India vs New Zealand: Past encounters in Mumbai
A fact may surprise you that both sides have never played an ODI against each other at this venue.
India and New Zealand are set to square off for an ODI series, and the first match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai . A fact may surprise you that both sides have never played an ODI against each other at this venue.
New Zealand played their warm-up matches against Indian Board President s XI at Brabourne Stadium, a few metres away from Wankhede. They lost the first game but came back well to beat the young side from India. In fact, New Zealand s only ODI against India in this city has come at the Brabourne.
(Trivia: New Zealand have played 2 ODIs at Wankhede Stadium, both during 2011 World Cup. They beat Canada but suffered an embarrassing loss against Sri Lanka.)
Ahead of the clash between Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson s men at the iconic venue, Suvajit Mustafi looks at the past encounters (across formats) between India and New Zealand in the city of Mumbai.
Danny Morrison dismissed local boy Sachin Tendulkar for 1. His partner-in-crime Vinod Kambli didn t stop. His blitz of 34-ball 48 made the Indian chase a formality as they completed the win by six wicket. The match is best remembered for Kambli s four consecutive fours off pacer Simon Doull.
India sealed the series 3-2.
New Zealand 126 all out in 35 overs (Anil Kumble 3 for 17) lost to India128 for 4 in 32 overs (Vinod Kambli 48; Simon Doull 3 for 42) by 6 wickets.
Man of the Match: Javagal Srinath