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Williamson becomes highest run-scoring captain in WC history

Last updated on: July 14, 2019 20:27 IST

Kane Williamson

IMAGE: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 30 in the final against England and finished with 578 runs in World Cup 2019. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson became the highest run-scoring captain in ICC World Cup history during Sunday's final against England at Lord's. 

 

He was one run short of the former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardena's record -- 548 runs from 11 innings in the 2007 World Cup -- going into the final.

As Williamson took his first run he became the highest scoring captain of all-time in World Cup history, his feat coming from 10 innings.

The 28-year-old scored 30 runs before being dismissed by England pacer Liam Plunkett.

Williamson was placed fourth in the highest run-getters' chart with 578 runs in the tournament.

He held the New Zealand innings in the semi-final against India, scored two centuries in the tournament and provided his off-spin services to the team when in need.

Under his leadership, the Kiwis won five matches from nine fixtures in the group stage.

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