ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

1.1

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, bowls a fullish delivery angled on around off stump, he takes a half step out and drives back down the pitch, the bowler gets a hand to it

1.2

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 leg bye, plants the front foot across the stumps, and works this one on off to square leg

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

1.4

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, no movement for Otieno so far, pitching it full on the stumps and is driven past the non-striker to mid on

1.5

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, left alone outside the off stump

1.6

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good probing delivery, not full enough for the drive, not short enough for the cut, close to off stump, he was in two minds initially but let it go finally

Pakistan 6/0   E Otieno 1-0-1-0

3.1

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Otieno continues with the channel outside off stump, this time he got it to come in a bit from a length, left alone

3.2

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, more steady stuff from Otieno, he gets some extra bounce now, but its outside off and he lets it go

3.3

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he is getting just a tad touchy here, yet to get off the mark, takes a step forward and across, and plays a length ball to midwicket

3.4

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stayed on the back foot looking to thump him through covers, but he got a lot of bounce and he had to play it out to short extra cover, there is bounce in this track, the Pakistani seamers will love it

3.5

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good tidy stuff from the Kenyans, left alone outside off

3.6

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, that nagging length which is not there for any shot but the forcing one, he tries to play one but short extra cover is there in the way

Pakistan 6/0   E Otieno 2-0-1-0

5.1

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he was standing outside off stump ages before the ball was delivered, Otieno stuck to the line outside off, and he pushed it back to the bowler in the end

5.2

Otieno to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, he is finally off the mark off the 13th ball, getting a thick edge as he pushed at one dug in back of a length outside off

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

5.4

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, bends his back and gets it to bounce from back of a length, he stays back and plays it backward of point

5.5

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, 1 no ball, Kamran stays in the crease and thumps this back of a length ball off the back foot, extra cover dives and fields, but Otieno has over stepped

5.5

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, can't get the free hit away for much, he got behind the shortish ball, but hammered it not far away from mid off

5.6

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, very full on the stumps, flicked elegantly to mid on

Pakistan 12/1   E Otieno 3-0-3-1

7.1

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, shuffles across and plays out a full delivery to midwicket

7.2

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, rare poor delivery, full toss on the stumps, helped past a diving mid on for some useful runs, if the throw had come to the non-striker's end, it wouldn't have been so useful actually, he would have been gone

7.3

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, remains in the crease, and plays out a length ball towards short extra cover

7.4

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, he angles most of his deliveries full in to the right hander, finishing around off stump, and that's what makes it tough to whip him away through midwicket, another one is defended

7.5

Otieno to Younis Khan, 1 run, this time he goes middle with the angle, and it allows Younis to pick him away through square leg for a single

7.6

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, for the second time this over he bowls a full toss, outside off stump, and he Kamran gets forward and finds the gap past mid off for a couple

Pakistan 18/2   E Otieno 3-0-9-1

10.1

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, he is right on the money, bowling one full on off stump, he goes across to drive it to mid on

10.2

Otieno to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets an inside edge as he looks to whip this angled delivery, and it scoots away in front of square leg

10.3

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, full again, this time outside off stump, driven down to mid off

10.4

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, he is keeping it consistently full on the stumps, Kamran cannot get timing on the drive, sends the ball to mid on

10.5

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, not short enough, but Kamran is game for the cut, and gets it to deep point for a couple

10.6

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, reverts to the full length again, and is pushed past the non-striker;s stumps for a single

Pakistan 44/2   E Otieno 4-0-13-1

12.1

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, very full, almost in the blockhole, his bat turns in his hands and he plays it out towards midwicket

12.2

Otieno to Younis Khan, 3 runs, top shot from Younis, stretched forward and got the placement between cover and extra cover

12.3

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, surprises him with the short one, got big on him, he was going forward already, hastily backtracked and fended it on the leg side, it was in the air for a while but there was no one there

12.4

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, stays back and works one away through square leg

12.5

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, that was the perfect one-day delivery, just around back of a length, finishing on off stump, no room to do anything but defend, which Younis does crisply

12.6

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, confident stride forward and dead bats a length ball towards the covers

Pakistan 52/2   E Otieno 5-0-17-1

14.1

Otieno to Younis Khan, no run, lets a length ball come on outside off and guides it to point, thought about a single for a moment, only a fleeting moment

14.2

Otieno to Younis Khan, 1 run, wide outside off stump and slashed away to a squarish third man

14.3

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, goes back to a short of a length ball and looks to tap it into covers but it goes straight to the fielder

14.4

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, good fielding at mid off, it was driven sweetly but he dived to his right to save a few

14.5

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, no run, a bouncer from Kenya, there haven;t been many of those, Kamran goes down underneath it, there is a man at deep square leg

14.6

Otieno to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, this time his straight drive is so straight that mid off had no chance, dive or whatever, mid on gives chase to haul it back in

Pakistan 61/2   E Otieno 6-0-20-1

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

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   E Otieno 7-0-40-1

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

47.3

Otieno to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, gets a high full toss, and no violence from the marauder, just uses the wrists to turn it to short fine leg

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

47.6

Otieno to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, looks to go downtown, but sees the ball is shortish and calmly pushes it in to the vacant midwicket area, and they actually trot through for a couple, one of the calmest twos ever I tell you

Pakistan 287/5   E Otieno 5-0-49-1

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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