ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 41st match, Group A

Kenya v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 161 runs

15.1

Ngoche to Taibu, 1 run, it's time for those singles down the ground as a tossed up ball it driven to long on

15.2

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, fired in quicker on off stump, pushed down the track

15.3

Ngoche to Sibanda, 1 run, whipped away with the turn from outside off to deep midwicket

15.4

Ngoche to Taibu, FOUR, the innovator in Taibu quickly comes to the fore, goes down on a knee, lunges forward and helps a turning delivery past short third man with the reverse paddle

15.5

Ngoche to Taibu, 1 run, tries to do so again, but this one is around middle and he awkwardly dabs it away to short third man

15.6

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, turning in around leg stump, played out towards midwicket

Zimbabwe 62/2   JO Ngoche 1-0-7-0

18.1

Ngoche to Taibu, no run, bowled on a tight length around off stump. Defended on the front foot

18.2

Ngoche to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu bottom edges the cut towards backward point and sets off

18.3

Ngoche to Sibanda, 2 runs, worked off the pads towards square leg where a fumble allows the run

18.4

Ngoche to Sibanda, 1 run, pushed towards long on for a single

18.5

Ngoche to Taibu, no run, played off the pads towards midwicket

18.6

Ngoche to Taibu, 1 run, turned off the pads through square leg for a single

Zimbabwe 75/2   JO Ngoche 2-0-12-0

20.1

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, loud appeal for lbw as Sibanda pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad. Umpire Dharmasena says not out and Kenya want a review. Replays indicate it would have missed leg by a long way. Kenya have used both their reviews.

20.2

Ngoche to Sibanda, FOUR, width offered outside off and Sibanda cuts deftly off the back foot. This outfield is so quick the ball speeds to the third-man boundary

20.3

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, Sibanda strides forward and defends on the off side

20.4

Ngoche to Sibanda, 2 runs, dabbed from the crease past the fielder at short fine leg

20.5

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, played off the back foot towards short fine leg

20.6

Ngoche to Sibanda, FOUR, fuller length on middle and leg, flicked firmly off the front foot through midwicket where a mis-field on the boundary allows four. Shoddy work

Zimbabwe 93/2   JO Ngoche 3-0-22-0

22.1

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, defended on the off side

22.2

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

22.3

Ngoche to Sibanda, 1 run, flicked off the pads towards deep midwicket

22.4

Ngoche to Taibu, 1 run, dabbed off the back foot towards point

22.5

Ngoche to Sibanda, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind square

22.6

Ngoche to Taibu, FOUR, Taibu pulls the reverse sweep out of his bag and makes terrific contact, he plays that shot rather well

Zimbabwe 104/2   JO Ngoche 4-0-29-0

24.1

Ngoche to Sibanda, FOUR, that's rubbish, a long hop outside leg stump, Sibanda swivels and pulls towards the long-leg boundary

24.2

Ngoche to Sibanda, 2 runs, short again, punched off the back foot through extra cover

24.3

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, defended on the back foot

24.4

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, tossed up on off stump, the batsman moves forward and blocks

24.5

Ngoche to Sibanda, 2 runs, played towards deep midwicket

24.6

Ngoche to Sibanda, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

Zimbabwe 115/2   JO Ngoche 5-0-37-0

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   JO Ngoche 6-0-47-0

32.1

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

32.2

Ngoche to Taibu, no run, worked off the pads from the crease towards square

32.3

Ngoche to Taibu, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

32.4

Ngoche to Taibu, OUT, that's lbw! Taibu attempts the reverse sweep and misses. The ball hits him rather straight on off and middle line. Umpire Dharmasena raises the finger quickly. Taibu wants a review, but it's futile. That would have hit the middle of middle. Start the car ...

T Taibu lbw b Ngoche 53 (103m 74b 7x4 0x6) SR: 71.62

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   JO Ngoche 7-0-48-1

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

34.3

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

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   JO Ngoche 8-0-56-1

36.1

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

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   JO Ngoche 9-0-58-1

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

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   JO Ngoche 10-0-68-1

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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