ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

6.6

Odoyo to Younis Khan, no run, nicely on top of a length delivery close to off stump, and defends it confidently in to the off side

Pakistan 12/2   Younis Khan 0* (1b)

7.3

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, remains in the crease, and plays out a length ball towards short extra cover

7.4

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, he angles most of his deliveries full in to the right hander, finishing around off stump, and that's what makes it tough to whip him away through midwicket, another one is defended

7.5

Otieno to Younis Khan, 1 run, this time he goes middle with the angle, and it allows Younis to pick him away through square leg for a single

Pakistan 16/2   Younis Khan 1* (4b)

8.1

Odoyo to Younis Khan, 3 runs, they are gifting full tosses now, another one is whipped through midwicket, slows down as it nears the boundary, and that allows the man running in from deep square leg to put in the dive and save a run

Pakistan 21/2   Younis Khan 4* (5b)

9.1

Odhiambo to Younis Khan, (no ball) FOUR, he is welcomed with a straight drive past the non-striker, it was a half volley and Younis capitalised, getting the placement perfect, and also gets a no-ball as Odhiambo oversteps by a huge margin

9.1

Odhiambo to Younis Khan, no run, gives it a heave, but it was a slower ball on target, and he could only hit it to deepish mid off

9.2

Odhiambo to Younis Khan, 1 run, he is looking good here Younis, gets quickly on the back foot and steers a length ball to third man

Pakistan 30/2   Younis Khan 9* (8b 1x4)

10.1

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, he is right on the money, bowling one full on off stump, he goes across to drive it to mid on

10.2

Otieno to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets an inside edge as he looks to whip this angled delivery, and it scoots away in front of square leg

Pakistan 41/2   Younis Khan 10* (10b 1x4)

12.1

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, very full, almost in the blockhole, his bat turns in his hands and he plays it out towards midwicket

12.2

Otieno to Younis Khan, 3 runs, top shot from Younis, stretched forward and got the placement between cover and extra cover

12.5

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, that was the perfect one-day delivery, just around back of a length, finishing on off stump, no room to do anything but defend, which Younis does crisply

12.6

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, confident stride forward and dead bats a length ball towards the covers

Pakistan 52/2   Younis Khan 13* (14b 1x4)

13.5

Odhiambo to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets an inside edge as he whips this fullish ball which goes backward of square leg

Pakistan 58/2   Younis Khan 14* (15b 1x4)

14.1

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, lets a length ball come on outside off and guides it to point, thought about a single for a moment, only a fleeting moment

14.2

Otieno to Younis Khan, 1 run, wide outside off stump and slashed away to a squarish third man

Pakistan 59/2   Younis Khan 15* (17b 1x4)

15.1

Odhiambo to Younis Khan, no run, defends a full pitched delivery in to the off side

15.2

Odhiambo to Younis Khan, 1 run, too straight, Younis flicks it to deep square leg to bring up the 50 of the partnership

15.6

Odhiambo to Younis Khan, 1 run, nicely done by Younis, went forward and tapped a length ball towards extra cover to scamper through for a run

Pakistan 65/2   Younis Khan 17* (20b 1x4)

16.1

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, good loopy delivery, bit of turn from off stump, played out towards extra cover

16.2

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, flights it fuller, he uses the wrists to work it square on the leg side

16.5

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, tossed up teasingly outside off stump, Yonis drives it all along the ground to sweeper cover

Pakistan 68/2   Younis Khan 19* (23b 1x4)

17.2

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, closer to off stump and flighted too, he defends it calmly

17.3

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit down to long on this time

17.6

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, full on leg stump, helped down to long on for a run

Pakistan 77/2   Younis Khan 21* (26b 1x4)

18.1

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, flighted generously, comes down almost in the blockhole, he waits and then digs it out to long off

18.3

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, hurries on after pitching on middle stump, he backs away outside leg and cuts it to point, got the bat down just in time

18.4

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, Ngoche saves a single, dives to his left and cuts off the drive down the ground

18.5

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, comes forward and plays this one back to the bowler

18.6

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, ending up on leg stump, and whipped away backward of square leg

Pakistan 80/2   Younis Khan 23* (31b 1x4)

19.1

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 wide, sprays this full delivery way down the leg side

19.1

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, played out to square leg off the back foot

19.2

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets some time as the shortish one spins in, and punches it down to long on

19.4

Kamande to Younis Khan, FOUR, Kamande goes down the leg side again, this time Younis takes toll, sweeps him backward of square leg, just helped it on its way

19.5

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, better stuff, around off stump, defended off the front foot

19.6

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, comes forward and drives this slow flighted one to midwicket

Pakistan 87/2   Younis Khan 28* (36b 2x4)

20.5

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, still more flight, he seems to have a heart alright, driven to wide mid off on the front foot

20.6

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, another full and tossed up delivery played out towards extra cover

Pakistan 90/2   Younis Khan 28* (38b 2x4)

21.4

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, pings long off with the drive, got to the pitch of this flighted delivery nicely

21.6

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, Pakistan take six off the over in efficient riskless fashion, another one is driven to long on

Pakistan 96/2   Younis Khan 30* (40b 2x4)

22.1

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, pushes this tossed up ball back to Ngoche

22.2

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 2 runs, bowled slowly through the air, but a touch short and allows him to rock back and cut wide of sweeper cover

22.3

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, flighted on middle stump, nice control from the bowler, driven down the track

22.4

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, another tossed up delivery, now outside off stump, he drives to wide long off

Pakistan 99/2   Younis Khan 33* (44b 2x4)

23.3

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, another single down to long on, is there a count of how many times that happens in ODIs?

Pakistan 103/2   Younis Khan 34* (45b 2x4)

24.1

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, takes a tossed up delivery on the half volley and limbers for a single as the ball goes to long off

24.3

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, Odoyo at long off is being kept busy with all these singles down the ground

Pakistan 110/2   Younis Khan 36* (47b 2x4)

25.1

Tikolo to Younis Khan, (no ball) 1 run, hammers this full one to long off, free hit coming up as Tikolo over steps

Pakistan 112/3   Younis Khan 37* (48b 2x4)

26.3

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans out and pushes this one past the bowler towards long off

26.5

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, punched hard, but Kamande prevents the single with a diving stop running to his right from extra cover

26.6

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, down the pads, flicked away to short fine leg

Pakistan 125/3   Younis Khan 39* (51b 2x4)

27.1

Tikolo to Younis Khan, 1 run, driven powerfully, and the almost-mandatory single to long on results

27.3

Tikolo to Younis Khan, no run, stays back and works this one away backward of square leg

27.4

Tikolo to Younis Khan, 1 run, eases into an elegant drive and finds long on

27.6

Tikolo to Younis Khan, no run, tight delivery around off stump, defended calmly

Pakistan 129/3   Younis Khan 41* (55b 2x4)

28.6

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, down to long off for yet another run, now, now if accumulation could come across as elegant, but unfortunately it doesn't

Pakistan 135/3   Younis Khan 42* (56b 2x4)

29.1

Tikolo to Younis Khan, 1 run, stretches forward and pushes this flattish one past the bowler to long off

29.3

Tikolo to Younis Khan, no run, driven down the track, old man Tikolo dives to his right and saves the single

29.4

Tikolo to Younis Khan, 2 runs, makes room outside leg and cuts this short delivery past extra cover for a couple

29.5

Tikolo to Younis Khan, 1 run, made space again, but this time there was no room for the cut, no problem he managed to somehow hit it past the bowler

Pakistan 140/3   Younis Khan 46* (60b 2x4)

30.1

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, worked away off the pads through square leg

30.6

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, flat and hurrying on, whipped to the right of midwicket in a flash

Pakistan 148/3   Younis Khan 47* (62b 2x4)

32.2

Ngoche to Younis Khan, no run, makes room for the cut, but this one is not short enough and he adjusts to play it to point

32.3

Ngoche to Younis Khan, 1 run, flicked away through square leg off the pads

Pakistan 151/3   Younis Khan 48* (64b 2x4)

33.2

Tikolo to Younis Khan, no run, lunges out but plays this one out to midwicket

33.3

Tikolo to Younis Khan, 2 runs, goes for a full-blooded sweep this time, and it goes on the bounce to deep square leg who misfields, and Younis Khan has gone to 50

33.4

Tikolo to Younis Khan, OUT, Younis goes for the review, he was struck on the pads as he went for another sweep, Tikolo asked the question twice, umpire Llong gave him out after a lot of thought and replays show the ball hitting the leg stump, Pakistan lose a review, and Younis has to walk back, one more well-set batsman falls at the wrong time for Pakistan

Younis Khan lbw b Tikolo 50 (112m 67b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.62

Pakistan 155/4   Younis Khan 50 (67b 2x4)

Photos

Feb 23, 2011

Shahid Afridi and Jimmy Kamande at the toss, Kenya v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Hambantota, February 23, 2011

Shahid Afridi and Jimmy Kamande at the toss

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Feb 23, 2011

A general view of the Hambantota stadium, Kenya v Pakistan, World Cup, Group A, February 23, 2011

A general view of the Hambantota stadium

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