ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: New Zealand's Kane Williamson becomes highest run-scoring captain in tournament history

Williamson was one run short of the former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene's record. Mahela scored 548 runs in the 2007 World Cup. The former batsman took 11 innings to get this feat.

Asian News International, Jul 14, 2019 19:17:03 IST

London: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson became the highest run-scoring captain in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup history, during the final match between New Zealand and England.

Williamson was one run short of the former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene's record. Mahela scored 548 runs in the 2007 World Cup. The former batsman took 11 innings to get this feat.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: New Zealands Kane Williamson becomes highest run-scoring captain in tournament history

Williamson was one run short of the former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene's record. AP

As Williamson took his first run he became the highest scoring captain of all time in the World Cup history. He completed this feat in 10 innings. The 28-year-old played a knock of 30 runs before he was dismissed by England pacer Liam Plunkett.

Williamson finished at the fourth position of the highest run-getter chart and amassed 578 runs in the tournament.

He held the innings for the Kiwis in the semi-final against India. He has scored two centuries in the tournament and has also 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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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2019 19:17:03 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254