World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

Updated: Jul 15, 2019, 08:31 IST | IANS

Kane Williamson achieved the feat when he opened his account in the final against England at the Lord's

World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC
Kane Williamson

London: New Zealand's Kane Williamson yesterday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene who had amassed 548 runs in the 2007 edition of the showpiece event.

Williamson achieved the feat when he opened his account in the final against England at the Lord's.

However, the Kiwi skipper's stay in the middle didn't last long as he departed for 30 (53 balls, 4x2) after edging Liam Plunkett to Jos Buttler behind the stumps.

Williams is now the fourth highest run-getter in this World Cup with 578 runs from 10 innings with two hundreds and two fifties.

This is New Zealand's second consecutive World Cup final after they lost to Australia in the 2015 edition.

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