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England opened their Champions Trophy campaign with victory over Bangladesh at The Oval as Joe Root scored a century.


Root made 133 not out and Alex Hales 95 as England 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.

England will hope to 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.

Written by Chineze Ogugua

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