A third wicket partnership of 166 runs between Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim helped Bangladesh post a target of 306 runs against England in the opening match of the 8th ICC Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday.
Dashing opener Tamim Iqbal hit a sublime century of 128 runs from 142 balls with 12 boundaries and three over boundary shots.
Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh collected 305 for 6 in 50 overs where Mushfiqur Rahim was another notable scorer with a half century of 79 runs from 72 balls with eight boundaries.
Tamim shared a partnership figure of 166 in 25.1 overs Mushfiqur in the 3rd wicket and another one of 56 in 12 overs with Soumya Sarkar in the opening stand.
Tamim played an innings of 142 balls to fire 12 boundaries and three over boundaries before being caught behind by Jos Buttler off Liam Plunkett, to depart from the 3rd pair which started from 95/2 in 19.2 overs and ended up at 261/3 in 44.3 overs.
Mushfiq was caught by Alex Hales off Liam Plunkett at 261/4 in 44.4 overs, after facing 72 balls to fire eight boundaries.
To complete his 9th ODI century, the 2nd one against England, Tamim fired 11 boundaries and one over boundary off 124 balls to reach 100 runs. He touched the magic figure by taking a single off Moeen Ali’s delivery in the 39 overs when the team collection was 214 for 2 wickets.
Earlier, Soumya was departed from crease after playing an innings of 28 off 34 balls, including four boundaries and one over boundaries before being caught by substitute fielder JM Bairstow off Ben Stokes’s last ball of 4th overs.
After Soumya, Imrul Kayes came to pair Tamim, but the left-hand batsman (19 off 20b; 3×4) failed to stay long in the 2nd stand as he was caught by Mark Wood off Liam Plunkett scoring 19 off 20 balls featuring three boundaries, leaving the team at 95/2 in 19.2 overs.
Sabbir Rahman (24 off 15b; 3×4) and Shakib Al hasan(10 off 8b; 2×4) were the other double figure scorers for Bangladesh.
Liam Plunkett captured four wickets spending 59 runs in 10 overs.
Ben Stokes and Jake Ball took one wicket each conceding 42 and 82 runs in 7 and 10 overs respectively for the host side.