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Courtesy of Joe Root’s unbeaten 133, England registered a thumping win over Bangladesh in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy. Chasing the stiff 306-run target, Joe Root forged a brilliant partnership with Alex Hales to put the chase on track. He was then joined by skipper Eoin Morgan and together they took their side to an eight-wicket win. Chasing 306 to win the Three Lions romped with 16 balls to spare. Joe Root was the star of the show with a fabulous knock of 133 of 129 balls which featured 11 fours and a solitary six.
This sent Twitter into a tizzy. Here are some of the reactions-
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1 June 2017
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 1 June 2017
I Never thought 2 yrs ago England would chase down over 300 with their eyes shut … !!!! Made this look so easy … #ChampionsTrophy2017
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 1 June 2017
If this is the pattern going ahead, T-20isation of odi ckt might well be here; where a 100, if not quick enough, could even be a liability
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 1 June 2017
🎥 In what might become a regular sight over the next few weeks, a target in excess of 300 was chased down with ease as England prevailed. pic.twitter.com/Gk0RL430bK
— ICC (@ICC) 1 June 2017
England next faces New Zealand on June 6 while Bangladesh will take on Australia.