England crush Bangladesh to revive World Cup campaign

England crush Bangladesh to revive World Cup campaign

Jason Roy hit the highest individual score of the World Cup so far as England got their campaign back on track with a 106-run win over Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday.

Four years after a group-stage defeat to Bangladesh at the last World Cup in Adelaide ended their mission Down Under, England have their eyes on the trophy and in Roy they possess one of the most destructive ODI batsmen.

Roy's 153 - his third one-day global score of 150 or more in nine hundreds - took England to an imposing 386 for six in Cardiff on Saturday. They could not have bounced back in greater style. At the beginning, he was looking to be playing big shots all the time but he has matured as a person and a player and I think he has got the capabilities to play Test cricket.

Umpire Joel Wilson found Roy perhaps too destructive when the Surrey batsman completed his century in the 27th over.


England were sent in to bat by Tigers captain Mashrafe Mortaza on a green-tinged pitch, but Roy and Bairstow (51) seized the initiative during a rapid first-wicket stand of 128. One of his 14 fours came following a misfield in the deep by Mohammad Mithun and it allowed Roy to reach three figures for the ninth time in ODIs.

"It was an improvement on the other day", Morgan said, "right throughout the whole game, right from the start". He went past Joe Root who took 78 innings to score the same number ODI centuries.

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But there was also concern over a hip injury sustained while batting by Jos Buttler, who did not reappear to keep wicket in Bangladesh's reply, leaving Jonny Bairstow to take over the gloves.


Shakib Al Hasan compiled an excellent 121, a knock which put the left-hander top of the tournament run-scoring charts - above Roy - but he could not prevent Bangladesh sinking to a second straight loss, following Wednesday's narrow reverse against New Zealand.

Farbrace, speaking to BBC's Test Match Special, said: 'Roy could easily open for England in the Ashes, he has shown his temperament has changed.

England have so far played 734 one-day internationals since the introduction of this format of the game in 1971.


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