ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

0.1

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good delivery to start with, pitches it on a length and gets it to shape away from outside off stump, left alone

0.2

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on target again, getting some away movement, he takes a step out and leaves it alone

0.3

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one went straight on after pitching close to off, he was forward and was struck on the pads, but outside the line

0.4

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, straightens this time from around off, good stuff from Thomo, bit of bounce too, defended down the track

0.5

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, bowls it too straight now, around middle and is picked away through midwicket

0.6

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, pleasing stroke, easy on the eyes, he takes a step out, and caresses the full delivery through covers, not much power on the shot though

Pakistan 4/0   Mohammad Hafeez 4* (6b)

1.3

Otieno to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, not much pace from either of the bowlers, but they have been on target though, this one on middle is driven to mid on, Ngoche was the fielder and he got some bad bounce, and a misfield results

Pakistan 6/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (7b)

2.1

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, takes it on the pads as he looks to whip it through midwicket, the ball rolls away harmlessly on the leg side

2.2

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, again getting that front foot forward and across, and then brings down the bat in front of pad to flick a length ball to midwicket

2.3

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Odoyo's turn to bowl the probing line outside off stump, he leaves it alone wisely as two slips wait

2.4

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goes wider this time outside off, and moving away after pitching around back of a length, easily left alone

2.5

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward to defend a length ball outside off, Odoyo gets some extra bounce that strikes him high on the bat

2.6

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, ooh, that was close, he had him playing across to a fullish one on the stumps, and he ended up scooping it in the air, but it fell in no man;s land just behind the non-striker's stumps

Pakistan 6/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (13b)

4.1

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, straightening from around off stump again, played out to point

4.2

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one died on its way to the keeper, it was left outside off stump

4.3

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, the first boundary of the innings arrives, and it took a different approach to achieve that, Hafeez walked across his stumps and lifted a length delivery over square leg, and it just about made the ropes

4.4

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good response from the bowler, bit of extra effort, comes back in a long way from outside off, struck him on the pads, but way outside the line as he pushed forward

4.5

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, has him stretching out now, to a delivery pitched fuller, and he pushes to short extra cover

4.6

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, looks to get that big incoming delivery going again, this one does not move in as much, defended cautiously

Pakistan 10/0   Mohammad Hafeez 9* (19b 1x4)

5.3

Otieno to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, jeez, what a ripper! it was clipped neatly off the toes, and was in the gap too, but just as it was about to pass midwicket, Waters went screaming to his left horizontally, took the ball, but even as he fell it went out of his grasp, but he took it cleanly in the end with the right hand, an absolute screamer, Hafeez cannot believe it, but he has to walk back after umpteen replays confirm it was clean

Mohammad Hafeez c Waters b Otieno 9 (24m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.00

Pakistan 11/1   Mohammad Hafeez 9 (20b 1x4)

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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