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Jason Roy's 153 Leads England to Rout over Bangladesh at 2019 Cricket World Cup

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJune 8, 2019

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 08: The England side celebrate as Mark Wood of England takes the wicket of Mahmudullah of Bangladesh during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Bangladesh at Cardiff Wales Stadium on June 08, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
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England bounced back from defeat to Pakistan by beating Bangladesh by 106 runs at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Cardiff on Saturday.

The tournament hosts produced a brilliant batting display to post their highest-ever ODI total of 386 for six.

England also became the first-ever side to secure seven consecutive ODI totals of over 300:

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Jason Roy's 153 leads England to their highest ever World Cup total and the highest of this year’s tournament so far. It's a record seventh 300+ ODI total in a row for the hosts! #ENGvBAN #CWC19 https://t.co/A5xUkYMJHp https://t.co/Z9u0178dcU

A rampant Jason Roy bagged his ninth ODI century on his way to reaching 153, while Jos Buttler smashed 64 off 44 balls as England picked up their second win in three games.

The win means England move into second place in the Cricket World Cup table behind leaders New Zealand.

Openers Jonny Bairstow and Roy got the hosts off to a strong start in blustery conditions in Cardiff. The pair combined to produce just the second century by an opening partnership at the tournament so far:

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Roy and Bairstow go from 0 to 100 in just 15 overs! Jason Roy 59* (51) Jonny Bairstow 39* (39) ENG 101/0 (15.0 ov) #CWC19 #WeAreEngland #RiseOfTheTigers #ENGvBAN https://t.co/GGRZFEN7kI

Bairstow managed 51 before being caught out by an impressive catch from Mehidy Hasan.

However, Roy went on to make his century in just 92 balls, clattering into the umpire along the way:

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💯 That's a new way to celebrate a World Cup hundred @JasonRoy20!! 🙈 Scorecard: https://t.co/JbkNsWrE2z #CWC19 #WeAreEngland #ExpressYourself https://t.co/zTSf3obP19

Roy also smashed three sixes in a row as he went past the 150 mark, but Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza promptly caught him.

Buttler then raced to his half-century on his way to 64. However, he also picked up a hip injury during his batting stint that prevented him from fielding, meaning Bairstow would take over wicketkeeping duties:

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Half century for Jos Buttler. 👏👏 51 from 33 deliveries Here's a six from earlier... 📽 IN PLAY HIGHLIGHTS 👉 https://t.co/MvXbebu5n7 #bbccricket #CWC19 https://t.co/FlNtjwiwND

Captain Eoin Morgan hit 35 for England, while Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett smashed 45 off 17 balls to set a record total.

England's total put them in a dominant position and left Bangladesh needing to produce a record World Cup run chase to secure victory.

Jofra Archer got the hosts off to the perfect start by producing a fine delivery to despatch Soumya Sarkar:

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He went wicketless against Pakistan, but it's taken Jofra Archer just eight balls to get his first today! Soumya Sarkar bowled! #ENGvBAN #CWC19 https://t.co/A5xUkYv8PR https://t.co/zdJ2woyDHo

Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim showed some resistance with a strong partnership that produced 106.

However, Plunkett broke their stand by taking out Rahim. The wicket of Mohammad Mithun quickly followed leaving Bangladesh needing 217 from their final 20 overs.

A determined Shakib did his best by hitting his first World Cup century, before Ben Stokes dismissed him for 121:

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It's a maiden World Cup century for Shakib Al Hasan - his eighth in ODIs and first against England! 👏 #ENGvBAN #CWC19 https://t.co/A5xUkYv8PR https://t.co/oyXuUBAMOT

It was an impressive display by the all-rounder, but Bangladesh remained well behind the required run rate.

Archer was the pick of England's bowlers with his fearsome deliveries, while Stokes shone late on taking three wickets to complete the victory.

The victory gives England the response they needed after a defeat to Pakistan last time out and puts them back on track in the tournament.

The hosts go on to face the West Indies on Friday, and Bangladesh return to action on Tuesday against Sri Lanka.

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