New Zealand have beaten Canada by 97 runs in their Group A match played at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Canada were set about a daunting task of chasing 359. Earlier, opener Brendan McCullum posted a well-timed 101 and Ross Taylor bludgeoned 74 from 44 balls as New Zealand reached 358 for six after being sent in to bat by Canada, moving within reach of a guaranteed World Cup quarterfinals spot. McCullum shared stands of 53 with Martin Guptill (17) and 96 with Jesse Ryder (38) for the first two wickets, stroking 12 boundaries and two sixes before he was out in the 37th over, hitting medium pacer Hanvir Baidwan directly to Ruvindu Gunasekera at extra cover as he tried to lift the run-rate. It was his first century in 22 World Cup matches, and only his third in 189 limited-overs internationals. In a stunning onslaught after McCullum's dismissal, Taylor contributed 51 runs to a fourth-wicket partnership that produced 69 runs in 4.1 overs, including 28 in one Baidwan over containing four sixes and a boundary.