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)

21.1

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, begins with a ball close to being wided as it slips down the leg side.

21.2

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, short of a length and turning away, Mishra looks to pull and gets a single

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   WD Balaji Rao 1-0-1-0

23.1

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended compactly off the front foot

23.2

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, on the pads, and Mishra dabs to midwicket for a quick single

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

23.6

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, another short ball, this time Mishra latches on late and under-edges through mid on for a single

Kenya 84/5   WD Balaji Rao 2-0-4-0

25.1

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, turning into the stumps from outside leg, tucked through square leg for one

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

25.6

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, hurries through outside off, a hint of low bounce too as Mishra looks to chop and misses

Kenya 89/5   WD Balaji Rao 3-0-6-0

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

27.4

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, length ball on off stump, Mishra presses forward ans softly drops it on the leg 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   WD Balaji Rao 4-0-14-0

29.1

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, leggie on the pads, clipped through square leg for one

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

29.3

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, Rao welcomes him with a googly well outside off, and Odoyo leans out to smother the turn

29.4

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run

29.5

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, another wrong 'un, Odoyo leans out and defends from the crease

29.6

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 1 run, Odoyo turns one on the pads to the leg side for one

Kenya 110/6   WD Balaji Rao 5-0-16-1

31.1

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 1 run, full length ball on off stump, driven down to long on for one

31.2

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, tossed up and turning away, he pushes forward for an off drive

31.3

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, Rao rips another one across, but Odoyo smothers the spin well with a solid forward press

31.4

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, shorter this time, Odoyo looks to work it to the off side with the spin, but can't get the gap

31.5

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 3 runs, unnecessary direct hit allows a third. Odoya stays back and punches through midwicket for a couple. And then he gets a third.

31.6

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, short of a length again, Mishra works through the leg side for one more

Kenya 121/6   WD Balaji Rao 6-0-22-1

33.1

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, loopy full legbreak, he comes forward and pushes to the off side

33.2

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, gets away with a low and slow short one that is cut away to point

33.3

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 1 run, tosses it up outside leg stump, and it is worked away to deep midwicket

33.4

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, short and turning away, cut away towards extra cover

33.5

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, gets right to the pitch of this tossed up delivery outside off stump, and drives it straight to extra cover

33.6

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, well bowled, flighted up even further, and closer to off stump this time, he goes for another drive and is beaten

Kenya 128/6   WD Balaji Rao 7-0-23-1

35.1

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, flighted up on leg stump, he reaches out to smother it

35.2

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, gets an inside edge on the leg side for a single as he stretches forward

35.3

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, tossed up with an invite to drive through extra cover with slip waiting, he does so, but very softly and along the ground

35.4

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, flatter and quicker, he goes back to defend down the pitch

35.5

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 1 run, another shortish one, hurries on after pitching, he hammers it away wide of midwicket

35.6

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, gets to the pitch of a flighted one outside off and drives it along the ground to long off

Kenya 135/6   WD Balaji Rao 8-0-26-1

37.1

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, shortish and hurrying straight on with the angle, he shuffles and takes it on the pads

37.2

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, tossed up on middle stump, and he gets forward to defend

37.3

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, pushed in quicker, he hurries forward in defence on the off side

37.4

Balaji Rao to Mishra, no run, looks to tickle one fine on the off side, but cannot get it past Bagai

37.5

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, full on leg stump, swept away wide of deep square leg

37.6

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 1 run, tossed up fuller, he goes back in the crease and turns it square

Kenya 142/6   WD Balaji Rao 9-0-28-1

39.1

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 1 run, again Odoyo gets on the front foot and pings sweeper cover with the drive

39.2

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, paddles this one on leg stump fine, but short fine leg gets to the ball with a big dive, it is big Osinde there

39.3

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, FOUR, goes for the slog sweep, it was the googly, he picked it and hammered it with the turn beyond cow corner

39.4

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, 1 run, pushed in front of square leg for a run

39.5

Balaji Rao to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra uses the feet to get to the pitch, and drives it down to long on

39.6

Balaji Rao to Odoyo, no run, eased with the turn on the off side, extra cover dives to cut off the single

Kenya 155/6   WD Balaji Rao 10-0-36-1

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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