India have somehow not managed to surepass New Zealand in major trophy games.
It is surely a bitter-sweet story, especially when India faces New Zealand in any cricket crucial game. In fact, the effect was seen even in hockey this year where India was defeated by the BlackSticks, who halted the Men in Blue's journey to reach the quarter-finals.
However, the Indian girls have re-written history and went on to defeat the White Ferns in the semi-final clash of the ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023.
India vs New Zealand:
India vs NZ. 2019 WC semi-final ❌
India vs NZ. 2021 WTC final ❌
India vs NZ. 2023 Hockey WC ❌
India vs NZ. 2023 U19 T20 WC ✔️
Here is how netizens reacted to India's victory:
As for the clash, Shafali Verma, the captain of the Indian U-19 team, won the toss and decided to bowl against the New Zealand U-19 team in the ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023 semi-final.
India put their opposition into the batting after which Parshavi Chopra ran riot claiming 3 wickets for 20 runs in her 4 overs for India.
A powerful partnership between Gergia Plimmer and Isabella Gaze was attempted, but it failed as the Indian bowlers contained the White Ferns to just 107/9.
In reply, New Zealand only managed to take the wicket of Verma, who was dismissed for 10, but Shweta Sehrawat's half-century kept India in the driving seat. She got support from Soumya Tiwari, who departed after scoring 22.
In the end, India went on to book the Final spot and will face either England or Australia in the final summit of the World Cup.