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Cricket World Cup History: Reliving the previous World Cup encounters between India and New Zealand

Aatam Gajjar
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India will look forward to stopping the winning streak of the Kiwis
India will look forward to stopping the winning streak of the Kiwis

India and New Zealand, two of the only unbeaten teams in the ongoing World Cup 2019 will be squaring off in the 18th match of the tournament at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on June 13th 2019.

Virat Kohli's men will be coming into the game at the back of two comfortable wins, a six-wicket win against South Africa followed by a 36-run victory over defending champions Australia.

New Zealand, similar to India have remained unbeaten and have three wins from three encounters. A massive 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka set their course on track before a thrilling two-wicket win against Bangladesh and a seven-wicket win against Afghanistan sealed a hat-trick of wins for the Kiwis.

With both teams coming into the game with confidence, one could certainly expect a mouth-watering contest. However, in the lead up to the contest, here is a recap of all the encounters between these two countries in World Cup history.


World Cup 1975: New Zealand beat India by 4 wickets

Ind vs NZ: World Cup 1975
Ind vs NZ: World Cup 1975

India faced New Zealand for the first time in the first ever World Cup in 1975 at the Old Trafford stadium in England.

India began their innings on a low key, losing Sunil Gavaskar early. Soon, against the fierce spell of Sir Richard Hadlee, the Indian top order was under pressure at 101/6. Syed Abid Ali played the battle of a lone warrior with his 98-ball 70 as India put up 230 on the board.

NZ's pacer McKechnie was their top performer with his 3/49 while Richard Hadlee, Dayle Hadlee and Hedley Howarth chipped in with a couple of wickets each.

Chasing the total of 231, New Zealand was constantly on track, courtesy of skipper Glenn Turner's magnificent 177-ball 114 as the Indian bowlers were taken for plenty. Even though NZ found themselves in a spot of bother at 70-3, the Kiwis had the final say.

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