Defending champions England returned to winning ways with a 137-run win over Bangladesh in their second World Cup game here on Tuesday. Sent in to bat, Dawid Malan hit a superb 140, while Jonny Bairstow (52) and Joe Root (82) slammed half-centuries to power England to a formidable 364 for 9. In reply, Bangladesh folded up for 227 in 48.2 overs with Litton Das (76) and Mushfiqur Rahim (51) doing bulk of the scoring. Reece Topley (4/43) claimed four wickets, while Chris Woakes (2/49) snapped two.
Earlier, Malan and Root added 151 for the second wicket after Malan and Bairstow (52 off 59 balls) had put on 115 runs for the opening wicket. Buttler and Brook both scored 20 runs each. Mahedi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh with figures of 8-0-71-4, while left-arm seamer Shoriful Islam claimed three wickets.
In chasing, Bangladesh shot out of the blocks, with Liton Das hitting three consecutive fours off the first over bowled by Chris Woakes. But they were quickly reduced to 14-2, with Tanzid Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto unable to cope with the pace and movement of the towering Topley, who replaced Moeen Ali in the side. That became 26-3 when captain Shakib Al Hasan was bowled by the paceman
The expensive Woakes then got in on the act, enticing an edge from Mehidy Hasan Miraz, with England captain Jos Buttler taking the catch behind the stumps. Despite the carnage, Liton looked untroubled at the other end, reaching his fifty off 38 balls as Bangladesh tried to rebuild. He also got out after scoring 76 off 66 balls. Mushfiqur Rahim also scored fifty but English bowlers consistently picked up wickets as Bangladesh got all out at 227.
Dawid Malan bludgeoned 140 and paceman Reece Topley took 4-43 as England beat Bangladesh by 137 runs, finding form at the World Cup after their thumping opening defeat against New Zealand. The defending champions racked up 364-9 in their 50 overs in Dharamsala and dismissed their opponents for 227.