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)

14.1

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, no run, gets it to angle on to leg stump, strikes him on the pads as he pushes across the line, Cheema thinks he is on to something, the umpire is not interested, Bagai goes for the review, replays show that it is missing leg stump comfortably, Canada lose a review

14.2

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, no run, comes on slowly off the pitch, punched back to the bowler off the back foot

14.3

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, 1 run, takes on mid on with a quick single, he was gone if the throw had hit at the non-striker's end, easily

14.4

Rizwan Cheema to Tikolo, no run, gets forward languidly to one outside off stump, and pushes it towards covers

14.5

Rizwan Cheema to Tikolo, 2 runs, turned backward of square leg, fine leg runs across to field

14.6

Rizwan Cheema to Tikolo, OUT, Cheema gets his man, or has he? Kenya's turn to review a leg-before decision that was given out, it was cutting in from the seam, struck him in the line of off stump, that would have gone on to hit middle stump, but Tikolo managed to get an inside edge on it before it struck the pad, but apparently the third umpire wanted clearer proof of there having been an inside edge, HotSpot would have confirmed it, but it isn't there, the decision stands, and Steve Tikolo has to walk back

SO Tikolo lbw b Rizwan Cheema 12 (39m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Kenya 57/5   Rizwan Cheema 1-0-3-1

16.1

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, 1 run, huge inducker, Cheema gets it nip back sharply from well outside off and Mishra had to abort ambitious of the booming cut and squeeze it off the face to third man

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   Rizwan Cheema 2-0-4-1

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   Rizwan Cheema 3-1-4-1

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   Rizwan Cheema 4-1-8-1

22.1

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, 1 run, over-pitched well outside off, Mishra jams it down to third man for one

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.

22.3

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, 1 run, short ball outside off, Mishra looks to cut and gets a thick edge down to third man, but there is protection

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   Rizwan Cheema 5-1-11-1

38.1

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, length ball on the stumps, blocked down the track off the back foot

38.2

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, FOUR, Odoyo gets the timing perfect on this one, it was fuller and he came forward confidently to meet it with a straight bat and sent it racing past extra cover, and it was too quick for long off

38.3

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, played away in front of point off the back foot

38.4

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, 1 run, gets forward for another drive along the ground. this time to sweeper cover

38.5

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, no run, gets it to jag back in from a length outside off stump, he works it with the movement to midwicket

38.6

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, no run, punched off the back foot, but finds midwicket in the way

Kenya 147/6   Rizwan Cheema 6-1-16-1

40.1

Rizwan Cheema to Mishra, 1 run, very full outside off stump, he goes down on a knee and squeezes it down to third man

40.2

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, FOUR, shot! it was slapped away past extra cover off the front foot, it was very full close to off stump, and went through with the full bat swing, beating sweeper cover to the boundary

40.3

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, bowls it shorter this time, slower too, he stays in the crease and pushes it on the off side

40.4

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, shuffles across the stumps, Cheema goes in the blockhole, and he digs it back to the bowler

40.5

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, 2 runs, Odoyo stands on the back foot, and forcefully punches this to extra cover, who parries the ball in the direction of long off with the dive. some slow work there allows Odoyo to get back in time

40.6

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, hurries him in to nudging this one away on the leg side

Kenya 162/6   Rizwan Cheema 7-1-23-1

46.1

Rizwan Cheema to Otieno, no run, looks to belt this one down the ground, but gets it as far as the bowler

46.2

Rizwan Cheema to Otieno, no run, Odoyo lives on again, he had backed up too far down the pitch, it was hit to midwicket who missed the non-striker's stumps by a long way

46.3

Rizwan Cheema to Otieno, 1 run, heaved away over midwicket to bring Odoyo on strike

46.4

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, makes room outside leg stump, Baidwan goes wider outside off stump, and it crashes into Bagai's gloves who thinks there was an edge before that, but the umpire doesn't think so

46.5

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, lovely delivery, nothing can be done with that, in the blockhole and dug back to the bowler

46.6

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, 1 run, another one fired full on the stumps, pushed away in to the off side for a run

Kenya 185/8   Rizwan Cheema 8-1-25-1

48.1

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, no run, goes down on a knee and paddles a full toss straight to short fine leg

48.2

Rizwan Cheema to Odoyo, 1 run, they get the single now, this one is pushed down the ground past the bowler

48.3

Rizwan Cheema to Otieno, no run, the ball does not want to go past the infield, a full toss is slapped away to point

48.4

Rizwan Cheema to Otieno, FOUR, the old slog gets some runs finally, he made some room and gave it a thwack, the extra bounce on that one took the outside edge and flew wide of short third man

48.5

Rizwan Cheema to Otieno, no run, back to normal, full delivery outside off stump, can't do anything with it

48.6

Rizwan Cheema to Otieno, OUT, Hansra denies Kenya a six, it was slogged again, and this time he got the connection, it flew high in the air and settled in the hands of Hansra at wide long on who was about half an inch from the ropes, talk about being in the right place at the right time, they look at the replays before confirming that it was clean

E Otieno c Hansra b Rizwan Cheema 8 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

Kenya 193/9   Rizwan Cheema 9-1-30-2

Photos

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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