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Roy century sets up England World Cup win over Bangladesh

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Jason Roy hit the highest individual score of the World Cup so far as England got their campaign back on track with a 106-run win over Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday.

Following a surprise defeat by Pakistan, which followed England’s opening 104-run rout of South Africa, captain Eoin Morgan urged the hosts to “stick to what we do well”.

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Tournament favourites England, whose rise to the top of the one-day international rankings since Bangladesh knocked them out of the 2015 World Cup has been based on aggressive batting, lived up to his words.

Roy’s 153 took England to an imposing 386 for six, leaving Bangladesh needing to surpass Ireland’s 329-7 against England in 2011, the highest score by any team batting second to win a World Cup match.

Despite Shakib Al Hasan’s 121 — just the third Bangladesh World Cup hundred after Mahmudullah made two in 2015 — the Tigers were never in the hunt.

On a Sophia Gardens ground where they famously beat Australia in a 2005 ODI, Bangladesh were eventually dismissed for 280 with seven balls to spare.

Their chase got off to a bad start when fast bowler Jofra Archer (3-29) dismissed Soumya Sarkar for two with a ball that clipped the top of the left-hander’s off stump.

Archer, whose 10 wicketless overs against Pakistan cost 79 runs, was far more threatening on Saturday as he reached speeds of 95 miles (153 kilometres) per hour.

But Shakib anchored the innings, flicking Archer for six on his way to a 95-ball century that also included nine fours.

Shakib put on 106 with Mushifqur Rahim (44), a partnership that ended when Roy, who dropped a straightforward chance against Pakistan, held a good catch at point.

And 169-3 soon became 170-4 when Mohammad Mithun fell for a duck after edging leg-spinner Adil Rashid to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow.

The Test gloveman was behind the stumps after Jos Buttler suffered a hip injury during a typically dashing 64. 

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Shakib, who had hit fifties in a win over South Africa and a loss to New Zealand this World Cup, was eventually yorked by Ben Stokes to leave Bangladesh on the brink of defeat.

Pace bowling all-rounder Stokes followed up to finish with figures of 3-23. 

– Roy attacks –

England were sent in to bat by Tigers captain Mashrafe Mortaza on a green-tinged pitch, but Roy and Bairstow (51) seized the initiative during a rapid first-wicket stand of 128.

The in-form Roy completed a 92-ball century in bizarre fashion when, not looking, he collided with umpire Joel Wilson as he completed what should have been a single to take him to 97, only for Mithun at deep square leg to misfield a ball for four. Both Roy and Wilson were unhurt.

Roy was finally caught by Mashrafe off Mehidy Hasan Miraz, holing out after hitting three towering sixes in a row off the spinner.

The Surrey batsman faced 121 balls, hitting 14 fours and five sixes as he fell just short of Andrew Strauss’s England World Cup record of 158 against India in Bangalore in 20ll.

“There was a bit of change in the game plan. We didn’t allow them to get early wickets and we knew we would be able to catch up,” said Roy during the break between innings.

The round-robin group stage sees Bangladesh next play Sri Lanka at Bristol on Tuesday, with England facing the West Indies at the Oval on Friday.

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Result

England
386/6 (50)
Bangladesh
280/10 (48.5)
BatsmenRB4s6sSR
Jason Roy c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mehidy Hasan Miraz153121145126.45
Jonny Bairstow c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Mashrafe Mortaza515060102.00
Joe Root b Mohammad Saifuddin21291072.41
Jos Buttler c Soumya Sarkar b Mohammad Saifuddin644424145.45
Eoin Morgan c Soumya Sarkar b Mehidy Hasan Miraz353312106.06
Ben Stokes c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mustafizur Rahman670085.71
Chris Woakes not out18802225.00
Liam Plunkett not out27941300.00
Extras11 (b 0 , lb 3 , nb 1, w 7, pen 0)
Total386/6 (50 Overs, RR: 7.72)
Fall of Wickets 1-128 (19.1) Jonny Bairstow, 2-205 (31.3) Joe Root, 3-235 (34.4) Jason Roy, 4-330 (45.2) Jos Buttler, 5-340 (46.5) Eoin Morgan, 6-341 (47.1) Ben Stokes,
BowlingOMRWEcon
Shakib Al Hasan (vc)1007107.10
Mashrafe Mortaza1006816.80
Mohammad Saifuddin907828.67
Mustafizur Rahman907518.33
Mehidy Hasan Miraz1006726.70
Mosaddek Hossain2024012.00


BatsmenRB4s6sSR
Tamim Iqbal c Eoin Morgan b Mark Wood19291065.52
Soumya Sarkar b Jofra Archer280025.00
Shakib Al Hasan (vc) b Ben Stokes121119121101.68
Mushfiqur Rahim c Jason Roy b Liam Plunkett44502088.00
Mohammad Mithun c Jonny Bairstow b Adil Rashid02000.00
Mahmudullah c Jonny Bairstow b Mark Wood28411168.29
Mosaddek Hossain c Jofra Archer b Ben Stokes261640162.50
Mohammad Saifuddin b Ben Stokes580062.50
Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Jonny Bairstow b Jofra Archer12820150.00
Mashrafe Mortaza not out590055.56
Mustafizur Rahman c Jonny Bairstow b Jofra Archer03000.00
Extras18 (b 0 , lb 8 , nb 0, w 10, pen 0)
Total280/10 (48.5 Overs, RR: 5.73)
Fall of Wickets 1-8 (3.2) Soumya Sarkar, 2-63 (11.6) Tamim Iqbal, 3-169 (28.6) Mushfiqur Rahim, 4-170 (29.3) Mohammad Mithun, 5-219 (39.3) Shakib Al Hasan (vc), 6-254 (43.1) Mosaddek Hossain, 7-261 (44.6) Mahmudullah, 8-264 (45.4) Mohammad Saifuddin, 9-280 (48.2) Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10-280 (48.5) Mustafizur Rahman,
BowlingOMRWEcon
Chris Woakes806708.38
Jofra Archer8.523033.53
Liam Plunkett803614.50
Mark Wood805226.50
Adil Rashid1006416.40
Ben Stokes612333.83

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