ICC World Cup 2019 final: Kane Williamson breaks Mahela Jayawardene's 12 year old World Cup record

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson tops the illustrious list of captains after his knock against England in the finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Here is all you need to know about the record
ICC World Cup 2019 final: Kane Williamson breaks Mahela Jayawardene's 12 year old World Cup record ICC World Cup 2019 final: Kane Williamson breaks Mahela Jayawardene's 12 year old World Cup record
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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson created history in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final match at Lord's, as he became the highest run scoring captain in a single edition of the premiere tournament. Ahead of this game, the skipper was tied with former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene. The Kiwi skipper went past him and now takes the top spot in this illustrious list.

With his 30 run knock against England in the finals, he also became the fourth captain after Aaron Finch, Ricky Ponting and Mahela Jayawardene to score more than 500 runs as a captain in a single edition of the World Cup.

Most runs as captain in a single edition of the ICC World Cup:

Kane Williamson: 578 runs in 10 innings (2019)

Mahela Jayawardene: 548 runs in 11 innings (2007)

Ricky Ponting: 539 runs in 9 innings (2007)

Aaron Finch: 507 in 10 innings (2019)

AB de Villiers: 482 in 7 innings (2015)

Earlier in the day, Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first in spite of the overcast conditions. Some slight early morning drizzle forced covers on the pitch and delayed the start of the ICC World Cup 2019 final by 15 mins. After the loss of Martin Guptill early on in the innings, the skipper steadied the ship with opener Henry Nicholls. The duo put on 74 for the second wicket. The skipper's knock came to an end after he was dismissed by Liam Plunkett caught by Jos Buttler.

England and New Zealand are both playing with the same XI which they fielded in their respective semi-finals against Australia and India. England are playing their fourth World Cup final, whereas New Zealand are playing their second final after 2015.

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