Kenya tour of Scotland, 2013 / Commentary

Kenya in Scotland T20I Series - 1st T20I

Scotland v Kenya

Scotland won by 35 runs

Here we go, looks like Berrington and MacLeod to open.

1.50pm - Burnett and Wallace miss out for Scotland. Here are both the teams.

Scotland -PL Mommsen*, RD Berrington, CS MacLeod, NM Carter, FRJ Coleman, MH Cross†, GD Drummond, G Goudie, RM Haq, MM Iqbal, MA Leask.

Kenya - CO Obuya*, MA Ouma†, DI Allan, IA Karim, T Mishra, RR Patel, HA Varaiya, AA Obanda, NM Odhiambo, NN Odhiambo, E Otieno.

1.40pm - Kenya have dropped Aga and the two Ngoche brothers. Entry is free for this match, as is tomorrows T20 which starts at 5pm and we have been promised music and a BBQ. Forecast looks good too.

Still waiting on news of the Scotland team.

1.30pm - Scotland have won the toss and will bat.

1.15pm Good afternoon and welcome to this first T20 international between Scotland and Kenya. After some showers this morning, the sun is out and we should be starting on time at 2pm. As always, Callum Stewart here bringing you live ball-by-ball updates live from the ground in Aberdeen.

Both teams are out warming up, the pitch is being prepared and some pink stumps are being brought out.

Kenya will be looking for some revenge after loosing both the World Cup Qualifiers and play with the same squad. The Scotland squad has a few changes, with the county players returning home and some youngsters being brought in to the squad.

0.1

Otieno to Berrington, no run, blocked on the front foot, Otieno opening the bowling off a medium pace run-up

0.2

Otieno to Berrington, no run, defends in to the leg-side

0.3

Otieno to Berrington, no run, good pace and bounce, Berrington sways out the way

0.4

Otieno to Berrington, no run, play and a miss with the cut shot as Otieno bounces the ball outside off-stump

0.5

Otieno to Berrington, 1 run, again plays a cut, edged in to the pads and they sprint a single

0.6

Otieno to MacLeod, no run, play and a miss with the drive as the ball keeps low

End of over 1 (1 run) Scotland 1/0
CS MacLeod    0* (1b)      E Otieno    1-0-1-0
RD Berrington    1* (5b)     

1.1

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, blocked in to the covers

1.2

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, fuller ball patted back to the bowler

1.3

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, shuffles down the track looking to drive, straight at the bowler

1.4

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, blocked to point, tight fielding from Kenya

1.5

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, drives in the covers, straight to other fielder

1.6

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, blocked to point as they look for a quick run, and that's a maiden in the second over

End of over 2 (maiden) Scotland 1/0
RD Berrington    1* (11b)      NN Odhiambo    1-1-0-0
CS MacLeod    0* (1b)      E Otieno    1-0-1-0

2.1

Otieno to MacLeod, no run, swing and a miss by MacLeod looking to drive away, doesn't look like an easy pitch to hit big on

2.2

Otieno to MacLeod, no run, shorter and slower, back foot drive to cover point, still no run

2.3

Otieno to MacLeod, 1 run, drive and run to mid-off who makes the hit but MacLeod just made it

2.4

Otieno to Berrington, 1 run, down the track, Otieno bowls slower and shorter as Berrington angles to third man

2.5

Otieno to MacLeod, 1 run, single to short fine leg

2.6

Otieno to Berrington, no run, shorter ball, big swing and a miss

End of over 3 (3 runs) Scotland 4/0
RD Berrington    2* (13b)      E Otieno    2-0-4-0
CS MacLeod    2* (5b)      NN Odhiambo    1-1-0-0

3.1

NN Odhiambo to MacLeod, 1 run, drive and run to mid-off who can't gather the ball cleanly

3.2

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, 1 run, drive and run to the same fielder, this time a lot closer as the throw hits, but Berrington was safe

3.3

NN Odhiambo to MacLeod, 1 wide, fuller ball down the leg-side

3.3

NN Odhiambo to MacLeod, 1 run, inside edge to square leg

3.4

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, 1 run, fuller ball pulled straight to short fine leg

3.5

NN Odhiambo to MacLeod, no run, attempts a paddle sweep and gets it all wrong, inside edge on to the pads as an appeal goes up

3.6

NN Odhiambo to MacLeod, no run, shorter this time, pulled to mid-off

End of over 4 (5 runs) Scotland 9/0
CS MacLeod    4* (9b)      NN Odhiambo    2-1-5-0
RD Berrington    4* (15b)      E Otieno    2-0-4-0

4.1

Otieno to Berrington, 1 run, drives wide of mid-on, still nothing more than a single

4.2

Otieno to MacLeod, FOUR, there we go! Pulled behind square leg in to the gap, four runs

4.3

Otieno to MacLeod, 1 bye, big swing as the ball stays low, run up a bye as the keeper spills it

4.4

Otieno to Berrington, 3 runs, drives through the covers, good running for three

4.5

Otieno to MacLeod, 1 run, quick single wide of cover

4.6

Otieno to Berrington, 3 runs, cut between cover and point this time to the same long boundary, three more

End of over 5 (13 runs) Scotland 22/0
RD Berrington    11* (18b)      E Otieno    3-0-16-0
CS MacLeod    9* (12b 1x4)      NN Odhiambo    2-1-5-0

5.1

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, fuller ball drops just short of mid-off

5.2

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, 1 run, same shot and they risk the run this time as mid-off throws on the bounce, he misses but a direct hit was gone

5.3

NN Odhiambo to MacLeod, 1 run, mis-hit in to the leg-side

5.4

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, 1 run, wider ball, late cut to third man

5.5

NN Odhiambo to MacLeod, 1 run, drives between mid-on and mid-off

5.6

NN Odhiambo to Berrington, FOUR, tries to cut as the ball stays low, bottom edge beats third man to the boundary

End of over 6 (8 runs) Scotland 30/0
RD Berrington    17* (22b 1x4)      NN Odhiambo    3-1-13-0
CS MacLeod    11* (14b 1x4)      E Otieno    3-0-16-0

6.1

Otieno to MacLeod, 1 run, short again, finds the gap at square leg for an easy single

6.2

Otieno to Berrington, no run, cut straight to Varaiya at point

6.3

Otieno to Berrington, 1 bye, slower ball which the keeper can't take on the half volley

6.4

Otieno to MacLeod, 1 run, in the air but safe as long-off jogs in to field

6.5

Otieno to Berrington, 1 wide, shorter ball, comes down the track and misses, too far down off

6.5

Otieno to Berrington, FOUR, on the legs and flicked over midwicket, two fielders on the boundary aren't close enough to stop four

6.6

Otieno to Berrington, 1 run, shorter ball cut to deep cover

End of over 7 (9 runs) Scotland 39/0
RD Berrington    22* (26b 2x4)      E Otieno    4-0-24-0
CS MacLeod    13* (16b 1x4)      NN Odhiambo    3-1-13-0

7.1

NM Odhiambo to Berrington, no run, drives to cover

7.2

NM Odhiambo to Berrington, 1 run, wider ball angled away to third man

Scotland trying to have a go, but with this pitch bat on ball for big shots isn't easy.

7.3

NM Odhiambo to MacLeod, no run

7.4

NM Odhiambo to MacLeod, OUT, good length that seems to keep low and jag in a bit, knocks the top of middle and off and MacLeod looked to drive, never really got going

CS MacLeod b NM Odhiambo 13 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

7.5

NM Odhiambo to Coleman, no run, huge shout for lbw, everyone is up and the bowler is screaming, the ball stayed low and smashed the pads, but the umpire gestured it was going down the leg, big let off for Coleman first ball

7.6

NM Odhiambo to Coleman, FOUR, shorter ball, Coleman plays a delightful uppercut over point all the way for four

End of over 8 (5 runs) Scotland 44/1
FRJ Coleman    4* (2b 1x4)      NM Odhiambo    1-0-5-1
RD Berrington    23* (28b 2x4)      E Otieno    4-0-24-0

8.1

Varaiya to Berrington, no run, blocked away to cover, spinner on now with Varaiya, left arm offies

8.2

Varaiya to Berrington, 1 run, fuller ball, drives to long-off

8.3

Varaiya to Coleman, 1 run, same shot a little wider of the fielder

8.4

Varaiya to Berrington, 1 leg bye, misses with the sweep and they scamper one off the pads

8.5

Varaiya to Coleman, 1 run, flicked in the gap on the leg-side, maybe two if they run a bit harder

8.6

Varaiya to Berrington, no run, blocked to point

End of over 9 (4 runs) Scotland 48/1
RD Berrington    24* (32b 2x4)      HA Varaiya    1-0-3-0
FRJ Coleman    6* (4b 1x4)      NM Odhiambo    1-0-5-1

9.1

Allan to Coleman, no run, blocked in to the off-side

9.2

Allan to Coleman, no run, blocked a fuller ball to cover

9.3

Allan to Coleman, no run, fuller and slow, can't get the ball off the square

9.4

Allan to Coleman, no run, back foot drive and a diving save at cover to keep the dot balls growing

9.5

Allan to Coleman, 2 runs, fuller ball, cut through the vacant point, probably could have run three

9.6

Allan to Coleman, 1 run, full again, drives to long-off

End of over 10 (3 runs) Scotland 51/1
FRJ Coleman    9* (10b 1x4)      DI Allan    1-0-3-0
RD Berrington    24* (32b 2x4)      HA Varaiya    1-0-3-0

10.1

Varaiya to Coleman, no run, swing and a miss

10.2

Varaiya to Coleman, no run, can't connect with the sweep

10.3

Varaiya to Coleman, OUT, tries to work through the leg-side gets bat and pad on the ball as they look to run a signal, but the umpire adjudges that the pad came first, Scotland team look surprised

FRJ Coleman lbw b Varaiya 9 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

10.4

Varaiya to Cross, 1 run, drives to long-on

10.5

Varaiya to Berrington, no run, misses with the sweep shot

10.6

Varaiya to Berrington, 1 run, outside edge to short third man, run out is there but he slips picking up the ball

Scotland need to up the run-rate, 9 overs left and 8 wickets in hand...

End of over 11 (2 runs) Scotland 53/2
RD Berrington    25* (34b 2x4)      HA Varaiya    2-0-5-1
MH Cross    1* (1b)      DI Allan    1-0-3-0

11.1

Allan to Berrington, 1 run, back foot drive to deep cover

11.2

Allan to Cross, no run, drives to cover

11.3

Allan to Cross, no run, again struggling to get going, tries to drive but can't make a good contact

11.4

Allan to Cross, 2 runs, in the air, over midwicket but safe

11.5

Allan to Cross, 2 runs, slower and fuller, drives wide of cover and good running for the second

11.6

Allan to Cross, FOUR, on the legs, worked past short fine and that's a welcome boundary

End of over 12 (9 runs) Scotland 62/2
MH Cross    9* (6b 1x4)      DI Allan    2-0-12-0
RD Berrington    26* (35b 2x4)      HA Varaiya    2-0-5-1

12.1

Varaiya to Berrington, no run, single to the gap at square leg

12.2

Varaiya to Berrington, no run, defends to point

12.3

Varaiya to Berrington, 1 run, drop and run to the leg-side

12.4

Varaiya to Cross, 1 run, goes for the big shot, drops short of long-off

12.5

Varaiya to Berrington, no run, in the air again, this time drops short of the bowler

12.6

Varaiya to Berrington, no run, reverse sweep which doesn't connect

End of over 13 (2 runs) Scotland 64/2
RD Berrington    27* (40b 2x4)      HA Varaiya    3-0-7-1
MH Cross    10* (7b 1x4)      DI Allan    2-0-12-0

13.1

Mishra to Cross, 1 run, reverse sweep straight to short fine leg

13.2

Mishra to Berrington, 1 run

13.3

Mishra to Cross, OUT, tries to go big down the ground, carves up in the air towards long-off where NM Odhiambo sprints in to make a good diving catch

MH Cross c NM Odhiambo b Mishra 10 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

13.4

Mishra to Berrington, OUT, tries a reverse sweep which misses, hits the pads in front on middle and leg, two in two

RD Berrington lbw b Mishra 29 (42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 69.04

13.5

Mishra to Leask, 1 run, drop and run to point

13.6

Mishra to Mommsen, 1 run, full toss, drives to long-off

End of over 14 (4 runs) Scotland 68/4
PL Mommsen    1* (1b)      T Mishra    1-0-4-2
MA Leask    1* (1b)      HA Varaiya    3-0-7-1

14.1

Varaiya to Mommsen, no run, turn beats the bat outside off

14.2

Varaiya to Mommsen, 1 run, chip and run to short midwicket

14.3

Varaiya to Leask, no run, tries to drive but straight to point

14.4

Varaiya to Leask, OUT, nothing shot as he looks to hit over the fielders back at long-on and long-off, as Patel makes a simple catch five yards inside the boundary

MA Leask c Patel b Varaiya 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

14.5

Varaiya to Iqbal, no run

14.6

Varaiya to Iqbal, no run

End of over 15 (1 run) Scotland 69/5
MM Iqbal    0* (2b)      HA Varaiya    4-0-8-2
PL Mommsen    2* (3b)      T Mishra    1-0-4-2

15.1

Mishra to Mommsen, 1 run

15.2

Mishra to Iqbal, 1 run

15.3

Mishra to Mommsen, no run, blocked in to the covers

15.4

Mishra to Mommsen, no run, defends again on the front foot

15.5

Mishra to Mommsen, 1 run, down the ground to long-off

15.6

Mishra to Iqbal, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 16 (3 runs) Scotland 72/5
MM Iqbal    1* (4b)      T Mishra    2-0-7-2
PL Mommsen    4* (7b)      HA Varaiya    4-0-8-2

16.1

NN Odhiambo to Mommsen, 2 runs, drives to deep cover, quick running for the second

16.2

NN Odhiambo to Mommsen, 1 run, straight drive, just too close to long-on

16.3

NN Odhiambo to Iqbal, 2 runs, bottom edge to third man

16.4

NN Odhiambo to Iqbal, no run, drives back to the bowler

16.5

NN Odhiambo to Iqbal, 1 wide, slower ball down leg-side

16.5

NN Odhiambo to Iqbal, no run, tries to drive, hit at the point fielder

16.6

NN Odhiambo to Iqbal, no run, drives to cover, mis-timed

Scotland now have three overs to try and make something over 100 here.

End of over 17 (7 runs) Scotland 79/5
MM Iqbal    3* (8b)      NN Odhiambo    4-1-19-0
PL Mommsen    8* (9b)      T Mishra    2-0-7-2

17.1

Mishra to Mommsen, 1 run, back foot drive to long-off

17.2

Mishra to Iqbal, 1 run, drop and run to point

17.3

Mishra to Mommsen, no run, slow and full, hit straight at cover

17.4

Mishra to Mommsen, 1 run, full again, drives to long-off

17.5

Mishra to Iqbal, 1 run, block and run to point, full length dive from Iqbal as the throw misses

17.6

Mishra to Mommsen, 1 run, cut to deep cover

Two overs left, no fireworks from Scotland yet...

End of over 18 (5 runs) Scotland 84/5
PL Mommsen    11* (13b)      T Mishra    3-0-12-2
MM Iqbal    5* (10b)      NN Odhiambo    4-1-19-0

18.1

NM Odhiambo to Mommsen, FOUR, big slog across the line, off the middle of the bat and wide of long-on for four

The sun is shining out there and we have a decent crowd too...

18.2

NM Odhiambo to Mommsen, 2 runs, pulled through midwicket, good running for two as the throw comes in

18.3

NM Odhiambo to Mommsen, 1 run, shorter ball pulled to short fine leg

18.4

NM Odhiambo to Iqbal, 1 run

18.5

NM Odhiambo to Mommsen, 1 run, single to deep midwicket

18.6

NM Odhiambo to Iqbal, SIX, short and fast, that's HUGE! Pulled out the ground from an unlikely candidate, top shot, six runs.

That blow moves the score to 99...

End of over 19 (15 runs) Scotland 99/5
MM Iqbal    12* (12b 1x6)      NM Odhiambo    2-0-20-1
PL Mommsen    19* (17b 1x4)      T Mishra    3-0-12-2

19.1

Mishra to Mommsen, FOUR, connects with the sweep this time which beats short fine leg

19.2

Mishra to Mommsen, 1 run, slower and fuller ball, cut to cover

19.3

Mishra to Iqbal, OUT, drives hard and straight, back at the bowler who snaps up a good reflex catch, he did well to hold on to that one!

MM Iqbal c & b Mishra 12 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 92.30

19.4

Mishra to Goudie, 2 runs, cut high over cover, where the fielder in the deep seemed to back out of the catch, and then fumbled it

19.5

Mishra to Goudie, SIX, skips down the track and gets full contact, high and handsome down the crowd and over the tv towers

19.6

Mishra to Goudie, 1 run, slower and short, mis-hit to cover

Few big 6s from Goudie and Iqbal made the total look a little better, but still less than a-run-a-ball required from Kenya. Probably a good 20 runs short on this pitch so they will need to bowl and field well.

End of over 20 (14 runs) Scotland 113/6
G Goudie    9* (3b 1x6)      T Mishra    4-0-26-3
PL Mommsen    24* (19b 2x4)      NM Odhiambo    2-0-20-1
Series Results
Scotland v Kenya at Aberdeen - Jul 5, 2013
Scotland won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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