Tamim hits century against England in Champions Trophy opener

Tamim hits century against England in Champions Trophy opener

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Dhaka – Bangladesh dashing opener Tamim Iqbal hammered a century of 128 runs against England in the opening match of the 8th ICC Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday.To complete his 9th ODI century, the 2nd one against England, Tamim fired 11 boundaries and one over boundary off 124 balls to reach 100 runs.He touched the magic figure by taking a single off Moeen Ali’s delivery in the 39 overs when the team collection was 214 for 2 wickets.Tamim played an innings of 142 balls, including 12 boundaries and three over boundaries, before being caught behind by Jos Buttler off Liam Plunkett, leaving team collection at 261/3 in 44.3 overs.During his innings, the attacking opener shared 166 in 25.1 overs with Mushfiqur Rahim in the 3rd pair and 56 in 12 overs with Soumya Sarkar in the opening stand.Making his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in Harare in February 2007, Tamim played so far 170 matches and scored 5578 runs at average 34.01,  including 9 centuries and 36 half centuries.UNB news agency

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