Kane Williamson breaks another record at World Cup

Brenda Watkins
July 14, 2019

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New Zealand also have a better record in World Cup match-ups, pipping England in five out of their nine contests.

New Zealand were beaten finalists four years ago. World Cup finals tend to be low-scoring matches and this is likely to be no exception, if previous matches at Lord's are anything to go by. England secured their place in the final following an 8-wicket victory against defending champions Australia in the second semi-final.

But the challenge for the host nation, as they seek a first title in the 44-year history of the World Cup, is to embrace Sunday's occasion at Lord's without it inhibiting their "fearless" brand of cricket.

"I think Monday might be a public holiday back home because most of New Zealand will be up watching the game", Stead told media in London overnight.

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson is New Zealand's top scorer at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

It has been a spectacular World Cup for Williamson who has been in outstanding form in the tournament.

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England's Test talisman Stuart Broad led the excitement, claiming both teams' brands of of cricket deserved a final appearance, while former captain Michael Vaughan left no room for doubt as to who he wanted to win.

"But whatever dog we are, it's just important that we focus on the cricket that we want to play". "And we have seen over the years that anybody can beat anybody - regardless of breed of dog".

"Whether having had experience in a final or not is a good thing".

But there is a sense that England will never have a better chance.

With 242 to chase to lay hands on the coveted trophy, Eoin Morgan's men will look forward to build partnerships and be patient while batting.

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