Meanwhile, Joe Root calmly and steadily constructed his innings, notching up his half-century with an exquisite boundary. 

The partnership between Root and Malan reached the 100-run mark in a mere 90 balls, and the duo continued to accelerate, bringing up the 150-run milestone in quick succession.

Root's Milestone and Bangladesh's Fightback

Joe Root's exceptional 82 not only played a pivotal role in England's innings but also established him as England's leading run-scorer in ODI World Cups.

Nevertheless, Bangladesh, led by the relentless efforts of Shoriful Islam and Mahedi Hasan, mounted a fierce comeback in the death overs. 

They orchestrated the dismissals of England's middle-order, including the vital wickets of Malan, Buttler, and Root, successfully slowing down England's acceleration.

England's Late Struggles

The regular fall of wickets disrupted England's hopes of a customary late-innings surge. Mahedi Hasan, who endured a challenging start, made amends with three crucial late wickets, sending Harry Brook, Sam Curran, and Adil Rashid back to the pavilion in successive overs. 

Consequently, England managed to score only 102 runs in the final 13 overs, surrendering eight wickets in the process.

Despite Bangladesh's spirited late resurgence, England concluded their innings with a commanding total of 364/9, largely fueled by Dawid Malan's majestic century.

All eyes now turn to Bangladesh's response as they embark on the challenging task of chasing down this imposing target in what promises to be a thrilling and closely contested encounter.

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