Hales, Root keep chase on track

  • Hales, Root keep chase on track

Hales, Root keep chase on track

However later it was renamed as ICC Champions Trophy in 2002. Liam Plunkett had just given England a way back into the game with two quick wickets. Their previous biggest chase in this fashion was 270 for 2 against New Zealand in Napier in 2013. India, the defending champions will start their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4, 2017. Hales and Root bat well together and both cruised to half-centuries. Eight teams will play 15 matches over 18 days at three different venues in England and Wales.

Root joined Hales in the third over after the out-of-form Jason Roy was out for 1. The tournament favourites, team India has played well in the warm-up matches against Bangladesh and New Zea Land. If the team started their game well with the coordination without any mash-ups, then they can able to end up the match with the lowest score around 180. Their previous highest was 288, in Dhaka in October 2016.

Considering the fierce competition in the tournament, "Anything can happen on the day in one-day cricket, that's a fact, and especially with a tournament like the ICC Champions Trophy", said AB.

The left-hander received excellent support from Mushfiqur Rahim (79) in a third-wicket partnership of 166. Australia's Rick McCosker and Alan Turner added 182 for the opening wicket against Sri Lanka in the 1975 World Cup.

Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar opens the innings for Bangladesh. Prior to that, he had only four centuries from 140 innings.

Going into the match, Bangladesh would be brimming with confidence as they have won four of their last seven ODI games versus England.

After scoring just 36 runs in the first ten overs, Bangladesh went on to pick up 57 in the next eight, and just like that the momentum was back and a score of 300 and over looked on.

"Joe is the glue in our side, he's scored a lot or runs, he's not slow, it's at pace and today he was outstanding".

"Three hundred is an easy score to get by playing real positive cricket", captain Eoin Morgan said.

With the scoreboard reading 95/2, Rahim joined Iqbal and both batsmen showed temperament and class in the English conditions.