NZ beat IND Highlights: New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets, India staring at World Cup exit

NZ beat IND Highlights – India’s Semfinals Dreams Dented: India’s semifinals hopes took a huge beating as Trent Boult and Daryl Mitchell…

NZ beat IND Highlights, T20 World Cup: Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell star as New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets
NZ beat IND Highlights, T20 World Cup: Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell star as New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets

NZ beat IND Highlights – India’s Semfinals Dreams Dented: India’s semifinals hopes took a huge beating as Trent Boult and Daryl Mitchell powered New Zealand to a comfortable 8-wicket victory over Virat Kohli’s India in Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. India are now placed 5th in Group 2 with zero points and a negative net run rate of -1.609. New Zealand are third with two points from as many games and an NRR of +0.765 – Follow T20 World Cup LIVE Updates on

India didn’t have a competitive total to defend and New Zealand proved that right. Chasing just 111, New Zealand made light work of India’s total as Daryl Mitchell’s 49 and Kane Williamson’s 33 were enough to chase down the target.

Can India still make it to Semis? India’s only chance now is to win their three remaining games, and then hope that New Zealand and Afghanistan lose at least one of their remaining games. Then, NRRs could come into play. Even on that front, India have plenty of work to do – their defeat against New Zealand has pushed their NRR down to -1.609.

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NZ beat IND Highlights: Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell star as New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets

Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson stitched a 72-run stand for the second wicket to steer the New Zealand chase. Chasing 111, New Zealand got off to a decent start as openers Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell stitched a 24-run stand. Jasprit Bumrah gave India the first breakthrough when he dismissed Guptill in the fourth over.

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While Jasprit Bumrah picked up martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell’s wickets, it was not enough. India’s spinners had a bad day as Ravindra Jadeja was hammered for 23 in two overs. While Varun Chakaravarthy was economical, he was toothless in terms of taking wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand didn’t falter and kept scoring at a brisk rate as Kane Williamson and Mitchell look comfortable at the crease.

NZ beat IND Highlights: Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell star as New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets

NZ beat IND Highlights: In the end, New Zealand chased down the target in just 14.3 overs to register their first win but denting India’s semifinals hopes in the process. India will now need to win all remaining three matches while also hope that New Zealand and Afghanistan lose at least two more games.

Earlier, India’s experiments failed horribly as Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi made India struggle. After being put into bat first once again, Virat Kohli & Co failed to get any momentum. Apart from Hardik Pandya’s 23 off 24 and 26 off 19, India’s top-order failed once again and India could only set 111-run target for New Zealand.

NZ beat IND Highlights:  Earlier, the toss didn’t go as planned for Virat Kohli as Kane Williamson won the toss and asked India to bat first. India made two changes to the side that lost to Pakistan. Suryakumar Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar go out, Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur come in. For Kiwis, Adam Milne comes in.

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NZ beat IND Highlights: Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell star as New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets

New Zealand innings: 111/2 (14.3), won by 8 wickets. 

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Martin Guptill c Shardul Thakur b JJ Bumrah 20 17 3 0 117.65
Daryl Mitchell c KL Rahul b JJ Bumrah 49 35 4 3 140.00
Kane Williamson (C) Not out 33 31 3 0 106.45
Devon Conway (WK) Not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
Extra 7 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 111/2 (14.3)
Yet To Bat JD NeeshamGlenn PhillipsMitchell SantnerIS SodhiTG SoutheeAF MilneTA Boult
Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 23 0 5.75
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 19 2 4.75
Ravindra Jadeja 2 0 23 0 11.50
Mohammed Shami 1 0 11 0 11.00
Shardul Thakur 1.3 0 17 0 11.33
Hardik Pandya 2 0 17 0 8.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
MJ Guptill 1-24 3.4
DJ Mitchell 2-96 12.4


NZ beat IND Highlights: Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell star as New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets

Over 15: Shardul Thakur back in attack

  • New Zealand win. Kane Williamson completes the formality. New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets.

Over 14: Hardik back for his 2nd over

  • NZ need three runs to win
  • FOUR! Williamson steps out and hammers Hardik for another 4.
  • FOUR! Kane Williamson upper-cuts the delivery over leg slip for a four

Over 13: Bumrah continues

  • WICKET! Bumrah gets rid of Daryl Mitchell but the chase is not just a formality.

Over 13: Hardik Pandya comes into attack

  • Not a bad over. 5 runs from it.
  • Well, well, well, look he is bowling. Hardik Pandya back in bowling for the first time since the Sri Lanka series.

Over 11: Bumrah comes back in the attack

  • New Zealand need just 28 runs 60 balls.

Over 10: Shardul Thakur comes into the attack

  • 6, 4, 4: Shardul Thakur flops in his first over.

Over 9: Varun Chakaravarthy continues

  • Chakaravarthy completes his spell with 4-0-23-0
  • Another unimpressive performance from Varun. He has restricted NZ batters but hasn’t got the wickets India needed him to.

NZ beat IND Highlights: Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell star as New Zealand thrash hapless Virat Kohli & Co by 8 wickets

Over 8: Ravindra Jadeja continues

  • Both Williamson and Mitchell are targeting Jadeja here.
  • FOUR! Kane Williamson’s late cut and it goes for a 4.

Over 7: Mohammed Shami comes in

  • SIX! Mitchell hammers Shami for a 6 and brings up 50 runs for NZ.

Over 6: Ravindra Jadeja with the last over of powerplay

  • FOUR! Another four. Consecutive boundaries against Jadeja.
  • FOUR! Mitchell is taking on Jadeja and smashes him for a 4.
  • SIX! Mitchell hammers Jadeja for a six, India need wickets here.

Over 5: Varun Chakaravarthy continues

  • Good over from Varun, just 2 runs off it.

Over 4: Jasrit Bumrah continues 

  • Kane Williamson comes into the middle.
  • WICKET! Big wicket for India, Bumrah sends Guptill back.
  • FOUR! Guptill hammers Bumrah for a 4.

Over 3: Varun Chakaravarthy continues 

  • FOUR! Another 4
  • FOUR! Guptill takes the attack to Chakaravarthy, hammers him for 4.

Over 2: Jasprit Bumrah with the second over

  • Good over from Bumrah, just 1 run.

Over 1: Varun Chakaravarthy with the first over

  • Good first over from Varun, just 5 runs off it.

IND vs NZ LIVE Score: India innings: 110/7 (20)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
KL Rahul c DJ Mitchell b TG Southee 18 16 3 0 112.50
Ishan Kishan c DJ Mitchell b TA Boult 4 8 1 0 50.00
Rohit Sharma c MJ Guptill b IS Sodhi 14 14 1 1 100.00
Virat Kohli (C) c TA Boult b IS Sodhi 9 17 0 0 52.94
Rishabh Pant (WK) b AF Milne 12 19 0 0 63.16
Hardik Pandya c MJ Guptill b TA Boult 23 24 1 0 95.83
Ravindra Jadeja Not out 26 19 2 1 136.84
Shardul Thakur c MJ Guptill b TA Boult 0 3 0 0 0.00
Mohammed Shami Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 4 (b 0, w 2, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 110/7 (20)
Yet To Bat JJ BumrahVarun Chakravarthy
Trent Boult 4 0 20 3 5.00
Tim Southee 4 0 26 1 6.50
Mitchell Santner 4 0 15 0 3.75
Adam Milne 4 0 30 1 7.50
Ish Sodhi 4 0 17 2 4.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Ishan Kishan 1-11 2.5
KL Rahul 2-35 5.5
Rohit Sharma 3-40 7.4
Virat Kohli 4-48 10.1
Rishabh Pant 5-70 14.3
HH Pandya 6-94 18.1
Shardul Thakur 7-94 18.4


  • Over 20: Southee with the last over
    India finish on 110/7 and this is their second-lowest total in T20 World Cup.
    Lowest totals for India in T20 World Cups
    79 vs NZ Nagpur 2016
    110/7 vs NZ Dubai 2021
    118/8 vs SA Nottingham 2009
    130/4 vs SL Mirpur 2014
    SIX! Southee missed the length and Jadeja hammered over mid-wicket for a 6.
    Jadeja says no to single to Shami.

Over 19: Trent Boult back for his last over 

  • FOUR! Jadeja gets a boundary but India on the backfoot.
  • WICKET! Shardul comes in and departs quickly, another failed experiment.
  • WICKET! Boult’s superb show continues, Hardik departs.

Over 17: Trent Boult back for thrid over

  • FOUR! Hardik Pandya ends India’s boundary drought, hammers Boult for a 4.
  • Boult is back. He has been excellent so far as expected against India.

Over 16: Ish Sodhi back for his 4th over 

  • Ish Sodhi’s spell comes to and end with 2/17.
  • India’s last boundary came in 7th over and since then, it has been a period of lull.

Over 15: Milne comes back for his 3rd over

  • DRS! NZ take DRS for an LBW for Ravindra Jadeja but the ball is over the wicket.

Over 13: Southee comes back for his 3rd over

Good over for Southee, just 4 runs from it.
India need boundaries to fight back. Hardik and Pant have failed to time the ball properly and the struggle has been real.

Over 12: Santner with his last over

  • An excellent spell come to an end. He gave away just 15 runs in four overs to restrict India.

Over 11: Ish Sodhi comes in

  • Hardik Pandya comes in. He will need to play an anchor’s role and not a finisher’s.
  • WICKET! The biggest wicket. Ish Sodhi sends Kohli back and India are struggling big time.

Over 10: Santner comes in

  • Five runs off the over and at halfway stage, India need to accelerate big time.

Over 9: Milne comes in

  • Just two runs from Milne, India continue to struggle.
  • Virat Kohli rebuilds but he has been very slow in his approach.

Over 8: Sodhi comes into attack

  • WICKET! India’s change in plans going horribly wrong. Rohit Sharma departs.

Over 7: Santner contines

  • Kohli survives! Kohli tries go for a single and mix up with Rohit but he reaches home safely.

Over 6: Tim Southee continues

  • WICKET! KL Rahul commits harakiri, tries to pull one off Southee and the ball goes straight to Mitchell.
  • Good comeback from Southee. Just two runs and a dot ball in the next three balls.
  • FOUR! Outside edge but KL Rahul is safe and the ball travels to the boundary for a 4.

Over 5: Adam Milne comes in

  • SIX! Rohit Sharma hammers Milne for a six to accelerate scoring for India.
  • FOUR! Rohit finally connects one and hammers Milne for a 4.
  • FOUR! KL Rahul belts one off Milne for a 4. Can he get a big score here?

Over 3: Trent Boult continues

  • DROPED! Big mistake for NZ? Rohit pulls the first ball off Boult and gives a catch but it is dropped. Rohit’s wife breathes sigh of relief.
  • WICKET! Ishan Kishan pulls a left side half volley and gives it to Daryl Micthell. Kohli’s experiment doesn’t work out.
  • FOUR! Ishan Kishan isn’t having it, pulls Mumbai teammate Boult for a 4.

Over 2: Tim Southee with second over:

  • FOUR! KL takes on Southee for a 4.

Over 1: Trent Boult with the first over. 

  • Good over from Boult, just 1 run off it.
  • Boult’s swinging delivery stuns Ishan Kishan but the delivery was going outside leg stump.
  • KL & Ishan Kishan open for India.

@19:30: Big surprise from India, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan open for India.

@19:27: Rohit Sharma isn’t wearing pads, Ishan and Rahul to open?

Virat Kohli: We would have bowled first as well. We need a solid start and have wickets in hand to get those extra 20-25 runs are the learnings from the last game. We understand that and plans are there to get those extra runs. It’s ridiculous, we are playing twice in 10 days. Too long a break, but yeah, the guys have recovered well. Had good practice sessions, are itching to go out on the field, which is a good thing.

IND vs NZ LIVE Score When you have so many days off you want to get on the park and get into the groove. It’s another opportunity to come out and correct the mistakes. Two changes. One forced, Surya has a lower back spasm, so Ishan Kishan will replace him and open the batting. Shardul Thakur replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Virat Kohli talks to Kane Williamson at the toss, India vs New Zealand, T20 World Cup, Group 2, Dubai, October 31, 2021

As for teams, Suryakumar Yadav is ruled out with a back injury, Ishan Kishan comes in his place. Shardul Thakur replaces off colour Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Playing XI:

India: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), James Neesham, Devon Conway(w), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult

@19:03: Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl first. Adam Milne comes.

@18:43: No sign of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur taking their run-ups. Is Bhuvneshwar Kumar out?

@18:35: How does the pitch look like? It looks the same as last match and chasing team is likely to have an advantage.

@18:25: Hardik Pandya all set to be trusted once again after he passed the fitness test. Decision on his bowling will be taken after the warm-up.

@18:20: New Zealand reach Dubai stadium.

@17:45: Team India leave for Dubai stadium ahead of New Zealand clash.

@17:38: Kane Williamson is aiming to maintain good record against India in ICC tournaments.

@17:30: The ground in Dubai is getting ready for the big India vs New Zealand clash.

@17:20: Important match for both India and New Zealand. A win will bring them back in the tournament and a loss will take them further away from semifinal spot.


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Neither Virat Kohli, nor mentor MS Dhoni has been able to break puzzle called New Zealand in ICC Events. If India was the bogey team for Pakistan, New Zealand is the bogey team for India – who doesn’t let Indian team win in the ICC Events. It’s been 18 years since India has won against the Kiwis in ICC events – check all details. India’s seven-wicket win in the 2003 World Cup under Sourav Ganguly was the last time they beat the Kiwis in an ICC tournament.

Last five meetings – INDIA vs New Zealand at ICC Events

2021 WTC Final: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in Southampton

2019 WC semi-final: New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in Manchester

2016 T20 WC: New Zealand beat India by 47 runs in Nagpur

2007 T20 WC: New Zealand beat India by 10 runs in Johannesburg

2003 WC: India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in Centurion

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Time and again, New Zealand have proved that they are one of the toughest opponents for India in the ICC tournaments with the latest being the World Test Championship (WTC) final in June.

India have outclassed almost every opposition at the ICC events in the last decade or so, but they have failed to solve the mystery of Black Caps.

  • Kane Williamson & Co have trumped Virat Kohli-led India twice.
  • New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets in WTC Final
  • Kiwis beat India by 18 runs in 2019 World Cup semifinals

2021 WTC Final

  • Virat Kohli & Co will be fresh with the memory of New Zealand’s exploits against India in this year’s World Test Championships.
  • India lost the match by a big margin of 8 wickets with Kohli getting dismissed twice to his RCB teammate Kyle Jamieson.
  • The likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohd Shami who were part of the playing XI will look to make Kiwis task challenging for the T20 World Cup semifinals.

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2019 World Cup Semi-Final

  • MS Dhoni’s hope of repeating 2011 success was dashed after a brilliant run-out from Martin Guptill on the reserve day of the 2019 World Cup semifinal.
  • The hope of the entire country was brought to a standstill. Now, the talisman is back in the role of team India mentor and ready to guide Virat Kohli’s & Co to a victory against the Blackcaps.
  • A number of players from the current squad were part of the loss and ready to avenge the defeat against New Zealand.

India has never won against New Zealand in an ICC tournament-

  • 2003 World Cup: India defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets
  • 2007 T20 World Cup: New Zealand defeated India by 10 runs.
  • 2016 T20 World Cup: New Zealand defeated India by 47 runs.

India vs New Zealand Head-to-Head (T20Is)

  • Total Matches: 18
  • India: 9
  • New Zealand: 9

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