What the Fans and former players feared the most happened. New Zealand, who earlier shocked India in ICC tournaments, once again retained the record. New Zealand surprised Team India for the first time in the ICC knockout series of 2000. Ganguly-led team got defeated by four wickets in the final by Stephen Fleming's team. The Kiwis also broke the Indian team's victories in the 2016 T20 World Cup. Kiwis, who batted first at the Nagpur venue, were limited to a small score, but Dhoni's chase collapsed unexpectedly.
Moreover, no Indian fan will forget the 2019 World Cup semi-finals. New Zealand also shocked Team India in the semi-finals as the title favourite. Overall, India and New Zealand teams had a face off in ICC events 5 times. These five times India lost. New Zealand had always held an upper hand in ICC events.
Even before the start of the World Test Championship final, this fear haunted everyone. In fact, our team lost to the Kiwi slot in the World Test Championship. India dominated all the teams in this tournament. But India could not win against the Kiwis. New Zealand won the first Test by 10 wickets and won the second Test by 7 wickets. New Zealand was a bitter experience for India in ICC tournaments. The record was once again retained by New Zealand. Kohli's team, who had reached the final by winning over several top teams for two years, but could not taste a win over the Kiwis. As a result, Team India's hopes of winning the World Cup in the Test format still stand unfulfilled.