ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 23rd match, Group A

Canada v Kenya

Canada won by 5 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

15.2

Hansra to Kamande, FOUR, Kamande is away with an outside edge squeezed down to third man. Hansra tosses up wide outside the off side and Kamande goes for the cover drive. Won't mind where it went, it got him four

15.3

Hansra to Kamande, no run, holds the length back and he leans out to defend to the off side

15.4

Hansra to Kamande, no run, similar ball, turning in from outside off, Kamande fends to the off side

15.5

Hansra to Kamande, no run, he's skipping around in the crease, looking to advance, but Hansra keeps him honest with a flatter line on off stump

15.6

Hansra to Kamande, no run, tossed up slower, Kamande leans out and defends to the off side

Kenya 62/5   JK Kamande 4* (5b 1x4)

16.2

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, another one comes in off the seam, Kamande reaches out and defends

16.3

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, slowish offcutter, 109 kph and comes later than Kamande expects, he barely keeps it down as he pushes into the off side

16.4

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, back of a length outside off, he goes for the cut and finds point

16.5

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, aha, another one that comes in, daring leave from Kamande and it slithers past just outside off

16.6

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, he's not picking Cheema at all, another one nips in, misses the inside edge as he goes for an ambitious cut.

Kenya 63/5   JK Kamande 4* (10b 1x4)

17.6

Hansra to Kamande, 1 run, and he finishes with a controlled sweep to backward square leg. Covers the line and rolls the wrists over the shot for one

Kenya 65/5   JK Kamande 5* (11b 1x4)

18.1

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, short of a length outside off from Cheema, Kamande slaps it to point

18.2

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, plays forward with an opened face to a fuller length ball, worked straight to point

18.3

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, slower ball, lands, grips, stops and spits at Kamande who defends uncertainly off the front foot

18.4

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, holds the length further back, Kamande hangs back and defends to the off side

18.5

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, Cheema again gets some inward curve, Kamande presses across and covers the deviation to defend. Absolutely NO intention to score as of now.

18.6

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, and he flashes unconvincingly at the last ball, short and drifting away from off stump. Feet rooted to the crease, he flails at it and misses.

Kenya 65/5   JK Kamande 5* (17b 1x4)

19.6

Hansra to Kamande, 1 run, surprise full toss on the hips, surely caught the batsman by surprise and he clipped it to midwicket for one

Kenya 73/5   JK Kamande 6* (18b 1x4)

20.1

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, yorker on the leg stump, dug out just in time to the leg side

20.2

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, back of a length on off stump, played into the off side from the crease

20.3

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, that's a Kotla special. The grubber that scoots through at shin height. Kamande does well to get bat on it with a late crouch

20.4

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, FOUR, four for Kamande, and comes through a rather pleasing shot. Cheema helped the cause by over-cooking a yorker and delivering a mfull toss on leg stump. Kamande just drove cleanly with the full face to get four through long on.

20.5

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, shortens the length and lands it outside off this time, Kamande lets it go

20.6

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, fuller length to end the over, Kamande comes forward and defends down the track

Kenya 77/5   JK Kamande 10* (24b 2x4)

21.3

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, lands it closer to the length he should be focusing on, Kamande stays back though and pushes to the covers

21.4

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, flipper of sorts, skids through on off stump line and it is just about played out to the off side

21.5

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, flighted slowly in the air, Kamande reaches out to defend

21.6

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, sprightly leggie to end the over, delivered from the line of the stumps, and breaking away sharply from off stump, past Kamande's waft and into Bagai's quick gloves.

Kenya 78/5   JK Kamande 10* (28b 2x4)

22.2

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, 1 run, tight run thing, this. Kamande pushes a full ball firmly to mid on and takes off. A direct hit might have got him, despite the sprawling dive.

22.4

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, slower ball, offcutter at 113 kph, defended carefully to the off side

22.5

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, pleasing drive, but he finds the fielder. Cheema over-pitches on leg stump and Kamande's smooth on-drive is intercepted at mid on

22.6

Rizwan Cheema to Kamande, no run, another mysterious offcutter from Cheema, nearly cuts the Kenya captain in half as he thinks of gliding it fine.

Kenya 81/5   JK Kamande 11* (32b 2x4)

23.3

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, googly comes out well, lands outside off and breaks in. Kamande looks chuffed that he managed to pick it and defend!

23.4

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, this one breaks the other way, Kamande stays stuck to the crease and tries to cut. And misses.

23.5

Balaji Rao to Kamande, 1 run, too short, Kamande is taken by surprise and is late on the pull. He bottom edges it towards wide mid on

Kenya 83/5   JK Kamande 12* (35b 2x4)

24.2

Davison to Kamande, no run, tossed up wide of the stumps, Kamande dabs it along to third man

24.3

Davison to Kamande, 1 run, goes for a big sweep and gets a top edge. Thankfully for Kenya, it doesn't carry to the man at deep square leg

24.6

Davison to Kamande, no run, Kamanda strays out of the crease and tries some kind of a shot to the leg side and gets a leading edge towards point.

Kenya 87/5   JK Kamande 13* (38b 2x4)

25.2

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, tossed up and quicker, hurries into Kamande who somehow managed to poke it to the off side

25.3

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, lovely bowling, tossed up outside off and inviting the drive, spinning prodigiously past the outside egde. Kamande did well to keep the back foot inside the crease, Bagai was quick to whip the bails off

25.4

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, flatter on off stump and turning away, pushed with the opened face towards point

25.5

Balaji Rao to Kamande, 1 run, speared onto the pads, whipped through midwicket for a single

Kenya 89/5   JK Kamande 14* (42b 2x4)

26.1

Davison to Kamande, 1 run, speared helpfully on the pads from round the wicket, worked through midwicket for a single

26.4

Davison to Kamande, no run, short of a length on off stump, Kamande looks to bustle out of the crease and dab to the off side

26.5

Davison to Kamande, no run, straighter this time, on the stumps and played back to the bowler

26.6

Davison to Kamande, 1 run, some poor lines here from Davison. Another one landed on the leg stump and Kamande goes for the comprehensive sweep through square leg. Only a single on offer though.

Kenya 96/5   JK Kamande 16* (46b 2x4)

27.1

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, full toss from Rao, on the off stump and wasted. The drive is played straight to mid off

27.2

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, Kamande all at sea. Tries to open the face and somehow make contact with a legspinner. You guess right, he missed.

27.3

Balaji Rao to Kamande, 1 run, now he gets bat on ball, steering into the off side for a single

27.5

Balaji Rao to Kamande, no run, Kamande leaps out to off stump and looks for the leg side hoick, but Rao keeps it outside off stump and foils his plans

27.6

Balaji Rao to Kamande, 5 wides, whoa, what happened there? Rao slips this down the leg side, it lands well outside leg and turns sharply, missed the leg stump and ran away through Bagai's legs down to third man.

27.6

Balaji Rao to Kamande, 1 run, speared onto the toes, dinked towards midwicket for one

Kenya 104/5   JK Kamande 18* (51b 2x4)

28.1

Osinde to Kamande, no run, bustles in on a full length, on the leg stump at 123 kph and driven to mid off

28.2

Osinde to Kamande, FOUR, take that. Kamande has struggled against spin, and clearly prefers pace on the ball. This was just short of a length and coming into his body, Kamande responded by standing tall and smacking the pull between mid on and midwicket. Dismissive.

28.3

Osinde to Kamande, no run, Osinde adjusts line and length, gets this outside off at the un-pullable, un-drivable length. Kamande defends to the off side

28.4

Osinde to Kamande, no run, this one keeps low after landing back of a length outside off, and Kamande misses the cut

28.5

Osinde to Kamande, no run, another one keeps low outside off, Kamande looks to cut and then bends low at the last moment to play it out to the off side

28.6

Osinde to Kamande, no run, ends with one back of a length on off stump and it is defended from the crease to the off side

Kenya 108/5   JK Kamande 22* (57b 3x4)

29.2

Balaji Rao to Kamande, OUT, Rao has struck, and Kamande's woes against spin come to an end. Short ball, landed close to his own half, and turning away from Kamande. He went for the cut, and if anything, seems to have been caught out by the extra bounce. Poor feet movement did not help his cause. He was rooted to where he took guard and went at it hard. He gets a faint edge on the cut, and Bagai pouches it well.

JK Kamande c †Bagai b Balaji Rao 22 (49m 58b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.93

Kenya 109/6   JK Kamande 22 (58b 3x4)

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Mar 7, 2011

Ashish Bagai and John Davison celebrate Canada's victory, Canada v Kenya, Group A, World Cup, Delhi, March 7, 2011

Ashish Bagai and John Davison celebrate Canada's victory

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Mar 7, 2011

Thomas Odoyo drives during his 51, Canada v Kenya, Group A, World Cup, Delhi, March 7, 2011

Thomas Odoyo drives during his 51

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