ICC Cricket World Cup, 14th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v Kenya at Colombo (RPS), Mar 1, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 14th match, Group A
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)
1 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
8.1

Mathews to CO Obuya, 1 run, he gives him the charge first ball, and cuts it away wide of third man

8.2

Mathews to DO Obuya, FOUR, shot! gets the front foot out, to the pitch of the length ball outside off, and sends it scurrying past cover, opened the face to get it in to the gap

8.3

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, takes a step forward, this one comes in from outside off stump, and he gently pats it away

8.4

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, looking much more at ease against Angelo, comes out of the crease and drives it down to mid on, using the angle

8.5

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, good one from Angleo, gets it to climb outside off stump, but it is too wide, and does not trouble him much, he swayed out of the line anyways

8.6

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, drops it in front of the wicket, and looks for the single, but Angelo crushes such thoughts by getting to the ball quickly

Kenya 33/2   AD Mathews 1-0-5-0
10.1

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, just outside off stump, goes straight on, left alone

10.2

Mathews to CO Obuya, FOUR, gets this one away fine past the lone slip, it was wide, short and sitting up, he slashed at it, and it flew past slip

10.3

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, now he goes on the back foot and punches a length ball to cover, hmm, can these two bail Kenya out of trouble?

10.4

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, oops, almost got the edge, Angelo finds some movement outside off stump, he goes driving at it from the crease, but Mathews cannot get the edge

10.5

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, pushed down the track, Obuya's arms keep moving around before the ball is delivered, in Caribbean fashion

10.6

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, another one played back to the bowler, all is well at the moment for Kenya

Kenya 38/2   AD Mathews 2-0-9-0
12.1

Mathews to DO Obuya, 1 run, reaches out a long way outside off, and slashes, it flies in the air and drops short of third man

12.2

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, comes in with the angle, around off stump at a friendly pace, and he pushes it down the track

12.3

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, blocked off the back foot

12.4

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, now this one is guided away to point

12.5

Mathews to CO Obuya, 1 run, spirited away wide of mid on, it was fullish on the leg stump

12.6

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, goes for the cut shot, it did not get up that much, and he mistimed it to point

Kenya 41/2   AD Mathews 3-0-11-0
14.1

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, much more comfortable against medium-pace on this wicket, slaps this length ball away off the back foot, again one that does not bounce much

14.2

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, takes a step down the track, and plays this one away towards mid on

14.3

Mathews to CO Obuya, 1 run, the latest cut ever I guess, it as short and sitting up outside off, he stood looking at it wondering what should be done, and in the end just about managed to get it down to third man

14.4

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, walloped off the front foot in to the covers

14.5

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, getting forward almost every delivery now, pushes this one out to cover

14.6

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, threatens to hit this one out of the ground with a heave-ho outside off stump, but the threat remains just that, he does not connect

Kenya 43/2   AD Mathews 4-0-12-0
16.1

Mathews to DO Obuya, 1 run, slower ball from Mathews, David dinks it to mid on for a single.

16.2

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, back of a length outside off, he hangs back in the crease and steers straight to point

16.3

Mathews to CO Obuya, 1 run, short ball and a lovely pull shot. Shot of a man who has given up legspin to become a full-time batsman. Rocks back and swivels the ball on off stump round to midwicket. Finds the fielder though. There could have been two with better running.

16.4

Mathews to DO Obuya, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, David rides the bounce and picks up a single through the covers

16.5

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, fuller length on off stump, defended down the off side

16.6

Mathews to CO Obuya, no run, back of a length outside off and Collins misses the cut as the ball keeps low

Kenya 48/2   AD Mathews 5-0-15-0
34.1

Mathews to DO Obuya, 1 run, Angelo starts off after a drink, and is steered away gently down to third man

34.2

Mathews to Tikolo, 1 wide, he wanted to have a go at this one, but it was floated up very wide of off stump, and he didn't bother in the end

34.2

Mathews to Tikolo, no run, fuller just around off stump, and he comes forward to find mid off with the drive

34.3

Mathews to Tikolo, 1 run, goes on the back foot to one that is slightly short of a length, and punches away to sweeper cover

34.4

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, this one took off, wow, from just short of a length, he thought he could guide it away to third man, too much bounce for that

34.5

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, looks to break free with a forcing drive down the ground, but does not get much on it. Angelo does the rest

34.6

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, more mistiming, goes wafting at one around off stump and underedges it close to the wickets

Kenya 113/3   AD Mathews 6-0-18-0
36.1

Mathews to DO Obuya, 1 run, forced away wide of mid off, he came on the front foot and swing hard at this fullish one

36.2

Mathews to Tikolo, OUT, Dilshan plucks a rocket out of the air, and is mighty pleased with it, it was short and wide, Angelo is lucky to get that one, it was bashed off the back foot hard and scorched its way to Dilshan at point. who took it cleanly around chest height, Angelo smiles, Tikolo walks back

SO Tikolo c Dilshan b Mathews 7 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

36.3

Mathews to Mishra, no run, gets a fuller one and pats it away on the leg side

36.4

Mathews to Mishra, 1 bye, Mishra knows where his off stump is, this was too close for comfort, but he shouldered arms to one that came back in sharply with the angle, not far from off stump at all

36.5

Mathews to DO Obuya, no run, throws his bat at this one inviting the drive outside off stump, no drive, no edge, no one is happy with that

36.6

Mathews to DO Obuya, 1 run, pushed out towards extra cover and a single is comfortably jogged through

Kenya 122/4   AD Mathews 7-0-20-1
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