England off to a solid start after Bangladesh opt to bowl

Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Tom Latham

Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Tom Latham

The in-form Roy completed a 92-ball century in weird fashion when, not looking, he collided with umpire Joel Wilson as he completed what should have been a single to take him to 97, only for Mithun at deep square leg to misfield a ball for four.

England revived their title hopes on Saturday by crushing Bangladesh, posting their highest World Cup total to overcome their Bangladesh hoodoo in style.

Meanwhile, Jason Roy took his time in the initial stages.

Roy and Bairstow put on the second century opening partnership of this World Cup before Bairstow fell to a fine catch by Mehidy Hasan to make it 1-128 in the 20th over. The right-handers were able to hit the ground running and the Bangladesh side is on the back foot now as England is looking good for a gargantuan score.

On the other hand, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and made a decision to bowl first in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

Meanwhile, Jason Roy is now batting on 124 runs with the help of 14 fours and two sixes.

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Roy's 153 took England to an imposing 386 for six, leaving Bangladesh needing to surpass Ireland's 329-7 against England in 2011, the highest score by any team batting second to win a World Cup match.

England defeated South Africa by 104 runs in the inaugural match of the mega event at London on May 30, and later were beaten by Pakistan by 14 runs at Nottingham on June 3.

Nonetheless, what would have been a World Cup record run chase eluded Bangladesh as the innings lost momentum and England eased home.

On the other hand, Bangladesh got off to a winning start as they won against South Africa by 21 runs.

Bangladesh have played 34 matches since 1999, won 12, lost 21 and one was NR. Hence, both teams will like to get a win under their belt after a loss.

Jason Roy completed his century against Bangladesh in a very unusual way.

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