So, England win. Quite predictable Right !. But was it ?
At the end of First innings, the win was far fetched, though achievable. Must say, Bangladesh is becoming a side to fight with. But it ia just that England was way better off today. Presenting you the first snapshot of the trophy :
- England won by 8 wickets with 16 balls to spare.
Tamim Scored a century (128) and Rahim (79) which saw Bangladesh posting 305/6, their highest score outside Asia against the top 8 team. Rahim and Tamim 166 for third wicket which is highest third wicket stand in CT.
- Jake Ball went for 82, third time in 11 ODIs.
After picking up Jason Roy only when score was 6/1, there was a certain pressure on the Barmy Army. A consolidation was needed. And Joe Root (133)did that exactly.
Alex Hales (95) and Eoin Morgan (75) made sure that there was no fight back from Bangla tigers. For the record, 133 by Root is highest by any English batsman in the CT history.
306 by England is the highest successful chase in Champions Trophy history.
In the first innings, things got heated up between Stokes and Tamim as both of them got engaged in fight of words. Reminds us of the fiery history between the two. In October last year, the duo had involved in war of words.
- The win for the England upholds their tag of favourites. The stadium was full house and home advantage was clearly visible.
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