Highlights:

  • WTC final between India and New Zealand to be played from June 18
  • India last defeated New Zealand in an ICC event in 2003 WC
  • New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup

New Delhi
When the Indian cricket team takes to the field to play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand to be held in Southampton from June 18, the Kiwi team in ICC tournaments (New Zealand Team) in its mind. His poor record against ) will definitely be remembered.

India last defeated New Zealand in ICC tournaments in the 2003 World Cup semi-final (2003 World Cup Semifinal). The Indian team led by Sourav Ganguly defeated the Kiwi team by seven wickets. In that match, fast bowler Zaheer Khan took four and Harbhajan Singh took two wickets.

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Since that victory, India has not been able to beat New Zealand even once in ICC tournaments. New Zealand defeated India by 10 runs in a league match of the 2007 T20 World Cup. After this, he defeated India by 47 runs in the Super 10 match of the 2016 T20 World Cup.

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The New Zealand team then defeated India by 18 runs in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. Two years later, the Indian team went to New Zealand to play a two-match Test series, which was part of the WTC. In that series, India lost the first Test by 10 wickets in Wellington and then by seven wickets in the second Test in Christchurch.

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Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli (file photo)

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