ENG vs PAK LIVE: Joe Root slams first century of World Cup 2019

England's no. 3 batsman Joe Root hit the first hundred of the 2019 World Cup in his side's chase against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

Joe Root has held together at one end in England's chase of 349.   -  REUTERS

England's Joe Root smashed the first century of World Cup 2019 in a league stage match against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Monday.

The No. 3 batsman reached the three-figure mark off 97 balls with nine boundaries and one maximum as England seeks to chase down a record World Cup target of 349.

This is Root's sixth hundred in 62 innings while batting second.

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First centurions in World Cups:

Dennis Amiss (ENG) 137 vs India (1975)

Gordon Greenidge (WI) 106* vs India (1979)

Allan Lamb (ENG) 102 vs New Zealand (1983)

Javed Miandad (PAK) 103 vs Sri Lanka (1987)

Martin Crowe (NZ) 100* vs Australia (1992)

Nathan Astle (NZ) 101 vs England (1996)

Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 140 vs Kenya (1999)

Brian Lara (WI) 116 vs South Africa (2003)

Ricky Ponting (AUS) 113 vs Scotland (2007)

Virender Sehwag (IND) 175 vs Bangladesh (2011)

Aaron Finch (AUS) 135 vs England (2015)