It was a difficult pill to swallow for Kane Williamson and Co. after the final of the 2019 World Cup didn’t go their way. New Zealand was heartbroken after they could not lift their maiden World Cup trophy despite coming so close to it. The Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson had hogged the limelight as for his magnificent conduct after the wrenching final.
The Blackcaps skipper Williamson added that he isn’t able to work out whether the 2019 World Cup was a high or a low for them. It was an epic final as England and New Zealand had landed strong punches on each other but there was no haymaker in the game.
Kane Williamson has led with aplomb.
There was very little to choose between the two sides as both played up to their mark. The final kept swinging from one side to the other like a see-saw swing. Finally, the teams had to be separated by a boundary count rule.
New Zealand had scored 241 runs and England got the same number of runs. Subsequently, both the team scored 15 runs in the Super Over. However, England had 24 boundaries in comparison to 16 boundaries by New Zealand and thus the hosts were declared as winners.
“To determine whether it was a high or a low takes a bit of time. And I’m still trying to work out what it was really” Williamson told Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz In Conversation. “We didn’t get the fruits but upon reflection, it was a pretty spectacular game to be a part of but a really difficult game to understand and get around because you were a part of the game.”
It was heartbreaking for New Zealand but the conduct of the whole team despite not ending on the wrong side of the result, was superb. This was New Zealand’s second World Cup final on the trot but they could not get over the finishing line.
Kane Williamson is known to get the best out of his players and he has done a fine job as the leader of the side. The stylish batsman is also a consistent batsman in all the three forms of the game for the Kiwis.