The Indian cricket team is flying high at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with important wins over South Africa and Australia. They now face the team which is sitting pretty at the top of the points table – New Zealand. The Black Caps have maximum points from three games and face their first significant test in the form of India. When the two teams met in a practice game prior to the start of the tournament, the Kiwis registered a comprehensive victory which will give them a lot of confidence going into this game. In terms of head to head record, the teams have played a 106 game with New Zealand winning 45, India 55, 1 tie and 5 games producing no results. A look at how their last five encounters panned out. India vs New Zealand Cricket Score 18th ODI Match.
New Zealand vs India – 3rd February 2019 – Westpac Stadium, Wellington – India won by 35 runs
Ambati Rayudu’s valiant effort with the bat helped India post 252 batting first against some quality bowling from the home team. Matthew Henry snapped up 4 wickets to lead the Kiwi bowling unit while Rayudu played patient innings of 90. In reply, New Zealand could only manage 217 on board with no one turning for the chase.
New Zealand vs India – 31st January 2019 – Seddon Park, Hamilton – New Zealand won by 8 wickets
One of the worst batting efforts from India in recent past as they were bowled out for just 92 in 30.5 overs with only 4 batsmen managing double figures. Trent Boult did the maximum damage for the hosts picking up 5 Indian wickets. New Zealand then went on to chase the 93 needed with 8 wickets in the shade. India vs New Zealand, Nottingham Weather Report: India Train in Gloomy Conditions, Rain Forecast Not Good for CWC 2019 Match Day.
New Zealand vs India – 28th January 2019 – Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui – India won by 7 wickets
Ross Taylor and Tom Latham stuck a gritty partnership for the Kiwis in the middle overs which resulted in them getting to a total of 243. At one stage when the duo were batting it looked like the home team would cross 300 but a flurry of wickets towards the end did not let them do so. India riding on half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli won the game by 7 wickets.
New Zealand vs India – 26th January 2019 - Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui – India won by 90 runs
The India batsman enjoyed their day out in the middle of a batting paradise scoring a mammoth 324/4 in their quota of fifty overs. Rohit Sharma top scored with 87 while fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan managed 66. New Zealand lost early wickets which hampered their chase pretty badly and despite a valiant fifty from Doug Bracewell, they lost the game by 90 runs.
New Zealand vs India – 23rd January 2019 – McClean Park, Napier – India won by 8 wickets
A brilliant effort with the bowl from pacer Mohammad Shami restricted New Zealand to just 157 as they were bowled out in 38 overs. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli stuck a 91 run stand in the second innings to help India register an 8 wicket win. India vs New Zealand ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Report: Check Out the Rain Forecast and Pitch Report of Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
India may have claimed an emphatic series win recently over New Zealand in their own backyard but whenever the two sides meet in swinging condition, the Kiwis seem to enjoy an edge. This should be a very close contest.