New Zealand captain Kane Williamson enters record books

Kane Williamson scored only 30 in the World Cup final against England but in the process, he surpassed Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene as the highest-scoring World Cup skipper.

Kane Williamson makes his way back to the pavilion after being dismissed by Liam Plunkett in the World Cup final at Lord's in London on Sunday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

 

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson overtook Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene as the highest-scoring World Cup captain during the final of the 2019 edition against England at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Sunday.

Williamson was dismissed for 30 but in the process, he surpassed Jayawardene’s record 548 runs in the 2007 edition. The Kiwi ended his campaign with 578 runs.

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Williamson stitched a crucial 74-run partnership with Henry Nicholls to steady the ship after the early dismissal of Martin Guptill.

Most runs in WC by captains

Kane Williamson (NZ): 578 (2019)

Mahela Jayawardene (SL): 548 (2007)

Ricky Ponting (AUS): 539 (2007)

Aaron Finch (AUS): 507 (2019)

AB de Villiers (SA): 482 (2015)

 

The 28-year-old had a fine World Cup, scoring two centuries and two fifties at an average of 82.57. The 148 against West Indies stands out among all the knocks.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is sixth in the list with 465 runs in the 2003 edition.