ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

24.5

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted delivery full on the leg stump, played out tentatively to midwicket

24.6

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, skids on after pitching and was going for middle stump, but Misbah got the bat down at the last instant to push it out towards mid on

Pakistan 110/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 0* (2b)

25.1

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah is away on his World Cup debut, got one in the slot, went down on a knee and swung it straight down the ground for maximum

25.2

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, dropped this one went straight through outside off and Misbah got a feather on it but Ouma clanged it,

25.3

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, played out towards midwicket

25.4

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes for the reverse sweep now, but misses, got just a glove on it

25.5

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nurdled to short fine leg

25.6

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stretches forward and pushes this one in the air, but past the reach of the bowler, this is tentative from Misbah

Pakistan 119/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 7* (8b 1x6)

26.1

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, another reverse sweep, he connects this time, and gets it past backward point for a couple

26.2

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short, poor delivery, he pulls it over midwicket but there is a man on the deep boundary there

26.4

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, more short stuff and more pulling from Misbah, deep midwicket keeps them down to one

Pakistan 124/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (11b 1x6)

27.2

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flighted stiff from Kamande, he pings long on with the drive again

27.5

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, now Misbah goes back to a shortish one, and punches hard down the ground, singles, singles, all around

Pakistan 129/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 13* (13b 1x6)

28.1

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, going forward and smothering the turn on this one outside off

28.2

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, super running, it was nurdled backward of square leg, and by the time the man running in from the boundary got there, they hared back for two

28.3

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes back and punches this turning one back to the bowler

28.4

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, the reverse sweep off a full delivery, Misbah has been trying that shot constantly, backward point helps by diving over the ball

28.5

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, the conventional sweep now, the ball bounds away backward of square leg

Pakistan 134/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 18* (18b 1x6)

29.2

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked past midwicket for a single

29.6

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, rolls away in front of square as he looks to steal another single, not this time though

Pakistan 140/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 19* (20b 1x6)

30.2

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shapes for the pull, the ball hurries on and he pushes out to mid on in the end

30.3

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, this one is asking to be pulled alright, and he does, going back and tonking it over midwicket and in to the boundary

30.4

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, reverse sweeps a full delivery from off stump, and it is wide enough of backward point for a couple

30.5

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, punched off the back foot, the bowler tries, extra cover tries, but it is left to long off to tidy up

Pakistan 148/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 26* (24b 1x4 1x6)

31.1

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans out and plays this one to midwicket

31.2

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets into a complete tangle now, as he looks to work this one to midwicket, but takes it on the body

31.3

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended in to the leg side

31.4

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, cannot beat a running midwicket with the back foot punch

31.5

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up delivery played back to the bowler

31.6

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven in the air past extra cover, shouts of 'catch him' but it is safe

Pakistan 149/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 27* (30b 1x4 1x6)

32.1

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes down on a knee and sweeps this full delivery wide of fine leg, but they'll get only one

32.4

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, played out to midwicket off the back foot

32.5

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Ngoche gets in the way of the back foot punch down the ground and saves the single

32.6

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he tries it again, but this time the drive to long off is too quick for his dive

Pakistan 152/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 29* (34b 1x4 1x6)

33.1

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked away through square leg, and Pakistan are away after drinks

Pakistan 153/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 30* (35b 1x4 1x6)

34.1

Odoyo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 wides, and with the keeper standing up, he bowls this one two feet down the legside, and the ball runs away fine in to the boundary

34.1

Odoyo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, as if on cue, Odoyo pitches this one in the corridor outside off stump, and it is left alone

34.2

Odoyo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 wides, no, no, he has not taken any cue, another one sprayed wildly down leg, Ouma had no chance even from his position standing back

34.2

Odoyo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, oops, Odoyo is giving Ouma a torrid time, this one rolls away outside the off stump to him, and he takes it with some discomfort

34.3

Odoyo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a good length, but leg side again, worked away to fine leg gleefully

Pakistan 168/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 31* (38b 1x4 1x6)

35.1

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, i have lost count of the number of times Misbah has played the reverse sweep today, he connects nicely again, and gets it past backward point, takes it from a very full length from off stump

35.2

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, lifts this one in the air but safely over midwicket, hugely optimistic shouts of 'catch it'

35.3

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flights this one up, but he waits on it and drives it to long off in the end

35.6

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, nicely driven down to long on, high elbow and all the jazz

Pakistan 177/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 37* (42b 1x4 1x6)

36.1

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 4 wides, sprayed wide down the leg side, Ouma is having a torrid time

36.3

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, plays this tossed up delivery with the turn, but cannot get it past midwicket

36.4

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, turning down the pads, whipped past backward square leg

36.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays on the back foot, and punches this shortish ball down to long on

Pakistan 185/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 40* (45b 1x4 1x6)

37.4

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, eased past square leg off the front foot

Pakistan 192/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 41* (46b 1x4 1x6)

38.2

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he keeps playing the reverse sweep, this ball was a touch short, he let it come on and got it past short third man

38.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed to long off for a run

Pakistan 201/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 43* (48b 1x4 1x6)

39.1

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, the Kenyans are getting a bit ragged on the field as midwicket lets through a single

39.4

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes for another reverse sweep, by the time he looked down the track, Umar was rushing across and he sent him back hastily

39.5

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slow tossed up delivery, played out in to the on side

39.6

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, whips this one away off the pads

Pakistan 205/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 46* (52b 1x4 1x6)

40.2

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, the sweep again, this time the conventional one, takes it from middle and gets it behind square leg

40.4

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, misses out on a sweep this time and is struck high on the pads

40.5

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, one more full toss, but Misbah finds deep midwicket this time

Pakistan 209/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 48* (55b 1x4 1x6)

41.2

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, kept low, on the stumps too, he adjusted to push it in to the leg side

41.3

Tikolo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, smashed down to long off, he'll get only a single for all that effort

Pakistan 212/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 49* (57b 1x4 1x6)

42.1

Obuya to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes back and slaps it away to sweeper cover to bring up an efficient half-century

42.4

Obuya to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, played down to long off

Pakistan 215/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 51* (59b 1x4 1x6)

43.2

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, gets a full delivery, makes some room outside leg stump, and drives it through covers, the ball stopped inside the boundary, and Umar did not want the third

43.3

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, good start to the Powerplay, backed away a shade outside leg the bowler followed him, but he adjusted to pull it all the way over square leg, got the connection absolutely at the right moment

43.4

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nice response from the bowler, right in the blockhole, dug out down the track

43.5

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, walks across and outside off stump to whip a full delivery past square leg

43.6

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he made some more room again, but Odhiambo followed with a smart slower one, and he hit it in the air in the end, but it dropped well short of extra cover

Pakistan 229/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 62* (64b 1x4 2x6)

44.1

Otieno to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he is getting a little predictable with that backing away outside leg stuff, the bowler followed him, and fired one in the blockhole, it is dug out in to the off side

Pakistan 230/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 63* (65b 1x4 2x6)

45.1

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, now that is what is a stolen single, Misbah was tucked up with a yorker, had no clue where the ball went, but Umar hustled him in to the single, and got there just in time even as Odhiambo reached the ball

45.4

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, murders a full toss on middle and leg, but straight to deep midwicket

45.6

Odhiambo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes down on one knee after backing away way down the leg side, and slogs this full delivery towards midwicket off the bottom half of the bat, shades of the Misbah of old

Pakistan 257/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 65* (68b 1x4 2x6)

46.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 wides, how many of those have Kenya gifted away? it was a poor delivery way down the leg side, and short fine leg had to give it a long chase to pull it back

46.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Misbah goes this time, swinging a full delivery straight to long on, the boundaries here are very long and he picked out the man almost to perfection, well, he's put Pakistan in a strong position though

Misbah-ul-Haq c Otieno b Kamande 65 (92m 69b 1x4 2x6) SR: 94.20

Pakistan 273/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 65 (69b 1x4 2x6)

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

© Getty Images

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

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries

  • ESPN Cricinfo

World Cup Videos

... and that's that

... and that's that
13:40 | Apr 11, 2011
Inside ESPNcricinfo

Inside ESPNcricinfo
12:49 | Apr 10, 2011
 World Cup review

World Cup review
05:26 | Apr 8, 2011
Frozen Out

Frozen Out
46:34 | Apr 5, 2011