ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 41st match, Group A

Kenya v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 161 runs

32.5

Ngoche to Chigumbura, no run, pushes forward and defends on the leg side

32.6

Ngoche to Chigumbura, no run, stays back and pushes one away in to the off side

Zimbabwe 165/4   E Chigumbura 0* (2b)

33.2

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, Tikolo produces the leading edge as he looks to clip it through midwicket, but it seemed to fall just short of Collins who dived forward

33.3

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, pished away on the leg side

33.4

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, almost a run out, Ervine came charging for the single as the ball was played to square leg, had to rush back from more than halfway down the pitch, the throw was side at Tikolo's end

33.5

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, played in the air, could have been dangerous, but it dropped short of midwicket

33.6

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, tight over from Tikolo ends, played away off the back foot

Zimbabwe 166/4   E Chigumbura 0* (7b)

34.3

Ngoche to Chigumbura, 5 wides, poor bowling, this one is pushed down the leg side, turns further away from the batsman, keeps low too, in short, keeper had not much chance

34.3

Ngoche to Chigumbura, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes a fuller one down to long on

Zimbabwe 173/4   E Chigumbura 1* (8b)

35.2

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, straightens a shade close to off stump, he comes out and blocks

35.3

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, looks to come forward in defence, it cuts back in from outside off stump, and he takes it on the body, that bounced too

35.4

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, more bounce for Ongondo, this one takes off from back of a length, and it hits him high on the defensive blade

35.5

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, pushed out to point this time off the back foot

35.6

Ongondo to Chigumbura, 1 run, does not commit forward fully and stabs at this length delivery to send it down to third man, again some disconcerting lift, even from a slightly fuller length

Zimbabwe 176/4   E Chigumbura 2* (13b)

36.1

Ngoche to Chigumbura, 1 run, purposefully skips down the track and eases this one with the turn to long on

Zimbabwe 177/4   E Chigumbura 3* (14b)

37.5

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, he is still a bit tentative in getting fully forward, maybe the uncertain bounce is causing it, takes a step out and pushes to point

37.6

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, swivels for a weak pull shot, ends up swinging a bit early, and takes the short ball on the body

Zimbabwe 185/4   E Chigumbura 3* (16b)

38.6

Ngoche to Chigumbura, 1 run, dabs it away towards short third man, some bounce on it but he manages it in the end

Zimbabwe 195/4   E Chigumbura 4* (17b)

39.1

Tikolo to Chigumbura, 2 wides, whoa, whoops, where did that come from, it went some four feet down the leg side, after being looped up in the air

39.3

Tikolo to Chigumbura, 1 run, comes down the track, takes this on the half volley and collects the run to long on

39.5

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, gets this one to turn in and bounce from outside off stump, Elton does well to keep it down

39.6

Tikolo to Chigumbura, FOUR, goes for the sweep to one turning down leg stump, gets a top edge that has short fine leg interested for a moment, but not after it flies way over his head

Zimbabwe 204/4   E Chigumbura 9* (20b 1x4)

40.2

Odhiambo to Chigumbura, SIX, shot! Elton plants front foot across and down the track, picks this fuller one from outside off stump, and swings it high and mighty over long off, Zimbabwe are getting a real move-on

40.3

Odhiambo to Chigumbura, 1 run, now the single to fine leg off the pads

40.6

Odhiambo to Chigumbura, 1 run, fuller outside off stump, and he pings long off with the front foot drive

Zimbabwe 215/4   E Chigumbura 17* (23b 1x4 1x6)

41.1

Tikolo to Chigumbura, 1 wide, strays down the leg side, again, this time Rakep gets pads in the way, and stops it

41.1

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, one more fluffed stumping, Rakep holds his head down in disappointment, Tikolo had deceived Elton in the flight, and it turned down the leg side, but Rakep could not collect

41.2

Tikolo to Chigumbura, 1 run, clipped away through midwicket for the single

Zimbabwe 217/4   E Chigumbura 18* (25b 1x4 1x6)

42.3

Ongondo to Chigumbura, FOUR, waits on the back foot for this shortish one to come on, swivels and pulls it over midwicket

42.4

Ongondo to Chigumbura, 1 run, again stays in the crease to push out a length ball on the off side

Zimbabwe 226/4   E Chigumbura 23* (27b 2x4 1x6)

43.2

Tikolo to Chigumbura, no run, played out with the turn to midwicket

43.3

Tikolo to Chigumbura, FOUR, takes this one on the half volley, and goes through with the drive, mid off helps by running across and diving over the ball

43.4

Tikolo to Chigumbura, 1 run, looking to have a swing at everything now, this one goes down to deep square leg

Zimbabwe 234/4   E Chigumbura 28* (30b 3x4 1x6)

44.1

Odhiambo to Chigumbura, no run, rolls away off the pads fine to the keeper on the leg side as he targets the fuller length

44.2

Odhiambo to Chigumbura, 2 runs, good adjustment from Elton, it was the slow short delivery, he had lined up for the big pull, and adjusted pretty neatly to pull it along the ground wide of deep midwicket

44.3

Odhiambo to Chigumbura, no run, goes for the fuller length again, squeezed out near the wickets

44.4

Odhiambo to Chigumbura, 1 run, goes for the yorker, sprays it down the pads, and it rolls away fine on the leg side

Zimbabwe 243/4   E Chigumbura 31* (34b 3x4 1x6)

45.1

Otieno to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, looks to swing this one over square leg, but it was not short enough, and rolls away on the off side off the body

45.6

Otieno to Chigumbura, 1 run, Elton is finding some for here, pulls a shortish one ferociously but finds the man at deep midwicket

Zimbabwe 262/4   E Chigumbura 32* (36b 3x4 1x6)

46.1

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, bounces high outside off stump, he almost jumped in the air to reach it, but could not connect

46.2

Ongondo to Chigumbura, SIX, does not have to do too much stretching for this one, gentle length ball a foot outside off, and he gets front leg out of the way, and swings it over wide long off

46.3

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, played out in to the leg side

46.4

Ongondo to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, gets a low full toss, goes down on the knee to swing it, but takes it on the pads

46.6

Ongondo to Chigumbura, OUT, and now he pulls off a well-timed catch, Elton swung this one with power down the ground, but Mishra timed his leap at the precise moment to take the ball that was sailing over his head

E Chigumbura c Mishra b Ongondo 38 (68m 41b 3x4 2x6) SR: 92.68

Zimbabwe 270/5   E Chigumbura 38 (41b 3x4 2x6)

Photos

Mar 20, 2011

Zimbabwe's bowlers backed up their batsmen with an all-round performance, Kenya v Zimbabwe, Group A, World Cup 2011, Kolkata, March 20, 2011

Zimbabwe's bowlers backed up their batsmen with an all-round performance

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Mar 20, 2011

Nehemiah Odhiambo resisted Zimbabwe's bowlers with an unbeaten 44, Kenya v Zimbabwe, Group A, World Cup 2011, Kolkata, March 20, 2011

Nehemiah Odhiambo resisted Zimbabwe's bowlers with an unbeaten 44

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