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England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the Group A match of Champions Trophy.

An ankle and calf injury set aside, Joe Root put together a masterful unbeaten career-best 133 to power England to an eight-wicket win in their opening Champions Trophy match over Bangladesh, who would rue two major mistakes: not scoring enough in the last five overs and picking one less bowler.

Two big partnerships supported England's successful 306-run chase. Root's 129-ball innings included 11 fours and a six, with Eoin Morgan by his side; the captain was not out on a 61-ball 75 that had eight fours and two sixes. The pair were responsible for the 143-run unbroken third-wicket stand after Alex Hales and Root added 159 for the second wicket.

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Bangladesh batted first and made 305 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs.
England in reply reached the victory target losing only 2 wickets with 16 balls to spare.

Meanwhile another Group A match between Australia and New Zealand will be played today at Birmingham stadium.

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