Root hits a century as England beat Bangladesh

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Joe Root compiled an unbeaten century as England opened their Champions Trophy campaign with victory over Bangladesh at The Oval.
Root made 133 not out and Alex Hales 95 as England, the bookmakers’ favourites for the tournament, reached their target of 306 with 16 balls to spare.
Tamim Iqbal hit 128 in Bangladesh’s 305-5, with Liam Plunkett taking 4-59.
But England suffered injury concerns as Chris Woakes sustained a side problem and Root appeared to hurt his calf.
Ben Stokes, who required a pre-match fitness test on a knee injury, did manage to bowl seven overs.
However, Woakes only sent down two before leaving the field, while Root hobbled through much of the second part of his innings. Woakes is being sent for a scan on Thursday evening while Root’s niggle is thought to be less serious.
England will probably secure a place in the semi-finals if they beat New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday, while Bangladesh almost certainly have to beat Australia on Monday to avoid being eliminated. (BBC Sport)
 

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