ICC World Cup 2023 India vs New Zealand, 21st Match Highlights: IND ends two-decade prolong wait, won match by 4 wickets

IND won the toss and opt to bowl. NZ managed to score a total of 273 runs while losing all their wickets in 50 overs. IND skillfully chased down the target in just 48 overs, ending their two-decade-long streak to secure a remarkable victory over NZ.

By Crickified Mohit
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ODI World Cup 2023 India vs New Zealand 21st Match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

The much-anticipated match between India and New Zealand in the ongoing World Cup 2023 promises to be a thrilling encounter. Both teams have been in formidable form, remaining unbeaten thus far. As we analyze the matchup between these two cricketing powerhouses, we delve into the key factors that could sway the game in favor of either team.



  India vs New Zealand 21st Match 
  publive-image  IND won by 4 wkts
publive-imageNZ   273/10 (50)
publive-imageIND   274/6 (48)
  Venue   Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
  Date & Time   Sun, Oct 22, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   IND opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   Mohammed Shami



World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score

IND vs NZ Match Highlights

New Zealand Inning:


IND won the toss and decided to bowl first. NZ suffered an early setback as Siraj took a wicket and dismissed Devon Conway for a duck. Shami also got in on the action and claimed the wicket of Will Young, who scored 17 runs off 27 balls. In the powerplay, NZ managed to score 34 runs but lost 2 wickets in the process.

As the 20th over concludes, New Zealand's score stands at 91/2. Mitchell contributed 31 runs from 38 deliveries, while Rachin added 39 runs from 46 balls. Rachin demonstrated his exceptional batting skills as he scored a half-century off 56 balls. His innings included 5 boundaries and a powerful six, leaving spectators in awe of his talent. Daryl Mitchell displayed an impressive performance by scoring a half-century off 60 balls, hitting 3 fours and 2 sixes in the process.

After delivering a powerful performance with a remarkable score of 75 runs off 87 balls, Rachin Ravindra gracefully made his way back to the pavilion as he was caught out by Shubman Gill off Shami's delivery. His impressive innings consisted of 6 fours and 1 six. As a result of Rachin Ravindra's contribution, India successfully ended a commendable 159-run partnership.


Kuldeep Yadav successfully got Captain Tom Latham out, as he was given out leg before wicket (lbw). Prior to his dismissal, Tom managed to score 5 runs from 7 deliveries. Daryl Mitchell showcased his incredible skills by scoring a century off 100 balls, displaying exceptional batting prowess. His remarkable innings included 7 boundaries and 4 maximums.

Glenn Phillips scored 23 runs off 26 balls before being caught out by Captain Rohit Sharma on the delivery of Kuldeep Yadav. Jasprit Bumrah successfully took out Chapman (6) as Virat Kohli made an excellent catch. Shami quickly dismissed the newly joined Santner (1) on the pitch. Continuing his impressive performance, Shami struck once more, bowling out Henry for a duck. 

Mohammed Shami showcased his exceptional talent by taking a stunning 5-wicket haul, effectively removing the well-established batsmen on the field, Daryl Mitchell. Mitchell, who had scored an impressive 130 runs off just 127 balls with 9 boundaries and 5 maximums, was finally caught out by Virat Kohli off Shami's delivery. With their brilliant performance, Team IND successfully bowled out NZ in all 50 overs, restricting them to a total score of 273 runs.



India Inning:

In pursuit of a target of 274 runs, the Indian opening duo, consisting of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, got off to a strong start. Shubman Gill became the fastest player to reach the milestone of 2000 runs in ODI tournaments. Gill achieved this incredible feat in just 38 innings, surpassing the previous record held by Hashim Amla, who accomplished it in 40 innings.


During the powerplay, Team India displayed a remarkable performance by scoring an impressive total of 63 runs. Rohit Sharma, the star batsman, showcased his exceptional skills by contributing 39 runs off 35 balls. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill played a crucial role by adding 24 runs off 25 balls.

Rohit Sharma delivered an outstanding display of batting prowess with a quickfire inning tallying 46 runs off just 40 deliveries. His innings included an impressive total of four boundaries and four maximums. On the other hand, Shubman Gill exhibited his talent by scoring 26 runs off 31 balls with five boundaries before eventually being caught out.

Shreyas Iyer put up an impressive performance, scoring 33 runs off just 29 balls. He managed to hit 6 fours before being caught out.


KL Rahul was dismissed lbw after contributing 27 runs from 35 balls, including 3 boundaries. On the other hand, Virat Kohli played a remarkable inning achieving a half-century in 60 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Unfortunately, Suryakumar Yadav, who had recently joined Kohli on the pitch, was run out after facing only 4 deliveries and scoring 2 runs.

In a remarkable display of skill, Virat Kohli showcased his batting prowess by scoring an impressive 95 runs off 104 balls. His innings consisted of 8 fours and 2 sixes. Ravindra Jadeja, on the other hand, contributed with a solid unbeaten knock of 39 runs off 44 balls, including 3 fours and 1 six. It was Kohli and Jadeja's partnership that guided Team India to victory, putting an end to a two-decade long wait since 2003 for a win against New Zealand. With their outstanding performance, India defeated New Zealand by four wickets.


Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Rachin Ravindra   NZ   75   87   6   1   86.21
  Virat Kohli    IND   95   104   8   2   91.35


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Siraj   IND   10   1   45   1   0   4   4.50
  Shami   IND   10   0   54   5   0   0   5.40
  Bumrah   IND    10   1   45   1   0   0   4.50



Match Details

The highly anticipated 21st match of the World Cup 2023, featuring a face-off between powerhouse teams India and New Zealand. This thrilling encounter is scheduled to take place at the iconic Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. Mark your calendars as the match kicks off at 02:00 PM IST. Don't forget to tune in half an hour before the game starts for the toss ceremony.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report

The toss and the prevailing conditions could play a significant role in determining the outcome of the match. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, the venue for this clash, has historically favored the fast bowlers, with both pace and spin averaging under 30. The pitch at this venue has provided assistance to the bowlers, making it the most bowling-friendly ground in this World Cup.

Moreover, the presence of dew has been a factor in the evening matches leading up to this encounter. Batting second could prove advantageous due to the formation of dew, which can make it difficult for bowlers to grip the ball. However, the weather forecast suggests a slightly cloudy day with a 20% chance of showers, making the conditions unpredictable.


Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 23,000 Fast Bowling- Friendly (Fast) 214 Batting First

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


IND vs NZ Head-to-Head Record 

New Zealand holds a dominant 8-1 advantage over India in ICC events since 1990, with India's only victory coming in the 2003 World Cup. This head-to-head record adds an extra layer of significance to the match, making it a crucial encounter for both teams.

For New Zealand, a victory would solidify their position as one of the tournament favorites and maintain their 20-year stranglehold over India in ICC competitions. On the other hand, India will be eager to break the jinx and establish their dominance against the Black Caps.


The Battle of the Bowling Attacks

One of the most crucial aspects of this match is the clash between the bowling attacks of both teams. India boasts a formidable pace attack led by the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who have been in exceptional form. New Zealand, on the other hand, has the left-arm duo of Trent Boult and Matt Henry, who have the ability to trouble India's right-heavy top-order.

In recent encounters, left-arm pacers have posed a challenge for India's batting line-up. Boult's inclusion in the New Zealand squad adds an extra edge to their bowling attack, making them a formidable force to reckon with. However, India's middle-overs bowling has been exceptional, with spinners like Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja consistently putting the brakes on the opposition's scoring rate.

Team Watch: India

India faces a challenge in filling the void left by the injured Hardik Pandya. With no like-for-like replacement available, the team management will have to make a strategic decision regarding the team balance. They could opt for either Ishan Kishan or Suryakumar Yadav as a replacement, but that would mean compromising on the luxury of a sixth bowling option.

Another aspect to consider is the inclusion of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Given New Zealand's expected line-up with several left-handers, Ashwin could prove to be a valuable asset. However, Dharamsala's pitch conditions might not be ideal for a spin-heavy attack.

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

Team Watch: New Zealand

New Zealand, despite the absence of their star player Kane Williamson, has been performing admirably. The return of Tim Southee adds depth to their bowling attack. Southee has an outstanding record against Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, having dismissed them multiple times in previous encounters.

Mitchell Santner, New Zealand's left-arm spinner, has been a thorn in the side of the Indian team. He has consistently troubled them in past World Cup matches, and his performance in the middle-overs will be crucial in containing India's scoring rate.

Key Match-Ups to Watch Out For

Several individual match-ups within the game are worth keeping an eye on. Shubman Gill, with an excellent record against New Zealand, holds the key to setting the tempo for India at the top of the order. His recent performances against them have been outstanding, and he will look to continue his dominance in this match.

When it comes to ODIs against New Zealand, Shubman Gill has an impressive record. In the eight matches he has played against the Blackcaps, Gill has accumulated 484 runs with an outstanding average of 80.67. Earlier this year, Gill achieved his highest score of 208 against New Zealand. In addition, he has registered two centuries and one half-century in ODIs against them.

On the other hand, Mitchell Santner's battle against Virat Kohli will be intriguing. Santner has dismissed Kohli twice in their previous encounters, and his ability to contain Kohli's scoring rate will have a significant impact on the game.

IND vs NZ Probable Playing XI

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Bench: Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin

Support Staff: Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey, T Dilip

New Zealand Playing XI: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Bench: Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham

Support Staff: Gary Stead, Luke Ronchi, Shane Jurgensen

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule



As the clash between India and New Zealand approaches, the cricketing world eagerly awaits a riveting contest. Both teams possess exceptional talent and depth in their squads, making it difficult to predict the outcome. The battle between the bowling attacks, the impact of the toss and conditions, and the individual match-ups will undoubtedly shape the course of the game. Ultimately, it will be a clash of titans, with both teams aiming to maintain their unbeaten streaks and secure a crucial victory in the World Cup.

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