ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 6th match, Group A

Kenya v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 205 runs

4.3

Odoyo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, the first boundary of the innings arrives, and it took a different approach to achieve that, Hafeez walked across his stumps and lifted a length delivery over square leg, and it just about made the ropes

Pakistan 10/0   Mohammad Hafeez 9* (16b 1x4)   TM Odoyo 2.3-1-8-0

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

Pakistan 29/2   Younis Khan 8* (6b 1x4)   NN Odhiambo 0-0-5-0

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

Pakistan 36/2   Kamran Akmal 11* (14b 1x4)   NN Odhiambo 0.2-0-12-0

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

Pakistan 40/2   Kamran Akmal 15* (15b 2x4)   NN Odhiambo 0.3-0-16-0

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

Pakistan 48/2   Kamran Akmal 22* (25b 3x4)   NN Odhiambo 1.3-0-20-0

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

Pakistan 56/2   Kamran Akmal 27* (31b 4x4)   NN Odhiambo 1.1-0-24-0

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

Pakistan 87/2   Younis Khan 28* (34b 2x4)   JK Kamande 1.4-0-15-0

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   Kamran Akmal 54* (65b 5x4)   JK Kamande 4-0-27-0

30.3

Ngoche to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, this one is asking to be pulled alright, and he does, going back and tonking it over midwicket and in to the boundary

Pakistan 145/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 23* (22b 1x4 1x6)   SO Ngoche 7.3-0-35-1

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

Pakistan 190/4   Umar Akmal 11* (11b 1x4)   SO Tikolo 5.1-0-35-1

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

Pakistan 199/4   Umar Akmal 18* (17b 2x4)   JK Kamande 5.3-0-42-0

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

Pakistan 234/4   Umar Akmal 32* (34b 3x4)   E Otieno 6.2-0-25-1

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

Pakistan 238/4   Umar Akmal 36* (35b 4x4)   E Otieno 6.3-0-29-1

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

Pakistan 242/4   Umar Akmal 40* (36b 5x4)   E Otieno 6.4-0-33-1

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

Pakistan 249/4   Umar Akmal 46* (38b 6x4)   E Otieno 6.5-0-40-1

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

Pakistan 254/4   Umar Akmal 50* (40b 7x4)   NN Odhiambo 4.2-0-47-0

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

Pakistan 263/4   Umar Akmal 57* (44b 8x4)   JK Kamande 6.2-0-50-0

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   Shahid Afridi 4* (1b 1x4)   JK Kamande 7-0-64-1

49.5

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

Pakistan 316/7   Abdul Razzaq 8* (5b 1x4)   NN Odhiambo 5.5-0-64-0

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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