ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

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

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   SO Tikolo 1-0-9-0

27.1

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

27.2

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

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

27.5

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

27.6

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

Pakistan 129/3   SO Tikolo 2-0-13-0

29.1

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

29.2

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

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

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   SO Tikolo 3-0-18-0

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   SO Tikolo 4-0-19-0

33.1

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

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

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   SO Tikolo 5-0-24-1

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

35.4

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

35.6

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

Pakistan 177/4   SO Tikolo 5-0-31-1

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

37.4

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

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   SO Tikolo 6-0-38-1

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

39.2

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

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   SO Tikolo 7-0-42-1

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

41.2

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

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   SO Tikolo 8-0-44-1

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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