ICC Cricket World Cup, 23rd Match, Group A: Canada v Kenya at Delhi, Mar 7, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 23rd match, Group A
Canada won by 5 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (neutral venue)
7 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Neelan: "How is the attendance for this match?" Very sparse

Ouma and Waters walk out to the middle. Canada are all set. We are ready for the start. Osinde will start off with the new ball, with two slips

vicky: "Cheema get a century in 50 balls, then get 5 wicket haul, 2-3 catches & if possible a direct hit run out, not expecting more from you as ur my trump player in today's match :)"

Lazar: "Even if one is from South Asia, once you play for Canada you forget about being a South Asian and play for your adopted country - we have such examples in Imran Tahir, Kevin Pieterson, Ed Joyce, etc."

2.23 pm The national anthems are being played. Kenya's first. 'O Canada' is on now.

Rahul Bhasin: "JM Davison better perform today! I've had him in my fantasy team since the start and he's scored two ducks and didn't play the third match. A total of -40 so far from his batting. And he was my captain once, so make that -60. Not cool."

Munaf: "I hope both the nations continue the trend from yesterday of a really close match... We need a centurion from both teams..."

deepak: "kenya will win here by a margin of around 150 runs." Seriously? They haven't even made that much with the bat in three attempts in the tournament. But then, neither have Canada. Ho hum

Mohit: "I just wonder what feeling Canadian players must be having during their national anthem." Most of them are from South Asia, yes

Kenya have won both their World Cup games against Canada, in 2003 and 2007, but they were a seriously good side at that time. Not so now. Canada have had some good results recently, winning three of their last four games against Kenya

Harvir Baidwan: "We have a pretty good idea about the Kenyan team as we play them all year around. We have had a good chat and everyone is looking forward to this game."

2 pm Toss Kenya have won the toss and will bat first . Jimmy Kamande: "Odoyo is in for Peter Ongondo and James Ngoche is in for brother Shem."

Ashish Bagai: "We would have batted as well. But would like to put pressure now. I am originally from New Delhi, hopefully we will have a bit of support." Canada are going with young Parth Desai, the left-arm spinner, along with legspinner Balaji Rao. Are you updating your Fantasy XIs?

While we wait for the toss, check out our Twitter handle @ESPNcricinfo. Keeps you updated. As soon as the news breaks.

Given the nature of the track, Canada are looking at playing two specialist spinners. Tell us what you think the Playing XIs could look like.

Dry surface devoid of grass. Lots of cracks all around. Alistair Campbell says the side that wins the toss would want to bat first. The track would take turn, and play lower and slower as the game goes on. You don't need to check the fixtures schedule to know where the match is being played. Just the pitch report is enough. Yes, it's the Kotla.

Both sides come in to this game on the back of several thrashings. Canada showed some improvement against Pakistan though. Ashish Bagai, their captain, sounded confident yesterday. Kenya have been plumbing the absolute depths, and Jimmy Kamande, their captain, has promised to put on a much better show today

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the game between Canada and Kenya in Delhi. Not one but two Associates playing today, and all the more chance of it being a close game, as the sides seems evenly matched. More about it in the preview.

0.1

Osinde to Ouma, no run, starts off very wide of off stump, back of a length and moving away further, left alone, not much bounce

0.2

Osinde to Ouma, OUT, and right away, Osinde strikes, bowled it fuller this time and much closer to off stumps, Ouma looked to leave it tentatively, there was sharp away movement which took the outside edge even as he looked to pull his bat away, and the ball settled in the palms of second slip

MA Ouma c Baidwan b Osinde 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Collins Obuya, who made a half-century against Sri Lanka, comes in

0.3

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, ooh, almost another one, it was on a length outside off stump again, straightened after pitching, Obuya went half-poking at it, but got nowhere near it

0.4

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, this one is wider outside off stump, and moving further away, left alone this time

0.5

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, shortens the length a tad, and it goes away after pitching, he leaves it alone

0.6

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, more away movement from close to off stump, not much bounce this time as it dies on its way to Bagai, Obuya pushed at it and was beaten

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Kenya 0/1 (RR: 0.00)

    • CO Obuya 0 (4b)
    • SR Waters 0 (0b)
    • H Osinde 1-1-0-1

Baidwan from the other end

1.1

Baidwan to Waters, no run, bowls it very full on the stumps, he digs it out back to the bowler

1.2

Baidwan to Waters, no run, keeping it full around off stump, he gets forward and pushes it on the off side

1.3

Baidwan to Waters, no run, he drops it shorter this time and gets it to move away wide outside off stump, left alone

1.4

Baidwan to Waters, no run, good delivery, makes Waters go searching for it, and moves away from his bat after pitching on a length close to off

1.5

Baidwan to Waters, no run, again the low bounce in the wicket reveals itself, another one outside off goes low to Bagai, left alone

1.6

Baidwan to Waters, no run, the two opening bowlers have been very consistent in their first overs, another one moves away from a length outside off, and is left alone

End of over 2 (maiden) Kenya 0/1 (RR: 0.00)

    • SR Waters 0 (6b)
    • CO Obuya 0 (4b)
    • HS Baidwan 1-1-0-0
    • H Osinde 1-1-0-1
2.1

Osinde to CO Obuya, 1 run, Kenya are away, in the third over, it was wide and shortish outside off, he went for the cut but mistimed it, there was time though for a run as the ball went to the left of backward point

2.2

Osinde to Waters, 1 run, this one comes in with the angle from a length, he remains in the crease and works it away in front of square leg

2.3

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, making him push out at one that came in late from a length, it was very close to off stump, and just about missed the outside edge

2.4

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, more uncertain prodding outside off stump, he is caught on the crease, and is reaching out to the ones moving away outside off stump, beaten again

2.5

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, gets a fuller one outside off stump, and looks to thump it down the ground, but mistimes it to mid on

2.6

Osinde to CO Obuya, 1 run, the one that comes in with the angle, good stuff from Osinde, he gets an inside edge through square leg as he pushes at it from the crease

End of over 3 (3 runs) Kenya 3/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • CO Obuya 2 (9b)
    • SR Waters 1 (7b)
    • H Osinde 2-1-3-1
    • HS Baidwan 1-1-0-0

Mark: "I fear that even against Canada, Kenya's confidence is so low now that they may not remember how to win"

3.1

Baidwan to CO Obuya, no run, what is happening here? another play and miss outside off stump, it was just around a length, and he went looking for the drive without moving his feet, beaten again

3.2

Baidwan to CO Obuya, no run, lovely delivery, straightening outside off stump, drawing the batsman forward who pushes at it, it zips past the outside edge

3.3

Baidwan to CO Obuya, no run, no movement on this one, comes straight on the stumps, blocked hurriedly

3.4

Baidwan to CO Obuya, 2 runs, charges down the track this time, how long can one push and poke, gets it in front of square leg

3.5

Baidwan to CO Obuya, 1 run, short and wide, he goes hard at it, and gets it down to third man

3.6

Baidwan to Waters, 1 run, opens the face of the bat to a length ball and runs it down to third man

End of over 4 (4 runs) Kenya 7/1 (RR: 1.75)

    • SR Waters 2 (8b)
    • CO Obuya 5 (14b)
    • HS Baidwan 2-1-4-0
    • H Osinde 2-1-3-1

Our man from the ground Nagraj Gollapudi: "firstly, i can't believe the press box is full for this contest. I can't imagine what would be scenes day after when india play."

4.1

Osinde to Waters, no run, clipped away off the pads towards midwicket

4.2

Osinde to Waters, no run, another mistimes shot, the ball came slowly off the pitch, he cut it hard in the ground and the ball rolled away to point

4.3

Osinde to Waters, no run, gets the timing on this one, cuts it off the back foot, but it is placed on the bounce to point

4.4

Osinde to Waters, no run, normal service resumes, one more play and miss, full and there for the drive, moves away slightly from the attempted one from Waters, and beats him

4.5

Osinde to Waters, OUT, and the one that comes in as a surprise delivery gets him, Osinde likes it, it was pitched fuller and went on with the angle, Waters was tentative in pushing forward with all that away movement, and pushed outside the line, the ball raced through the gap between bat and pad, off the back pad and on to off stump which was uprooted out of the ground

SR Waters b Osinde 2 (22m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38

David comes in for the Obuya & Obuya show. gully comes in

4.6

Osinde to DO Obuya, no run, 139.4 kph delivery that goes on with the angle, makes him block it in a hurry

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Kenya 7/2 (RR: 1.40)

    • DO Obuya 0 (1b)
    • CO Obuya 5 (14b)
    • H Osinde 3-2-3-2
    • HS Baidwan 2-1-4-0

Our man Nagraj is still surprised: "more bizaarre is about 1000 people are ascattered in the stands."

5.1

Baidwan to CO Obuya, FOUR, almost another one, gets the outside edge as he pushes hard off the back foot, but it falls well short of first slip

5.2

Baidwan to CO Obuya, no run, defended back to the bowler off the front foot

5.3

Baidwan to CO Obuya, 1 run, guided away wide of third man off the back foot

5.4

Baidwan to DO Obuya, no run, hustles this one from a length down to mid on, cannot get the placement right

5.5

Baidwan to DO Obuya, 1 run, squeezes out this very full and wide ball outside off stumps, and sends it down to third man

5.6

Baidwan to CO Obuya, FOUR, takes on the man at mid on with a chip in the air off a length delivery, gets it just over him as he goes running to his right, the outfield takes care of the rest

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kenya 17/2 (RR: 2.83)

    • CO Obuya 14 (18b 2x4)
    • DO Obuya 1 (3b)
    • HS Baidwan 3-1-14-0
    • H Osinde 3-2-3-2

Ram: "I guess the press folks are setting their camp in advance. Maybe they won't budge from their seats until the Wednesday match gets over."

6.1

Osinde to DO Obuya, no run, Osinde is bowling a lovely spell here, gets another one to go past the outside edge as he prods at an away going ball from the crease

6.2

Osinde to DO Obuya, no run, this one comes in with the angle, keeping the batsman guessing, that's why he is caught on the crease and blocks it to mid on

6.3

Osinde to DO Obuya, 1 run, goes on leg stump this time, and he flicks it with a Caribbean flourish through midwicket

6.4

Osinde to CO Obuya, 3 runs, makes a late decision to pull a surprise bouncer, gets it away through square leg, the man from fine leg put in the dive, but also touched the ropes at the last instant, was he touching the ball as well? Replays are not conclusive

6.5

Osinde to DO Obuya, no run, i have lost count of the plays-and-misses in this short innings, he swishes at another one that moves away from a length outside off, and gets nowhere close to hitting it

6.6

Osinde to DO Obuya, OUT, Osinde gets another one, you cannot play-and-miss repeatedly, have to nick one in the end, that is what happened this time, it was pitched closer to off stump, making him push forward, and moved away late to take the edge on its way to Bagai, who pouches it very happily

DO Obuya c †Bagai b Osinde 2 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 7 (4 runs) Kenya 21/3 (RR: 3.00)

    • CO Obuya 17 (19b 2x4)
    • H Osinde 4-2-7-3
    • HS Baidwan 3-1-14-0

Steve Tikolo comes in now. Parth Desai, left-arm spin, to bowl

7.1

Desai to CO Obuya, no run, beats him right away with one that turns away slightly close to off stump

7.2

Desai to CO Obuya, FOUR, this time he takes leave of the crease, comes down the track, and lifts this flighted one high over mid off

7.3

Desai to CO Obuya, no run, abandons the crease again, and goes for another charge, this one was a bit flatter and he takes it on the pads

7.4

Desai to CO Obuya, no run, is struck on the pads again, as he pushes at this one, but that one was going down leg

7.5

Desai to CO Obuya, SIX, Collins sends this one in to orbit, gets to the pitch of the ball with a couple of steps, and hammers it over long off

mid off is sent back on the boundary

7.6

Desai to CO Obuya, no run, pushes this flatter one back to the bowler from the crease

End of over 8 (10 runs) Kenya 31/3 (RR: 3.87)

    • CO Obuya 27 (25b 3x4 1x6)
    • SO Tikolo 0 (0b)
    • PA Desai 1-0-10-0
    • H Osinde 4-2-7-3
8.1

Osinde to Tikolo, 2 runs, uses the angle on the incoming delivery to work it in to the gap between midwicket and mid on

8.2

Osinde to Tikolo, no run, solidly defended back to the bowler off the back foot

8.3

Osinde to Tikolo, no run, goes very full this time, he digs it comfortably in to the off side

8.4

Osinde to Tikolo, 1 wide, sprays it very wide outside off stump this time from short of a length

8.4

Osinde to Tikolo, no run, played away off the back foot

8.5

Osinde to Tikolo, no run, comes forward to a fuller one and softly pushes it towards covers, looking much more comfortable that the ones that preceded him

8.6

Osinde to Tikolo, no run, miles outside the off stump from back of a length, he leaves it alone

End of over 9 (3 runs) Kenya 34/3 (RR: 3.77)

    • SO Tikolo 2 (6b)
    • CO Obuya 27 (25b 3x4 1x6)
    • H Osinde 5-2-10-3
    • PA Desai 1-0-10-0

Baidwan is back to replace Desai

9.1

Baidwan to CO Obuya, no run, fuller one outside off stump, pushed away to mid off

9.2

Baidwan to CO Obuya, 1 run, clipped away off the pads towards midwicket, the throw came in to the non-striker's end, but they had scampered through by then

9.3

Baidwan to Tikolo, no run, calmly played away in to the covers off the front foot

9.4

Baidwan to Tikolo, 1 run, opens the bat face to guide this to point, and they race through for the close run

9.5

Baidwan to CO Obuya, 1 run, driven to the right of mid on, and another single is available easily

9.6

Baidwan to Tikolo, no run, nicely behind the line of this one close to off stump, and blocks it away

End of over 10 (3 runs) Kenya 37/3 (RR: 3.70)

    • SO Tikolo 3 (9b)
    • CO Obuya 29 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • HS Baidwan 4-1-17-0
    • H Osinde 5-2-10-3
10.1

Osinde to CO Obuya, 1 wide, stretches and goes reaching for a wide one outside off stump, too wide for him even then

10.1

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, good delivery, going straight on instead of moving away, he was on the crease, and that allowed him to push it back to the bowler

10.2

Osinde to CO Obuya, 1 run, gets forward and drives this full delivery past the non-striker for a single, mid on runs across to field

10.3

Osinde to Tikolo, no run, looking for the yorker, gets it very full on the stumps, he digs it away towards mid on

10.4

Osinde to Tikolo, 1 run, high full toss outside off stump, he is taken by surprise and cannot get it past mid off with the punch

10.5

Osinde to CO Obuya, no run, slower one, very wide outside off stump, he reaches out and cuts it away awkwardly to point

10.6

Osinde to CO Obuya, 1 run, played out to point off the back foot

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kenya 41/3 (RR: 3.72)

    • CO Obuya 31 (32b 3x4 1x6)
    • SO Tikolo 4 (11b)
    • H Osinde 6-2-14-3
    • HS Baidwan 4-1-17-0

Ajinth: "Cheema come for the attack.. Its ur turn now!!!"

11.1

Baidwan to CO Obuya, no run, tucks him up with a back of a length one on the stumps, he pushes it down the track

11.2

Baidwan to CO Obuya, no run, too straight this time, but he cannot get it past midwicket, even as he shuffles across the stumps and works it away

11.3

Baidwan to CO Obuya, OUT, another one departs, what a shot to play when you are three down, went heaving at a length delivery from the crease, wanting to lift it over midwicket, got nowhere close to the ball, it seamed in a shade to beat him even more comprehensively, and crashed in to the stumps

CO Obuya b Baidwan 31 (53m 35b 3x4 1x6) SR: 88.57

Tanmay Mishra is in at No 6

11.4

Baidwan to Mishra, FOUR, gets a full toss on leg stump, happily pushes it in to the gap between midwicket and mid on, who had no chance on the Kotla outfield

11.5

Baidwan to Mishra, no run, gets the front foot across, and hurriedly brings bat in front of pad to turn this fuller one towards mid on

11.6

Baidwan to Mishra, 1 run, gets some room outside off stump, and steers it wide of third man

End of over 12 (5 runs) Kenya 46/4 (RR: 3.83)

    • T Mishra 5 (3b 1x4)
    • SO Tikolo 4 (11b)
    • HS Baidwan 5-1-22-1
    • H Osinde 6-2-14-3

Navs: "i'm sure Cheema is captain of Ajinth's fantasy team..."

12.1

Osinde to Mishra, no run, shoulders arms to one that comes in off the seam from a length close to off stump, good decision in the end

12.2

Osinde to Mishra, no run, goes a touch wider than the previous one, still not far from off stump, and gets it to jag back in, Mishra persists with leaving

12.3

Osinde to Mishra, no run, the closest to off stump of the three deliveries, Mishra has nothing to do with it, Osinde cannot understand how that missed off stump

12.4

Osinde to Mishra, 1 run, gets it to angle in to the pads, Mishra was already coming forward and adjusted to flick it in the air, not far from the man at midwicket

12.5

Osinde to Tikolo, 1 run, goes very full this time, looking for the yorker, it is dug out towards mid on

Andrew: "I think all three of Kenya's supporters just lost all hope and left the stadium."

12.6

Osinde to Mishra, no run, gets forward now to one on a fuller length outside off stump, and meets with a firm defensive push

End of over 13 (2 runs) Kenya 48/4 (RR: 3.69)

    • T Mishra 6 (8b 1x4)
    • SO Tikolo 5 (12b)
    • H Osinde 7-2-16-3
    • HS Baidwan 5-1-22-1
13.1

Baidwan to Tikolo, no run, played out to cover off the back foot

Mark Kidger: "I'm finding this match more depressing than anything. Seeing Kenya struggle against the might of Canada shows just how badly the ICC has failed them after their previous World Cup successes. Kenya are threatening to go the way of Bermuda."

13.2

Baidwan to Tikolo, 1 run, guided to third man from the crease

13.3

Baidwan to Mishra, 1 run, that front foot goes a long way forward, and he has to stretch out to play around it and turn the incoming one in front of square leg

13.4

Baidwan to Tikolo, FOUR, Tikolo finds the gap past extra cover, and beats mid off who puts in a vain dive, minimum of fuss, got behind this one outside off stump, and pushed it firmly in the gap

13.5

Baidwan to Tikolo, no run, blocked off the front foot, bat and pad close together

13.6

Baidwan to Tikolo, no run, guided towards point from the crease

End of over 14 (6 runs) Kenya 54/4 (RR: 3.85)

    • SO Tikolo 10 (17b 1x4)
    • T Mishra 7 (9b 1x4)
    • HS Baidwan 6-1-28-1
    • H Osinde 7-2-16-3

Ajinth, Cheema comes on now.

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

Nitin to take over after drinks. See you on the over-by-over chat.

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kenya 57/5 (RR: 3.80)

    • T Mishra 8 (12b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 1-0-3-1
    • HS Baidwan 6-1-28-1

Thanks Abhishek.

The UDRS - continues to confuse and confound. Kamande walks out to the mess.

15.1

Hansra to Mishra, 1 run, tossed up and turning into the pads, paddled to backward square leg for one

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

Ali Afzal: "Cheema and Tikolo are both in my fantasy team.My man gets my man out. This is not on. "

15.4

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

Slip in place.

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

End of over 16 (5 runs) Kenya 62/5 (RR: 3.87)

    • JK Kamande 4 (5b 1x4)
    • T Mishra 9 (13b 1x4)
    • AS Hansra 1-0-5-0
    • 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.

Thisara: "What's the point of having UDRS, if TV umpire is as helpless as the On-field umpire?"

End of over 17 (1 run) Kenya 63/5 (RR: 3.70)

    • JK Kamande 4 (10b 1x4)
    • T Mishra 10 (14b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 2-0-4-1
    • AS Hansra 1-0-5-0
17.1

Hansra to Mishra, no run, short ball outside off, wasted by Mishra who cuts it straight to point

17.2

Hansra to Mishra, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended with the spin to mid on

17.3

Hansra to Mishra, no run, wider outside off this time, Mishra tries to force through the straight field but the bowler is in the way

17.4

Hansra to Mishra, no run, tossed up more generously, stout forward defensive from Mishra

17.5

Hansra to Mishra, 1 run, this one drips into the stumps, it is clipped to the leg side for one

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

End of over 18 (2 runs) Kenya 65/5 (RR: 3.61)

    • JK Kamande 5 (11b 1x4)
    • T Mishra 11 (19b 1x4)
    • AS Hansra 2-0-7-0
    • 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.

Guna: ""Benefit of doubt goes to the umpire" seem to be logic behind UDRS!! absurd!"

End of over 19 (maiden) Kenya 65/5 (RR: 3.42)

    • JK Kamande 5 (17b 1x4)
    • T Mishra 11 (19b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 3-1-4-1
    • AS Hansra 2-0-7-0
19.1

Hansra to Mishra, FOUR, surprise, surprise, a decisive hit for four. Tossed up invitingly outside off, Mishra plants the front foot well across and swipes with power through midwicket.

19.2

Hansra to Mishra, 2 runs, another good shot from Mishra, similar ball, he gets to the pitch and drives into the covers, through a slow moving Osinde, for a couple

19.3

Hansra to Mishra, no run, over-pitched on the stumps, it is dug back down the track to the bowler

19.4

Hansra to Mishra, no run, holds it back outside off and Mishra opens the face as he defends square on the off side

19.5

Hansra to Mishra, 1 run, the front foot is finally moving, again Mishra gets across to the flight and dinks to midwicket for a single

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

End of over 20 (8 runs) Kenya 73/5 (RR: 3.65)

    • JK Kamande 6 (18b 1x4)
    • T Mishra 18 (24b 2x4)
    • AS Hansra 3-0-15-0
    • Rizwan Cheema 3-1-4-1

Ajay: "If u think this is boring , imagine a test match between the two sides!" Strong argument against giving them Test status eh!

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) Kenya 77/5 (RR: 3.66)

    • JK Kamande 10 (24b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 18 (24b 2x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 4-1-8-1
    • AS Hansra 3-0-15-0

The big man comes on. Balaji Rao, the leggie. Bowls a mean googly. Sledges back when he gets lip from the opposition. And holds catches using his thighs, while standing at slip. The Dwayne Leverock of 2011.

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

Slip walks into position.

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.

End of over 22 (1 run) Kenya 78/5 (RR: 3.54)

    • JK Kamande 10 (28b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 19 (26b 2x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 1-0-1-0
    • Rizwan Cheema 4-1-8-1

Vasa: "Balaji Rao is Canada's Ramesh Powar."

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.

End of over 23 (3 runs) Kenya 81/5 (RR: 3.52)

    • JK Kamande 11 (32b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 21 (28b 2x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 5-1-11-1
    • 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

End of over 24 (3 runs) Kenya 84/5 (RR: 3.50)

    • T Mishra 23 (31b 2x4)
    • JK Kamande 12 (35b 2x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 2-0-4-0
    • Rizwan Cheema 5-1-11-1

Davison comes on. Slayer of West Indian attacks. In World Cups. Especially if the year is 2003. Bowling offies is his day job.

24.1

Davison to Mishra, 1 run, turning in from wide of the stumps, punched into the covers for one

Round the wicket now.

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

24.4

Davison to Mishra, no run, Mishra tries to winkle a square drive off a delivery tossed up outside off, but finds the fielder

24.5

Davison to Mishra, 1 run, flatter and straighter, punched down the ground for a single

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.

End of over 25 (3 runs) Kenya 87/5 (RR: 3.48)

    • JK Kamande 13 (38b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 25 (34b 2x4)
    • JM Davison 1-0-3-0
    • 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

Talha: "Kamande has been talking about the 'Kenyan brand of cricket' since long. Now that he is out there, please englighten us!!"

End of over 26 (2 runs) Kenya 89/5 (RR: 3.42)

    • T Mishra 26 (36b 2x4)
    • JK Kamande 14 (42b 2x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 3-0-6-0
    • JM Davison 1-0-3-0
26.1

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

26.2

Davison to Mishra, FOUR, a rare boundary for Kenya. Mishra gets another fastish delivery from Davison, wasted as it drifts down the leg side, and he lap sweeps it well, taking care to get it finer than the man at short fine leg. Away for four.

26.3

Davison to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra advances to the flight of the ball and drives through mid on 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.

End of over 27 (7 runs) Kenya 96/5 (RR: 3.55)

    • JK Kamande 16 (46b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 31 (38b 3x4)
    • JM Davison 2-0-10-0
    • 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

End of over 28 (8 runs) Kenya 104/5 (RR: 3.71)

    • JK Kamande 18 (51b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 32 (39b 3x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 4-0-14-0
    • JM Davison 2-0-10-0

Osinde returns into the attack. As an imaginative fan puts it, the Malcolm Marshall of Canada.

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

End of over 29 (4 runs) Kenya 108/5 (RR: 3.72)

    • JK Kamande 22 (57b 3x4)
    • T Mishra 32 (39b 3x4)
    • H Osinde 8-2-20-3
    • 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

Though he is a leggie, Rao's action is reminiscent of two offies - Aravinda de Silva and Maurice Odumbe

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

Odoyo walks out. Veteran of many World Cups. Was there in Poona when Kenya stunned WI.

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

Nagraj Gollapudi: "Odoyo looks he is an NFL quarterback with that helmet." I wonder what Naga thinks of Jesse Ryder's helmet. Or Michael Yardy's.

End of over 30 (2 runs) Kenya 110/6 (RR: 3.66)

    • TM Odoyo 1 (4b)
    • T Mishra 33 (40b 3x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 5-0-16-1
    • H Osinde 8-2-20-3

Baidwan returns, with slip in place.

30.1

Baidwan to Odoyo, no run, straight and sharp, on middle stump and defended down the track

30.2

Baidwan to Odoyo, FOUR, this time he strays on the pads, and Odoyo plays a nice flick through square leg. Rao is in the thick of things, running in from deep fine leg and diving away like a Bollywood hero's stunt double would, and he is sprawling on the ropes as the ball trickles past.

30.3

Baidwan to Odoyo, no run, length ball on off stump, defended down the track

30.4

Baidwan to Odoyo, 1 run, poor throw saves Mishra. It wasn't a throw, as much as an under-arm coaxing of the ball, back at Bagai. Odoyo dinked it to the off side and took off, the fielder had the time to line up a good throw but chose to under-arm flick it. That allowed Mishra enough time to get in.

30.5

Baidwan to Mishra, no run

30.6

Baidwan to Mishra, no run, on the pads to end the over, Mishra flicks straight to midwicket

End of over 31 (5 runs) Kenya 115/6 (RR: 3.70)

    • T Mishra 33 (42b 3x4)
    • TM Odoyo 6 (8b 1x4)
    • HS Baidwan 7-1-33-1
    • 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

Odoyo's helmet is the same type as worn by Sanga. Looks like a duck is perched on the batsman's head.

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

Govardan: "One must mention Sangakkara here,even his strike rate in ODI's peaked wearing that helmet"

End of over 32 (6 runs) Kenya 121/6 (RR: 3.78)

    • T Mishra 35 (44b 3x4)
    • TM Odoyo 10 (12b 1x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 6-0-22-1
    • HS Baidwan 7-1-33-1

Parth Desai comes on. Unfortunately, I don't know enough to give him the kind of grand entry Rao and Davison got.

32.1

Desai to Mishra, 1 run, back of a length on the pads, worked with the pads through the leg side for one

32.2

Desai to Odoyo, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, defended back down the track

32.3

Desai to Mishra, 1 run, this one is speared onto the pads and is worked through square leg for one.

32.4

Desai to Odoyo, 1 run, looped up on off stump, dabbed into the off side for a single

32.5

Desai to Mishra, 2 runs, flighted on leg stump, and Mishra drives down the leg side for one

32.6

Desai to Mishra, no run, tossed up on off and middle, he leans out and defends down the track

Right then, it is drinks. How many expected Kenya to last this long after that horror start? Abhishek will take you to the end of the innings, while I move over to the chat console.

End of over 33 (6 runs) Kenya 127/6 (RR: 3.84)

    • T Mishra 39 (48b 3x4)
    • TM Odoyo 12 (14b 1x4)
    • PA Desai 2-0-16-0
    • WD Balaji Rao 6-0-22-1

Thanks Nitin. Mishra has looked good. Here's Chock: "Please give some overs to Cheema. I dont have any one else in my fantasy team today..Let me also get some points. :)"

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

End of over 34 (1 run) Kenya 128/6 (RR: 3.76)

    • T Mishra 39 (51b 3x4)
    • TM Odoyo 13 (17b 1x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 7-0-23-1
    • PA Desai 2-0-16-0
34.1

Desai to Odoyo, no run, goes on straight outside off stump, keeps low, pushed away to extra cover

34.2

Desai to Odoyo, no run, another one keeps very low outside off stump, turns away from the edge, Bagai manages to get some glove on it

34.3

Desai to Odoyo, no run, defended off the front foot

34.4

Desai to Odoyo, FOUR, Odoyo comes charging down the track, gets to the pitch and lifts this tossed up one with the turn over extra cover, one bounce over the ropes

34.5

Desai to Odoyo, no run, goes for the cut to a delivery that is very close to off stump, and underedges it

34.6

Desai to Odoyo, no run, down the legside, he looks to work it fine but misses

End of over 35 (4 runs) Kenya 132/6 (RR: 3.77)

    • TM Odoyo 17 (23b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 39 (51b 3x4)
    • PA Desai 3-0-20-0
    • 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

Vamsee: "Hey Chock!! Rizwan Cheema is already getting 50 + 6 + 30 = 86 points. Assuming he is your captain, you are already getting 176 points. Stop being greedy!!"

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

End of over 36 (3 runs) Kenya 135/6 (RR: 3.75)

    • T Mishra 41 (54b 3x4)
    • TM Odoyo 18 (26b 2x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 8-0-26-1
    • PA Desai 3-0-20-0

Davison comes in to the attack for some offbreaks from round the stumps

36.1

Davison to Mishra, 1 run, turning down the pads, turned behind square leg

36.2

Davison to Odoyo, 1 run, slow and low one on the leg stump, he pushes hard at it, and it goes in the air just wide of the man at midwicket

36.3

Davison to Mishra, no run, comes down the track, almost yorks himself and digs it away back to the bowler

36.4

Davison to Mishra, 2 runs, gets some width outside off and cuts it backward of point, a fumble close to the ropes concedes an extra run

36.5

Davison to Mishra, 1 run, pushed away in front of covers off the front foot

36.6

Davison to Odoyo, no run, quicker one on the pads, turned to midwicket, Mishra wants a run, Odoyo sends him back

End of over 37 (5 runs) Kenya 140/6 (RR: 3.78)

    • TM Odoyo 19 (28b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 45 (58b 3x4)
    • JM Davison 3-0-15-0
    • 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

End of over 38 (2 runs) Kenya 142/6 (RR: 3.73)

    • TM Odoyo 20 (29b 2x4)
    • T Mishra 46 (63b 3x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 9-0-28-1
    • JM Davison 3-0-15-0

Ajay: "Canada miss a young Davison and Kenya miss a Young Tikolo!" Cheema is back

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

End of over 39 (5 runs) Kenya 147/6 (RR: 3.76)

    • T Mishra 46 (65b 3x4)
    • TM Odoyo 25 (33b 3x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 6-1-16-1
    • 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

End of over 40 (8 runs) Kenya 155/6 (RR: 3.87)

    • TM Odoyo 31 (37b 4x4)
    • T Mishra 48 (67b 3x4)
    • WD Balaji Rao 10-0-36-1
    • 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

End of over 41 (7 runs) Kenya 162/6 (RR: 3.95)

    • TM Odoyo 37 (42b 5x4)
    • T Mishra 49 (68b 3x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 7-1-23-1
    • WD Balaji Rao 10-0-36-1

Talha: "Surely Kenya are missing a trick here. Two well set batsman, with only the tail to come, and no plans of a powerplay??" Mishra is on 49 meanwhile, and Osinde comes back

41.1

Osinde to Mishra, 1 wide, very wide outside off stump, almost outside the pitch, goes on a couple of bounces to Bagai

41.1

Osinde to Mishra, no run, turns this back of a length delivery coming in with the angle to midwicket

41.2

Osinde to Mishra, no run, pushes this one outside off stump away to point, there was some width there but he hit it to the fielder

41.3

Osinde to Mishra, 1 run, steers a wide delivery uppishly in the direction of third man, goes to him on the bounce, Mishra has 50

41.4

Osinde to Odoyo, no run, low full toss outside off stump, he looked to drive it but it went off the edge on the bounce to the keeper

41.5

Osinde to Odoyo, 1 run, reaches out to push at this widish one, it is bowled a tad slower and he gets it in the air just wide of point

41.6

Osinde to Mishra, 1 run, looks to forcefully drive this fuller one past midwicket, but Balaji pulls off a diving stop in that region

End of over 42 (4 runs) Kenya 166/6 (RR: 3.95)

    • T Mishra 51 (72b 3x4)
    • TM Odoyo 38 (44b 5x4)
    • H Osinde 9-2-24-3
    • Rizwan Cheema 7-1-23-1
42.1

Davison to Mishra, OUT, Davison comes on and gets Mishra right away, lured him down the track with a flighted one from round the wicket, he got too close to the delivery and had a go at it, ending up getting a leading edge which went safely in the hands of mid off, this is a big wicket at this stage

T Mishra c Surkari b Davison 51 (120m 73b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.86

Nehemiah Odhiambo comes out now

42.2

Davison to Odhiambo, 2 runs, gets a healthy edge as he pushes half-forward and it races past short third man who gives chase and pulls it back

42.3

Davison to Odhiambo, no run, goes reaching out very far for another one going across him, and is beaten

slip in place now

42.4

Davison to Odhiambo, no run, pushed away in to the off side

42.5

Davison to Odhiambo, no run, tossed up on a yorker length, he digs it out, and it rolls away towards slip

42.6

Davison to Odhiambo, 1 run, shortish and turning on the pads, he works it away in front of square leg

End of over 43 (3 runs) Kenya 169/7 (RR: 3.93)

    • NN Odhiambo 3 (5b)
    • TM Odoyo 38 (44b 5x4)
    • JM Davison 4-0-18-1
    • H Osinde 9-2-24-3

Farrukh: "Isn't it funny people calling game like this boring and still read BBB Commentary and commenting on this match?"

43.1

Osinde to Odhiambo, no run, Osinde charges in and bowls one short and wide outside off stump, he goes for the cut and is beaten

43.2

Osinde to Odhiambo, 1 run, goes for the yorker, it swings in the air on leg stump, lovely delivery, he somehow manages to dig it away on the leg side

43.3

Osinde to Odoyo, no run, well, Bagai and Osinde think that Odoyo edged this attempted drive, Bagai dived forward to take it, Odoyo seemed to start walking back, but umpire Rauf thinks there was nothing on that, did it carry? Might have not

43.4

Osinde to Odoyo, 1 run, chopped away in the direction of third man

43.5

Osinde to Odhiambo, no run, Osinde gets another yorker on target, it gets between Odhiambo's swish and the leg stump, Bagai again thinks there was an edge involved

43.6

Osinde to Odhiambo, OUT, and now he gets it in a place where appeals don't matter, even as Odhiambo went swishing again, this time the yorker was spot-on, crashing in to the stumps, Osinde has four with the last ball of his tenth over

NN Odhiambo b Osinde 4 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

End of over 44 (2 runs) Kenya 171/8 (RR: 3.88)

    • TM Odoyo 39 (46b 5x4)
    • H Osinde 10-2-26-4
    • JM Davison 4-0-18-1
44.1

Davison to Odoyo, 1 run, worked away backward of square leg off the back foot

aftab: "@furrukh, die hard cricket lovers will even watch cricket match between Samoa and Antarctica if its live."

44.2

Davison to Otieno, no run, pushes inside the line of this one going across him, how did that miss off stump?

44.3

Davison to Otieno, no run, pushed back to the bowler

44.4

Davison to Otieno, no run, this one is floated up wide outside off stump, another swish in the air

44.5

Davison to Otieno, 1 run, gets bat to ball now, sends a fuller one along the ground to sweeper cover

44.6

Davison to Odoyo, SIX, Odoyo is stepping it up with wickets falling at the other end, takes a step down the track, and powers this one high over long off, just muscled over the ropes

End of over 45 (8 runs) Kenya 179/8 (RR: 3.97)

    • TM Odoyo 46 (48b 5x4 1x6)
    • E Otieno 1 (4b)
    • JM Davison 5-0-26-1
    • H Osinde 10-2-26-4

the batting Powerplay has been taken, has to be taken now anyways. Baidwan to start off

45.1

Baidwan to Otieno, 1 wide, full and wide down the leg side, Odoyo went for the fine tickle but missed out

45.1

Baidwan to Otieno, 1 run, gets it on a length on the stumps, pushed away to deep midwicket

45.2

Baidwan to Odoyo, 1 leg bye, Baidwan goes for the appeal, it was a fuller one that struck him on the pads as he missed out on the flick, umpire Rauf says no, Canada go for the review, it is just clipping the leg stump, and the on-field call stays, Odoyo survives

45.3

Baidwan to Otieno, no run, goes for the cut to one that is not short enough outside off, and misses

45.4

Baidwan to Otieno, no run, goes for the yorker, it reverses in late, and somehow manages to miss off stump, almost grazed it on its way to the keeper, Otieno was in no position to get bat on ball

45.5

Baidwan to Otieno, 1 leg bye, rolls away on the leg side as he is hit high on the pads

45.6

Baidwan to Odoyo, no run, no room for Odoyo, this one keeps low as well, he shuffles and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 46 (4 runs) Kenya 183/8 (RR: 3.97)

    • TM Odoyo 46 (50b 5x4 1x6)
    • E Otieno 2 (8b)
    • HS Baidwan 8-1-35-1
    • JM Davison 5-0-26-1

Justin: "Hi, Im an Aussie, living in England with a Canadian girlfriend and best friends from South Africa and India. Looking forward to almost every game. Go Canada (please publish this so i can impress my girlfriend Anna!!!!)"

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

End of over 47 (2 runs) Kenya 185/8 (RR: 3.93)

    • TM Odoyo 47 (53b 5x4 1x6)
    • E Otieno 3 (11b)
    • Rizwan Cheema 8-1-25-1
    • HS Baidwan 8-1-35-1
47.1

Baidwan to Odoyo, 1 leg bye, Odoyo goes a mile down leg, sees the ball has followed him there, gets it off the pads towards square leg

47.2

Baidwan to Otieno, 1 run, heaved away towards deep midwicket

47.3

Baidwan to Odoyo, no run, this is super stuff from Canada, this is anything but a batting Powerplay, fired outside off stump, he had backed away down leg and missed

47.4

Baidwan to Odoyo, no run, cannot get this one away as well, and they still call it a batting Powerplay

47.5

Baidwan to Odoyo, 1 run, manages to push this one to mid off and gets across for the single

47.6

Baidwan to Otieno, no run, the slower one, had he hit that, it would have carried to the other side of the Yamuna, but he did not connect, the ball moved away past the bat, and the stumps, Bagai is not happy by the latter fact

End of over 48 (3 runs) Kenya 188/8 (RR: 3.91)

    • E Otieno 4 (13b)
    • TM Odoyo 48 (57b 5x4 1x6)
    • HS Baidwan 9-1-37-1
    • 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

End of over 49 (5 runs) Kenya 193/9 (RR: 3.93)

    • TM Odoyo 49 (59b 5x4 1x6)
    • Rizwan Cheema 9-1-30-2
    • HS Baidwan 9-1-37-1

14 runs off the 'Powerplay' in four overs. Now then. immi: "Anna will be impressed."

49.1

Baidwan to Odoyo, 1 run, Odoyo gets 50, flicks a full toss off the pads through square leg

49.2

Baidwan to Ngoche, 1 leg bye, they go up for the leg before, it reversed in late and struck him on the pads, sliding down leg as they steal a leg bye as it rolls away

49.3

Baidwan to Odoyo, 1 run, gets just the single, comes down the track, he bowls it slower and shorter, and he pushes it away to long on

49.4

Baidwan to Ngoche, 1 wide, sprays a full delivery down the leg side

49.4

Baidwan to Ngoche, no run, gets the slower one on target, Ngoche is surprised and just pats it back down the track, Canada have been superb in this Powerplay

49.5

Baidwan to Ngoche, 1 run, hammered away off the front foot to the man at mid off, Odoypo gets one last ball

49.6

Baidwan to Odoyo, OUT, what a delivery! Odoyo is on all fours, and the stumps are shattered, again he gets the late inward movement as Odoyo backs away and looks to heave it down the ground, the ball tails in past his bat and crashes into the base of the stumps, 19 for 2 off the batting Powerplay

TM Odoyo b Baidwan 51 (86m 62b 5x4 1x6) SR: 82.25

So Kenya have managed to last 50 overs, and get close to 200. They could have got a few more, but Canada were too good at the start, and at the end in the Powerplay. Mishra and Odoyo got half-centuries, but there was nothing much otherwise. Osinde was terrific with the new ball, as was Baidwan with the old ball. Join us in 35 minutes for the chase. Meanwhile, have a go at the Player Rater and check out our smartphone apps.

End of over 50 (5 runs) Kenya 198/10

    • JO Ngoche 1 (3b)
    • HS Baidwan 10-1-41-2
    • Rizwan Cheema 9-1-30-2
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