Team India captain Rohit Sharma reckons that the 2019 World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand will have no bearing when the sides meet in the 2023 knockout clash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15. Rohit commented that what happened in the past is exactly that - past.
Fakhar Zaman (126 not out off 81) scored a brilliant hundred as Pakistan beat New Zealand by 21 runs [DLS method] in a rain-shortened match number 35 of World Cup 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, November 4.
South Africa hammered New Zealand by 190 runs in match 32 of the 2023 ODI World Cup at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Wednesday, November 1. With the win, the Proteas climbed back to the top position in the points table. The triumph was also their first in the men’s ODI World Cup over the Kiwis since 1999.
Mohammed Shami claimed 5/54 in his comeback match, while Virat Kohli hit 95 off 104 as India beat New Zealand by four wickets in match number 21 of the 2023 World Cup at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22. With the win, the Men in Blue also ended their losing streak against the Kiwis in ICC events, which dated back to 2003 and also moved to the top of the points table.
Kane Williamson might have got injured again, but New Zealand continued their domination in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The Kiwis hammered Afghanistan by 149 runs in match number 16 of the tournament at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, October 18. With the win, they also moved to the top of the points table, with eight points from four matches. For the record, New Zealand’s previous three wins in the 2023 World Cup were registered by margins of 9 wickets, 99 runs and eight wickets.
New Zealand registered their third consecutive win in the 2023 World Cup, hammering Bangladesh by eight wickets in match number 11 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday, October 13. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, the Kiwis held Bangladesh to 245/9 in their 50 overs as Lockie Ferguson claimed 3/49, while Trent Boult and Matt Henry chipped in with two wickets each. In the chase, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson struck a fluent 78 on comeback before retiring hurt, while Daryl Mitchell bludgeoned an unbeaten 89 off 67 balls.
There wasn’t much hype over the England vs New Zealand World Cup 2023 opening match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday, October 5. The contest that was produced in the match in front of empty stands was pretty drab as well. The Kiwis hardly broke a sweat as they whacked defending champions England by nine wickets in the opening match of the World Cup.
England’s Test skipper Ben Stokes has decided to come out of ODI retirement just months away from the start of England’s World Cup defense in India. The star all-rounder has been named in England’s one-day squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand. The Kiwis will feature in four T20Is and as many ODIs in England from August 30 to September 15.