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Articles by Rahul Patil

Cricket squad named for T20 Qualifiers

Saturday 6 August 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Cook Islands Cricket Association (CICA) has named the squad that will be participating in the East Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Qualifying Tournament to be played from the 9th-15th September in Vanuatu.


Cook Islands to compete in T20 World Cup qualifiers in Vanuatu

Wednesday 1 June 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the qualification pathway for the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2024.


Titans win IPL title in debut season

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

In the most attended (104,859 fans) cricket match in the history of the sport, the Gujarat Titans defeated the Rajasthan Royals to be crowned IPL 2022 champions in their debut season.


Rajasthan Royals beat Bangalore to enter IPL finals after 13 years

Saturday 28 May 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Dedicating this season to their first ever captain Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals entered their second IPL final since winning the inaugural tournament in 2008.


Brilliant Bangalore end Lucknow’s campaign

Thursday 26 May 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Thanks to a swashbuckling maiden hundred from Rajat Patidar, a brilliant Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side knocked the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) out of IPL 2022.


‘Killer’ Miller takes IPL debutants Gujarat Titans to finals

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

IPL 2022 league table toppers Gujarat Titans chased down a massive total set by the Rajasthan Royals to book their place in the final.


THE DEBATE: The curious case of Ajaz Patel

Tuesday 15 March 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

On the 4th of December 2021, New Zealand cricketer Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler in the history of international cricket to get all 10 wickets in an innings. Since then he has been dropped for the test series against Bangladesh and South Africa at home.


The world has stopped spinning

Tuesday 8 March 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Features, In Depth

As the world comes to terms with the sudden death of arguably the best spinner to have ever played the game of cricket, Rahul Patil writes about a gifted genius who genuinely tried his best to make a difference in people’s lives by giving way more than what he received.


Cricketers, captains, coaches, c-lectors and communication

Tuesday 1 March 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Over the last couple of months there have been lots of ‘breaking news’ related to cricket.


Black Caps draw series with an inning’s victory over Bangladesh

Monday 10 January 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

After a dismal first innings Bangladesh were facing an uphill task in their second innings but any hopes of a miraculous comeback were shut out by a clinical Black Caps unit on day three at the Hagley Oval. Report by Rahul Patil from The Hagley Oval in Christchurch NZ.


Latham’s double, Boult’s triple flattens Bangladesh

Sunday 9 January 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Bangladesh needed to win all three sessions on day two to make a comeback into this test but instead Latham’s double hundred followed by Boult entering the 300 wicket club with a five wicket haul left them clutching at straws. Report by Rahul Patil from The Hagley Oval in Christchurch NZ.


World Test champs bounce back in Christchurch

Saturday 8 January 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

After the shock defeat in Mount Maunganui the blackcaps had to win the second test in Christchurch to square the series and they made a great start on day one thanks to a magnificent unbeaten hundred by captain Tom Latham. Report by Rahul Patil from The Hagley Oval in Christchurch NZ.


Bangladesh wallop New Zealand in historic test match win

Tuesday 4 January 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Day 5: New Zealand 1st Innings 328 all out (Conway 122, Young 52, Nicholls 75, Shoriful 3/69, Mehidy 3/86,) vs Bangladesh 1st Innings 458 all out (Joy 70*, Shanto 64, Mominul 88, Das 86, Mehidy 47, Boult 4/85, Wagner 3/101) New Zealand 2nd innings 169 all out (Young 69, Taylor 40, Ebadot 6/46, Taskin 3/36) Bangladesh 2nd innings 40/2 (Shanto 17, Mominul 13*). Report by Rahul Patil from the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui – NZ.


Ebadot paves way for team victory

Monday 3 January 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Day 4: New Zealand 1st Innings 328 all out (Conway 122, Young 52, Nicholls 75, Shoriful 3/69, Mehidy 3/86,) vs Bangladesh 1st Innings 458 all out (Joy 70*, Shanto 64, Mominul 88, Das 86, Mehidy 47, Boult 4/85, Wagner 3/101) New Zealand 2nd innings (Young 69, Taylor 33*, Ebadot 4/39). Report by Rahul Patil from the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui – NZ.


‘David-esque’ Bangla Tigers keep ‘Goliath’ Blackcaps at bay on day three

Monday 3 January 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Day 3 - New Zealand 1st Innings 328 all out (Conway 122, Young 52, Nicholls 75, Shoriful 3/69, Mehidy 3/86,) vs Bangladesh 1st Innings 401/6 (Joy 70*, Shanto 64, Mominul 88, Das 86, Wagner 3/98, Boult 3/61). Report by Rahul Patil from the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui – NZ.


Bangladesh boss Blackcaps on day two

Sunday 2 January 2022 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Day 2: New Zealand 328 all out (Devon Conway 122, Will Young 52, Henry Nicholls 75, Shoriful Islam 3/69, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3/86,) vs Bangladesh 175/2 (Mahmudul Joy 70*, Najmul Shanto 64, Wagner 2/27). Report by Rahul Patil from the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, NZ.


Classy Conway’s century makes it New Zealand’s day

Friday 31 December 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Day 1 - New Zealand 258/5 (Devon Conway 122, Will Young 52, Henry Nicholls 32*, )


Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Australia won their maiden world T20 title by defeating trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand comprehensively in the final.


Australia eye maiden T20 WC title

Friday 12 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

The second semifinal saw Australia ending Pakistan’s unbeaten run in the tournament with a nail-biting finish in Dubai. Australia will now lock horns with trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the final on Sunday.


Justice delayed but not denied

Thursday 11 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

The first semifinal in the Twenty20 World Cup early yesterday produced an absolute thriller in Abu Dhabi. The pendulum kept swinging back and forth and New Zealand in the end got home with six balls to spare to confirm their place in the final. They now await the winner of the second semifinal between Pakistan and Australia.


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