The 2019 World Cup finally got underway, and after all the buildup and reruns of the final,
New Zealand thoroughly outplayed the defending champions, England, as Jos Buttler conceded.
England's World Cup debacle is a teaching moment. As a result of New Zealand's attack, England lost nine wickets.
England's World Cup defense began with a nine-wicket loss in Ahmedabad as New Zealand extracted four years of revenge.
This year's tournament opened with a repetition of the 2019 final, except it was a lopsided affair instead of a nail-biter.
With hundreds from Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra, the Black Caps easily won the rematch by 14 runs.
The first victory for England came after a super over and a boundary countback.
After beating the Kiwis in England in a series before the event, the defending champions were shocked to lose in such a way.