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)

10.1

Vettori to Waters, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, driven weakly to mid on

10.2

Vettori to Waters, no run, skiddy stuff from Dan, he pushed forward and it went straight on to hit him on the pads

10.3

Vettori to Waters, no run, gets bat to ball this time and defends one to cover

10.4

Vettori to Waters, no run, caught in two minds, had no clue about this one, just managed to somehow keep it out, off an inside edge on to pad

10.5

Vettori to Waters, 1 run, driven to long off for a single

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   DL Vettori 1-0-2-0

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   DL Vettori 2-1-2-0

14.1

Vettori to Ouma, no run, gets forward to the pitch of a full delivery and drives to extra cover

14.2

Vettori to Ouma, 1 run, very full from Dan, he squeezes it out to mid off, and they take the tight single, even as the throw is wide of the keeper

14.3

Vettori to Patel, no run, rolls away off the pads on to the leg side

14.4

Vettori to Patel, no run, tossed up around off stump, and pushed back to Dan

14.5

Vettori to Patel, no run, more flight from the bowler, the batsman dead bats it down the pitch

14.6

Vettori to Patel, 3 runs, goes for the sweep to a full delivery, and gets an edge that goes between his legs and the stumps, and past short fine leg, how is that for placement?

Kenya 48/4   DL Vettori 3-1-6-0

16.1

Vettori to Patel, no run, defended down the track off the back foot

16.2

Vettori to Patel, no run, looks to break free with a slog sweep, but is nowhere near the line of the ball, takes it on the body

16.3

Vettori to Patel, 1 run, dead bats a tossed up ball, and gets an inside edge close to the keeper on the leg side, Brendon runs quickly and hits the stumps, but the batsman was just in

16.4

Vettori to Kamande, no run, played out to cover off the front foot

16.5

Vettori to Kamande, no run, bobs up in the air off the inside edge as he pushes half forward, but there is no one at short leg, queer

16.6

Vettori to Kamande, no run, had no clue about this delivery, took two steps down the track, stopped totally, and then defended it off an inside edge

Kenya 50/5   DL Vettori 4-1-7-0

18.1

Vettori to Patel, FOUR, shot! it was tossed up on off stump, and he went for the slog sweep, getting it along the ground wide of deep square leg for a welcome boundary

18.2

Vettori to Patel, 1 run, now he plays the cute paddle, getting into position even as the ball was delivered, and taking it off middle stump, and just past the keeper

18.3

Vettori to Kamande, no run, Kamande is more circumspect, off the pads in to the leg side

18.4

Vettori to Kamande, 1 run, slow turner outside off stump, punched away down the ground to long off

18.5

Vettori to Patel, no run, tossed up slowly through the air, he gets forward and defends

18.6

Vettori to Patel, no run, super bowling from Vettori, this one is flighted just a shade lesser, and hurries on after pitching, he gets bat to ball just in time

Kenya 59/5   DL Vettori 5-1-13-0

20.1

Vettori to Patel, no run, solidly forward in defence to a flighted delivery

20.2

Vettori to Patel, no run, comes down the track, abandons all aggressive intentions and plays a defensive push in the end

20.3

Vettori to Patel, 1 run, cut away to sweeper cover off the back foot

20.4

Vettori to Odoyo, no run, waits on the back foot for it to turn from off stump, and plays it out to point

20.5

Vettori to Odoyo, 2 runs, flicked airily, very airily, but midwicket is eerily vacant, and he is away with a couple

20.6

Vettori to Odoyo, no run, much quicker and flatter, played out down the track

Kenya 62/6   DL Vettori 6-1-16-0

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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