ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 7th match, Group A

England v Kenya

England won by 9 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)

there has been a lot of rain this morning and overnight the covers are off, but the ground isn't in the best of condition Umpires will have an inspection at 11:45 local time (1045 GMT) Match State: Match start delayed by wet ground the weather is taking a turn for the better here. We should see some play altho it's unlikely the match will finish today it's been announced the match will start 1215 local time, lunch (?) to be taken at 15:45 to 1630, and then the scheduled finishing time bumped back to 20:00 so it's still scheduled as a 50 over match, indeed overs are not cut back until the match enters a second day so it could happen that they go off for bad light at 7:50pm, and then come back tomorrow for the sum total of 1 over Match State: Match to start at 1115 GMT England wins the toss and chose to misfield first

0.1

Gough to Otieno, 1 leg bye, trying the little tuck on the on side, gets hit on the thigh

0.2

Gough to Shah, no run, defensive down the wicket

0.3

Gough to Shah, no run, outside the off stump and to the keeper

0.4

Gough to Shah, 1 run, on his toes, thick edge off the outside of the bat and thru the gully to the 3rd man

0.5

Gough to Otieno, no run, good apce, defended down the wicket

0.6

Gough to Otieno, no run

End of over 1 (2 runs) Kenya 2/0
KO Otieno    0* (3b)      D Gough    1-0-1-0
RD Shah    1* (3b)     

1.1

Austin to Shah, no run

1.2

Austin to Shah, 2 runs, easy push thru the covers, finds the gap

1.3

Austin to Shah, no run

1.4

Austin to Shah, 1 wide, straight ball down the leg side, called by the umpire

1.4

Austin to Shah, no run, down the off side, pretty much left alone

1.5

Austin to Shah, no run, forcing off the legs, ball trickles onto the on side

1.6

Austin to Shah, 1 run, just a little push at it, thick edge along the ground thru the gully and to the 3rd man

End of over 2 (4 runs) Kenya 6/0
RD Shah    4* (9b)      ID Austin    1-0-4-0
KO Otieno    0* (3b)      D Gough    1-0-1-0

2.1

Gough to Shah, no run

2.2

Gough to Shah, no run

2.3

Gough to Shah, no run

2.4

Gough to Shah, no run

2.5

Gough to Shah, no run, outside the off stump and to the keeper

2.6

Gough to Shah, no run, tightish just outside the off stump, Shah pushes across the line to the point fielder

End of over 3 (maiden) Kenya 6/0
RD Shah    4* (15b)      D Gough    2-1-1-0
KO Otieno    0* (3b)      ID Austin    1-0-4-0

3.1

Austin to Otieno, no run

3.2

Austin to Otieno, no run, hit directly across the line to the point fielder, Hussain makes his standard theatric dive

3.3

Austin to Otieno, no run

3.4

Austin to Otieno, 1 wide, way way down the leg side

3.4

Austin to Otieno, no run, stretching forward outside the off side, well defended

3.5

Austin to Otieno, OUT, on the back foot, woeful shot, trying to half cut a ball that was too close, would've been a great shot if there was no slips but there was two of them, Thorpe being at 1st slip

KO Otieno c Thorpe b Austin 0 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

3.6

Austin to Tikolo, no run

End of over 4 (1 run) Kenya 7/1
SO Tikolo    0* (1b)      ID Austin    2-0-5-1
RD Shah    4* (15b)      D Gough    2-1-1-0

4.1

Gough to Shah, 1 no ball, Gough bowling to 3 slips now

4.1

Gough to Shah, no run, widish of the off stump, left alone

4.2

Gough to Shah, no run, drifting away from the batsman, he half commited to the cover drive

4.3

Gough to Shah, 2 runs, pulled off the hip a bit awkwardly, behind the square leg umpire

4.4

Gough to Shah, no run, trying to drift it away, but the batsman just ain't interested

4.5

Gough to Shah, no run

4.6

Gough to Shah, no run, slow ball outside the off stump to the keeper, bounces before getting to Stewart actually

End of over 5 (3 runs) Kenya 10/1
RD Shah    6* (22b)      D Gough    3-1-4-0
SO Tikolo    0* (1b)      ID Austin    2-0-5-1

5.1

Austin to Tikolo, no run, just some defence tucked to the extra cover

5.2

Austin to Tikolo, no run, almost a dismissive tap to the cover point

5.3

Austin to Tikolo, no run, poked onto the on side, short of the mid wicket

5.4

Austin to Tikolo, no run, pushed to the deepish mid off, all very slow and relaxed

5.5

Austin to Tikolo, no run, prods at it, wide of the off stump, hopeless shot, no footwork, there's a noise, taken by Stewart, England is conviced it's out, they begin the celebrations, Koertzen rather angrily shouts "not out", noone seems too fu

5.6

Austin to Tikolo, 1 run, worked behind square

End of over 6 (1 run) Kenya 11/1
SO Tikolo    1* (7b)      ID Austin    3-0-6-1
RD Shah    6* (22b)      D Gough    3-1-4-0

6.1

Gough to Tikolo, no run, well played to the mid wicket

6.2

Gough to Tikolo, no run

6.3

Gough to Tikolo, 1 wide

6.3

Gough to Tikolo, no run, pushed into the covers

6.4

Gough to Tikolo, 2 runs, thru the mid wicket

6.5

Gough to Tikolo, no run

6.6

Gough to Tikolo, FOUR, super shot thru the extra cover region, races to the boundary

End of over 7 (7 runs) Kenya 18/1
SO Tikolo    7* (13b 1x4)      D Gough    4-1-11-0
RD Shah    6* (22b)      ID Austin    3-0-6-1

7.1

Austin to Shah, no run

7.2

Austin to Shah, 2 runs, played a shortish one well, wide of the mid off, thru the gap

7.3

Austin to Shah, no run, poke donto the on side

7.4

Austin to Shah, 1 run, nudges in front of the slips, ball dribbles down to the 3rd man

7.5

Austin to Tikolo, no run, stepping back, defends into the covers

7.6

Austin to Tikolo, no run, defends onto the on side

End of over 8 (3 runs) Kenya 21/1
SO Tikolo    7* (15b 1x4)      ID Austin    4-0-9-1
RD Shah    9* (26b)      D Gough    4-1-11-0

8.1

Gough to Shah, 1 run, another push in front of the slips, past one of the many next Ian Bothams (this one's Flintoff) and to the 3rd man

8.2

Gough to Tikolo, no run, left alone outside the off stump

8.3

Gough to Tikolo, 1 run, pushing into the off side, Croft is the fielder with the shabby throw at the bowler's end

8.4

Gough to Shah, 1 run, defending across the line of the ball, Flintoff dives poorly again at 3rd slip, ball bounces over his hand

8.5

Gough to Tikolo, no run, excellent delivery, just slightly moving away from the attempted straight drive

8.6

Gough to Tikolo, no run, pushed to the cover point

End of over 9 (3 runs) Kenya 24/1
SO Tikolo    8* (19b 1x4)      D Gough    5-1-14-0
RD Shah    11* (28b)      ID Austin    4-0-9-1

9.1

Austin to Shah, no run, driving from outside the off stump into the covers again

9.2

Austin to Shah, no run, stretching to defend, struck on the leading pad with the bat hiding behind the mother's skirt, an appeal, but too far forward really for a convincing decision

9.3

Austin to Shah, 1 run

9.4

Austin to Tikolo, no run, chopped away on the off side to the mid wicket\

9.5

Austin to Tikolo, no run, misses the flick across the line, ball hits the side of the leg and runs to the square leg, batsmen consider a run then rethink it

9.6

Austin to Tikolo, no run, another diving save by Hussain at point, that one was actually a class above his usual over-rated stuff

End of over 10 (1 run) Kenya 25/1
SO Tikolo    8* (22b 1x4)      ID Austin    5-0-10-1
RD Shah    12* (31b)      D Gough    5-1-14-0

10.1

Mullally to Shah, no run, left armer across the right hander, thru to the keeper

10.2

Mullally to Shah, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, bat held high, no shot offered

10.3

Mullally to Shah, no run, Mullally spraying it way across the right hander, but never the less, Umpire Katie Francis approves

10.4

Mullally to Shah, 1 wide, pitching on a better length, but it only pushjes it further away, umpire marks it a sunsatisfactory

10.4

Mullally to Shah, no run, pad thrusted way outside off stump for some reason, as if expecting the ball to seam back in

10.5

Mullally to Shah, no run

10.6

Mullally to Shah, no run, pitching outside the leg stump, into the pads, a half shout before the details of the lbw law dawned on him

End of over 11 (1 run) Kenya 26/1
RD Shah    12* (37b)      AD Mullally    1-0-1-0
SO Tikolo    8* (22b 1x4)      ID Austin    5-0-10-1

11.1

Austin to Tikolo, FOUR, shortish, onto the back foot, hacked away in front of point, nice cut shot actually

11.2

Austin to Tikolo, no run, defended down the wicket, bowler doubles his duties as a fielder

11.3

Austin to Tikolo, FOUR, rubbish bowling, short outside the off stump, beautiful cut shot in front of square again

11.4

Austin to Tikolo, no run, defending into the off side

11.5

Austin to Tikolo, no run, chopped away, direct to the cover point

11.6

Austin to Tikolo, no run, firmly played to extra cover, looking for the gap, but the mid off dives and rolls well

End of over 12 (8 runs) Kenya 34/1
SO Tikolo    16* (28b 3x4)      ID Austin    6-0-18-1
RD Shah    12* (37b)      AD Mullally    1-0-1-0

12.1

Mullally to Shah, no run, straight down the leg side, clipped the pad, denying the wide

12.2

Mullally to Shah, no run, flicks across the line, direct to the square leg

12.3

Mullally to Shah, no run, trying to drive across the line of the left armer, well missed, ball to the keeper

12.4

Mullally to Shah, no run

12.5

Mullally to Shah, 1 run, squatting a bit, glides it down to the wide 3rd man

12.6

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, pitched well up, driven to the mid wicket

Ealham gets the loudest cheer so far today with it being his home ground

End of over 13 (1 run) Kenya 35/1
SO Tikolo    16* (29b 3x4)      AD Mullally    2-0-2-0
RD Shah    13* (42b)      ID Austin    6-0-18-1

13.1

Ealham to Shah, no run, a bit of a shout as it hits the pad

13.2

Ealham to Shah, no run, always onto the front foot, defends to the cover point

13.3

Ealham to Shah, no run, forward defence again, no real effort to play it, ball flicks the pad and then goes to the forward square leg

13.4

Ealham to Shah, no run, defending down the pitch

13.5

Ealham to Shah, no run, poorly timed drive outside the off stump, the extra cover fields

13.6

Ealham to Shah, FOUR, gets frustrated, comes down the wicket and lofts it over the mid off, nice shot but losing legs, Croft mows it down just short of the long off rope, TV called it confirm the runs, and it's 4!

End of over 14 (4 runs) Kenya 39/1
RD Shah    17* (48b 1x4)      MA Ealham    1-0-4-0
SO Tikolo    16* (29b 3x4)      AD Mullally    2-0-2-0

14.1

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, down the leg side, Tikolo misses the flick behind square

14.2

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, driven direct to the forward square leg

14.3

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, defended into the covers

14.4

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, more defence

14.5

Mullally to Tikolo, FOUR, very nice on drive, Tikolo's a whole big bucket of class

14.6

Mullally to Tikolo, 1 no ball

14.6

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, misses the swipe across the line

End of over 15 (5 runs) Kenya 44/1
SO Tikolo    20* (36b 4x4)      AD Mullally    3-0-7-0
RD Shah    17* (48b 1x4)      MA Ealham    1-0-4-0

15.1

Ealham to Shah, no run, defensive off the stumps into the off side

15.2

Ealham to Shah, no run, hacked into the covers, more diabolical running, Shah sent back, the direct hit would have nabbed him

15.3

Ealham to Shah, 1 run, played behind point, Hussain dives and misses for once

15.4

Ealham to Tikolo, 1 run, turned onto the on side, easy single as the waddles behind square

15.5

Ealham to Shah, 3 runs, finds the gap in the covers, Hussain gives chase, hauls it in about 5 metres from the boundary

15.6

Ealham to Tikolo, no run

End of over 16 (5 runs) Kenya 49/1
SO Tikolo    21* (38b 4x4)      MA Ealham    2-0-9-0
RD Shah    21* (52b 1x4)      AD Mullally    3-0-7-0

16.1

Mullally to Shah, no run

16.2

Mullally to Shah, 1 run, plays behind the square leg and brings up the team 50

16.3

Mullally to Tikolo, 3 runs, steps down the wicket and launches into a big loft over the wide mid on, ball travels a bit once landing but not enough to get to the boundary

16.4

Mullally to Shah, no run, yet again Hussain is on the ground, admittedly another handy save

16.5

Mullally to Shah, no run

16.6

Mullally to Shah, FOUR, garbage delivery, short, not that quick, on the hip, excellent pull forward of square, lands short of the rope

End of over 17 (8 runs) Kenya 57/1
RD Shah    26* (57b 2x4)      AD Mullally    4-0-15-0
SO Tikolo    24* (39b 4x4)      MA Ealham    2-0-9-0

17.1

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, pushing into the covers

17.2

Ealham to Tikolo, 3 runs, hoiked over forward square leg, ends up being a one handed squash shot, fielded in the deep

17.3

Ealham to Shah, 2 runs, straight drive, but the runs thru the slips, Thorpe nurses the hand, obviously numb from the chilly English summer conditions

17.4

Ealham to Shah, no run

17.5

Ealham to Shah, 1 run

17.6

Ealham to Tikolo, 3 runs, driven thru the covers, Kenya actually starting to motor the old run rate along

End of over 18 (9 runs) Kenya 66/1
SO Tikolo    30* (42b 4x4)      MA Ealham    3-0-18-0
RD Shah    29* (60b 2x4)      AD Mullally    4-0-15-0

18.1

Mullally to Tikolo, 1 run, flicked down behind square, Mullally coming acround the wicket for the first time today

18.2

Mullally to Shah, no run, poked onto the on side

18.3

Mullally to Shah, 1 run, ground behind point, 3rd man gathers it in

18.4

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, flicked across the line to the square leg

18.5

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, defends it down the pitch

18.6

Mullally to Tikolo, FOUR, a real hack of a shot, slapped thru the mid off, Croft with hacked fielding to match, dives underneath the ball

End of over 19 (6 runs) Kenya 72/1
SO Tikolo    35* (46b 5x4)      AD Mullally    5-0-21-0
RD Shah    30* (62b 2x4)      MA Ealham    3-0-18-0

19.1

Ealham to Shah, no run, defending off the off stump to the cover fielder

19.2

Ealham to Shah, 2 runs, finds the gap perfectly thru wide mid on

19.3

Ealham to Shah, no run, huge air shot, trying to crack it thru the covers, but instead ruffles everyone's hair in the stands

19.4

Ealham to Shah, no run, trying some forward defence, into the pad, a goodly amount of shout from fielders

19.5

Ealham to Shah, 1 run, pushes across the line, down to the keeper

19.6

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, prodded into the covers again

End of over 20 (3 runs) Kenya 75/1
SO Tikolo    35* (47b 5x4)      MA Ealham    4-0-21-0
RD Shah    33* (67b 2x4)      AD Mullally    5-0-21-0

20.1

Croft to Shah, 1 leg bye, bends the back rather than the knee to sweep along the ground, misses, gets a leg bye to forward square leg

20.2

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run, flicked away to the same area, but with bat this time

20.3

Croft to Shah, no run, defended

20.4

Croft to Shah, 1 run, worked down to the deep backward square leg

20.5

Croft to Tikolo, no run

20.6

Croft to Tikolo, no run, stepping back, poked to the bwoler

End of over 21 (3 runs) Kenya 78/1
SO Tikolo    36* (50b 5x4)      RDB Croft    1-0-2-0
RD Shah    34* (70b 2x4)      MA Ealham    4-0-21-0

21.1

Ealham to Shah, 1 run

21.2

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, good inswinger, a little overpitched of the off stump, driven well, and to top it off a good desperate save by Croft at mid off

21.3

Ealham to Tikolo, no run

21.4

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, just a little wide of the off stump, driven firmly, straight to the cover fielder

21.5

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, steps back and hacks it back to the bowler

21.6

Ealham to Tikolo, 1 run, well flicked behind the square leg to the fine leg

End of over 22 (2 runs) Kenya 80/1
SO Tikolo    37* (55b 5x4)      MA Ealham    5-0-23-0
RD Shah    35* (71b 2x4)      RDB Croft    1-0-2-0

22.1

Croft to Tikolo, no run, misses the sweep shot, ball turns into the leading pad, heading for the stumps, but the umpire must have judged it to be pitching outside the off stump

22.2

Croft to Tikolo, no run

22.3

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run

22.4

Croft to Shah, 1 run, Shah connects with the sweep, ball moves down to the deep backward square leg

22.5

Croft to Tikolo, no run, good turn, good bounce, poor miss from Tikolo, trying the strong on drive thru the mid wicket

22.6

Croft to Tikolo, no run

End of over 23 (2 runs) Kenya 82/1
SO Tikolo    38* (60b 5x4)      RDB Croft    2-0-4-0
RD Shah    36* (72b 2x4)      MA Ealham    5-0-23-0

23.1

Ealham to Shah, no run

23.2

Ealham to Shah, 1 run, forced behind the point, Croft fields beneath that stupid stupid tree

23.3

Ealham to Tikolo, no run

23.4

Ealham to Tikolo, FOUR, Croft dropped a little short, Tikolo launches into a big strong shot over the forward square leg, a couple of bounces and into the fence

23.5

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, works it square to Hussain at point, who actually stays on his feet

23.6

Ealham to Tikolo, 1 run, slow ball, whacked into Fairbrother, standing at cover, a little in front of the rest of the covers, excellent save, even if it wasn't totally clean

End of over 24 (6 runs) Kenya 88/1
SO Tikolo    43* (64b 6x4)      MA Ealham    6-0-29-0
RD Shah    37* (74b 2x4)      RDB Croft    2-0-4-0

24.1

Croft to Tikolo, no run

24.2

Croft to Tikolo, FOUR, fantabulous shot over the square leg, a joy to watch, 7th boundary of the day

24.3

Croft to Tikolo, no run, works it on the on side

24.4

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run, sweeps well again, just behind the square leg

24.5

Croft to Shah, 1 run, jams onto the ball, it gets squeezed to point

24.6

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run, another fine looking sweep shot, all along the ground, shame about that deep square leg

Match State: Drinks

End of over 25 (7 runs) Kenya 95/1
SO Tikolo    49* (69b 7x4)      RDB Croft    3-0-11-0
RD Shah    38* (75b 2x4)      MA Ealham    6-0-29-0

25.1

Austin to Tikolo, 2 runs, flicks off the pads to the fine leg to bring up a top 50, off 70 balls, 7x4

25.2

Austin to Tikolo, no run

25.3

Austin to Tikolo, 1 run, well driven off the pads and thru the mid on

25.4

Austin to Shah, FOUR, 2 hops down the pitch, great lofted shot over the extra cover

25.5

Austin to Shah, no run

25.6

Austin to Shah, FOUR, another top shot, thru the covers, smooth and perfectly timed

England better hope for their their batsmen to save them, becuase their bowlers are extrodinarily ordinary

End of over 26 (11 runs) Kenya 106/1
RD Shah    46* (78b 4x4)      ID Austin    7-0-29-1
SO Tikolo    52* (72b 7x4)      RDB Croft    3-0-11-0

26.1

Gough to Tikolo, 1 run, poked thru the covers to bring up the 100 partnership

26.2

Gough to Shah, no run

26.3

Gough to Shah, OUT, and the bowling change does the business, it makes a difference using a real bowler, Gough grabs the inside edge, and Stewart with an excellent diving take down the leg side

RD Shah c †Stewart b Gough 46 (102m 80b 4x4 0x6) SR: 57.50

26.4

Gough to Odumbe, no run, into the covers

26.5

Gough to Odumbe, no run, pushed to the cover point

26.6

Gough to Odumbe, 1 run, inside edge behind the square leg

End of over 27 (2 runs) Kenya 108/2
MO Odumbe    1* (3b)      D Gough    6-1-16-1
SO Tikolo    53* (73b 7x4)      ID Austin    7-0-29-1

27.1

Croft to Odumbe, no run, drives direct to the mid on

27.2

Croft to Odumbe, 1 run, a reverse sweep! eat your heart out Guy Whittall

27.3

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run

27.4

Croft to Odumbe, no run

27.5

Croft to Odumbe, no run, stepping back, watching it come off the pitch, swiped to the short mid wicket

27.6

Croft to Odumbe, 3 runs, pushes it very fine, just past the keeper, the 3rd man has to get it

End of over 28 (5 runs) Kenya 113/2
MO Odumbe    5* (8b)      RDB Croft    4-0-16-0
SO Tikolo    54* (74b 7x4)      D Gough    6-1-16-1

28.1

Gough to Odumbe, no run, short ball aimed at the guts, very poorly played by Odumbe, one handed swipe around the corner

a big delay whilst Odumbe is attended to, that previous ball struck him on the glove

28.2

Gough to Odumbe, no run

28.3

Gough to Odumbe, no run, forced onto the on side

28.4

Gough to Odumbe, 1 run, short outside the off stump, the late cut glides it down to the 3rd man

28.5

Gough to Tikolo, 1 run

28.6

Gough to Odumbe, OUT, brilliant ball, pitching on the off stump, then seaming in middle and leg, Odumbe trying to drive thru the off side, well missed, Gough 100 wickets in ODIs

MO Odumbe b Gough 6 (9m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

End of over 29 (2 runs) Kenya 115/3
     D Gough    7-1-18-2
SO Tikolo    55* (75b 7x4)      RDB Croft    4-0-16-0

29.1

Croft to Tikolo, no run

29.2

Croft to Tikolo, no run

29.3

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run

29.4

Croft to Modi, no run, Croft around the wiucket to the left hander

29.5

Croft to Modi, no run, taken on the pad, batsman trying to turn it to the mid wicket

29.6

Croft to Modi, no run, coming down the wicket a little, into the pads again

End of over 30 (1 run) Kenya 116/3
HS Modi    0* (3b)      RDB Croft    5-0-17-0
SO Tikolo    56* (78b 7x4)      D Gough    7-1-18-2

30.1

Gough to Tikolo, no run

30.2

Gough to Tikolo, 1 wide, down the leg side, shortish, missed tuck shot to fine leg, Francis has a stretch

30.2

Gough to Tikolo, no run, slow ball outside the off stump, batsman well confounded, plays way too early

30.3

Gough to Tikolo, 2 runs, a flick across the line, just out of reach of the point fielder Hussain, he must have been thinking about diving on the ground for that one

30.4

Gough to Tikolo, no run

30.5

Gough to Tikolo, no run

30.6

Gough to Tikolo, FOUR, brilliant shot, stands his ground and just whacks it over the extra cover, a couple of bounces and into the fence, he has class to spare

End of over 31 (7 runs) Kenya 123/3
SO Tikolo    62* (84b 8x4)      D Gough    8-1-25-2
HS Modi    0* (3b)      RDB Croft    5-0-17-0

31.1

Croft to Modi, no run, misses the turn on the on side, Modi looks to be out of his depth here

31.2

Croft to Modi, no run

31.3

Croft to Modi, FOUR, finally connects with one, flicks off his pads behind the square leg, Austin powers (arf!) in with the futile dive along the rope

31.4

Croft to Modi, no run

31.5

Croft to Modi, no run

31.6

Croft to Modi, no run, forward defence back to the bowler

Gough off, Mullally on

End of over 32 (4 runs) Kenya 127/3
HS Modi    4* (9b 1x4)      RDB Croft    6-0-21-0
SO Tikolo    62* (84b 8x4)      D Gough    8-1-25-2

32.1

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, defensive

32.2

Mullally to Tikolo, 1 run, easily worked off his pads and thru the square leg into the deep

32.3

Mullally to Modi, 1 run, trusting his luck and pushing at it, ball grabs the outside edge to the 3rd man

32.4

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, amazing ball, swinging so much it almost returns to the bowler by itself, left armer moves it thru bat and, past the off stump, taken by Stewart down the leg side

32.5

Mullally to Tikolo, 1 wide, this time moving it away, too wide

32.5

Mullally to Tikolo, no run

32.6

Mullally to Tikolo, no run

Kenya slowing down, only 16 off the last 5 overs

End of over 33 (3 runs) Kenya 130/3
SO Tikolo    63* (89b 8x4)      AD Mullally    6-0-24-0
HS Modi    5* (10b 1x4)      RDB Croft    6-0-21-0

33.1

Croft to Modi, OUT, the arm ball stays straight and grabs the inside edge past the leg stump, may as well slash his wrists rather than take that run, and Fairbrother manages to hit the bowler's end direct to top it off

HS Modi run out 5 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

33.2

Croft to Tikolo, no run, defensive poke on the on side

33.3

Croft to Tikolo, no run, flicks across the line and misses, clips the pad to Fairbrother standing fine

33.4

Croft to Tikolo, no run

33.5

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run, big swipe behind square leg, taken by the deep square leg

33.6

Croft to Vadher, no run, defending on the on side, fielded easily by the mid wicket

End of over 34 (1 run) Kenya 131/4
AV Vadher    0* (1b)      RDB Croft    7-0-22-0
SO Tikolo    64* (93b 8x4)      AD Mullally    6-0-24-0

34.1

Mullally to Tikolo, no run, on the back foot, drives to the mid off

34.2

Mullally to Tikolo, 1 run, forcing thru the covers, the sweeper runs in to field

34.3

Mullally to Vadher, no run, defensive on the off side, fielded in the covers

34.4

Mullally to Vadher, no run, good amount of inward nip, into the pad, no appeal though, obviously missing off stump\

34.5

Mullally to Vadher, no run, aimed into the pad, plumb in front, but pitched just outside the line of leg stump according to Francis

34.6

Mullally to Vadher, no run, defends away to the extra covers

End of over 35 (1 run) Kenya 132/4
AV Vadher    0* (5b)      AD Mullally    7-0-25-0
SO Tikolo    65* (95b 8x4)      RDB Croft    7-0-22-0

35.1

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run, driving on the on side, fielded by the deep mid wicket

35.2

Croft to Vadher, FOUR, great shot, lofting over the wide mid on area, runs straight to the boundary

35.3

Croft to Vadher, no run, turns it off the stumps to the forward square leg

35.4

Croft to Vadher, no run, defence! ball dribbles away

35.5

Croft to Vadher, no run, turned to square leg, Kenyans obviously believe communication between the batsmen is an irrelevance, almsot went for a ridiculous run

35.6

Croft to Vadher, 1 run

End of over 36 (6 runs) Kenya 138/4
AV Vadher    5* (10b 1x4)      RDB Croft    8-0-28-0
SO Tikolo    66* (96b 8x4)      AD Mullally    7-0-25-0

36.1

Mullally to Vadher, no run, defends it away

36.2

Mullally to Vadher, no run, worked behind square, but fielded, no runs there

36.3

Mullally to Vadher, no run, defended down the wrong line, very close to grabbing the outside edge, Mullally was more convinced of the outiness of it

36.4

Mullally to Vadher, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind square

36.5

Mullally to Tikolo, (no ball) 1 run, another flick off the pads, Mullally struggling slighly with his line

36.5

Mullally to Vadher, no run, walking into it, defends into the covers

36.6

Mullally to Vadher, no run, played direct to the square leg, strangely they didn't go for a suicidal run

End of over 37 (3 runs) Kenya 141/4
AV Vadher    6* (16b 1x4)      AD Mullally    8-0-28-0
SO Tikolo    67* (97b 8x4)      RDB Croft    8-0-28-0

37.1

Croft to Tikolo, no run, defensive push on the on side, mid on runs bends and collects

37.2

Croft to Tikolo, 1 bye, down the leg side, missing bat leg and keeper

37.3

Croft to Vadher, no run, jammed on the on side

37.4

Croft to Vadher, no run, played watchfully, trying to beat Croft's right hand

37.5

Croft to Vadher, OUT, spinning down the leg side, Vadher with little clue of what he's doing, effectively bowled around his legs by an off spinner

AV Vadher b Croft 6 (14m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

37.6

Croft to Odoyo, no run, outside the off stump, defended

End of over 38 (1 run, wicket maiden) Kenya 142/5
TM Odoyo    0* (1b)      RDB Croft    9-1-28-1
SO Tikolo    67* (99b 8x4)      AD Mullally    8-0-28-0

38.1

Ealham to Tikolo, no run

38.2

Ealham to Tikolo, 2 runs, very good running, flicked it just behind the point fielder

38.3

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, defends softly, Ealham fields on the off side

38.4

Ealham to Tikolo, no run, hit hard, but into the ground and to Fairbrother at short cover

38.5

Ealham to Tikolo, 1 run, gets the one away, chopped past the diving bowler and to Mullally at long off

38.6

Ealham to Odoyo, 1 run, inside edges it, lucky, but off the mark

End of over 39 (4 runs) Kenya 146/5
TM Odoyo    1* (2b)      MA Ealham    7-0-33-0
SO Tikolo    70* (104b 8x4)      RDB Croft    9-1-28-1

39.1

Croft to Odoyo, no run

39.2

Croft to Odoyo, 3 runs

39.3

Croft to Tikolo, no run

39.4

Croft to Tikolo, 1 run

39.5

Croft to Odoyo, no run

39.6

Croft to Odoyo, no run, and that's all we see from Croft today, a nice tidy spell of 10-1-32-1

End of over 40 (4 runs) Kenya 150/5
TM Odoyo    4* (6b)      RDB Croft    10-1-32-1
SO Tikolo    71* (106b 8x4)      MA Ealham    7-0-33-0

40.1

Ealham to Tikolo, OUT, coming down the wicket, trying for a big straight drive, misplayed badly, flies high into the air, Gough moves around slightly from mid on to take a safe catch

SO Tikolo c Gough b Ealham 71 (141m 107b 8x4 0x6) SR: 66.35

and so we're still without a ton in this world cup

40.2

Ealham to Karim, no run, the captain pats it back down the wicket

40.3

Ealham to Karim, 1 run

40.4

Ealham to Odoyo, no run, mistimed drive into the covers

40.5

Ealham to Odoyo, no run, pushes towards the covers again

the wheels are falling off the African wagon

40.6

Ealham to Odoyo, no run, firm defence, ball doesn't travel further than a metre from the batsmen

it seems England all of a sudden began taking this match seriously, and Kenya thought "oh well, we've done enough to prove ourselves"

End of over 41 (1 run) Kenya 151/6
TM Odoyo    4* (9b)      MA Ealham    8-0-34-1
AY Karim    1* (2b)      RDB Croft    10-1-32-1

41.1

Austin to Karim, no run, pushed away on the off side

41.2

Austin to Karim, no run, thru to the keeper, nothing much of a shot offered

41.3

Austin to Karim, no run, played direct into the covers

41.4

Austin to Karim, no run, a real wafting short, a tad too short to drive that one, played and missed outside the off stump

41.5

Austin to Karim, 1 run, on his toes, whacked thru and into the deep

41.6

Austin to Odoyo, no run, tapping away again, a mere 1 off the over

End of over 42 (1 run) Kenya 152/6
TM Odoyo    4* (10b)      ID Austin    8-0-30-1
AY Karim    2* (7b)      MA Ealham    8-0-34-1

42.1

Mullally to Karim, no run

42.2

Mullally to Karim, no run

42.3

Mullally to Karim, 1 leg bye

42.4

Mullally to Odoyo, no run

42.5

Mullally to Odoyo, FOUR, cracking off drive, 100% all the way to the boundary

42.6

Mullally to Odoyo, 1 run

End of over 43 (6 runs) Kenya 158/6
TM Odoyo    9* (13b 1x4)      AD Mullally    9-0-33-0
AY Karim    2* (10b)      ID Austin    8-0-30-1

43.1

Austin to Odoyo, no run, coming down the pitch and totally missing the push into the covers, all that effort for a nothing shot which was missed anyway

43.2

Austin to Odoyo, 2 runs

43.3

Austin to Odoyo, 2 runs

43.4

Austin to Odoyo, FOUR, outside the off stump, whacks a brutal shot over the mid on, into the deep and over the rope

43.5

Austin to Odoyo, 1 run, pushing it behind square

43.6

Austin to Karim, 1 run

End of over 44 (10 runs) Kenya 168/6
AY Karim    3* (11b)      ID Austin    9-0-40-1
TM Odoyo    18* (18b 2x4)      AD Mullally    9-0-33-0

44.1

Mullally to Karim, 2 runs, jumping down the wicket, big cross bat over the mid off

44.2

Mullally to Karim, 1 leg bye, flicks off the legs

44.3

Mullally to Odoyo, no run, speared into the legs, pitching outside the line of the leg stump, big appeal denied

44.4

Mullally to Odoyo, SIX, down the leg side, goes down on one knee, and a great pull shot over the backward square leg, using the pace of the ball to great effect

a delay whilst they fetch the ball, that was a big hit

44.5

Mullally to Odoyo, no run, defensive push to the point fielder

44.6

Mullally to Odoyo, no run

End of over 45 (9 runs) Kenya 177/6
TM Odoyo    24* (22b 2x4 1x6)      AD Mullally    10-0-41-0
AY Karim    5* (13b)      ID Austin    9-0-40-1

45.1

Ealham to Karim, no run, driving along the ground into the covers

45.2

Ealham to Karim, no run, clipped away square to the point fielder

45.3

Ealham to Karim, FOUR, a bit of an unorthodox shot, makes room to cut into the covers, then gets the inside edge, just missing the leg stump, nevertheless, rewarded with 4 runs

45.4

Ealham to Karim, OUT, yorker, aimed at the leg stump, collected the leg stump, simple as you like, Aasif playing ove rthe top of it

AY Karim b Ealham 9 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

45.5

Ealham to AO Suji, no run

45.6

Ealham to AO Suji, 1 run

End of over 46 (5 runs) Kenya 182/7
AO Suji    1* (2b)      MA Ealham    9-0-39-2
TM Odoyo    24* (22b 2x4 1x6)      AD Mullally    10-0-41-0

46.1

Gough to AO Suji, 2 runs

46.2

Gough to AO Suji, 1 run, chopped behind the square leg and into the deep

46.3

Gough to Odoyo, 1 run, lofted off drive, big shot, but for little reward, direct to the long off

46.4

Gough to AO Suji, OUT, gorgeous delivery, only the incompetance of the tailender could've have stopped that, inswinger yorker, pitching on the middle stump, collects the leg stump, Suji playing down the off stump line

AO Suji b Gough 4 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

46.5

Gough to Sheikh, no run, another terrific delivery, outside the off stump of the left hander and to the keeper

46.6

Gough to Sheikh, no run

End of over 47 (4 runs) Kenya 186/8
M Sheikh    0* (2b)      D Gough    9-1-29-3
TM Odoyo    25* (23b 2x4 1x6)      MA Ealham    9-0-39-2

47.1

Ealham to Odoyo, FOUR, dabs at it, manages to fluke a thick edge out of reach of the keeper

47.2

Ealham to Odoyo, no run

47.3

Ealham to Odoyo, 1 run

47.4

Ealham to Sheikh, 1 run, dabs a late cut to Gough at 3rd man

47.5

Ealham to Odoyo, 1 leg bye, off the pads, dribbles on the off side, well fielded in the covers, but the run out is missed at the bwoler's end

47.6

Ealham to Sheikh, FOUR, whack goes the ball over covers and into the deep, no shortage of bit hitters in this team

End of over 48 (11 runs) Kenya 197/8
M Sheikh    5* (4b 1x4)      MA Ealham    10-0-49-2
TM Odoyo    30* (27b 3x4 1x6)      D Gough    9-1-29-3

48.1

Gough to Odoyo, no run

48.2

Gough to Odoyo, 2 runs, chipped over the mid wicket and into the deep

48.3

Gough to Odoyo, 1 run

48.4

Gough to Sheikh, 2 runs

48.5

Gough to Sheikh, OUT

M Sheikh b Gough 7 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

48.6

Gough to MA Suji, no run

End of over 49 (5 runs) Kenya 202/9
MA Suji    0* (1b)      D Gough    10-1-34-4
TM Odoyo    33* (30b 3x4 1x6)      MA Ealham    10-0-49-2

49.1

Austin to Odoyo, no run

49.2

Austin to Odoyo, 1 run, just a dab into the covers

49.3

Austin to MA Suji, no run, driving into the covers, but straight to the fielder

49.4

Austin to MA Suji, OUT, to Thorpe at mid wicket, bang down go the bowler's stumps

MA Suji run out 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

_ and so ends the 1st stanza of this Canterbury tale 2nd stanza to start at 1530 GMT, unless the teams conspire to bring it forward by 10 or 15 minutes in order to avoid the late finish, unlikely though Match State: Late Lunch match about to restart

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