ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd match, Group A

Kenya v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 252 balls remaining)

7.2

NL McCullum to Obuya, no run, skips down the track and pushes a flighted one to mid off

7.3

NL McCullum to Obuya, no run, stays back to a skidding flat delivery and works it away square on the leg side

7.4

NL McCullum to Obuya, FOUR, we have some intent from a Kenya batsman, and we have a boundary, the first one of the innings, came down the track, and lofted him over mid off, clean hit

7.5

NL McCullum to Obuya, no run, comes down the track again, but this time Nathan does not not give it much air, and he defends it

7.6

NL McCullum to Obuya, FOUR, furiously sweeps a full delivery, and gets it past short fine leg, second boundary of the over, of the innings too

Kenya 23/1   CO Obuya 8* (5b 2x4)

8.2

Southee to Obuya, no run, gets a bouncer just outside off stump, and calmly lets it go past him

8.3

Southee to Obuya, 1 run, caught on the back foot, just a bit of inward movement off the seam, cramped him up totally, they take a tight single as the ball rolls away off the inside edge

Kenya 25/1   CO Obuya 9* (7b 2x4)

9.1

Bennett to Obuya, 1 run, bowls a short delivery in to his body first up, he swivels, and is a bit late on the pull, but gets it past square leg

9.3

Bennett to Obuya, 1 run, continues with the back of a length stuff, Obuya was expecting it, walked across and worked it away behind square leg

Kenya 32/1   CO Obuya 11* (9b 2x4)

10.6

Vettori to Obuya, 1 run, drops it a touch short, and he cuts it in a flash past backward point

Kenya 35/1   CO Obuya 12* (10b 2x4)

11.1

Bennett to Obuya, 1 run, gets on top of a shortish ball outside off stump, and cuts it wide of backward point for a single

11.4

Bennett to Obuya, 1 run, absolutely no clue about a nasty short one that got big and struck him on the gloves as he looked to work it square, the ball rolled away to point

Kenya 38/1   CO Obuya 14* (12b 2x4)

12.1

Vettori to Obuya, no run, flat and quick, cut away to backward point

12.2

Vettori to Obuya, no run, pushed forward to defend down the track

12.3

Vettori to Obuya, no run, giving him no room, another one on the stumps, cannot do anything with it

12.4

Vettori to Obuya, no run, lovely variation from Dan, the tossed up one slower through the air, some turn too, he pushed forward in defence

12.5

Vettori to Obuya, no run, another one pushed out towards cover

12.6

Vettori to Obuya, no run, can't get Dan away, plays out another one to backward point

Kenya 40/2   CO Obuya 14* (18b 2x4)

13.5

Bennett to Obuya, OUT, they continue to fall, another fullish delivery, this one stayed low, and rapped him on the pads, Bennett asked the question and got an affirmative answer from the umpire, Kenya try to delay the inevitable with a decision review, but that is dead, that is hitting middle, he just played outside the line, and now has to walk back, Kenya in tatters

CO Obuya lbw b Bennett 14 (32m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Kenya 44/4   CO Obuya 14 (19b 2x4)

Photos

Feb 20, 2011

Nehemiah Odhiambo bowled just one over, Kenya v New Zealand, Group A, World Cup 2011, Chennai, February 20, 2011

Nehemiah Odhiambo bowled just one over

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Feb 20, 2011

Elijah Otieno looks on, Kenya v New Zealand, Group A, World Cup 2011, Chennai, February 20, 2011

Elijah Otieno looks on

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