Head to Head between India and New Zealand Women in ODI World Cup

India v New Zealand: Head-to-Head in ODIs

After a great bilateral series last month, India and New Zealand will be up for another ODI match as a part of their 2022 World Cup campaign. The match is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, 6:30 AM (IST) onwards.

It would be the 3rd match of the big tournament for the White Ferns who won their last match against Bangladesh after suffering a major upset against the West Indies while India would be playing their 2nd match coming in with a number of positives to take from their opening match against Pakistan.


Past Records between India and New Zealand Women in ODI World Cup. PC: Getty Images
Past Records between India and New Zealand Women in ODI World Cup. PC: Getty Images

Let us have a look at the Head-to-Head matches between the two-:

ODIs Played: 53

New Zealand: 32

India: 20

Tied: 1

To date, both the teams have met on 12 occasions in the Women’s World Cup and New Zealand has a better record, winning 9 of them.

1. 1978 Women’s World Cup (January 5)

Marking their first ODI World Cup appearance and that too in their own country, India was restricted at 130/9 by New Zealand. It was Barb Bebege’s unbeaten 67 along with Sue Rattray’s unbeaten 41 that guided New Zealand to a comfortable win by 9 wickets and 36 balls to spare.

2. 1982 Women’s World Cup (January 14)

Diana Edulji’s 3/10 (7 maidens) helped India ball out New Zealand for their lowest ODI total back then (80), but a brilliant 6 wicket haul for Jackie Lord in return helped the White Ferns ball out India for their 2nd lowest ODI total (37).

3. 1982 Women’s World Cup (January 24)

In another low-scoring game, India was bowled out for 78 with Anjali Pendharker and Rajeshwari Dholakia being their only double-digit scorers and Maureen Peters, Carol Marett, and Jackie Lord taking 2 wickets each for the White Ferns. It was another comfortable win for New Zealand as they got to the target in just 28 overs.

4. 1982 Women’s World Cup (February 2)

After being bowled out for their 3rd lowest ODI score, which once again came against New Zealand, India women aggregated just 49 runs. It was yet another great display with the ball by Jackie Lord who took 4 wickets giving away 12 runs (3 maidens) in her 7.5 overs. The White Ferns chased down the target easily in 23.1 overs.

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5. 1993 Women’s World Cup (July 28)

Veteran Debbie Hockley’s crucial unbeaten 53 guided New Zealand to a total of 154/8 with Purnima Rau leading the bowling attack for India with her 4-wicket haul. However, New Zealand bowlers did not let Hockey’s crucial runs go waste as they bowled India out for 112, winning by 42 runs.

6. 1997 Women’s World Cup (December 17)

Playing on their own ground, team India managed to tie the match after a Player of the Match performance by wicket-keeper opener Anju Jain who did 2 stumpings before scoring 61 with the bat. New Zealand scored 176 for 9, the score India reached at the end of the 49th over but failed to get the winning run after Katrina Keenan dismissed Neetu David bowling the team with scores leveled.

7. 2000 Women’s World Cup (December 9)

In a high-scoring game, New Zealand posted a target of 225 for India after 3 of the 6 batters who got a chance, scoring 50+ each. For India, Chanderkanta Kaul was the lone fighter with her unbeaten 59 but with wickets falling at the other end, the team managed just 150 in their 50 overs.

8. 2000 Women’s World Cup (December 20)

Similar to the December 9 game, for India it was Purnima Rau who was the lone fighter this time, opening the innings and remaining unbeaten on 67 as the team was bowled out on 117. Anna Smith’s knock of 50* with an unbeaten partnership for 2nd wicket with skipper Emily Drumm’s who scored 47*, helped New Zealand reach the target with 139 balls to spare.

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9. 2005 Women’s World Cup (March 30)

A fifer for Neetu David and 3 wicket hauls for Nooshin Al Khadeer, restricted New Zealand to 184 for 9 but the batters failed to chase down the score despite a great effort by Skipper Mithali Raj who scored 52 included 90 runs stand with Anjum Chopra before the latter got out 2 runs short of her half-century. India finished 16 runs short of the target.

10. 2005 Women’s World Cup (April 7)

A captain’s knock of unbeaten 91 off 104 deliveries by legend Mithali Raj gave India their first-ever ODI World Cup win against New Zealand. India went on to score 204 with the loss of 6 wickets in their 50 overs before the bowlers did their job, bowling the White Ferns out for 164.

11. 2009 Women’s World Cup (March 17)

Anjum Chopra’s 52 and Reema Malhotra unbeaten 59 helped India put up a target of 208 for New Zealand. However, a player of the match performance by Kate Pulford who took 2 wickets before scoring 71 off 88 with the bat along with Suzie Bates unbeaten knock of 47, saw New Zealand reach the target with 14 balls to spare.

12. 2017 Women’s World Cup (July 15)

Playing yet another captain’s innings, smashing a brilliant 109, it was Mithali Raj who guided India to their 2nd ODI World Cup victory against the White Ferns. In a record-breaking performance, India put up a total of 265 for 7 wickets and then registered their largest ODI victory against them (186 runs) after crushing them for 79 runs.

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