ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

17.1

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, short outside off and not much turn, easily cut away wide of sweeper cover

17.2

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, closer to off stump and flighted too, he defends it calmly

17.3

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit down to long on this time

17.4

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, no run, bit of turn and some bounce too, he is surprised as he keeps it down in to the leg side

17.5

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, bounce again, but this one is short outside off stump, he goes for the slash and gets it fine on the off side, this outfield is huge, and the fielder pulls it back inside the ropes after a long chase

17.6

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, full on leg stump, helped down to long on for a run

Pakistan 77/2   JK Kamande 1-0-8-0

19.1

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 wide, sprays this full delivery way down the leg side

19.1

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, played out to square leg off the back foot

19.2

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets some time as the shortish one spins in, and punches it down to long on

19.3

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, take a step forward, tap the ball in front of point, and take the single, neatly done

19.4

Kamande to Younis Khan, FOUR, Kamande goes down the leg side again, this time Younis takes toll, sweeps him backward of square leg, just helped it on its way

19.5

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, better stuff, around off stump, defended off the front foot

19.6

Kamande to Younis Khan, no run, comes forward and drives this slow flighted one to midwicket

Pakistan 87/2   JK Kamande 2-0-15-0

21.1

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, he is getting a lot of runs behind point, waited for a full one to arrive outside off and squeezed it past backward point

21.2

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, no run, loud appeal from Kamande, but that one was going down leg, he was struck on the pads as he looked to whip it through midwicket

21.3

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, driven past extra cover for a single

21.4

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, pings long off with the drive, got to the pitch of this flighted delivery nicely

21.5

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, waits till the last instant, and guided this full delivery to the right of backward point

21.6

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, Pakistan take six off the over in efficient riskless fashion, another one is driven to long on

Pakistan 96/2   JK Kamande 3-0-21-0

23.1

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, no run, steered to backward point off the back foot

23.2

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, gets to his half-century with a punch off the back foot down to long on, he has led the recovery after the openers went nowhere

23.3

Kamande to Younis Khan, 1 run, another single down to long on, is there a count of how many times that happens in ODIs?

23.4

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, no run, goes for a heave-ho to a tossed up delivery outside off stump, and misses

23.5

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, no run, now he goes for the cut to a flat one turning in from outside off stump, and is beaten again

23.6

Kamande to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, this time he connects, poor ball down the leg side deservedly helped away fine for a boundary

Pakistan 107/2   JK Kamande 4-0-27-0

36.1

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 4 wides, sprayed wide down the leg side, Ouma is having a torrid time

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

36.3

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, plays this tossed up delivery with the turn, but cannot get it past midwicket

36.4

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, turning down the pads, whipped past backward square leg

36.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays on the back foot, and punches this shortish ball down to long on

36.6

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

Pakistan 186/4   JK Kamande 5-0-36-0

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

38.2

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he keeps playing the reverse sweep, this ball was a touch short, he let it come on and got it past short third man

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

38.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed to long off for a run

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   JK Kamande 6-0-44-0

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

46.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 wides, how many of those have Kenya gifted away? it was a poor delivery way down the leg side, and short fine leg had to give it a long chase to pull it back

46.5

Kamande to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Misbah goes this time, swinging a full delivery straight to long on, the boundaries here are very long and he picked out the man almost to perfection, well, he's put Pakistan in a strong position though

Misbah-ul-Haq c Otieno b Kamande 65 (92m 69b 1x4 2x6) SR: 94.20

46.6

Kamande to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, yet another wayward one down the leg side

46.6

Kamande to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Boom Boom is away, gets one full and in his slot as he backs away outside leg, and lifts it straight down the ground, bounces just inside the boundary

Pakistan 278/5   JK Kamande 7-0-64-1

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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