England and New Zealand have faced each other 10 times in the World Cup. Both have won 5 each, while England won their last Cricket World Cup match in 2019.
ENG vs NZ Head To Head All Time Records
|7/3/2019||England||119 runs||Chester le Street|
|2/20/2015||New Zealand||8 wickets||Wellington|
|3/16/2007||New Zealand||6 wickets||Gros Islet|
|2/14/1996||New Zealand||11 runs||Ahmedabad|
|3/15/1992||New Zealand||7 wickets||Wellington|
|6/15/1983||New Zealand||2 wickets||Birmingham|
|6/9/1983||England||106 runs||The Oval|
Their first matchup was in the inaugural World Cup in 1975 at Nottingham. New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first. England put 266 on the board, powered by a century from Keith Fletcher. New Zealand’s batsmen fell short of the target by 80 runs and were bowled out for 186 runs.
Their next meeting was on 20 June 1979 at Manchester in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup. New Zealand won the toss and fielded first. The start from England was poor but half-centuries from Mike Brearley and Graham Gooch helped them get back on the track and took the score to 221. New Zealand started well but the continuous fall of wickets bogged them down. They needed 14 runs in the final over but eventually lost the match by 9 runs.
The two teams met twice in the next World Cup in 1983. The first fixture was on 9 June at The Oval. England won the toss and batted first. They posted a huge target of 323 runs for the Kiwis, with Allan Lamb scoring a century. Martin Crowe and Vic Marks tried to get their past their team past the line but no significant contribution from other batsmen saw them lose the match by 106 runs. Their next fixture against each other in the tournament was six days later in Birmingham. Winning the toss, England decided to bat first and posted a total of 234 runs before getting all out in the 54th over, with David Gower scoring an unbeaten 92. The chase was a close affair and New Zealand were able to grab the win by 2 wickets.
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In the 1992 World Cup, both the teams faced each other in the league stage at Wellington. Winning the toss, New Zealand decided to field first. They bowled very well and were able to restrict the English batsmen for 200 runs at the end of 50 over. The chase was a cruise for them with winning the match by 7 wickets.
In the 1996 World Cup, both teams played their first match of the tournament against each other. In what was a really close match, New Zealand batted first after losing the toss. A century from Nathan Astle helped the team to reach the score of 239 runs. Chasing 240, the English batsmen fell short by 11 runs.
Their next Cricket World Cup meeting was 11 years later in the 2007 World Cup at Gros Islet. New Zealand won the toss and asked England to bat first. Powered by a half-century by Kevin Pietersen, England scored 209 runs at the end of 50 overs. The Kiwis were easily able to chase the target with 9 overs remaining and won the match by 6 wickets.
The next World Cup meeting between these teams was in ICC World Cup in 2015, which New Zealand won by 8 wickets. England won the toss and decided to bat first, but their batting was no match for Tim Southee’s amazing bowling who took 7 wickets for 33 runs. New Zealand easily chased the target in less than 13 overs.
In their next World Cup Match England comfortably won against New Zealand by 119 runs. Bairstow was brilliant with the bat, while Mark Wood showed his skill with the ball.
In their latest world cup match England won against New Zealand in the super over and lifted their first ever world cup title.
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