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   PJ Ongondo 1-0-5-0

2.1

Ongondo to Chakabva, 1 run, hangs the bat out at one outside off stump, opens the face and gets it past point, and wide of third man to get off the mark

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

2.4

Ongondo to Chakabva, 1 wide, pitching miles outside off stump, and then moving several inches away

2.4

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, closer to off this time, but still enough time and space ti leave it alone

2.5

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, on the stumps on a length, pushed away on the leg side

2.6

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, and one goes past the outside edge! pulls out this length ball outside off from nowhere, it holds the line and goes past his forward push

Zimbabwe 12/0   PJ Ongondo 2-0-8-0

4.1

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, some bounce at 117.2 kph, hmm, extra lift from a length outside off stump, he lets it go

4.2

Ongondo to Chakabva, 1 run, pushes out purposefully, and gets it wide of cover for a comfortable run

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   PJ Ongondo 3-0-13-0

6.1

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, blocked confidently off the back foot

6.2

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, goes flailing at a widish one that moves away from him, and is nowhere to the line of the ball

6.3

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, comes forward and meets the length ball with a broad defensive bat

6.4

Ongondo to Chakabva, FOUR, lovely drive, gets forward, covers for the away movement by staying slightly beside the line and opens the face to drive in the gap at cover, Nehemiah goes charging after the ball, but it has too much of a headstart

6.5

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, better line, on the stumps, defended on the leg side

6.6

Ongondo to Chakabva, no run, misses the flick and it rolls away fine off the pads, David is quick to get to his left and cut off any attempts of a run

Zimbabwe 24/0   PJ Ongondo 4-0-17-0

11.1

Ongondo to Sibanda, FOUR, and is right away dispatched through extra cover, very full outside off, got to the pitch, leaned in to the drive, and got it in the gap, then the outfield took over

11.2

Ongondo to Sibanda, 1 leg bye, they pinch a single as this one rolls away off the pads in front of midwicket

11.3

Ongondo to Taibu, no run, comes forward a long way, but ends up pushing outside the line to one that cuts back in, it is the off-cutter, but he is struck outside the line of off

11.4

Ongondo to Taibu, 1 run, whoa, Taibu zooms down the wicket, pushes one in front of the non-striker, and zips across for the run, mid on had no chance against the little man

11.5

Ongondo to Sibanda, no run, pushes forward in resolute defence

11.6

Ongondo to Sibanda, no run, gets back this time to push a length ball to the bowler

Zimbabwe 42/2   PJ Ongondo 5-0-22-0

13.1

Ongondo to Sibanda, no run, walks down the track, and defends a length ball on the leg side

13.2

Ongondo to Sibanda, 1 run, turned off the pads in front of square leg, Mishra runs forward from the deep midwicket boundary to field

13.3

Ongondo to Taibu, FOUR, this outfield is so quick, just seemed a push in the gap at cover, but it beat the fielder to the ropes, he even put in the dive, but to no avail

13.4

Ongondo to Taibu, 1 run, shuffles to work this one away on the leg side

13.5

Ongondo to Sibanda, 1 wide, this pitch is playing its tricks, this one didn't get up at all, fortunately for the batsman it was down the leg side, David Obuya had to do some work to stop it

13.5

Ongondo to Sibanda, no run, again he walks down the track defend this one

13.6

Ongondo to Sibanda, no run, played out from the crease on the leg side

Zimbabwe 53/2   PJ Ongondo 6-0-29-0

35.1

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

35.2

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, straightens a shade close to off stump, he comes out and blocks

35.3

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, looks to come forward in defence, it cuts back in from outside off stump, and he takes it on the body, that bounced too

35.4

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, more bounce for Ongondo, this one takes off from back of a length, and it hits him high on the defensive blade

35.5

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, pushed out to point this time off the back foot

35.6

Ongondo to Chigumbura, 1 run, does not commit forward fully and stabs at this length delivery to send it down to third man, again some disconcerting lift, even from a slightly fuller length

Zimbabwe 176/4   PJ Ongondo 7-0-31-0

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

37.5

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, he is still a bit tentative in getting fully forward, maybe the uncertain bounce is causing it, takes a step out and pushes to point

37.6

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, swivels for a weak pull shot, ends up swinging a bit early, and takes the short ball on the body

Zimbabwe 185/4   PJ Ongondo 8-0-38-0

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

42.3

Ongondo to Chigumbura, FOUR, waits on the back foot for this shortish one to come on, swivels and pulls it over midwicket

42.4

Ongondo to Chigumbura, 1 run, again stays in the crease to push out a length ball on the off side

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   PJ Ongondo 9-0-46-0

46.1

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, bounces high outside off stump, he almost jumped in the air to reach it, but could not connect

46.2

Ongondo to Chigumbura, SIX, does not have to do too much stretching for this one, gentle length ball a foot outside off, and he gets front leg out of the way, and swings it over wide long off

46.3

Ongondo to Chigumbura, no run, played out in to the leg side

46.4

Ongondo to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, gets a low full toss, goes down on the knee to swing it, but takes it on the pads

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

46.6

Ongondo to Chigumbura, OUT, and now he pulls off a well-timed catch, Elton swung this one with power down the ground, but Mishra timed his leap at the precise moment to take the ball that was sailing over his head

E Chigumbura c Mishra b Ongondo 38 (68m 41b 3x4 2x6) SR: 92.68

Zimbabwe 270/5   PJ Ongondo 10-0-53-1

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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