England vs South Africa: Here are World Cup 2019 firsts

First Published 30, May 2019, 5:45 PM IST

ICC World Cup 2019 began in London today (May 30) with hosts England playing South Africa at The Oval stadium. Check out the 10-team tournament's firsts, from a surprise opening bowler to batsman being dismissed for a golden duck and more

First toss of the World Cup 2019 was won by South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. He chose to field first against England

First toss of the World Cup 2019 was won by South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. He chose to field first against England

First ball of the tournament faced by England opening batsman Jason Roy at The Oval stadium in London. He scored the first run of the tournament as he took a single on the very first ball

First ball of the tournament faced by England opening batsman Jason Roy at The Oval stadium in London. He scored the first run of the tournament as he took a single on the very first ball

First ball of the World Cup 2019 — In a surprise move, skipper du Plessis opened the bowling with 40-year-old leg-spinner Imran Tahir

First ball of the World Cup 2019 — In a surprise move, skipper du Plessis opened the bowling with 40-year-old leg-spinner Imran Tahir

Joe Root hit the first boundary of World Cup 2019, off Lungi Ngidi, in the second over of the match

Joe Root hit the first boundary of World Cup 2019, off Lungi Ngidi, in the second over of the match

World Cup 2019's first wicket was taken by Tahir as he struck with the second delivery of the match. He sent back Jonny Bairstow

World Cup 2019's first wicket was taken by Tahir as he struck with the second delivery of the match. He sent back Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow collected the first zero of the tournament and too a golden duck

Jonny Bairstow collected the first zero of the tournament and too a golden duck

1st six of the World Cup 2019 was hit by England captain Eoin Morgan off Ngidi in the 26th over

1st six of the World Cup 2019 was hit by England captain Eoin Morgan off Ngidi in the 26th over

Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock took the first catch of the tournament as he made no mistake when Bairstow edged a Tahir delivery

Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock took the first catch of the tournament as he made no mistake when Bairstow edged a Tahir delivery

South Africa fast bowler Ngidi delivered the first wide of the tournament

South Africa fast bowler Ngidi delivered the first wide of the tournament

England opener Jason Roy hit the first half century of the tournament

England opener Jason Roy hit the first half century of the tournament

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