ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 14th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Kenya

Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)

25.1

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 wide, flighted well down the leg side, David tries to sweep and misses

25.1

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 run, this one turns away from outside off, he stays on the crease and punches into the covers for a single

25.2

Silva to CO Obuya, no run, more air, on leg stump and a hint of drift, played back down the track

25.3

Silva to CO Obuya, no run, stays low this one as it turns away, the cut is mistimed into the covers

25.4

Silva to CO Obuya, no run, Chamara Warne. Gets one to spit and turn from leg stump, Collins manages to defend from the crease to the on side

25.5

Silva to CO Obuya, 1 run, fuller and on middle, Collins presses forward and drives through mid off for one

25.6

Silva to DO Obuya, no run, quicker delivery outside off, he rides the bounce and taps it backward of point.

Kenya 83/2   LPC Silva 1-0-3-0

27.1

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 run, short ball, turns in and sits up, it is pulled strongly against the spin to the deep

27.2

Silva to CO Obuya, no run, flighted on middle and leg, driven back with the spin and the bowler fields

27.3

Silva to CO Obuya, 1 leg bye, Chamara is all over the place, slides one down the leg side and it goes off the pads as Collins misses the flick

27.4

Silva to DO Obuya, no run, googly now, he didn't pick it and inside edged the cover drive, without moving the feet, and it almost hit the stumps

27.5

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 run, fuller delivery on off stump, played without much timing to mid on

27.6

Silva to CO Obuya, 1 run, width this time from Chamara, cracked away with the spin through point. Kenya won't mind the progress, though it is slow.

Kenya 89/2   LPC Silva 2-0-6-0

29.1

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 run, Chamara, like all part-timers, keeps slipping some of them down the leg side, and the Obuyas keep sweeping.

29.2

Silva to CO Obuya, 1 run, whoa, you won't see too many of those. He lost his length completely and delivered the dolly so high that it almost went outside the TV screen. When it came down it was still waist high, and cut away to the deep for one. Collins has the slowest 50 of the World Cup.

29.3

Silva to DO Obuya, no run, better ball, googly that actually landed, David rushes forward and defends tentatively

29.4

Silva to DO Obuya, 2 runs, another one on the pads, swept really hard. Tharanga at deep square leg did really well to dive and prevent four.

29.5

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 run, finally a top-edge as one of the sweeps go wrong, but David's managed to place the mishit perfectly, and it lands at the vacant midwicket region.

29.6

Silva to CO Obuya, 1 run, Collins bunts a full ball on leg stump wide of mid on for a single to end the over

Kenya 99/2   LPC Silva 3-0-12-0

Photos

Mar 1, 2011

A third straight defeat for Kenya, Sri Lanka v Kenya, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 1, 2011

A third straight defeat for Kenya

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Mar 1, 2011

Upul Tharanga scored an unbeaten half-century, Sri Lanka v Kenya, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 1, 2011

Upul Tharanga scored an unbeaten half-century

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