ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 41st match, Group A

Kenya v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 161 runs

30.1

Ngoche to Ervine, 2 runs, pushed off the front foot towards point with an open face

30.2

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, defended on the leg side

30.3

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, pushed of the front foot towards cover

30.4

Ngoche to Ervine, FOUR, short ball down leg side and Ervine glances the ball off his pads past the fielder at short fine leg

30.5

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

30.6

Ngoche to Ervine, FOUR, Ervine pushes forward to defend and gets an edge that falls short of first slip and beats the fielder and runs to the third-man boundary

Zimbabwe 160/3   CR Ervine 10* (6b 2x4)

32.1

Ngoche to Ervine, 1 run, Ervine moves forward, gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball with power towards deep square

Zimbabwe 165/3   CR Ervine 11* (7b 2x4)

33.1

Tikolo to Ervine, 1 run, tossed up outside off from round the stumps, gets him to reach out and push towards covers

Zimbabwe 166/4   CR Ervine 12* (8b 2x4)

34.1

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, goes for the sweep to one that turns in from outside leg, but short fine leg makes good ground to his left to cut off the run

34.2

Ngoche to Ervine, 1 run, eases this one away down to long on for a single

34.4

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, lovely delivery, that has turned so much, flighted outside leg, he tried to adjust from the turn and pushed forward around middle, the ball turned way past the off stump

34.5

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, this time he stays in the crease, does not commit early, and punches this one towards covers

34.6

Ngoche to Ervine, 1 run, gets one on the pads and works it away through square leg

Zimbabwe 174/4   CR Ervine 14* (13b 2x4)

35.1

Ongondo to Ervine, 1 run, pushes out this length delivery towards sweeper cover for an easy single

Zimbabwe 175/4   CR Ervine 15* (14b 2x4)

36.2

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, and he takes it on the pad as he misses the sweep, bowler and keeper are interested, but it pitched way outside leg

36.3

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, defended in to the off side towards point

36.4

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, again down the leg side, he turns it away to short fine leg

36.5

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, Rakep lets go of a stumping chance, he came charging down , and missed this flighted ball completely, it went between his legs as he looked to work it through midwicket, tough take for Rakep, Ervine was in no shape to get back in time if he had collected cleanly

36.6

Ngoche to Ervine, 1 run, now he gets a single through midwicket

Zimbabwe 178/4   CR Ervine 16* (19b 2x4)

37.1

Ongondo to Ervine, FOUR, tries the bouncer, it sits up meekly, he goes for a languid, almost casual pull, the ball takes the top edge and flies backward of square leg and rolls in to the boundary

37.2

Ongondo to Ervine, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads wide of deep midwicket

37.3

Ongondo to Ervine, no run, goes a touch fuller and across the stumps, better line, he gets front foot out and pushes to mid off

37.4

Ongondo to Ervine, 1 run, strays in line again, worked off the pads to fine leg easily

Zimbabwe 185/4   CR Ervine 23* (23b 3x4)

38.1

Ngoche to Ervine, FOUR, gets half-forward to a delivery turning across him, opens the face at the last moment and gets it past short third man who dives in vain

38.2

Ngoche to Ervine, FOUR, lovely little reverse paddle, from leg stump too, slightly fuller and turning in, he reaches out and wristily turns it comfortably past short third man, too fine for him to bother chasing it

38.3

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, turns it from way outside leg stump, he plays it out on the leg side

38.4

Ngoche to Ervine, no run, pushed out towards midwicket

38.5

Ngoche to Ervine, 1 run, comes forward to defend, gets it towards short fine leg and they take the single

Zimbabwe 194/4   CR Ervine 32* (28b 5x4)

39.1

Tikolo to Ervine, no run, pushed away to short extra cover

39.2

Tikolo to Ervine, 1 run, eased down to long off for a single

39.4

Tikolo to Ervine, 1 run, one more single down the ground, they are a dime a dozen, long off this time

Zimbabwe 200/4   CR Ervine 34* (31b 5x4)

40.1

Odhiambo to Ervine, 1 wide, well, he sprays the first one a foot down the leg side from a length, Kenya need to pull things back here, they are leaking runs

40.1

Odhiambo to Ervine, 1 run, short, and wide again, this time outside off stump, slashed away to third man

40.4

Odhiambo to Ervine, no run, front foot across the stumps, and a clip off the pads to midwicket

40.5

Odhiambo to Ervine, 1 run, not much possible with this one, on the stumps and he pushes it back to the bowler, Nehemiah is a touch lazy in getting down and concedes a run down the ground

Zimbabwe 214/4   CR Ervine 36* (34b 5x4)

41.3

Tikolo to Ervine, 2 runs, driven forcefully off the front foot, sweeper cover has it, er, covered

41.4

Tikolo to Ervine, no run, pushed out in to the off side off the front foot

41.5

Tikolo to Ervine, no run, turned off the pads to short fine leg

41.6

Tikolo to Ervine, 1 run, gets this one off the front foot past extra cover

Zimbabwe 220/4   CR Ervine 39* (38b 5x4)

42.1

Ongondo to Ervine, no run, bowls the cutter around leg stump, he tries to turn it fine but can't beat the fielder

42.2

Ongondo to Ervine, 1 run, fuller delivery around leg stump, he adjusts to push it past extra cover

42.5

Ongondo to Ervine, no run, clipped neatly off the toes, but right to midwicket

42.6

Ongondo to Ervine, 1 wide, and Ervine falls over outside the crease as he comes out to one that is bowled down the leg side, could have been a stumping chance, but extremely tough take

42.6

Ongondo to Ervine, 1 run, more leg side stuff, this time Ervine flicks it to fine leg and jogs through for the run

Zimbabwe 228/4   CR Ervine 41* (42b 5x4)

43.1

Tikolo to Ervine, 1 bye, turns and bounces too much way outside off, Obuya misses the take

43.5

Tikolo to Ervine, no run, shortens the length as he sees him come out, and he hits it away to extra cover

43.6

Tikolo to Ervine, SIX, that is big! Ervine gets one in the slot, goes down on the knee and slog-sweeps it from outside off way over deep midwicket, and many rows back

Zimbabwe 240/4   CR Ervine 47* (45b 5x4 1x6)

44.5

Odhiambo to Ervine, FOUR, what does the bowler do? what can he do? Ervine goes across the stumps, and turns a length ball from way outside off stump, paddles it to the fine leg boundary, that will be his 50

44.6

Odhiambo to Ervine, FOUR, 101.1 kph slower one, he waits for it, and picks the gap perfectly past extra cover with the drive, Kenya can't stop the runs

Zimbabwe 251/4   CR Ervine 55* (47b 7x4 1x6)

45.2

Otieno to Ervine, FOUR, and he walks outside the off stump, takes this length ball from a couple of pace down the track, and lifts it over midwicket

45.3

Otieno to Ervine, no run, shuffles again, but this one is not full enough and he plays it out on the leg side

45.4

Otieno to Ervine, FOUR, Ervine is getting way outside off stump repeatedly, and hurting Kenya, he brings out the lap shot now, scrambles in the end but manages to pick it wide of short fine leg from outside off stump

45.5

Otieno to Ervine, 1 run, even the top edges are not finding the fielders, he went for the forcing pull, got the steepling edge that fell well short of fine leg

Zimbabwe 261/4   CR Ervine 64* (51b 9x4 1x6)

46.5

Ongondo to Ervine, 1 run, takes the almost-yorker length ball and does well to squeeze it wide of mid off, but Mishra does even better to rush to his left and dive to save the boundary

Zimbabwe 270/4   CR Ervine 65* (52b 9x4 1x6)

47.1

Otieno to Ervine, 1 run, Ervine continues to find the middle of the bat, creams a length ball off the front foot to sweeper cover

47.6

Otieno to Ervine, OUT, he is gone now, went for a forceful punch to a length ball and chopped it on to the stumps

CR Ervine b Otieno 66 (89m 54b 9x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

Zimbabwe 276/6   CR Ervine 66 (54b 9x4 1x6)

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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