ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 41st match, Group A

Kenya v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 161 runs

23.1

Tikolo to Sibanda, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long off

23.2

Tikolo to Taibu, no run, played back to the bowler

23.3

Tikolo to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu stays in his crease and nudges the ball off his pads through square

23.4

Tikolo to Sibanda, 1 run, leg stump once again and Sibanda goes deep into his crease and flicks the ball through square

23.5

Tikolo to Taibu, no run, tossed up on off, Taibu strides and defends

23.6

Tikolo to Taibu, no run, cut off the back foot towards extra cover

Zimbabwe 107/2   SO Tikolo 1-0-3-0

25.1

Tikolo to Taibu, no run, pushed off the back foot towards the bowler

25.2

Tikolo to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu moves back and works the ball towards square

25.3

Tikolo to Sibanda, no run, Sibanda moves on the front foot and pushes towards the bowler

25.4

Tikolo to Sibanda, 2 runs, Sibanda gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully towards deep square where Odhiambo slides and saves the boundary

25.5

Tikolo to Sibanda, 1 run, played towards cover for a quick single

25.6

Tikolo to Taibu, 1 run, dabbed behind point for one more

Zimbabwe 120/2   SO Tikolo 2-0-8-0

27.1

Tikolo to Taibu, no run, tossed up on off and middle, played back to the bowler

27.2

Tikolo to Taibu, FOUR, Taibu backs away towards leg, makes room, and cuts from just outside off through the gap at point, superbly timed and it races away on a fast outfield

27.3

Tikolo to Taibu, no run, Taibu moves back and plays the ball off his pads behind square

27.4

Tikolo to Taibu, FOUR, and again, Taibu makes room and slaps the ball from off stump through cover for four more, placed the ball in front of the fielder on the deep point boundary

27.5

Tikolo to Taibu, 1 run, nudged off the back foot towards square

27.6

Tikolo to Sibanda, SIX, shot! Sibanda reaches 50 by stepping out, getting to the pitch of the ball and lofting it with a wonderfully straight bat over the long-on boundary

Zimbabwe 136/2   SO Tikolo 3-0-23-0

33.1

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

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   SO Tikolo 4-0-24-0

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

39.1

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

39.3

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

39.4

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

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   SO Tikolo 5-0-33-0

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

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   SO Tikolo 6-0-38-0

43.1

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

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

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   SO Tikolo 7-0-49-0

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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