Jason Roy’s belligerent century helps England register a comprehensive win over Bangladesh

Jason Roy smashed a scintillating 153 runs to see England register a comprehensive 106-run win over Bangladesh in the 12th game of ICC Cricket World Cup played at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

The home side managed to post a mammoth 386 for 6, courtesy splendid performances from Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler.

In reply, Bangladesh did manage to produce a decent show with the bat and could only manage to score 280 runs in 48.5 overs. With this result, Bangladesh have suffered consecutive defeats in the competition.

Chasing 387 runs to win, Jofra Archer dismissed Soumya Sarkar for 3 to see Bangladesh get off to a poor start in the chase. Shakib Al Hasan came to the crease and started positively against English bowlers.

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal also struggled to get going in their innings and also perished for 19 to see Bangladesh reduced to 63 for 2 after 12 overs.

Mushfiqur Rahim came to the crease and formed a 106-run partnership with Shakib Al Hasan to lead a fightback of sorts for Bangladesh.

Liam Plunkett broke the partnership as he dismissed Rahim in the 29th over to see Bangladesh lose momentum in their innings. Mohammad Mithun also perished for a duck to see Bangladesh precariously placed at 170 for 4 after 29.3 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan played exceedingly well and brought up his century in 95 balls with the help of nine fours. Left-hander anchored the innings for Bangladesh and eventually dismissed for 121 runs.

Ben Stokes dismissed Shakib in the 40th over of the innings. The lower-order did try their best with the bat as Bangladesh were dismissed for 280 runs in 48.5 overs.

Jason Roy delivered a scintillating century to setup a comfortable victory for England in a World Cup game played against Bangladesh at Cardiff.

All-rounder Stokes finished with figures of 3 for 23 from his six overs. Jofra Archer made a strong comeback in this game and produced a menacing spell with the new-ball. He picked up three wickets and conceded less than four runs an over in his nine overs.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first on a lively pitch. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow started things in a positive manner and smashed boundaries at regular intervals in the Powerplay overs.

The duo added 128 run partnership to lay down platform for the likes of Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes to play their natural game.

Roy brought up his century in 92 balls to see England placed in a strong position to post a big total on the board. The Surrey batsman certainly looked focused and continued to play his shots against Bangladesh. He scored 153 runs off 121 balls with the help of fourteen fours and five sixes.

Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler continued his good form with the bat and scored 64 off 44 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes.

England Captain Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett chipped in with crucial cameos to see England a post 386 for 6 in 50 overs.

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