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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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*, )

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De Kock quits test cricket

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

South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock won’t be playing in the two tests against the Black Caps here next month after his shock retirement from the test arena.

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Muri crowned women’s champs

Tuesday 16 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Cricket, Sports

Muri won the women’s title in the Rarotonga Cricket Club competition after a close win against neighbours Turangi in the final at Raemaru Park.

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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.

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Redbacks get their fairytale ending in cricket comp

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Cricket, Sports

An outstanding performance from man of the match Tuakana Mataiti saved the blushes for the Arorangi Redbacks in the Rarotonga Cricket Club men’s final on Saturday.

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Redbacks eye historic win

Saturday 13 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Cricket, Sports

History beckons for Arorangi Redbacks in the Rarotonga Cricket Club men’s final this afternoon at Raemaru Park.

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A new champion awaits

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

A new women’s champion will be crowned in the Rarotonga Cricket Club finals this weekend.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Arch rivals to battle in cricket semifinals

Saturday 6 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Cricket, Sports

It will be do or die in the Rarotonga Cricket Club competition today as teams battle for their spot in next week’s finals.

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Arorangi, Muri through to Cricket Club finals

Friday 5 November 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Cricket, Sports

Arorangi Redbacks and Muri are through to the Rarotonga Cricket Club finals after recording wins in the top place playoffs last weekend.

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