ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ravi Shastri praises Kane Williamson for showing remarkable composure despite tough loss

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand missed out on clinching the 2019 Cricket World Cup after scoring fewer boundaries against England in the final.

Press Trust of India, Jul 17, 2019 16:43:01 IST

New Delhi: India head coach Ravi Shastri has saluted New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for showing remarkable composure during his team's heartbreaking loss to England in the World Cup final, where the winner was decided by boundary count rule at Lord's.

In a gut-wrenching final on Sunday, England were adjudged the World Cup winners on the basis of superior boundary count -- 22 fours and two sixes as compared to New Zealand's 16 -- after both the regulation match and ensuing Super Over ended in a tie.

"Your composure and dignity viewing the sequence of events was remarkable. Your dignified grace and silence 48 hours since is simply remarkable. We know you have one hand on that WC [World Cup]. You [sic] not just Kane. You [sic] Kane and Able. God bless," Shastri wrote on his Twitter handle.

Williamson displayed immaculate poise during the finals even though things didn't go New Zealand's way on multiple occasions, the most prominent being the overthrow which gave six runs to England during their tense chase of 241.

That throw in the final over tilted the game in England's favour, leading to a Super Over.

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Updated Date: Jul 17, 2019 16:43:01 IST

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4056 254