England vs Bangladesh: Head to head

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Ben Stokes in action

Jason Roy made the highest individual score of the World Cup so far as his dynamic century powered England towards a huge total against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday.

Tournament favourites England, whose rise to the top of the one-day worldwide rankings since Bangladesh knocked them out of the 2015 World Cup has been based on aggressive batting, lived up to his words. POINTS TABLE England thus registered their second win of the showpiece event, following the 14-run loss to Pakistan in the second match.

Morgan said England would be ready for anything Bangladesh can throw at them, including the possibility of an opening spin attack as seen during their previous two games which yielded quick wickets.

The Test gloveman was behind the stumps after Jos Buttler suffered a hip injury during a typically dashing 64.

England were sent in to bat by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza on a green-tinged pitch, but Roy and Jonny Bairstow (51) seized the initiative, sharing a first-wicket stand of 128.

However, Bairstow did not last long after, as he was caught by Mehdy Hasan off a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery.

Bairstow's four off Mohammad Saifuddin saw England's openers to a fifty partnership in 47 balls.

The opener reached his century from 92 balls amid comedy scenes, with a mis-field - one of many committed by Bangladesh in an error-strewn display - allowing Roy's pull to trickle away for four before the batsman accidentally knocked over umpire Joel Wilson while running.

Morgan (35) and Stokes (6) then fell in the space of three balls - skying Mehidy and Mustafizur Rahman respectively - only for Plunkett and Woakes to run amok at the death.

England's Jason Roy (L) and Jonny Bairstow during the World Cup match against Bangladesh.

Although host England is a strong team but it should not make the mistake of considering Bangladesh as weak.

Bangladesh have played 34 matches since 1999, won 12, lost 21 and one was NR.

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