ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 41st match, Group A

Kenya v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 161 runs

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

8.5

Odhiambo to Chakabva, no run, stays on the back foot and guides a bouncing delivery to point

8.6

Odhiambo to Chakabva, OUT, 135.7 kph, and Nehemiah strikes in his first over, lovely delivery, very close to off stump, getting him to push forward at it, moves away off to take the outside edge, and David Obuya gleefully accepts the dolly

RW Chakabva c †DO Obuya b Odhiambo 9 (36m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.90

Zimbabwe 32/1   NN Odhiambo 1-0-1-1

10.1

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, hustles in and bowls a 137.6 kph length delivery that is wisely left alone outside off

10.2

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, gets behind the line of one that bounces extra around middle stump, two-paced nature coming through again, loops in the air on the leg side

10.3

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, he puts it lot off effort but it comes slowly off the pitch outside off stump, left alone

10.4

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, another one left alone outside the off stump

10.5

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, wide outside off stump, he lets it be

10.6

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, sticks to his guns outside off, and this time gets him to stab at it, but the lack of pace in the pitch means it falls short of second slip

Zimbabwe 36/2   NN Odhiambo 2-1-1-1

12.1

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, Tikolo goes for the review to one that nips in to strike Taibu on the pads, but that would have missed leg stump, Nehemiah was interested, umpire Dharmasena had already said not out, replays only confirm that

12.2

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 run, goes on his toes to guide one past point

12.3

Odhiambo to Sibanda, 3 runs, shuffles and neatly works this one with the angle past midwicket, got lot of wood on that one, just pulled back inside the ropes

12.4

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, lifter outside off stump, come back in off the seam, left alone

12.5

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, Odoyo has a shy at the stumps, and misses, by a long way, Sibanda was almost at Taibu's end in his mad rush for the single, but Taibu sent him back, Odoyo dived at mid on and at the same moment fired in the throw, which is why it was about three feet wide of the stumps

12.6

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, pushed away in to the cover

Zimbabwe 46/2   NN Odhiambo 3-1-5-1

14.1

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, driven off the front foot in to the covers

14.2

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, slaps a length ball to point

14.3

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, opens him up a bit, but he manages to push this length ball to mid off

14.4

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, pushed out towards mid on

14.5

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, stands tall, rides the bounce on this one outside off and punches it nicely to point

14.6

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 wide, tries the bouncer this time, it goes way above the batsman's head

14.6

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 run, strays on the pads, he picks it down to fine leg

Zimbabwe 55/2   NN Odhiambo 4-1-7-1

16.1

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 run, short of a length ball doesn't get waist high, played from the crease behind point

16.2

Odhiambo to Sibanda, no run, good length delivery angling into Sibanda who gets behind the line and defends from the crease

16.3

Odhiambo to Sibanda, 1 run, another ball doesn't get up much, Sibanda defends on the back foot towards the off and calls for a quick single

16.4

Odhiambo to Taibu, 2 runs, Taibu takes one hand off the bat as he tries to pull, he was too early on the short and the ball lobbed up safely towards midwicket

16.5

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 run, played off the pads towards midwicket, fuller ball this time

16.6

Odhiambo to Sibanda, 1 run, short of a length, Sibanda goes back and works the ball off his hips through square leg

Zimbabwe 68/2   NN Odhiambo 5-1-13-1

26.1

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, short of a length, played towards point off the back foot

26.2

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, short of a length again, played from the crease towards the bowler

26.3

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 run, dabbed off the back foot towards third man

26.4

Odhiambo to Sibanda, no run, good length ball outside off, defended solidly off the front foot towards cover

26.5

Odhiambo to Sibanda, no run, short ball and Sibanda tries to pull but gets beaten, that ball didn't rise as much as Sibanda thought it would

26.6

Odhiambo to Sibanda, no run, the slower ball on middle stump, Sibanda moves forward and blocks

Zimbabwe 121/2   NN Odhiambo 6-1-14-1

28.1

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, Sibanda would have been run out had there been a direct hit! Taibu dabbed the ball towards cover point and took two steps forward. Sibanda charged for the single and was sent back very late. The fielder at cover point missed at the bowler's end with Sibanda in the middle of the pitch

28.2

Odhiambo to Taibu, no run, short ball and Taibu lets it pass

28.3

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 wide, that's extremely wide down leg side, the slower ball gone wrong

28.3

Odhiambo to Taibu, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut off the back foot towards third man

28.4

Odhiambo to Sibanda, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

28.5

Odhiambo to Sibanda, FOUR, that's poor, with fine leg in the circle. Leg stump line at gentle pace, Sibanda glances the ball fine and helps himself to four easy runs

28.6

Odhiambo to Sibanda, FOUR, edged and that's just wide of the wicketkeeper. Sibanda was looking to cut a short of a length ball and ended up edging it to third man

Zimbabwe 146/2   NN Odhiambo 7-1-24-1

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

40.2

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

40.4

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

40.6

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

Zimbabwe 215/4   NN Odhiambo 8-1-35-1

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

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   NN Odhiambo 9-1-46-1

48.1

Odhiambo to Lamb, 1 run, swung with a loud crack to the man at deep midwicket, if only you could get more runs for middling it off the bat, that would have been a six, it was absolutely belted

48.2

Odhiambo to Utseya, 1 run, almost shopped on to the stumps, but he escapes with a single fine down the leg side

48.3

Odhiambo to Lamb, no run, fires in the bouncer, it comes slowly off the pitch, he goes for the pull, but it is too high for him, not called a wide

48.4

Odhiambo to Lamb, 2 runs, slower one, really slower one, he was half-way through with the pull, stopped, and then helped it fine on it's way to fine leg where Rakep flung himself to his right and stopped the ball inches from the ropes

48.5

Odhiambo to Lamb, SIX, Lamb connects and gets more than enough on this length ball to send it screaming over the wide long off boundary

48.6

Odhiambo to Lamb, 2 runs, Rakep is in business again, this one is worked away off the pads wide of fine leg

Zimbabwe 288/6   NN Odhiambo 10-1-58-1

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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