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Articles by Rahul Patil

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.


India finish on a high

Tuesday 9 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

In their last group game India defeated Namibia easily and although the result was inconsequential India finished their tournament on a high.


Semifinal lineup’s confirmed! England vs New Zealand, Pakistan vs Australia

Monday 8 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Australia beat West Indies and although England lost to South Africa, they made it to the semis from Group 1 with Australia on the basis of their superior net run rate. New Zealand and Pakistan won their respective matches in Group 2 and confirmed their spots in the semis.


Australia crush Bangladesh, Defending champs West Indies eliminated

Friday 5 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

With a massive win over Bangladesh, Australia gave a big boost to their chances of making it to the semifinals on Day 13 of the T20 World Cup.


New Zealand survive Scotland scare, India finally arrive

Thursday 4 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

New Zealand kept on track for a semifinal spot by surviving a scare from Scotland and India finally opened their account with a big win over the dangerous Afghanistan on Day 12 of the T20 World Cup.


Pakistan confirm semifinals spot, Bangladesh’s campaign over!

Wednesday 3 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

South Africa routed Bangladesh to remain second on the points table in Group 1 whereas Pakistan continued their dominance in Group 2 with an easy win over Namibia on day 11 of the T20 World Cup.


England confirm semifinal spot and sink Sri Lanka’s hopes

Tuesday 2 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Another all-round performance by England against Sri Lanka on day 10 has confirmed their spot in the semifinals of the T20 World Cup whereas Sri Lanka will now need a statistical miracle to progress further.


England, Afghanistan & New Zealand thrash opponents

Monday 1 November 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

South Africa beat Sri Lanka in a thriller and England hammered Australia on day 8 whereas Afghanistan and New Zealand cruised to easy wins over Namibia and India on day 9.


West Indies and Pakistan win thrilling encounters

Saturday 30 October 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

West Indies registered their first win of the tournament defeating Bangladesh whereas Pakistan continued their winning streak by beating Afghanistan.


Australia dominate Sri Lanka, QDK apologises!

Friday 29 October 2021 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

Australia cruised past Sri Lanka on day six at the T20 World Cup but the news of the day was the apology by Quinton de Kock to his teammates and fans for not taking the knee in support of the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement.


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