India’s record in ICC tournament against New Zealand is very scary, has not won for 18 years
Southampton: Indian cricket team has failed to face the challenge of New Zealand team in ICC tournaments over the years. The Indian team suffered an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) on Wednesday, but this is not the first time that it has lost to the Kiwi team in an ICC tournament match.
Didn’t win for 18 years
India last defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the 2003 ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. Since then, New Zealand has defeated India in the T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and World Test Championship (WTC) matches.
India’s record in ICC tournament against New Zealand is very scary
Batting first, New Zealand had scored 190 runs in the 2007 T20 World Cup league match, in response to which the Indian team could only score 180 runs for nine wickets and had to face defeat by 10 runs. After this, in the Super-10 match in the 2016 T20 World Cup, India restricted New Zealand to 126 for seven, but the Kiwi team bundled out the Indian innings for 79 runs on the strength of the bowlers and won by 47 runs.
2019 ODI World Cup defeat most painful
India had also lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup and it was the most disappointing loss for them. Batting first, New Zealand scored 239 runs thanks to Ross Taylor’s 74 and captain Kane Williamson’s 67 runs. This match was also affected due to rain and India had batted on the reserve day and lost their first three wickets within five runs.
New Zealand beat India for the sixth time in a row in an ICC tournament
Ravindra Jadeja had raised some hopes for India by scoring 77 runs, but Team India was all out after scoring 221 runs and had to be out of the World Cup after losing by 18 runs. New Zealand also defeated India in the two-match Test series to be played under the WTC in 2020 before the WTC final. In this way, India has suffered consecutive defeats in ICC tournaments in the last few years. With this, New Zealand defeated India for the sixth time in a row in an ICC tournament match.
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