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IND vs NZ T20 World Cup: India in trouble after New Zealand thump Kohli and side

India faced a hammering defeat against New Zealand by eight wickets in Dubai.  

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: October 31, 2021 23:17 IST
India's Rohit Sharma talks to captain Virat Kohli after the
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India's Rohit Sharma talks to captain Virat Kohli after the fall of Zealand's Martin Guptill wicket during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between New Zealand and India in Dubai, UAE, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. 

IND vs NZ T20 WC 2021 Match highlights

India's cards against New Zealand look eclipsed at least in 2021! Earlier losing in the World Test Championship Final, Virat Kohli and Co. faced a crushing defeat against the Kiwis by eight wickets in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. Despite experimenting with the batting order, the Black Caps kept it tight for the blue brigade and staggered them for just 110 runs. 

In the chase, the Kiwis kept their innings fluently going with steady innings from Kane Williamson (c) and Daryl Mitchell which handed them an easy eight-wicket win. 

Kane Williamson | New Zealand captain: There's always planning going into game, but this was a great performance against a side that puts up a fight. The surface wasn't easy to find rhythm on, and the way the openers came out really set things up for the chase. It's just about adapting to the conditions as well as we could. The way the spinners kept applying pressure was commendable and it was a complete performance. We play against strong teams all the time, and there are match-winners in every side, and we commit to our brand of cricket and today was a good example of that. Ish is an outstanding white-ball bowler, and he's very experienced in playing T20 cricket, having played in different leagues all over the world, and we're looking forward to the rest of the games in the league stages.

Virat Kohli | India captain: To be brutal upfront, I don't think we were brave enough with bat/ball. We obviously didn't have much to play with the ball. We were just not brave enough in our body language when we entered the field and NZ had better intensity, body language. Every time we took a chance, we lost a wicket. It's most often a result of hesitation of whether you should go for a shot or not. When you play for India, there are loads of expectations. We are watched, people come to the stadium and everyone who plays for India needs to embrace that and cope with it. We haven't done that in these two games, and that's why we haven't won. We have to be optimistic and positive and take calculated risks. We have to disconnect from the pressure and continue with our process, and play a positive brand of cricket. There's a lot of cricket to play in the tournament.

Ish Sodhi | Player of the Match: I am usually big on pre-match prep, with this bubble life we haven't been able to see the ground until the day we come to the ground. The wicket here was one we had to adapt to pretty quickly. It was very different to what we played in Sharjah. The boundary sizes were very different. A big part of our game is using the spin bowlers in the middle. It was set up by the powerplay bowlers. Tim Southee getting that wicket late in the powerplay was massive for us and allowed us to do our job through the middle. We had a tough loss against Pakistan, it was hard not to think this is a really big game. Coming into the game we wanted to play as good a game we possibly could. To play the way we did tonight is one to definitely celebrate.

New Zealand 108/2 in 14.3 overs That's it folks! India are handed another embarrassing defeat in the World Cup. They lie bottom in the six-team table with two defeats and will require a special effort if they want to qualify for the semi-finals.

New Zealand 108/2 in 14 overs Kiwis are just 3 runs away from win as skipper Williamson shot Pandya for two boundaries in the over.

New Zealand 96/2 in 12.4 overs Bumrah picks another consolatory wicket! Mitchell misses out on his half-century by just a run.

New Zealand 93/1 in 12 overs Pandya finally bowls in the match but it's too little too late for India now. New Zealand are just 18 runs from a win while Mitchell needs a single for his fifty.

New Zealand 89/1 in 11 overs Bumrah bowls his third over of the night. Six runs off it. 

New Zealand 83/1 in 10 overs Mitchell closes in on his 50 as he takes Shardul Thakur for 14 runs in his 1st over of the night.

New Zealand 69/1 in 9 overs Varun gives away just four runs in his final over of the night. His final bowling figure a 0/23. The mystery spinner is yet to take his first wicket in the World Cup.

New Zealand 65/1 in 8 overs Kane Williamson plays Jadeja fine behind the wicket to find his first boundary of the night. Nine runs come off the over.

New Zealand 56/1 in 7 overs Daryl Mitchell is surely in a hurry as he shots Shami for a six; 11 runs comes of the over. New Zealand have achieved half of the target.

New Zealand 44/1 in 6 overs A costly over by Jadeja; 14 runs came off it. Mitchell took good measure of the spinner by taking him for six and two boundaries in the over. The pressure created by Chakravarthy and Bumrah in the initial overs has now fizzled away.

New Zealand 30/1 in 5 overs Chakravarthy gives away just two runs in the over as Kane Williamson join Mitchell to continue the New Zealand run chase.

New Zealand 24/1 in 3.4 overs OUT! Bumrah removes dangerman Guptill for 20. India have their first look in!

New Zealand 18/0 in 3 overs Guptill adds pace to New Zealand run chase by smashing Chakravarthy for two boundaries early in the over.

New Zealand 6/0 in 2 overs A maiden over by Jasprit Bumrah as he keeps Mitchell guessing with his line and length, along with the movement.

New Zealand 6/0 in 1 over Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill start New Zealand 111-run chase with six runs off the first over bowled by Varun Chakravarthy.

Indian batting has itself to blame as the star-studded line-up only offered poor shot selection on the night while Kiwi fielders were offered catching practice. Barring Ravindra Jadeja's and Hardik Pandya's 20-odd innings, there's nothing good to talk about Indian innings. Trent Boult starred for the Kiwis with three scalps while Ish Sodhi bagged two wickets including that of Virat Kohli for just 9 runs.

India 110/7 in 20 overs Jadeja fires 11 runs in the last over to take India past the 100-run mark. A meek surrender by Indian batters.

India 94/7 in 18.4 overs OUT! Trent Boult is taking wickets for fun now as he dismisses Shardul Thakur for a duck.

India 94/6 in 18.1 overs OUT! Trent Boult hunts down his second victim of the night in Pandya, who so far has been India's top scorer with an off-colour 24-ball 23.

India 86/5 in 17 overs Pandya fires a boundary at the end of the over bowled by Boult. Certainly a welcome sight for the Indian pavilion.

India 78/5 in 16 overs Pandya is joined in by Ravindra Jadeja and the duo are yet fo fire while Sodhi completes his spell with an impressive 2/17.

India 70/5 in 14.3 overs OUT! Tim Southee's delivery takes Pant's middle stump after taking an inside edge of the southpaw's bat. Pant scored just 12 (19) on the night. This has been an appalling performance from Indian batters so far. 

India 67/4 in 14 overs Pant and Pandya are really struggling to find boundaries here. Hardik did show an intent with a swing off the bat but resulting top edge almost cleared the square leg boundary before James Neesham's acrobatic effort saved a certain six.

India 62/4 in 13 overs New Zealand bowlers are strangle holding Indian batters for runs as Southee gives away just four runs in the over.

India 58/4 in 12 overs Pant and Pandya taking their time to settle in after the top-order failure as Santner delivers another economical over.

India 52/4 in 11 overs Hardik Pandya joins Pant in the middle. The duo will have to bring their A-game if they want to bring India back in the game.

India 48/3 in 10.1 overs OUT! Kohli is gone! Sodhi continues to spin a web around the Indian skipper.

India 48/3 in 10 overs Another good over from the Kiwis' point of view as Kohli and Pant steals just 5 runs off it.

India 43/3 in 9 overs Milne makes a good comeback after conceding 15 runs in his 1st over. Just two runs came off the over as the onus is on Kohli and Pant again to rebuild Indian innings.

India 40/3 in 7.4 overs OUT! Rohit Sharma departs as well; poor shot selection again. It's Sodhi who picks the wicket this time as he invited Rohit for a pull shot that only finds Martin Guptill running in from the long-on to take a clean catch.

India 35/2 in 5.5 overs OUT! Tim Southee dismisses KL Rahul (18 runs off 16 balls).  A short ball on the off stump was pulled right to the deep square leg fielder as Indian openers struggled to get the right measure of the field in both the dismissals.

India 29/1 in 5 overs Finally a big over for India; 15 runs off i! Rohit slammed a six and a four off the last two deliveries by Milne after Rahul placed him for a four at the beginning of the over. You sure don't want to be in the shoes of Milne tonight.

India 14/1 in 4 overs Mitchell Santner piles on India's pressure with a tight over costing just 2 runs.

India 12/1 in 3 overs CATCH DROPPED! It's all happening in the match. Rohit Sharma plays a compulsive hook shot off a bouncer only to find the fine leg fielder beneath the ball. The batter, however, was granted life as Milne dropped down a clanger.

India 11/1 in 2.5 overs OUT! Ishan Kishan falls for cheap. Boult provides the breakthrough. Ishan did time his shot well but ends up hitting it more or less straight to the fielder at deep square leg.

India 6/0 in 2 overs Another good over from New Zealand as Tim Southee concedes just five runs. KL Rahul did manage find India's first boundary of the match as he places a delivery outside the off-stump through the mid-on boundary.

India 1/0 in 1 over A tight over by Trent Boult, who bowled five dot balls in the over with massive movement with the new ball. He kept Ishan Kishan guessing with variations of swing.

07:40 PM  Aakash Chopra surprised by Ishan Kishan's inclusion in playing XI. Chopra wants India to go big and post 175+ runs on the board. 

07:25 PM  Wasim Jaffer lauds India's decision to include Ishan Kishan in the playing XI.   


07:15 PM  Azharuddin predicts team India's win against New Zealand in Dubai 


07:05 PM Kohli says Suryakumar Yadav has got a lower back spasm, Ishan Kishan replaces him. Ishan will bat at the top of the order. Shardul Thakur replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

7:00 PM: Toss - New Zealand win toss, opt to bowl first

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

6:45 PM: Here's how the pitch looks for the India-New Zealand clash

6:40 PM: Team India in the house for the big clash against New Zealand 

6:00 PM: Key match-ups in upcoming India-New Zealand clash  

4:45 PM: Virender Sehwag picks his Playing XI for today's match


4:30 PM: Harsha Bhogle emphasises the need for the bowlers to gear up in the powerplay during the upcoming India-New Zealand clash in Dubai. 

2:30 PM: India heading into the game as favourites but New Zealand is not going to be an easy outing for Virat Kohli's men, says Sanjay Manjrekar.

1:45 PM: It will be a virtual quarterfinal and India will look to leave the Pakistan defeat behind them and notch first points on the board. 

1:30 PM: Former India Test opener Wasim Jaffer predicts India win


12:35 PM: IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips ICC T20 WC 2021, India Playing XI vs New Zealand

India Tv - File image of Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma

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File image of Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli will be facing the most defining test of his captaincy career as he expects his men to be the proverbial "phoenix rising from the ashes" when India take on a street-smart New Zealand in a 'do-or-die' ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 game here on Sunday.


11:35 AM: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson talks about the team's strategies and plans between the matches of the tournament.


In 2005: MS Dhoni registered his highest ever ODI score- 183* against Sri Lanka

In 1987: Chetan Sharma registered the first-ever World Cup-hat-trick versus New Zealand in Nagpur

In 1895: India's first Test captain Colonel CK Nayudu was born

1:01 AM: IND vs NZ T20 World Cup 2021: Martin Guptill fit and available for selection for India-New Zealand game in Dubai 

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who had suffered a toe injury, has regained fitness and available for selection for the T20 World Cup match against India here.

Relive all India vs New Zealand matches from previous T20 WC editions

India Tv - Virat Kohli-led India will take on New Zealand in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Super 12 clash on Sund

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Virat Kohli-led India will take on New Zealand in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Super 12 clash on Sunday. 

The hearts are racing as India's must-win match against New Zealand on Sunday in Dubai is inching closer. Having lost their respective opening games, both India and New Zealand are badly searching for a win to keep their chances alive in the tournament. 

Virat Kohli talks about India's game plan for the remaining tournament. 

Hardik needs to be fit to bowl one or two overs, says Kohli

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File image of Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya

India captain Virat Kohli acknowledged the need for a "sixth bowling option" but also kept it open-ended when asked about flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya's bowling fitness, stating that the Baroda man "has to be fit to be able to bowl one or two overs".

IND vs NZ T20 World Cup 2021: Boult hopes to swing it like Shaheen

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File image on Trent Boult

New Zealand's lead pacer Trent Boult is hoping to exploit India's frailties against left-arm fast bowling, taking up from where Shaheen Shah Afridi left off, in their vital Super 12 T20 World Cup match here on Sunday.

Kohli slams 'spineless people' for abusing Shami, calls it pathetic​ 

India Tv - File photo of Virat Kohli (left) with Mohammed Shami.

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File photo of Virat Kohli (left) with Mohammed Shami.

Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hit out at the "bunch of spineless people", reacting strongly to the torrent of social media abuse that was aimed at his pacer Mohammed Shami over his religion, following the team's loss to arch-rivals Pakistan in the T20 World Cup.

The 31-year-old Shami became the main target after the bitter 10-wicket defeat in Dubai, even though Kohli acknowledged that his side had been "outplayed".

3:45 PM: New Zealand players talk about how they are acclimatizing to the conditions in Dubai for the upcoming clash against India.

3:15 PM: Indian pacers Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah sweat it out in the nets

2:30 PM: Team India plays beach volleyball ahead of New Zealand clash

Ahead of the virtual quarterfinal, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team unwinded by playing beach volleyball. 

2:15 PM: IND vs NZ T20 World Cup 2021: Kohli's hour of reckoning as India face New Zealand in 'virtual quarter-final'

Virat Kohli will be facing the most defining test of his captaincy career as he expects his men to be the proverbial "phoenix rising from the ashes" when India take on a street-smart New Zealand in a 'do-or-die' ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 game here on Sunday.

2:00 PM: IND vs NZ T20 World Cup 2021: India vs New Zealand quick T20I stats

India would try making amends and aim to bounce back in the 2021 T20 World Cup when they take on New Zealand on October 31 (Sunday) in Dubai. A week's time after a humiliating 10-wicket defeat against Pakistan in the opening match has given Virat Kohli and Co. enough time to reflect, introspect and improve on the shortcomings. A look at the stats.

1:45 PM: IND vs NZ: Shardul not being considered as No 7 batter, India likely to play same team vs New Zealand

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's successful "CSK template" is likely to be continued as the Indian team management has more or less made up its mind to play the same eleven against New Zealand in the 'do or die' T20 World Cup game on Sunday.

The CSK template in Indian cricketing lingo is not tinkering with the side after one defeat or for that matter not rocking the boat till its required. The only disclaimer would be if anyone is not fit to play on Sunday, then only there would be a change in the set-up.

1:30 PM: IND vs NZ T20 WC 2021: Hardik Pandya resumes bowling in nets ahead of India-New Zealand game

Hardik Pandya's images while bowling in the nets have served as a treat to the eyes for Indian fans. The same has ignited hopes for an extra bowling option in India's upcoming clash against New Zealand on October 31, Sunday, in Dubai. After a hammering 10-wicket defeat against Pakistan that saw an off-shore performance from the blue brigade's core bowling line-up, Pandya rolling his arms in the nets has come as welcome news. 

Ever since Pandya has sustained a back injury in 2019, he hasn't been in regular action with the ball. Further his shoulder injury that he picked up during India-Pakistan match further aggravated the issue. However, good sense has prevailed for the 'men in blue' as the 28-year old if fully fit and ready to bowl. 

1:15 PM: IND vs NZ T20 WC: Both India and New Zealand eager to open account, should be a great contest, says Southee

Fast bowler Tim Southee feels coming off losses in their respective tournament openers, both India and New Zealand would be desperate to outwit each other in what promises to be an exciting T20 World Cup Super 12 game between the two "very good sides."


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