England captain Eoin Morgan gave struggling opener Jason Roy a huge vote of confidence on the eve of the Champions Trophy by guaranteeing his place for the tournament. That is when Joe Root and Alex Hales brought the chase back on track with classy knocks, Hales was dismissed for 95.
Bangladesh threatened the same punishment in its first one-day worldwide on English soil in seven years by producing its highest score against England, and the eighth-best total in trophy history, 40 runs more than its previous best.
Woakes, who came into the match following a thigh problem and could now be replaced by next-in-line Steven Finn if this side strain proves serious, was not the only injury worry for England, with Root hobbling during his 10th one-day global century.
All-rounders Ben Stokes (knee) and Chris Woakes (thigh) were both passed fit after missing England´s seven-wicket ODI defeat by South Africa at Lord´s on Monday. Chris Woakes, who opened the bowling attack, had to leave after his second over after straining his left side, and Sarkar was dropped on 11 by Moeen Ali. But there was no stopping Tamim Iqbal as he then upped the ante along with Imrul Kayes who departed for 19 runs.
Tamim Iqbal and Ben Stokes indulged in an on-field verbal exchange.
Tamim was unimpressed and umpires Rod Tucker and S Ravi intervened to calm tempers. The left-hander survived a spectacular catch which was claimed by Tamim - but not given following a look at television replays - before compiling a typically calculated unbeaten 75. Joe Root was moved from the leg-side to fill the gap, not always a great idea after a ball had gone past that exact spot. Stokes and Tamim were involved in a verbal altercation as tempers frayed in the sunshine but the lefthander reached his century off 124 balls, including two sixes and 11fours.
He was out when a skyed pull off Plunkett was held by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.
Bangladesh had scored under five runs for the majority of the innings but things started to change as Tamim struck a six and two boundaries in over 24 and 25 combined.
England have been transformed since their dismal World Cup performance two years ago, with their power batting making them even more formidable in their own conditions.
Picking a strong batting line-up - in response to falling 84 all out in their final warm-up against India - worked against Bangladesh, however, as their bowling lacked the creativity and guile to unsettle a powerful England side that cantered to victory.