ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 41st match, Group A

Kenya v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 161 runs

Welcome back for the chase. Mpofu will start it off

0.1

Mpofu to Obanda, 2 runs, and right away, a back of a length ball takes of sharply, he fends at it and is fortunate to get an edge over slip

0.2

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, closer to off stump this time, and fuller too, left alone

0.3

Mpofu to Obanda, 1 run, squares him up a bit with one that straightens around off stump, pushed away in front of cover

0.4

Mpofu to DO Obuya, no run, another good delivery, at 134.5 kph moves away from the forward prod. and beats him outside off

0.5

Mpofu to DO Obuya, OUT, and he gets rewards for some lovely bowling, fuller and angled in on the stumps, he was caught by surprise, and took it on the pads, he is a goner,says the umpire

DO Obuya lbw b Mpofu 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Mpofu to CO Obuya, no run, he is getting so much bounce from outside off stump, another one takes off from back of a length around off, left alone this time

End of over 1 (3 runs) Kenya 3/1 (306 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.24)
CO Obuya    0* (1b)      CB Mpofu    1-0-3-1
AA Obanda    3* (3b)     

and Ray Price in to the attack right away, short midwicket in place, short third man, short fine leg

1.1

Price to Obanda, no run, pushed through on the leg stump, pushes out and takes it on the pads

1.2

Price to Obanda, 1 run, pushed past Price, and they take on mid off with the throw, and make it in the end

slip comes in now for Collins

1.3

Price to CO Obuya, no run, pushed through again, this time on middle, punched down the track

1.4

Price to CO Obuya, no run, tossed up this time, gets him to push out, they think of the single, but extra cover gets to it quickly

1.5

Price to CO Obuya, no run, pushed out on the leg side off the back foot

1.6

Price to CO Obuya, no run, tight as always, worked away off the back foot to square leg

End of over 2 (1 run) Kenya 4/1 (305 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 6.35)
CO Obuya    0* (5b)      RW Price    1-0-1-0
AA Obanda    4* (5b)      CB Mpofu    1-0-3-1

2.1

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, rides the bounce on a back of a length ball to push it out to cover

2.2

Mpofu to Obanda, 4 leg byes, Utseya gives up the chase from short fine leg, it was worked away off the pads fine past the keeper

2.3

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, comes forward to a length ball that angles in and leaves him outside off, leaves him poking awkwardly in the end

2.4

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, pushed out to point this time off the back foot, Mpofu is all over Kenya at the moment

2.5

Mpofu to Obanda, 1 wide, Taibu does well to take a lifter that takes off from a short length and bounces over the batsman who looks to pull initially but backs off in the end

2.5

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, punched off the back foot to cover, a bit more intent this time

2.6

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, tries the surprise full delivery on the stumps, but he manages to stab it back down the track

End of over 3 (5 runs) Kenya 9/1 (300 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.38)
AA Obanda    4* (11b)      CB Mpofu    2-0-4-1
CO Obuya    0* (5b)      RW Price    1-0-1-0

3.1

Price to CO Obuya, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes this one to long on

3.2

Price to Obanda, no run, pushed through quicker, he comes out and smothers it

3.3

Price to Obanda, OUT, direct hit from short third man, it was guided in that direction and they were attempting the quick single, they go to the third umpire, and he is caught just short of the crease, good work from the fielder, got quickly to the ball and fired in the throw without wasting any time, Collins has to walk back

CO Obuya run out 1 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Anand: "Would it not be nice to see Tikolo bat through the innings on his swansong?" It's Steve Tikolo for one final time for Kenya

3.4

Price to Tikolo, no run, almost gets through, it is fired in and hurries on low, just jams his bat on it in the end

3.5

Price to Tikolo, no run, payed out to midwicket carefully

3.6

Price to Tikolo, 1 run, goes straight in on leg stump, whipped away to deep midwicket

End of over 4 (2 runs) Kenya 11/2 (298 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 6.47)
SO Tikolo    1* (3b)      RW Price    2-0-3-0
AA Obanda    4* (13b)      CB Mpofu    2-0-4-1

4.1

Mpofu to Tikolo, no run, gets an inside edge onto boot and it rolls away on the off side as he looks to block off the back foot

4.2

Mpofu to Tikolo, FOUR, flicked off the pads, timed neatly, races away to the deep midwicket boundary

4.3

Mpofu to Tikolo, no run, looks to flick fine down the leg side, gets it off the pads, Taibu goes flying to his left to take it

4.4

Mpofu to Tikolo, no run, gets behind the line of a length ball on middle stump, and defends

4.5

Mpofu to Tikolo, FOUR, bowls it one the pads, Tikolo flicks again, gets it off the middle of the bat again, and another boundary to deep midwicket

4.6

Mpofu to Tikolo, no run, goes for the yorker, dug out in to the leg side

End of over 5 (8 runs) Kenya 19/2 (290 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 6.44)
SO Tikolo    9* (9b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    3-0-12-1
AA Obanda    4* (13b)      RW Price    2-0-3-0

5.1

Price to Obanda, FOUR, gets it away off the back foot, it was homing in on off stump quickly, but he rocked back and cut it in front of cover

5.2

Price to Obanda, no run, looking to play from deep in the crease, another one hurries in, jabbed away on the off side

5.3

Price to Obanda, no run, on the leg stump and turned to square leg

5.4

Price to Obanda, no run, short fine leg and square leg in the circle and he fires another one on the pads, talk about bowling to your field

5.5

Price to Obanda, no run, defended off the front foot, this one is bowled a lot slower

5.6

Price to Obanda, no run, still slower, tossed up as well, Price going through the entire range, smothered off the front foot

End of over 6 (4 runs) Kenya 23/2 (286 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 6.50)
AA Obanda    8* (19b 1x4)      RW Price    3-0-7-0
SO Tikolo    9* (9b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    3-0-12-1

6.1

Mpofu to Tikolo, 1 wide, goes down the leg side from short of a length, he tries to whip it fine but misses

6.1

Mpofu to Tikolo, 1 run, rides the bounce on one outside off to cut it away in the air but past point, third man tidies up

6.2

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, comes back in from short of a length, he hurriedly defends

6.3

Mpofu to Obanda, 1 run, the fuller delivery that he tries every now and then, squeezed out towards mid on, and they take him on with the run, and complete it comfortably

6.4

Mpofu to Tikolo, no run, pushed away off the back foot off a thick inside edge towards midwicket

6.5

Mpofu to Tikolo, no run, stabbed away towards point off the back foot, Mpofu continues with the short of length stuff

6.6

Mpofu to Tikolo, no run, goes past the outside edge of Tikolo, moved away a shade from back of a length outside off and he had a poke at it

End of over 7 (3 runs) Kenya 26/2 (283 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 6.58)
SO Tikolo    10* (13b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    4-0-15-1
AA Obanda    9* (21b 1x4)      RW Price    3-0-7-0

7.1

Price to Obanda, no run, comes forward and gets an inside edge to short fine leg

7.2

Price to Obanda, 1 run, they take on Sibanda with a nudge towards point, and make it safely

7.3

Price to Tikolo, OUT, that looks to be the end of Tikolo for one final time, he went back to one that hurried on, missed the waft and was struck on the pads in front of leg stump, umpire Dharmasena raised the finger right away, Tikolo goes for the review, but to no avail, that is taking out leg stump, in a lovely gesture, all the Zimbabwe players rush to shake hands with Tikolo as he walks back, the grand old man of Kenyan cricket gets a standing ovation from the sparse Kolkata crowd who know their cricket only too well, the Kenyan dressing room applauds as one, the Zimbabwe players continue clapping in unison right till the very end, the end of the Kenyan legend

SO Tikolo lbw b Price 10 (16m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Tanmay Mishra walks in now

7.4

Price to Mishra, no run, defended solidly off the front foot

7.5

Price to Mishra, no run, another solid forward defensive push from Tanmay

7.6

Price to Mishra, no run, and again, right forward to defend this one, Price is right on target, ball after ball

End of over 8 (1 run) Kenya 27/3 (282 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.37, RRR: 6.71)
T Mishra    0* (3b)      RW Price    4-0-8-1
AA Obanda    10* (23b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    4-0-15-1

8.1

Mpofu to Obanda, no run, blocked off the back foot, gets on the toes and defends down the track

8.2

Mpofu to Obanda, FOUR, walks a step or two down the track, and has a swing at this one, gets it past mid on cleanly

8.3

Mpofu to Obanda, 1 run, pushed away in front of point and they go through for the single

8.4

Mpofu to Mishra, no run, gets a leading edge as he looks to turn a length ball on the leg side, ball rolls away to cover

8.5

Mpofu to Mishra, no run, comes forward with a big backlift but in the end blocks a length ball on off stump

8.6

Mpofu to Mishra, no run, jags back in sharply to strike him on the pads as he is caught in the crease, looked too high

End of over 9 (5 runs) Kenya 32/3 (277 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 6.75)
T Mishra    0* (6b)      CB Mpofu    5-0-20-1
AA Obanda    15* (26b 2x4)      RW Price    4-0-8-1

9.1

Price to Obanda, no run, comes forward to defend a flat delivery

9.2

Price to Obanda, FOUR, looks to go for the sweep to one on leg stump, gets it fine enough on the leg side

9.3

Price to Obanda, no run, played out to midwicket off the back foot

9.4

Price to Obanda, FOUR, for once Price goes short and a shade wide, enough for him to rock on the back foot and cut it in front of point

9.5

Price to Obanda, no run, played languidly out to short extra cover

9.6

Price to Obanda, no run, flighted around middle and leg, gets bat and pad together as he blocks

End of over 10 (8 runs) Kenya 40/3 (269 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.72)
AA Obanda    23* (32b 4x4)      RW Price    5-0-16-1
T Mishra    0* (6b)      CB Mpofu    5-0-20-1

Swapnil: "As a resident of Pune, the place where Kenya beat the mighty Windies of '96, it deeply saddens me to see the end of the career of one of the most underrated players from the Associate nations. Goodbye Steve Tikolo!" Utseya to bowl now

10.1

Utseya to Mishra, FOUR, and is swept right away behind square leg for a boundary from middle stump

10.2

Utseya to Mishra, no run, turned away in front of midwicket, it was flighted generously

10.3

Utseya to Mishra, OUT, Mishra has thrown it away, he is such a fine player of spin, but that won't please him one bit, with fine leg up, he goes for the sweep, and gets a meek top edge that settles in to that man's hands, Utseya is in business right away

T Mishra c Cremer b Utseya 4 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Odoyo is the new man in

10.4

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, defended off the front foot on the off side

10.5

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, played out to midwicket off the back foot

10.6

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, blocked off the front foot down the track

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kenya 44/4 (265 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.79)
TM Odoyo    0* (3b)      P Utseya    1-0-4-1
AA Obanda    23* (32b 4x4)      RW Price    5-0-16-1

11.1

Price to Obanda, no run, swept away to square leg

11.2

Price to Obanda, no run, strikes him on the pads, looked to be going down leg

11.3

Price to Obanda, no run, driven towards extra cover off the front foot

11.4

Price to Obanda, OUT, Price keeps firing them in, there is no getting away, this one strikes him on the pads in front of the stumps again as he pushes forward, pad first and then bat it seems, umpire Dharmasena thought so, and gave him out, they go for the review, and it only confirms the umpire's decision

AA Obanda lbw b Price 23 (51m 36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 63.88

Rakep Patel in the firing line of Price

11.5

Price to Patel, no run, flighted ball, defended off the front foot

11.6

Price to Patel, no run, bowls this one slowly through the air, he gets forward to defend

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Kenya 44/5 (265 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 6.97)
RR Patel    0* (2b)      RW Price    6-1-16-2
TM Odoyo    0* (3b)      P Utseya    1-0-4-1

12.1

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, fuller ball, played back down the track

12.2

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, blocked off the front foot down the track

12.3

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, Utseya goes up in appeal, another one strikes the pads, lots of turn, that is why there was doubt in the umpire's mind

12.4

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, played back down the track

12.5

Utseya to Odoyo, FOUR, gets this one past the bowler, and past mid on too, just a push but it was timed well

12.6

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, leading edge this time, Utseya is getting them to stay very low and turn sharply, the ball rolls away to point

End of over 13 (4 runs) Kenya 48/5 (261 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 7.05)
TM Odoyo    4* (9b 1x4)      P Utseya    2-0-8-1
RR Patel    0* (2b)      RW Price    6-1-16-2

13.1

Price to Patel, no run, lovely variation from Price, he turns this one after flighting it slowly, the edge does not carry to slip

13.2

Price to Patel, no run, almost another one, played away towards square leg, Taibu went after it and fired in a wild throw else Odoyo was gone

13.3

Price to Patel, no run, gets him to jab at one that rushed on quickly

13.4

Price to Patel, no run, now one bowled slowly, giving him the working over, blocked off the front foot

13.5

Price to Patel, no run, he pushes this one on off stump, and he manages to smother it

13.6

Price to Patel, FOUR, Price flights it again, but down the leg side, and Rakep sweeps it fine backward of square leg, that was a freebie, well, he is not pricey with gifts every now and then

End of over 14 (4 runs) Kenya 52/5 (257 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 7.13)
RR Patel    4* (8b 1x4)      RW Price    7-1-20-2
TM Odoyo    4* (9b 1x4)      P Utseya    2-0-8-1

14.1

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, goes deep in the crease to push a turning delivery back to the bowler

14.2

Utseya to Odoyo, 1 run, charges out and takes it on the full, pushes it down the ground to long on

14.3

Utseya to Patel, no run, defended off the front foot calmly on off stump

14.4

Utseya to Patel, 1 run, driven with the turn this time to long on along the ground

14.5

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, stands in the crease and looks to go for the cut, too close for the shot and is beaten, it was quicker too

14.6

Utseya to Odoyo, 1 run, eased down the ground to long on for a single

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kenya 55/5 (254 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 7.25)
TM Odoyo    6* (13b 1x4)      P Utseya    3-0-11-1
RR Patel    5* (10b 1x4)      RW Price    7-1-20-2

syed: "Take a long bow Steve! My first memory of him was back in the 1997 Kenya Bangladesh final. As a Bangladeshi we knew about the fearsome Tikolo brothers. Another reason why Associate teams should remain on!"

Marcus: "Following this match feels like watching the final ever episode of your favourite TV show. It's such a shame to see the Associate sides go. Hopefully the ICC will change it's mind and let at least 12 teams in next time. The cricketing world will be worse off for the loss of these teams. The ICC has cancelled the ultimate underdog story, which has brightened up every World Cup since Zimbabwe offed Australia in 1983. A sad day for cricket."

15.1

Lamb to Odoyo, no run, takes it on the pads as he pushes forward

15.2

Lamb to Odoyo, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps to work it away to deep midwicket

15.3

Lamb to Patel, 1 run, played with the turn down to long on

15.4

Lamb to Odoyo, 1 run, turning in, whipped away off the pads wide of midwicket

15.5

Lamb to Patel, no run, gets a thick inside edge that goes to short fine leg as he looks to whip it away

15.6

Lamb to Patel, no run, eased away to extra cover off the front foot

End of over 16 (3 runs) Kenya 58/5 (251 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 7.38)
RR Patel    6* (13b 1x4)      GA Lamb    1-0-3-0
TM Odoyo    8* (16b 1x4)      P Utseya    3-0-11-1

16.1

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, defends off the front foot in to the off side

16.2

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, skips down the track and drives down the track, but Utseya gets a hand to it

16.3

Utseya to Odoyo, FOUR, fuller outside off stump, and he stays in the crease to smash it past cover for a boundary

16.4

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, punched off the back foot to the bowler

16.5

Utseya to Odoyo, 1 run, goes forward and drives with the turn to long on

16.6

Utseya to Patel, 1 run, tosses it up generously, he drives it to long off this time

End of over 17 (6 runs) Kenya 64/5 (245 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 7.42)
RR Patel    7* (14b 1x4)      P Utseya    4-0-17-1
TM Odoyo    13* (21b 2x4)      GA Lamb    1-0-3-0

17.1

Lamb to Patel, no run, looped up gently on off stump, defended into the leg side

17.2

Lamb to Patel, FOUR, shot! Lamb pushed it up too full on off stump this time, and Patel eased into a classy drive that beat Taylor at mid-off. A Good-looking stroke, high left elbow

17.3

Lamb to Patel, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

17.4

Lamb to Odoyo, no run, pushed through quicker, and Odoyo is beaten by some sharp spin off the surface ... he's struck on the pad but outside off

17.5

Lamb to Odoyo, no run, half an appeal from Taibu this time as the ball spins sharply again, but that's turning too much

17.6

Lamb to Odoyo, no run, solidly defended to end the over

End of over 18 (5 runs) Kenya 69/5 (240 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 7.50)
TM Odoyo    13* (24b 2x4)      GA Lamb    2-0-8-0
RR Patel    12* (17b 2x4)      P Utseya    4-0-17-1

18.1

Utseya to Patel, 1 run, eased down the ground to long off for a single

18.2

Utseya to Odoyo, 1 run, shuffles across to work a turning ball to deep square leg

18.3

Utseya to Patel, 1 run, works this fuller one towards square leg and they take the single by the time midwicket gets to the ball

18.4

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, tossed up slowly in the air, turned to midwicket

18.5

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, driven hard down the track, but straight to the bowler

18.6

Utseya to Odoyo, no run, Utseya completes another tight over with yet another dot ball

End of over 19 (3 runs) Kenya 72/5 (237 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 7.64)
TM Odoyo    14* (28b 2x4)      P Utseya    5-0-20-1
RR Patel    14* (19b 2x4)      GA Lamb    2-0-8-0

19.1

Lamb to Patel, no run, flighted outside off stump, driven down the track

19.2

Lamb to Patel, no run, pushed in to the off side off the front foot

19.3

Lamb to Patel, no run, swept backward of square leg from off stump

19.4

Lamb to Patel, 1 run, goes back to whip a turning ball through square leg

19.5

Lamb to Odoyo, OUT, strikes him on the pads right in front of middle as he goes back and misses the waft across the line, that looked dead if there is no inside edge, it lodged between the two pads, umpire Dharmasena thinks there is some wood on that, Zimbabwe want the review, that is hitting middle of middle, there does not seem to be any bat, and that is the end of Thomas Odoyo

TM Odoyo lbw b Lamb 14 (35m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.27

19.6

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, and another one struck in front, again the umpire shakes his head, this one was much quicker and fuller, turned in sharply as he pushed outside the line, could have gone down leg with the turn

End of over 20 (1 run) Kenya 73/6 (236 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.65, RRR: 7.86)
NN Odhiambo    0* (1b)      GA Lamb    3-0-9-1
RR Patel    15* (23b 2x4)      P Utseya    5-0-20-1

20.1

Utseya to Patel, no run, turned off the pads to short fine leg

20.2

Utseya to Patel, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

20.3

Utseya to Patel, 1 run, slapped through extra cover off the front foot

20.4

Utseya to Odhiambo, 1 run, tossed up and he takes it on the half volley to ping long on for the single

20.5

Utseya to Patel, 2 runs, takes it from some way outside off stump and paddles it past short fine leg, who gives chase and pulls it back

20.6

Utseya to Patel, no run, flighted from round the stumps, smothered down the track

End of over 21 (4 runs) Kenya 77/6 (232 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 8.00)
RR Patel    18* (28b 2x4)      P Utseya    6-0-24-1
NN Odhiambo    1* (2b)      GA Lamb    3-0-9-1

21.1

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, lunges forward to one that turns in, and gets an inside edge towards midwicket

21.2

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, turns in sharply from outside off, strikes him on the pads as it bounces high

21.3

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, worked away in front of square leg, and there is some confusion before they decided not to go for the run

21.4

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, looks to break free with a huge backlift but in the end plays this one out to midwicket

21.5

Lamb to Odhiambo, 1 run, pushed away in front of covers off the front foot

21.6

Lamb to Patel, no run, looks to turn this one from outside off stump fine down the leg side, is hit on the pads

End of over 22 (1 run) Kenya 78/6 (231 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.54, RRR: 8.25)
RR Patel    18* (29b 2x4)      GA Lamb    4-0-10-1
NN Odhiambo    2* (7b)      P Utseya    6-0-24-1

22.1

Utseya to Odhiambo, FOUR, down the track, to the pitch, and bosh! lifts it straight down the ground, and in to the boundary

22.2

Utseya to Odhiambo, no run, defended off the front foot down the track

22.3

Utseya to Odhiambo, no run, goes for the cut now, but hits it to point

22.4

Utseya to Odhiambo, 3 runs, goes through backward point, got some bad bounce, he went for the cut and it bounced just before the fielder

22.5

Utseya to Patel, 1 run, pushed away in front of point who dives to his right to field

22.6

Utseya to Odhiambo, 1 run, looks to swings it out of the park, gets it down to long off for the single

End of over 23 (9 runs) Kenya 87/6 (222 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 8.22)
NN Odhiambo    10* (12b 1x4)      P Utseya    7-0-33-1
RR Patel    19* (30b 2x4)      GA Lamb    4-0-10-1

Cremer in for some leg spin

23.1

Cremer to Odhiambo, 1 run, goes down on a knee and merrily swings a fuller one to deep square leg

23.2

Cremer to Patel, no run, floated up on off stump and turning away, guided with an open face towards point

23.3

Cremer to Patel, 1 run, looks to sweep a very full delivery, gets it in front of square leg

23.4

Cremer to Odhiambo, 1 run, plonks this one in front of covers and off they go

23.5

Cremer to Patel, no run, this one didn't get off the ground much, he went for the cut but seemed to underedge it through to the keeper, Taibu thought so as he took it, umpire Dharmasena did not think there was any bat, there was a loud sound as it passed the bat, they go for the review, there does not seem to be any deflection, can't give those against the batsman

23.6

Cremer to Patel, no run, tossed up on leg stump, pushed in to the leg side

End of over 24 (3 runs) Kenya 90/6 (219 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 8.42)
RR Patel    20* (34b 2x4)      AG Cremer    1-0-3-0
NN Odhiambo    12* (14b 1x4)      P Utseya    7-0-33-1

Lamb in to the attack now, silly point in place

24.1

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, defended off the front foot close to silly point

24.2

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, hits him on the pads with some sharp turn, too much to have the umpire in doubt

24.3

Lamb to Odhiambo, 1 run, punched off the back foot past the bowler to long off. wonder why they still have him on the boundary

24.4

Lamb to Patel, no run, goes for the reverse sweep, but gets a top edge that falls short of extra cover

24.5

Lamb to Patel, FOUR, now Rakep teaches short fine leg, goes for the sweep and the top edge eludes that man all the way to the boundary

24.6

Lamb to Patel, OUT, falls finally on his last attempt, goes for the slog sweep, seen three forms of the shot in three deliveries, this one is hit the farthest of the three, but not beyond the man at deep midwicket who takes a well-judged catch on the boundary

RR Patel c Chakabva b Lamb 24 (50m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.86

End of over 25 (5 runs) Kenya 95/7 (214 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 8.56)
     GA Lamb    5-0-15-2
NN Odhiambo    13* (17b 1x4)      AG Cremer    1-0-3-0

25.1

Cremer to Ongondo, SIX, front leg goes out of the way, and he has a huge heave at a very full delivery, and it flies over wide long off, very powerfully hit

25.2

Cremer to Ongondo, OUT, Ongondo departs second ball, tossed up on leg stump, and turns to strike him pad first as he pushes forward, right away umpire Dharmasena raises the finger, Zimbabwe need two more

PJ Ongondo lbw b Cremer 6 (2m 2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300.00

25.3

Cremer to Otieno, no run, floated up outside off stump, draws him forward and turns away to beat him

25.4

Cremer to Otieno, 1 run, fuller on leg stump, and worked away through midwicket

25.5

Cremer to Odhiambo, 1 run, pushed out in front of cover this time

25.6

Cremer to Otieno, 2 runs, waits in the crease and guides this one past short third man

End of over 26 (10 runs) Kenya 105/8 (204 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 8.50)
E Otieno    3* (3b)      AG Cremer    2-0-13-1
NN Odhiambo    14* (18b 1x4)      GA Lamb    5-0-15-2

26.1

Lamb to Odhiambo, 1 run, another top-edge, but this one falls safely, he went for the big slog sweep from way outside off stump but it fell short of deep midwicket

26.2

Lamb to Otieno, no run, tossed up outside off for the drive, he gets an inside edge back to the bowler

26.3

Lamb to Otieno, 1 run, defended off the front foot in front of square leg

26.4

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, punched off the back foot, but extra cover dives and stops the ball

26.5

Lamb to Odhiambo, 2 runs, gets the sweep from the middle of the bat this time, and in the gap between deep midwicket and deep square leg

26.6

Lamb to Odhiambo, 1 run, dropped Ervine puts down a mile-high skier, Nehemiah threw the bat at it and it flew in the air, Ervine ran in from long on, got to the ball, it popped out of the hands, got to it again, but parried it away, tried once more before it came down on the ground

End of over 27 (5 runs) Kenya 110/8 (199 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.07, RRR: 8.65)
NN Odhiambo    18* (22b 1x4)      GA Lamb    6-0-20-2
E Otieno    4* (5b)      AG Cremer    2-0-13-1

27.1

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, played away on the off side

27.2

Cremer to Odhiambo, FOUR, the reverse sweep, he is enjoying it in the middle, gets another one off the middle, and it goes through the man in the circle

27.3

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, chopped close to the stumps off the back foot

27.4

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, backs away for the cut, but the ball turns away from him and he is beaten

27.5

Cremer to Odhiambo, 1 run, slapped off the back foot wide of long off

27.6

Cremer to Otieno, no run, pushed through on the leg stump, defended off the front foot very carefully

End of over 28 (5 runs) Kenya 115/8 (194 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.10, RRR: 8.81)
E Otieno    4* (6b)      AG Cremer    3-0-18-1
NN Odhiambo    23* (27b 2x4)      GA Lamb    6-0-20-2

28.1

Lamb to Odhiambo, no run, turns and bounces sharply and he almost plays on

28.2

Lamb to Odhiambo, 1 run, pushes away for another single this time

28.3

Lamb to Otieno, no run, pushed away off the front foot towards extra cover

28.4

Lamb to Otieno, no run, played out to midwicket

28.5

Lamb to Otieno, no run, pushed away to silly point off the front foot

28.6

Lamb to Otieno, no run, whipped away wristily to midwicket

End of over 29 (1 run) Kenya 116/8 (193 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.19)
E Otieno    4* (10b)      GA Lamb    7-0-21-2
NN Odhiambo    24* (29b 2x4)      AG Cremer    3-0-18-1

29.1

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, cuts with the turn to extra cover and gets back before the throw comes in

29.2

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, goes for the reverse sweep now to one that then strikes him in front of the stumps, umpire Dharmasena shakes his head after a long look, he is right again, that pitched outside leg, Dharmasena has a smile on his face as he shakes his head again after they go for the review

29.3

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, turns across him and keeps very low, he goes for the pull and plays all over the ball

29.4

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, superb delivery that pitches middles on a length, and turns across the forward prod outside off stump

29.5

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, shortish and turning away, he goes back and cuts hard, extra cover gets across and fires in the throw

29.6

Cremer to Odhiambo, 1 run, comes down the track and drives down the ground to long off

End of over 30 (1 run) Kenya 117/8 (192 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 9.60)
NN Odhiambo    25* (35b 2x4)      AG Cremer    4-0-19-1
E Otieno    4* (10b)      GA Lamb    7-0-21-2

Mpofu is back

30.1

Mpofu to Odhiambo, FOUR, very full ball on the stumps, tails in, and goes very fine down the leg side off an inside edge

30.2

Mpofu to Odhiambo, 1 run, driven off the front foot to mid off for a single

30.3

Mpofu to Otieno, 1 run, ends up as a high full toss and is flicked away to fine leg, there is some reverse swing for Mpfou

30.4

Mpofu to Odhiambo, 1 run, another one almost chopped on, but the inside edge flies to fine leg past a diving Taibu

30.5

Mpofu to Otieno, no run, defended solidly off the front foot from a length outside off stump

30.6

Mpofu to Otieno, no run, comes forward and pushes a length ball away to midwicket

End of over 31 (7 runs) Kenya 124/8 (185 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.73)
E Otieno    5* (13b)      CB Mpofu    6-0-27-1
NN Odhiambo    31* (38b 3x4)      AG Cremer    4-0-19-1

31.1

Cremer to Odhiambo, no run, looks to launch this one over extra cover, but pulls out of the shot, this one didn't get up at all, wise decision

31.2

Cremer to Odhiambo, OUT, Elton's direct hit sends Otieno on his way, they attempted a quick single towards covers but Elton fired in the throw at the striker's end to catch him inches short of the crease

E Otieno run out 5 (24m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Ngoche is the last man in

31.3

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, tossed up, draws him forward and it turns away outside off stump, excitement from slip and gully as Taibu collects

31.4

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, guided to gully with an open face with the turn

31.5

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, fired in quicker, defended off the front foot

31.6

Cremer to Ngoche, 1 wide, the wrong 'un tossed up high, but miles outside off stump, bounces sharply but Taibu takes it cleanly

31.6

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, this one hurries straight on outside the off stump, he walks across and leaves

End of over 32 (1 run) Kenya 125/9 (184 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 10.22)
JO Ngoche    0* (4b)      AG Cremer    5-0-20-1
NN Odhiambo    31* (40b 3x4)      CB Mpofu    6-0-27-1

Utseya comes back now

32.1

Utseya to Odhiambo, 1 run, full delivery, bashed down the ground to long off

goes round the wicket

32.2

Utseya to Ngoche, no run, flighted one on middle, blocked off the front foot

32.3

Utseya to Ngoche, 1 run, turns away a fuller one to midwicket, Nehemiah is slow off the blocks but makes it in the end

32.4

Utseya to Odhiambo, 1 run, tries to comes down the track, then decides to hang back and chops it to Price at backward point who lets the ball through again

slip, leg slip, silly point

32.5

Utseya to Ngoche, no run, and he turns this one through where forward short leg would have been

32.6

Utseya to Ngoche, 2 runs, guides this one past slip who stays in his place, but Taibu goes scooting after the ball to loud cheers, and comfortably pulls it back

End of over 33 (5 runs) Kenya 130/9 (179 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.93, RRR: 10.52)
JO Ngoche    3* (8b)      P Utseya    8-0-38-1
NN Odhiambo    33* (42b 3x4)      AG Cremer    5-0-20-1

Kenya take the batting Powerplay. Ahem.

33.1

Cremer to Odhiambo, 1 run, Cremer thinks he has his man, he backed away for the cut and it rushed on to strike him on the flap, in front of middle, but umpire Dharmasena is unmoved, that was taking out middle, maybe he thought it was bat first

33.2

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, played out in front of cover off the front foot

33.3

Cremer to Ngoche, SIX, Ngoche comes down the track, and launches this one against the turn and over long on, crowd love it

33.4

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, pushed off the front foot on the off side

33.5

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, surprised by the bounce on this one, plays it out on the leg side in the end

33.6

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, comes forward and blocks off the front foot

End of over 34 (7 runs) Kenya 137/9 (172 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.02, RRR: 10.75)
JO Ngoche    9* (13b 1x6)      AG Cremer    6-0-27-1
NN Odhiambo    34* (43b 3x4)      P Utseya    8-0-38-1

34.1

Utseya to Odhiambo, FOUR, Nehemiah is loving this stint, lines up for the reverse sweep and gets it past backward point

34.2

Utseya to Odhiambo, FOUR, gets another boundary, comes down the track, winds up and has a go, the ball flies over cover and rolls in to the boundary

34.3

Utseya to Odhiambo, 1 run, another reverse sweep, this time it goes in the air, but Price at short third man takes ages to get to this right and is still miles from the ball when it comes down

34.4

Utseya to Ngoche, no run, bashed off the front foot, almost carries to the bowler

34.5

Utseya to Ngoche, no run, defended off the front foot as it turns in from outside off

34.6

Utseya to Ngoche, no run, gets him to come forward with a flighted delivery and it turns in past the outside edge

End of over 35 (9 runs) Kenya 146/9 (163 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 10.86)
JO Ngoche    9* (16b 1x6)      P Utseya    9-0-47-1
NN Odhiambo    43* (46b 5x4)      AG Cremer    6-0-27-1

Mark: "264 vs Aus and struggling to reach 150 vs Zim. Whats up with Kenya?"

35.1

Cremer to Odhiambo, 1 run, goes back and pulls in the air and down to long on

35.2

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, they all go up in appeal as he strikes him on the pads with one that slides on, looked a touch high, well, well, it would have taken out leg stump, they did not go for the review

35.3

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, played out in to the off side

35.4

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, takes off from outside off stump, left alone

35.5

Cremer to Ngoche, no run, blocked off the front foot, bat and pad close together

35.6

Cremer to Ngoche, OUT, that will be the end of it all, Ngoche came down the track and looked to launch this one over deep midwicket, but only got it as far as Mpofu on the boundary

JO Ngoche c Mpofu b Cremer 9 (19m 21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 42.85

That will be all from us for this game. Curtains down on one of the finest Associate batsmen's career, and Zimbabwe finish with a thumping win. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off, on behalf of George Binoy. Have a look at Liam Brickhill's bulletin.

Man of the Match is Ervine: "I got off to a great start today, we weren't behind the rate, it was good. We just thought, me and Elton, if we bat through the next ten overs, it will leave us in a good position. I just tried to pick the gaps in the Powerplay, I normally don't hit them a long way. Playing in different conditions is a good experience, against the good sides. Spent a lot of time in the middle, learnt a lot of things."

Elton: "Today we have to take lot of positives, with the bat especially. Just not giving up wickets easily, we have to work hard on that, and batting in the first ten overs. Am happy with the bowling, cannot ask for more. good atmosphere here, loved the crowds."

Steve Tikolo: "We are disappointed. We wanted to put up a good performance. No meaningful partnerships. If the younger guys can take the positives that will be a good thing. I have enjoyed every moment of my career, there have been ups and downs. Lot of pride in playing for the country, each time I have walked out. Looking at coaching jobs, maybe back home, I am playing for Southern Rocks in Zimbabwe."

Hang on for the presentation.

Another thrashing for Kenya. They have been the worst of the Associates on display in the World Cup. Mpofu got the breathrough, and then the spinners worked their way to seven wickets. Kenya were nowhere in the game, and Zimbabwe will be pleased to sign off with a big win. They were expected to beat Kenya and Canada, and they have done that convincingly.

Umair: "@ Mark, better to say it this way: Kenya scores 264 vs Aus and struggling to reach 150 vs Zim, what is up with Australia in this tournament?"

End of over 36 (1 run) Kenya 147/10 (162 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.08, RRR: 11.57)
     AG Cremer    7-0-28-2
NN Odhiambo    44* (47b 5x4)      P Utseya    9-0-47-1

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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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