ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Match, Group A: Kenya v New Zealand at Chennai, Feb 20, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd match, Group A
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 252 balls remaining)
Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai (neutral venue)
20 February 2011 (50-over match)

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


Bennett to Waters, 1 run, short of a good length, again in to the body, he rides the bounce, and tucks it to short fine leg, if there was a direct hit at the non-striker's, he was gone


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


Bennett to Waters, no run, goes very full now, on the stumps too, he was caught on the back foot just for an instant, and adjusted to squeeze it out to mid on


Bennett to Waters, no run, nicely behind the line of a length delivery around off stump, and defends it to cover


Bennett to Waters, 1 run, too straight from Hamish, flicked past the square leg umpire for a single

Kenya 33/1   HK Bennett 1-0-4-0

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


Bennett to Waters, no run, he is remaining in the crease for a trifle too long, and that's why when he belatedly gets forward there is no power on the drive, this one rolls away to backward point


Bennett to Waters, 1 run, lets a length ball come on to him outside off and steers it to third man


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


Bennett to Waters, 2 runs, confidently forward this time to a length ball and drives it to mid off for a single, an overthrow gives them another


Bennett to Waters, OUT, full and angled in on the stumps, Waters is late on it and plays around it to be struck on the pads, the umpire thinks long before raising the finger, the batsmen get together, and decide not to review it, Waters walks back after a stuttering innings, replays show that would have taken out leg

SR Waters lbw b Bennett 16 (49m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.09

Kenya 40/2   HK Bennett 2-0-9-1

Bennett to Tikolo, 2 runs, punched away off the back foot past point and wide of third man, Tikolo is away


Bennett to Tikolo, OUT, cleaned him up, what a delivery, full and steaming in on the stumps, Tikolo plays all over it, and it crashes in to the base of middle, and takes out off stump too for good measure, Kenya have lost their most experienced player

SO Tikolo b Bennett 2 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Bennett to Ouma, 1 wide, looks for the magic full delivery again, but sprays it down the leg side


Bennett to Ouma, no run, Ouma plays with a high backlift, like many West Indies batsmen, and pushes out a length ball towards point


Bennett to Ouma, 1 leg bye, gets one to land on a length and go on to strike him on the pads as he shuffles across too much, the umpire thought the ball was also doing too much, and they some runs as the ball goes wide of fine leg


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


Bennett to Patel, no run, wide outside off stump, very short too, and left alone

Kenya 44/4   HK Bennett 3-0-12-3

Bennett to Patel, 1 run, Bennett is searching for this deadly full deliveries, but goes down the pads this time, and is helped away to fine leg


Bennett to Ouma, no run, gets it off the toe end of the bat as he looks to leave one in the channel outside off stump, slip tidies up


Bennett to Ouma, OUT, Bennett is on fire, and Kenya are wilting under the heat, it was very full and quick, Ouma was late on the attempted flick, and the bat was late in coming in front of pad, up went the finger, but hello, replays show he was struck comfortably outside the line of off stump, but Kenya decided not to review it, well if they reviewed the plumb leg before of Obuya, they could have done this one too, but alas, they don't, and are five down one short of 50

MA Ouma lbw b Bennett 1 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66


Bennett to Kamande, no run, lovely stuff from Bennett, he has consistently been looking to hit the stumps, or the pads, with full deliveries angled in to the batsman, this time he gets an inside edge on to pad


Bennett to Kamande, no run, more full length stuff, clipped away without any conviction towards midwicket


Bennett to Kamande, no run, decides to have a swing at this one close to off stump from the crease, it somehow goes between the bat and the stump, on the bounce to the keeper

Kenya 49/5   HK Bennett 4-0-13-4

Bennett to Patel, 1 run, Bennett with the full one on the pads, and is flicked away to deep square leg


Bennett to Kamande, no run, pacy delivery just outside of stump, left well alone


Bennett to Kamande, no run, this one seemed to stop on him, it is a bit two paced, this wicket, he was forward in defence and the ball lobbed up in the air but again no one at short leg


Bennett to Kamande, 1 run, swings at a full delivery from the crease, and gets an inside edge that rolls away towards point, he is getting it to shape in a bit


Bennett to Patel, no run, late on the front foot drive, gets an inside edge that rolls away towards midwicket


Bennett to Patel, 1 run, goes off target with a high full toss, and it is tucked away down to fine leg

Kenya 53/5   HK Bennett 5-0-16-4





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