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Root’s 133* trumps Tamim’s 128
ICC Champions Trophy

Root’s 133* trumps Tamim’s 128

Joe Root struck a tremendous 133 not out to win the ICC Champions Trophy opener for his side. England, who have developed a habit of scoring at more than run-a-ball in the 50-over format, chased down Bangladesh’s 305 in 47.2 overs with eight wickets to spare.


Best batsman of the match – Joe Root, 133*

One-drop batsman Root posted his ODI career’s best score after he came in to bat in the third over. The 26-year-old smacked 12 boundaries, 11 fours and a six, in his 129-ball knock. This went down as the 10th hundred for the England’s Test captain.

Best bowler of the match – Liam Plunkett, 4 for 59

The tall pacer raised his hand after Chris Woakes, England’s spearhead bowler, limped off the field earlier in the game. Plunkett struck twice in the 45th over to account for the wickets of Tamim Iqbal, who scored his career’s ninth century, and Mushfiqur Rehman (79 from 72). His other two scalps were Imrul Kayes and Sabir Rehman.