ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

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

9.3

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, 1 no ball, Kamran looks to do the same, steer that is, but this one is very close to the body, and he chops it on the crease, one more no-ball

9.3

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, (no ball) FOUR, gets a short one, and sends it screaming over the square leg umpire for a boundary, and Odhiambo has overstepped again, he has wasted whatever the opening bowlers managed to do

9.3

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, not a no-ball this time, but it is a hit-me full toss, and Kamran hammers it over the bowler in a flash

9.4

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, finally gets one on target, in the channel outside off stump, he lets it go

9.5

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets well forward to a length delivery and plays it out to point

9.6

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, goes stretching forward again, and pushes out this one again to point

Pakistan 40/2   NN Odhiambo 1-0-16-0

11.1

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, pacy delivery dug in short of a length, played back to the bowler

11.2

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, times the punch really well, but hits it straight to extra cover,. who is right on the edge of the circle

11.3

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Kamran gets innovative, and very effective too, goes across and outside the off stump to pick a length delivery over midwicket, he got the swing and the connection just right

11.4

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets forward confidently and drives this length ball towards cover

11.5

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, another lovely drive, getting to the pitch in an instant, and pinging mid off with a powerful drive

11.6

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, as free flowing as possible, opens the bat face to drive a length ball to cover, oh if elegance could get runs, Kamran would have had 12 for those three shots

Pakistan 48/2   NN Odhiambo 2-0-20-0

13.1

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, lovely placement from Kamran, got some width outside off stump, and just went through with the shot, driving on the up past point, and wide of third man who saw it clatter into the boundary

13.2

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, full outside off stump, gets forward and drives to mid off

13.3

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, remains in the crease and lets this one comes in and hit his broad defensive blade

13.4

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, gets away with a full toss, it was worked away wide of mid on but he was quick to get to it, and put in the dive to save the boundary

13.5

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

13.6

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets forward and plays out a length ball with an open face to point

Pakistan 58/2   NN Odhiambo 2-0-26-0

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

15.3

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, Odhiambo goes down leg with the short ball, put in the effort, but lost the radar

15.3

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, rides the bounce on this one and punches it on his toes to point

15.4

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, no run, looked to come forward, found the ball wasn't full enough and went back to punch it again to point

15.5

Odhiambo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, stays a bit low outside off stump, he adjusts to hit it away to sweeper cover

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   NN Odhiambo 3-0-30-0

43.1

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

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   NN Odhiambo 4-0-42-0

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

45.2

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

45.4

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

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

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   NN Odhiambo 5-0-49-0

49.1

Odhiambo to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, makes some room outside leg and drives a full delivery to midwicket

49.2

Odhiambo to Abdur Rehman, 5 wides, you know that, extra could have a half-century of its own as well, another horrible delivery wide down leg, and runs away for loads of wides

49.2

Odhiambo to Abdur Rehman, 1 run, gives it the good old thump from outside leg stump, and it falls well short of long on

49.3

Odhiambo to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, cannot get the full toss past point, it was timed sweetly but straight to that man

49.4

Odhiambo to Abdur Rehman, 3 runs, slower one, but short enough for him to pull it past midwicket, long on does well in the end to stop it with a slide

49.5

Odhiambo to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, Razzaq launches into a dismissive pull over midwicket, and sends the ball speeding in to the boundary

49.6

Odhiambo to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, ouch, a high bouncer, too high in fact, Kenya's woes have overflowed

49.6

Odhiambo to Abdul Razzaq, no run, finishes off with one that rolls away to the keeper past off stump, Razzaq misses out on it, but Pakistan have played it their way in this innings, and it has served them so well

Pakistan 317/7   NN Odhiambo 6-0-65-0

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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