Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup for the first time. But now India needs its first win over New Zealand in the T20 World Cup.

India has never won against New Zealand in T20 World Cup

In 2007, India became the winner of the T20 World Cup for the first time and India lost the only match to New Zealand in that tournament which was played during the league matches. After this, in the year 2016 also New Zealand had beaten India on the same ground.

Although India had never lost to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, it lost at the beginning of the tournament. But never won from New Zealand, then maybe win this time and move on with a new vigor in the tournament.

18 years ago India has won any match of ICC tournament

Recently, New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets in the final of the ICC World Test Championship to win the ICC mess. This has happened not once but many times when New Zealand has defeated India in an ICC tournament.

The last time India won an ICC tournament against New Zealand was in 2003. In this World Cup, India’s captain was Sourav Ganguly and New Zealand’s captain was Stephen Fleming. Since then, India has not been able to beat New Zealand in any ICC match.

Kane overshadowed Kohli in the semi-finals of 2019

Despite Ravindra Jadeja’s lucrative innings, India suffered an 18-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final due to a top-order failure, ending their 2019 Cricket World Cup journey. New Zealand reached the final of the World Cup for the second time in a row.

India had a target of 240 runs in the rain-stopped semi-final match but the top order collapsed as Jadeja (74 off 59 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50 off 72 balls) put on 116 runs for the seventh wicket to wrap up the match. Lived till the end.

However, India lost the last 4 wickets under 13 runs under pressure and in this way New Zealand was able to make it to the final for the second time in a row. India were bundled out for 221 in 49.3 overs.

Case equal in head to head record

If we talk about the head to head record, then India and New Zealand are standing on equal footing. Both India and New Zealand are on equal footing with 8-8 wins. This means that both the teams are standing on an equal footing. Of these 8 victories for India, the last 5 have come from T20s. This 5 T20 match series was played by India in the year 2020 in New Zealand itself, in which India won twice in the Super Over.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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