ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 41st match, Group A

Kenya v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 161 runs

0.1

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, starts off right on a length close to off stump getting Taylor to defend off the front foot

0.2

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, gentle stuff on a length outside off stump, Taylor has a look at it, and decides to leave

0.3

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, 128.4 kph, a bit of wobble in the air as this one straightens a shade but comfortably outside off for him to leave

0.4

Ongondo to Taylor, FOUR, he's had enough of a look, realised there is not much pace off the pitch, waited for this one to arrive and then crashed it past cover

0.5

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, shapes away, he is keeping it outside off stump, left alone again

0.6

Ongondo to Taylor, 1 run, the ball is coming very slowly off the surface, he shuffles across, and gets an inside edge away in front of mid on

Zimbabwe 5/0   BRM Taylor 5* (6b 1x4)

1.1

Otieno to Taylor, no run, wide and left alone outside the off stump

1.2

Otieno to Taylor, FOUR, well, this deserved to be put away, three feet outside off, and short on top of that, Taylor rocked back and cut it fiercely past point, no one moved

1.3

Otieno to Taylor, no run, bowls it fuller, but still wide outside off, he comes forward and tries to smash it away, but mistimes to mid off

1.4

Otieno to Taylor, no run, that's the area, coming in with the angle on off stump, he carefully pats it away

1.5

Otieno to Taylor, no run, tries to get forward to punch this one away past extra cover but cannot get the timing

1.6

Otieno to Taylor, no run, gets him to come forward in picture-perfect forward defence as he bowls a length ball that comes in close to off stump

Zimbabwe 9/0   BRM Taylor 9* (12b 2x4)

2.2

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, gets forward and blocks this length delivery

2.3

Ongondo to Taylor, 1 run, the slip cordon go up in hope, the bowler has hands on his hips, he got front pad across on of stump, and wanted to flick it over fine leg, but got an inside edge on to pad that saved him, else he was right in front

Zimbabwe 11/0   BRM Taylor 10* (14b 2x4)

3.1

Otieno to Taylor, no run, more compact forward defence from Taylor, no flourish, just a stride forward and a resolute block

3.2

Otieno to Taylor, no run, this one takes off from a length, a bit two-paced this surface, he was already in the forward movement, and took it on the glove, fortunately there was no one close in at short leg

3.3

Otieno to Taylor, no run, another one holds its line outside off stump, he was a bit tentative after taking the earlier one on the glove, belatedly tried to have a poke, and was beaten

3.4

Otieno to Taylor, no run, now this one comes in, this is good stuff, but starting a bit far outside off to make him play

3.5

Otieno to Taylor, 1 run, lunges forward in defence, and takes on the man running in from midwicket for a tight single

Zimbabwe 13/0   BRM Taylor 11* (19b 2x4)

4.3

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, good away shape on this one, pitches on a length and then loops away, he leaves with a flourish after coming forward

4.4

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, looking to break free, fortunate that one did not crash in to the stumps, wanted to heave this one from outside off over midwicket, but got an inside edge on to pad as it kept a shade low

4.5

Ongondo to Taylor, no run, gets back to a short of a length ball and punches it to extra cover

4.6

Ongondo to Taylor, FOUR, this time he will get what he wants, this one wan angled in fuller on the stumps, and he used the angle neatly, flicking high in the air over midwicket, and the ball trickled in to the ropes to beat the man chasing it

Zimbabwe 19/0   BRM Taylor 15* (23b 3x4)

5.5

Otieno to Taylor, no run, walks two feet outside off stump, and blocks it away to point

5.6

Otieno to Taylor, no run, pushes one away in front of point, and wants the run, Regis says 'no'

Zimbabwe 20/0   BRM Taylor 15* (25b 3x4)

7.1

Otieno to Taylor, FOUR, 134.7 kph full delivery, Taylor has had enough of convention, swipes across the line, and gets enough on it to get it past the non-striker and down the ground

7.2

Otieno to Taylor, 1 run, gets some width outside off, and goes hard at it, but gets it straight to third man

7.5

Otieno to Taylor, 1 run, shuffles and plays this one on the leg side

Zimbabwe 31/0   BRM Taylor 21* (28b 4x4)

8.1

Odhiambo to Taylor, no run, shuffles across and plays this one away on the leg side

8.2

Odhiambo to Taylor, no run, bounces and thuds into the high part of the bat as he pushes forward

8.3

Odhiambo to Taylor, no run, 138.6 kph short of a length ball that he looks to turn away through square leg but takes it on the pads

8.4

Odhiambo to Taylor, 1 run, already he is making some difference with his extra pace, getting one to hold its line outside off, and he uncertainly pushes at it and gets a thick edge to third man

Zimbabwe 32/0   BRM Taylor 22* (32b 4x4)

9.1

Otieno to Taylor, no run, shuffles and pushes off the front foot in to the off side

9.2

Otieno to Taylor, no run, drives off the front foot, mid off gets quickly to his left and fires in the throw

9.3

Otieno to Taylor, FOUR, too full and angled in on leg stump, he works it away neatly and short midwicket had no chance once it got past him

9.4

Otieno to Taylor, OUT, Kenya have got the big one, Taylor departs to a nothing shot, this one was not on the pads, he still tries to flick it away, it was outside off stump, he did not get across and ended up scooping it in the air to mid on

BRM Taylor c Ngoche b Otieno 26 (41m 36b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

Zimbabwe 36/2   BRM Taylor 26 (36b 5x4)

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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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