India vs New Zealand CWC2019 Semi Final and Previous History

India vs New Zealand CWC2019 Semi Final and Previous History

The group stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has been completed and now it’s time to focus on the semi-finals. First semi-final will be played between India and New Zealand on 9th July, 2019 at Manchester. India is at the top of the points table with 15 points, winning 7 matches and lost only one match against England. New Zealand is at the 4th number in the points table with 11 points.

India and New Zealand are thought to be the solid contender for the present cricket World Cup.Indian team has won the cricket World Cup 2 times while the New Zealand is struggling to win their first World Cup. India and New Zealand have meet each other in 8 matches in ICC Cricket World Cup competitions. Out of these 8 matches, India have won 3 while New Zealand have turned out successful in 4 games. 1 match finished without a result.

New Zealand has defeated from Pakistan, England and Australia in world cup 2019 which can put pressure on them against India in the first semi-final. In last world cup 2015, New Zealand reached in the final match where they lost against Australia. India is considered as a strong team this time because they are on the top of the points table and they will surely put their all efforts to make their place in the final of the cricket world cup 2019. Rohit Sharma is in great form by scoring 5 hundreds in world cup 2019.

IND vs NZ History previous World Cup matches

India vs New Zealand (World Cup 1975):

India and New Zealand faced each other first time in cricket world cup 1975. India set a target of 231 which New Zealand chased easily by losing 6 wickets and secure their first victory against India in world cups.

India vs New Zealand (World Cup 1979):

New Zealand won their second match against India in world cup 1979. India batted first and failed to set a big target, they scored only 182 runs. New Zealand chased this target easily and won the match by 8 wickets.

India vs New Zealand (World Cup 1987):

In world cup 1987, India performed well against New Zealand and won two matches. In the first match, India scored 252 runs by losing 7 wickets, while chasing the target, New Zealand managed to score only 236 runs and India won that match by 16 runs.
In the second match, New Zealand batted first and set a target of 222 runs by losing 9 wickets. Chetan Sharma got 3 wickets in the match. India batted well and chased the target in 33 overs by losing only 1 wicket.

India vs New Zealand (World Cup 1992):

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first, they restrict India to 230 runs. Sachin Tendulkar managed to score 84 runs in this match. New Zealand won that match by chasing the target in the 48th over by losing 6 wickets and secure their third victory against India in the world cups.


India vs New Zealand (World Cup 1999):

In world cup 1999, once again New Zealand was successful against India. India batted first and post 251 runs on the score board by losing 6 wickets. Ajay Jadeja scored 76 runs for India. New Zealand batted well and chased the target easily by 5 wickets remaining.

India vs New Zealand (World Cup 2003):

This time India bowled out New Zealand on 146 runs. Zaheer Khan from Indian side got 4 wickets to restrict New Zealand to set a big target. Fifties from Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Kaif helped India to chase the target in 41st over and won that match by 7 wickets.

India vs New Zealand (World Cup 2019):

In the current world cup 2019, match between India and New Zealand abandoned without a ball bowled.

India vs New Zealand (World Cup 2019 Semi Final):

New Zealand has qualified for the final of the cricket world cup 2019 by defeating India in the first semi-final. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first, captain Kane Williamson and experienced batsman Ross Taylor played 50+ innings to set a target of 240 by losing 8 wickets. Match was called off due to rain when New Zealand was batting on 211-5 (46.1 overs) and then match resumed on the next day, in the second innings, New Zealand bowled very well and India lost their three wickets on just 5 runs, after that Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni tried hard reach to total but could not finish the game. New Zealand won by 18 runs and now is in the final for the consecutive second time and waiting for their opponent in the final.