ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

33.5

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, goes forward and plays this one with the turn to square leg

33.6

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, Umar is away, rocks back and cuts this one away past extra cover

Pakistan 157/4   Umar Akmal 2* (2b)

34.4

Odoyo to Umar Akmal, no run, gives him the short one, he tries to get on top of it and pull it but hits it to mid on on the end

34.5

Odoyo to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, good running from Umar, he worked this one in front of fine leg and set off, Misbah was hesitant but two was always on Umar's mind

34.6

Odoyo to Umar Akmal, no run, yikes, this one dies under Umar's attempted cut which then turned into a flail as he saw the ball hardly bouncing but it still went under his bat

Pakistan 170/4   Umar Akmal 4* (5b)

35.4

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, defended in to the on side

35.5

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, goes back in the crease and guides this one backward of point

Pakistan 176/4   Umar Akmal 5* (7b)

36.1

Kamande to Umar Akmal, no run, played out to point off the back foot

36.2

Kamande to Umar Akmal, 1 run, steered very late off the back foot towards short third man

36.6

Kamande to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets well forward to ping long off with the drive

Pakistan 186/4   Umar Akmal 7* (10b)

37.1

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, FOUR, slapped away off the back foot, just got some width, went back in a flash, and got the shot in the gap

37.2

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, eagerly gets forward and turns this one to midwicket

37.3

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tapped with soft hands behind the wickets on the off side, and they go through for the run

37.5

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, gets forward and defends down the track

37.6

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, another tap-and-run in to the off side, good running, Misbah was off the blocks quickly

Pakistan 193/4   Umar Akmal 13* (15b 1x4)

38.1

Kamande to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pulled away, it was not short enough, but he latched on to it in a flash and got it past midwicket

38.3

Kamande to Umar Akmal, FOUR, take that! Umar is so quick to pick on anything marginally short, thumps this one high and in to the gap between long on and deep midwicket, both of whom had no chance

38.4

Kamande to Umar Akmal, 1 run, another single brings Misbah on strike

38.6

Kamande to Umar Akmal, no run, stretches forward but he bowls it flat and quick, and he has to block it on the off side

Pakistan 201/4   Umar Akmal 19* (19b 2x4)

39.2

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, played back to the bowler

39.3

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, plays a cute late dab to short third man, the single was on, but was amde easier by the fact that there was another misfield

Pakistan 203/4   Umar Akmal 20* (21b 2x4)

40.1

Ngoche to Umar Akmal, 1 run, flat delivery, he eases it down the ground to long off

40.3

Ngoche to Umar Akmal, 1 run, high full toss, he comes down charging down at it, but swings it away to sweeper cover

40.6

Ngoche to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets forward and meets the ball with a straight bat and sends it purring down to long off

Pakistan 210/4   Umar Akmal 23* (24b 2x4)

41.1

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, goes back and throws everything in to the pull shot, but finds deep midwicket and is not pleased with that

41.4

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, they go upstairs to find out whether Umar had dragged his foot outside the crease as he was beaten on an attempted drive, but even as Ouma whipped off the bails, Umar's foot never left the crease, and he is absolutely safe

41.5

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, slow delivery turning even more slowly, he blocks it off the front foot

41.6

Tikolo to Umar Akmal, no run, no pace to work with at all, Umar plays out this one in to the off side

Pakistan 212/4   Umar Akmal 24* (28b 2x4)

42.2

Obuya to Umar Akmal, no run, Umar gets away with this, he was beaten in the flight and was way outside the crease, but Ouma messed up the stumping and Umar survives

42.3

Obuya to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets to the pitch of this flighted one and drives it to long off

42.5

Obuya to Umar Akmal, no run, cannot get another tossed up delivery past the bowler, courageous stuff from Obuya at this stage of the innings

42.6

Obuya to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, gives him a full toss and he hammers it wide of sweeper cover for a couple

Pakistan 217/4   Umar Akmal 27* (32b 2x4)

43.1

Odhiambo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full delivery on the pads, spirited away to deep square leg

Pakistan 218/4   Umar Akmal 28* (33b 2x4)

44.2

Otieno to Umar Akmal, FOUR, effective from Umar, planted the front foot outside off, bent the knee and lapped the full toss over short fine leg

44.3

Otieno to Umar Akmal, FOUR, another boundary, gets a short one outside off stump, waits for an instant to get the cut in the gap between point and cover

44.4

Otieno to Umar Akmal, FOUR, poor bowling this is, high full toss outside off stump, and bashed away over extra cover, flat-batted, and it went fast and flat

44.5

Otieno to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, this is superb batting from Umar, he had backed away far outside leg, was surprised initially with the slower one that tucked him up, but played a late steer past short third man

44.6

Otieno to Umar Akmal, (no ball) FOUR, Otieno has lost it completely, serves up a very high full toss way outside off stump, and it is clattered over the infield effortlessly

44.6

Otieno to Umar Akmal, no run, misses out on one, it was a fullish one around off stump, he made room and got bat to ball, but found the bowler in the way

Pakistan 249/4   Umar Akmal 46* (39b 6x4)

45.2

Odhiambo to Umar Akmal, FOUR, umar gets to his 50 in quick time with another deft shot, waited on the ball before cutting it backward of point for a boundary

45.3

Odhiambo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets the front leg out of the way, and smashes a full delivery down to long on, that will be the 100 of the stand, in 72 balls

45.5

Odhiambo to Umar Akmal, 1 leg bye, shapes up for the fine lap shot past fine leg from outside off stump, but it is too full and he cannot get it away

Pakistan 257/4   Umar Akmal 51* (42b 7x4)

46.1

Kamande to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, tucks him up with a full delivery outside leg as he made room but he still got it down to long on who lost the ball initially which allowed them to sneak two

46.2

Kamande to Umar Akmal, FOUR, hares down the track, and swings hard, it helps during these late stages, the outside edge goes wide of short third man who runs it all the way to the boundary in the end

46.3

Kamande to Umar Akmal, SIX, what a shot! made some room outside leg, got to the pitch of a tossed up ball, and lifted it cleanly over extra cover, so cleanly that it carries all the way

46.4

Kamande to Umar Akmal, 1 leg bye, comes down the track, is hit on the pads, but they still steal a single

Pakistan 270/4   Umar Akmal 63* (46b 8x4 1x6)

47.1

Otieno to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, another full delivery lifted straight down the ground, they keep backing away, and even as the bowlers try to cramp them for room, they keep connecting

47.2

Otieno to Umar Akmal, 1 run, whipped away to deep square leg off the pads

47.4

Otieno to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, another one down the leg side, lifted over square leg, they take two even as Odoyo lets rip with the throw, and holds his arm immediately

47.5

Otieno to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pinches a single with a push into the off side

Pakistan 285/5   Umar Akmal 69* (50b 8x4 1x6)

48.1

Odoyo to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, slashes a full delivery wide of sweeper cover

48.2

Odoyo to Umar Akmal, OUT, picks out long on, it was the slower one, he got too much underneath the ball, but still went through with the shot, and managed to find long on in the end, what a knock though

Umar Akmal c Obuya b Odoyo 71 (66m 52b 8x4 1x6) SR: 136.53

Pakistan 289/6   Umar Akmal 71 (52b 8x4 1x6)

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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