Opener Jason Roy struck a magnificent knock of 153 runs before the England bowlers came to the fore to help their side bundle out Bangladesh inside 48.5 overs and seal a crushing 106-run win in their International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 clash at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday.
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# England thrash Bangladesh by 106 runs! Bangladesh 280 (48.5 overs)
# 12 runs off the last over from Wood. Bangladesh require 111 runs off 18 balls. Bangladesh 276/8 (47 overs)
# Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza comes to bat in!
#WICKET! Mohammad Saifuddin was clean bowled by Ben Stokes on the fourth delivery of the 46th over. Bangladesh have almost lost the match. Bangladesh 264/8 (46 overs)
# Mehidy Hasan Miraz is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Wood strikes again. Mahmudulla looked to flick the last delivery of the over off the toes, but ended up getting a leading edge of his bat as keeper Bairstow ran backward to take the catch. Bangladesh 261/7 (45 overs)
# Mohammad Saifuddin is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mosaddek Hossain went back to the pavilion for 26 after being caught by Archer deep backward square off the first ball from Ben Stokes in the 44th over. Bangladesh 257/6 (44 overs)
# Woakes once again bowled an expensive over, giving away 12 runs to Bangladesh. Mahmudullah notched up four runs off the first delivery before he battered through the line of the ball on the fifth delivery to add another four runs. Bangladesh 254/5 (43 overs)
# A quite expensive last over from Chris Woakes. The England bowler was smashed by Mosaddek Hossain for two back-to-back boundaries on fourth and fifth ball as Bangladesh now need 152 runs off just 54 balls. Bangladesh 235/5 (41 overs)
# Mosaddek Hossain is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan's magnificent innings has finally come to an end after the Bangladeshi batsman was clean bowled by Ben Stokes on the third delivery of the 40th over. Bangladesh 219/5 (39.3 overs)
# Shakib (107) continues to stand strong at the crease while Mahmudullah (14) have somewhat settled at the middle as Bangladesh now need 184 runs off just 13 overs. Bangladesh 203/4 (37 overs)
# Nine runs off the last over, including a maximum. Rashid bowled a full-length delivery and Mahmudullah lofted this over mid-on to notch up six runs. Bangladesh 195/4 (36 overs)
# Good over from Adil Rashid as he conceded just two runs to the Bangladeshi batsmen. Shakib seems to be waging a lone war as he has brought up a century to reduce Bangladesh chase to 203 runs needing from 16 overs. Bangladesh 184/4 (34 overs)
# CENTURY! Shakib has brought up his eighth ODI century off just 95 balls. The Bangladesh batsman drove the third delivery of the 33rd over towards sweeper cover to reach the landmark with a single. Bangladesh 182/4 (33 overs)
# Just four runs off the last over from Adil Rashid. Bangladesh now need 211 runs from 18 overs. Bangladesh 176/4 (32 overs)
# Mahmudullah is the new batsman in!
#WICKET!! Mithun looked to go aerial on the third delivery of the 30th over , but ended up getting an outside edge of the bat to hand Bairstow an easy catch. Bangladesh 170/4 (30 overs)
# Mohammad Mithun is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Mushfiqur Rahim (44) fell six runs short of a half-century after being caught by Jason Roy at point off the last delivery of the 29th over. Bangladesh 169/3 (29 overs)
# An expensive over from Adil Rashid as he conceded nine runs to Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan continues to stand strong at 88 while Mushfiqur Rahim (43) is nearing his ODI half-century. Bangladesh 162/2 (28 overs)
# Four runs off the last overs. Bangladesh now need 234 runs from 23 overs. Bangladesh 153/2 (27 overs)
# Shakib went down on one knee and smashed the first delivery of the 26th over towards deep midwicket for four before he lofted the fifth delivery over mid-on. Bangladesh 149/2 (26 overs)
# Eight runs off the last over from Adil Rashid, including a boundary. The England bowler delivered a fuller on the stumps and Shakib drove this past Rashid to score a boundary. Bangladesh 135/2 (24 overs)
# Wood bowled the last over and he conceded eight runs to the Bangladesh batsmen. Shakib guided the third delivery from Wood towards the left of Rashid at third man for four runs. Bangladesh 127/2 (23 overs)
# Shakib (67) drove the second delivery of the 22nd over past the extra cover fielder to notch up four runs. Bangladesh now need 268 runs from 28 overs. Bangladesh 119/2 (22 overs)
# Seven runs off the last over. Adil Rashid started the over with a short on middle and leg and Shakib rocked back and pulled it towards deep square leg for a boundary. Bangladesh have crossed the 100-run mark. Bangladesh 105/2 (20 overs)
# FIFTY!! Shakib Al Hasan has brought up a half-century off just 53 balls. He reached the mark with a single by turning away the third delivery of the 19th over towards square leg. Bangladesh 96/2 (18.3 overs)
# A good last over from Plunkett as he gave away just four runs to the Bangladeshi batsman. The Mortaza-led side still need 300 runs from just 33 overs. Bangladesh 87/2 (17 overs)
# Shakib Al Hasan (44) continues to stand strong at the crease and is nearing his half-century while Mashfiqur Rahim is currently batting at 5 as Bangladesh now need 310 runs from 35 overs. Bangladesh 77/2 (15 overs)
# 16 runs off the last overs.Shakib Al Hasan eased the last delivery of the 14th over towards fine leg for four runs. Bangladesh 74/2 (14 overs)
# WICKET!! Wood strikes for England. Iqbal smashed the last delivery of the 12th over towards extra cover, only to see Eoin Morgan take the catch. Bangladesh 63/2 (12 overs)
# Liam Plunkett was introduced into the attack and he conceded seven runs in his first over. Shakib (28) and Iqbal (18) have guided Bangladesh past 50-run mark to reduce their chase to 332 runs from 39 overs. Bangladesh 55/1 (11 overs)
# Shakib Al Hasan flicked the last delivery from Archer over the short straight boundary and all the way into the stand for six runs. The Mashrafe Mortaza-led side now need 339 runs of 40 overs. Bangladesh 48/1 (10 overs)
# Just four runs off the last over from Chris Woakes. Bangladesh need 350 runs from 41 overs. Bangladesh 37/1 (9 overs)
# Bangladesh have added eight runs off the last over. Shakib and Iqbal are currently batting at their respective scores of 15 and 12 and are looking to steady ship for Bangladesh after losing opener Soumya Sarkar cheaply. Bangladesh 29/1 (7 overs)
# Just three runs off the last over. Shakib Al Hasan (nine) and Tamim Iqbal (10) are currently batting at the crease as Bangladesh now need 358 runs from 43 overs. Bangladesh 29/1 (6 overs)
# Woakes bowled an expensive last over, conceding 10 runs to Bangladesh. The England bowler was smashed by Shakib for four runs off the fourth delivery of the fifth over. Bangladesh 18/1 (5 overs)
# Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Archer gave an early breakthrough to England by bowling out Soumya Sarkar (two) off the second delivery of the fourth over. Bangladesh 8/1 (4 overs)
# Maiden over from Jofra Archer. Bangladesh need 386 runs from 48 overs. Bangladesh 1/0 (2 overs)
# Good first over from Chris Woakes as he gave away just a single to the Bangladeshi openers. Iqbal got off the mark by tapping the third delivery to the off side to notch up one run. Bangladesh 1/0 (1 over)
# Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have walked down the crease to begin Bangladesh's chase. Chris Woakes will open the attack for England.
# Innings Break!
# England set huge 387-run target for Bangladesh! England 386/6 (50 overs)
# Liam Plunkett is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Mustafizur Rahman bowled a short of length outside off and Stokes aimed to hit it over extra cover but ended up top-edging it towards point, where Mashrafe fumbled twice before grabbing the catch. England 355/6 (48 overs)
# Chris Woakes is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Eoin Morgan (35) looked to hit the fifth delivery Mehidy Hasan Miraz over long-on, but ended up giving a good catch to Soumya Sarkar. England 341/5 (47 overs)
# Ben Stokes is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mohammad Saifuddin strikes again. Buttler (64) was caught by Soumya Sarkar at deep square leg off the second delivery of the 46th over. England 330/4 (45.2 overs)
# Six runs off the last over. Buttler and Morgan continue to stand strong in the middle and have guided England past 315-run mark. England 315/3 (44 overs)
# FIFTY!! Jos Buttler has brought up a half-century off just 33 balls.The England batsman reached the mark by tucking away the third delivery of the 43rd over towards square leg for two runs. England 305/3 (42.3 overs)
# The hosts have added another 10 runs off the last over, including a boundary by Jos Buttler off the fourth delivery. Jos Buttler (38) and Eoin Morgan (15) are currently batting at the crease. England 285/3 (41 overs)
# Eight runs off the last over from Mortaza. Morgan went for the aerial shot on the third delivery of the 40th over and cleared mid-off with ease for a maximum. England 275/3 (40 overs)
# A quite expensive last over from Mosaddek Hossain, conceding 19 runs to England. Hossain was smashed by Butler for a six and a boundary on successive deliveries before the England player pulled the fifth delivery of the 38th over towards long-on for another four runs. England 263/3 (38 overs)
# Just three runs off the last over. Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan are currently batting at their respective scores of 10 and three. England 244/3 (37 overs)
# Skipper Eoin Morgan is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mehidy Hasan Miraz strikes to bag a big wicket of Jason Roy (153). After scoring three back-to-back sixes, the England opener once again looked to go for a big shot, only to see Mashrafe Mortaza take a simple catch at extra cover. England 236/3 (35 overs)
# Five runs off the last over. Jason Roy (135) continues to stand strong at the crease while Jos Buttler is currently batting at five. England 217/2 (34 overs)
# Jos Buttler is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Joe Root--who was looking in fine touch--was clean bowled by Mohammad Saifuddin off the third delivery of the 32nd over. The England batsman departs for 21.England 208/2 (32 overs)
# 17 runs off the last over for England. Shakib Al Hasan was smashed by Roy for two back-to-back boundaries before the England opener notched up a maximum off the very next ball. The hosts have now crossed the 200-run mark. England 202/1 (31 overs)
# A good last over from Saiffudin as he gave away just four runs to the England batsmen. Roy continues to stand strong at 110 while Root is currently batting at 20 as the top-ranked side nears 200-run mark. England 185/1 (30 overs)
# Seven runs off the last over from Saifuddin. Root flicked the first delivery of the over through the leg side to notch up four runs. England 174/1 (28 overs)
# CENTURY!! Jason Roy has brought up his ninth ODI century off just 93 balls. The England opener reached the mark by notching up four runs off the fifth delivery of the 27th over. England 167/1 (27 overs)
# Good over from Mustafizur Rahman, conceding just four runs to England. Roy is nearing his second century of the ongoing World Cup while Root is currently batting at nine. England 154/1 (25 overs)
# Roy (89) and Root (7) continue to stand strong at the crease and have helped England reach the 150-run mark. The Bangladesh bowlers, on the other hand, are desperately looking for wickets. England 150/1 (24 overs)
# Seven runs off the last over. Roy moved back and launched the fifth delivery over the leg side to notch up four runs. England 145/1 (23 overs)
# Five singles off the last over from Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Roy continues to stand strong at the crease at 75 and is looking for support from Root (1) after losing his opening partner Bairstow (51). England 135/1 (21 overs)
# Joe Root is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Soon after bringing up a half-century, Bairstow was caught by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at short cover off the first delivery of the 20th over from Mortaza 51. England 130/1 (20 overs)
# FIFTY!! Bairstow has brought up his first World Cup half-century off just 50 balls. He reached the mark by guiding the third delivery of the 19th over into the gap behind square before running for two runs. England 128/0 (19 overs)
# Just two runs off the last over. Roy (68) punched the second delivery of the 17th over towards long-on for an easy single before Bairstow (41) too notched up one run by turning the fifth delivery towards the right of short midwicket. England 112/0 (17 overs)
# Mehidy Hasan Miraz comes into the attack!
# Mustafizur Rahman bowled the last over and he conceded nine runs to the England openers. Roy bent his front knee and smashed the fourth delivery of the 16th over through covers to notch up four runs. England have now crossed the 100-run mark. England 110/0 (16 overs)
# Six runs off the last over from Mustafizur Rahman. Roy smashed the fifth delivery of the 14th over in the air over extra cover to notch up four runs. England 95/0 (14 overs)
# Shakib Al Hasan returned to the attack after a brief break and he bowled a tight over, giving away just two runs to England. Bangladesh are desperately looking for a wicket now, while Roy (52) and Bairstow (34) are nearing 100-run stand. England 89/0 (13 overs)
# Roy continues to remain solid at the crease as he brought up a half-century off just 38 balls. He achieved the feat by guiding the third delivery of the 11th over past the wicket-keeper for four runs. England 86/0 (11.3 overs)
# Bairstow (18) and Roy (33) continue to stand strong at the crease as they crossed the 50-run stand for the opening wicket. The duo is dealing in boundaries and adding runs at a good pace. The Bangladesh bowlers, on the other hand, are looking under pressure as they are yet to get the breakthrough. England 60/0 (9 overs)
# Mohammad Saifuddin was introduced into the attack and he bowled a quite expensive 16-run over. Saifuddin began with a fuller on around off and Bairstow drove it past the Bangladeshi bowler for four runs. The England opener then drove the fifth delivery of the over past mid-off for another boundary to help his side reach the 50-run mark. England 52/0 (8 overs)
# Mortaza was smashed by Roy for two boundaries. The England opener looked to hit through the off side off the first delivery, but ended up edging it past the stumps for four runs before he added another boundary off the third delivery from Mortaza. England 26/0 (6 overs)
# Shakib bowled the last over and he gave away six runs to the England openers, including three runs off the last ball. Roy drove the fuller delivery past mid-off before notching up three runs. England 15/0 (5 overs)
# Just two runs off the last over from Mashrafe Mortaza. The Bangladesh bowler delivered a length ball outside off and Bairstow swatted this towards midwicket to notch up a single. England 9/0 (4 overs)
# Jason Roy came on the front foot and punched the fourth delivery of the second over past the non-striker to score a boundary. Bairstow, on the other hand, is yet to open his account. England 6/0 (2 overs)
# Mashrafe to share the new ball.
# A tight first over from Shakib, conceding just a single. Roy got off the mark by punching the second delivery toward long-on to notch up one run. England 1/0 (1 over)
# Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy to begin England's innings while Shakib Al Hasan will open the proceedings for Bangladesh.
# The two sides have walked down the crease for their national anthems.
# While Bangladesh are going with the same Playing XI, England have called in Liam Plunkett in place of Moeen Ali.
England Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Bangladesh Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman
# Bangladesh win the toss and opt to bowl.
# The toss is all set to take place in a few minutes
After slumping to defeats in their respective last ICC World Cup 2019 fixtures, both hosts England and Bangladesh will look to rebound strongly and return to winning ways when they lock horns in match 12 of the cricket's showpiece event at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday.
Top-ranked England kicked off their campaign at the ICC World Cup 2019 with a crushing 104-run win over Faf du Plessis-led South Africa in their opening clash before they slumped to a shocking 12-run defeat against Pakistan in their last clash despite record centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler.
Heading into the match against Bangladesh, the Eoin Morgan-led side will look to shrug off their defeat against Pakistan and get back to winning ways when they face Mashrafe Mortaza's side.
Similarly, Bangladesh too started their campaign with a 21-run win over South Africa before they went down by two wickets at the hands of New Zealand in their second clash of the mega event.
With the likes of experienced batsmen like Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar present in the team, Bangladesh will hope to put up a good show with the bat during what is bound to be one of their toughest matches in the mega event.
Meanwhile, England--touted as one of the favourites to pick this year's coveted trophy-- is likely to rope in Liam Plunkett as a replacement for injured Adil Rashid as Sophia Gardens is expected to assist the seamers.
The two squads are as followed:
England: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.
Mohammad Saifuddin to Bairstow, FOUR runs, fuller around off and Saifuddin pays the price once more, driven past mid-off for four
Mehidy Hasan Miraz