls as he paced an assault which brought Bangladesh 83 in the last 10 overs - despite the dismissal of both set batsmen to successive Plunkett deliveries.

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But in order to keep their hopes alive, they have to beat England first.

Tamim greeted the start of the last 10 overs with a six over long-on off Moeen before falling in the 45th to Plunkett when he skied a catch to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler to end Bangladesh's highest ODI partnership outside Asia - beating Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah's 141, also against England that day in Adelaide two years ago.

Plunkett was the most succcesful bowler for England with 4 for 59.

England came into this tournament, featuring the world's top eight ODI sides, having made huge strides in white-ball cricket in the past two years.

While trying an upper cut to the off side, Sarkar was caught by Johnny Bairstow at deep cover. The Bangladeshi batsman only managed to hit three boundaries in his 20-ball knock. "Players are professionals, so they tend to mould into that situation rather than thinking too much about who we are playing", Ali told PTI on Thursday.

Not known as a big-hitter, Root later lofted Rubel Hossain for a straight six and ended the match with a four off Mossadek Hossain. Root's two off Mortaza took him to a 10th ODI hundred in 115 balls with six fours.

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