Openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy stitched a massive partnership of 123 runs which was followed by Mark Wood recording a three-wicket haul as England defeated New Zealand by 119 runs to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednesday.
England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to opted first.
Bairstow stitched a massive partnership of 123 runs alongside Jason Roy. He further went on to become the first Englishman to score back to back tons in an ICC World Cup, scoring 106 runs off 99 deliveries in an innings comprising of 15 boundaries and a six. Bairstow's knock helped England post a total of 305 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 50 overs.
In reply, New Zealand were bowled out for 186 in 45 overs following a fine performance by the English bowling attack led by Mark Wood who picked three wickets.
A total of 22 centuries have been scored in the Cricket World Cup 2019 so far. Here is the complete list of tons scored in Cricket World Cup 2019 till England vs New Zealand match on July 3rd (Wednesday):
|3||Rohit Sharma||122*||144||India||South Africa||Won|
|5||Shakib Al Hasan||121||119||Bangladesh||England||Lost|
|8||Joe Root||100*||94||England||West Indies||Won|
|9||Aaron Finch||153||132||Australia||Sri Lanka||Won|
|11||Shakib Al Hasan||124*||99||Bangladesh||West Indies||Won|
|13||Kane Williamson||106*||138||New Zealand||South Africa||Won|
|16||Kane Williamson||148||154||New Zealand||West Indies||Won|
|17||Carlos Brathwaite||101||82||West Indies||New Zealand||Lost|
|19||Babar Azam||101*||127||Pakistan||New Zealand||Won|
|22||Jonny Bairstow||106||99||England||New Zealand||Won|
Bairstow's teammate Joe Root had scored the first century of the ongoing edition of the mega event during England's clash against Pakistan. Root had smashed 107 runs off 104 balls laced with 10 boundaries and a six while his teammate Jos Butler (103) too notched up the century in the same match.
The third century of the World Cup 2019 was brought by Indian opener Rohit Sharma during the Men in Blue's opening match against South Africa at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton.
England opener Jason Roy struck a magnificent knock of 153 off just 121 balls during his side's clash against Bangladesh to bring up the fourth century of the ongoing cricket's showpiece event.
The fifth century of the 2019 World Cup was scored by Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan during the same match. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a masterly 117 runs off 109 balls to guide India to a 36-run win over defending champions Australia in their second match of the 2019 World Cup. Dhawan's ton was the sixth century of this year's mega event.
Australian opener David Warner smashed the seventh century of the quadrennial event during the side's match against Pakistan.
Subsequently, England's Joe Root scored his second century of the World Cup as well as the eighth century of the tournament against West Indies at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton.
Australian opener and captain Aaron Finch notched up the ninth century of the World Cup 2019 during his side's match against Sri Lanka at The Oval.
Rohit Sharma scored the tenth ton of the ICC World Cup 2019 in India's high-octane clash against Pakistan.
Shakib Al Hasan continued his brilliant form with the bat during Bangladesh's match against West Indies as he scored an unbeaten 124 to register the eleventh ton of Cricket World Cup 2019.
England captain Eoin Morgan scored the twelfth century of the 2019 edition of the mega event against Afghanistan. Morgan smashed a record 17 sixes in his innings to score 148 runs off 71 balls. The 13th century of the World Cup 2019 was scored by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson against South Africa at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.
Warner continued his good form to score the fourteenth ton of the 2019 World Cup against Bangladesh. The Australian opener scored 166 runs off 147 deliveries to help his side beat the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side by 48 runs. Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim brought up the 15th ton of the tournament in the same match. Rahim remained unbeaten on 102 but his ton went in vain.
Kane Williamson scored the 16th ton of Cricket World Cup 2019 during New Zealand's encounter against West Indies at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester. The New Zealand skipper led from the front by hitting 148 runs off 154 balls as the Black Caps registered a narrow-five run win. Carlos Brathwaite scored the seventeenth century during the same match but in losing cause.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch scored the eighteenth century of the ongoing World Cup. Pakistan middle-order batsman Babar Azam batted superbly to score 101 runs off 127 balls against New Zealand to register the nineteenth century of ongoing World Cup. Jonny Bairstow scored tons off consecutive games with Rohit Sharma further adding to his tally of centuries to increase this figure to 22.
A total of 38 centuries were scored in the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand.