World Cup Semifinal: India Or New Zealand - Who Does History Favour?

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India will be locking horns against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The fans were earlier deprived of a contest between these two teams in the league stages as the match was washed away due to rain.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

India will be locking horns against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The fans were earlier deprived of a contest between these two teams in the league stages as the match was washed away due to rain. The two teams were the only undefeated sides in the ongoing quadrennial event. The Men In Blue suffered their only defeat against the hosts England while the Black Caps who were enjoying a splendid run suffered a huge setback as they lost their last three matches against Pakistan, Australia and hosts England respectively. 

At the same time, the two teams will be meeting each other in a World Cup clash after 16 long years. If rain plays spoilsport again, there is no need to worry as the ICC has provided a reserve day. The match will restart the next day, Wednesday, at the same venue. Nonetheless, if it the rain still plays a spoilsport on the reserve day as well then the Virat Kohli-led side will move to the final because they finished higher in the group stage, 1st, as compared to New Zealand's 4th. 

Heading into this all-important clash where both teams will be battling it out for a place in the final, let's take a look at how both teams have fared in the World Cups as well as in One Day Internationals. 

READ: World Cup Semifinal: Who Moves To The Final If The India-New Zealand Clash Is Abandoned Due To Rain?

Head-to-head World Cup records:

Matches Played: 8

India Won: 3

New Zealand Won: 4

No Result: 1

When it comes to head-to-head World Cup encounters, the Kiwis are ahead of the Men In Blue by a 4-3 margin. New Zealand have registered wins in 1975, 1979, 1992 and 1999 editions respectively while India have won on three occasions- twice in 1987 and once in 2003. Their league match of this edition was washed away without a ball being bowled. 

Here's what the ODI record of both sides suggests.

Head-to-head One Day International records 107

India Won: 55

New Zealand Won: 45

Tied: 1

No Result: 6 

The results are completely opposite when it comes to the overall ODI meetings between the two sides. Out of the 107 matches that both teams have played, the two-time World Champions have registered 55 victories while New Zealand have managed 45 wins. The two sides ended up making an edge-of-the-seat thriller contest in 2014 where no team won in the end. Meanwhile, there have been six instances of a no result.

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