ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2008 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 1st match, Group B

Kenya v Netherlands

Netherlands won by 19 runs

9.05 am Good morning from a very wet Belfast. I'm sorry to say that there has been persistant rain overnight, and as it continues to fall we now have no chance of an on-time start with the covers still firmly in place. Happily, the forecast is better for this afternoon, so the later games may be unaffected. Indeed as I speak, the rain has stopped and the covers are coming off, the outfield will be very wet so I'm sure that we will have a lengthy delay... Match State: Delay - Start delayed by Rain 9.30 am An amazing transformation in Belfast, the sun is out and all of the covers are off. Play is due to start at 9.55am poviding the rain stays away, meaning that we still have twenty overs per side. Fabulous work by the groundstaff. Kenya have won the toss and put the Netherlands into bat on a wicket which will have been under covers for the majority of the week, it may do a little early on Right here we go, Odoyo to open the bowling from the Dundonald End

0.1

Odoyo to Reekers, no run, lifting delivery outside the off-stump, Reekers pushes at the ball on the back foot and the ball passes the edge

0.2

Odoyo to Reekers, 1 run, movement off the pitch, this time back into Reekers- it hits him on the glove and the pic up a single into the off-side

0.3

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, 1 run, fuller this time and driven into midwicket for a single after a mis-field at square-leg

0.4

Odoyo to Reekers, 1 run, risky one there, driven past the bowler to mid-on and they set off for the single, the fielder can't gather cleanly and they get home safely

0.5

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, no run

0.6

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, no run, past the edge again, it looks difficulat for battn out there, this time beating the batsman as he tries to cut

Aga to share the new ball

End of over 1 (3 runs) Netherlands 3/0
ES Szwarczynski    1* (3b)      TM Odoyo    1-0-3-0
DJ Reekers    2* (3b)     

1.1

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, short ball which Reekers pulls through square-leg for four, he's very strong on the back foot and with the damp pitch Aga would be best served to pitch the ball up

1.2

Aga to Reekers, no run, better length and line for that matter, Rekkers lets the ball go past outside the off-stump

1.3

Aga to Reekers, no run, shuffles down the pitch in an attempt to heave the ball over the leg-side, it bounces a little more than he had expected and the ball is past the outside edge

1.4

Aga to Reekers, 1 run, shorter and cut down to third man for a single

1.5

Aga to Szwarczynski, no run, that's a better ball, moving away late to beat the edge as the batsman played on the back foot

1.6

Aga to Szwarczynski, 2 runs, similar ball, this time well played, opening the face to guide the ball to third man and they pick up two runs

End of over 2 (7 runs) Netherlands 10/0
ES Szwarczynski    3* (5b)      RG Aga    1-0-7-0
DJ Reekers    7* (7b 1x4)     

2.1

Odoyo to Reekers, no run, left alone on the backfoot and the ball goes through to Ouma

2.2

Odoyo to Reekers, no run, fuller and driven in the air by Reekers but falling just short of the fielder at mid-on

2.3

Odoyo to Reekers, (no ball) 1 run, that would have been a wicket had he not overstepped, Reekers tried to hit over the field on the leg-side but a top edge went straight up and was caught by Ouma, they run a single

Free hit

2.3

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, no run, past the edge, which a good length delivery which seamed off the pitch

2.4

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, 1 leg bye

2.5

Odoyo to Reekers, no run, vwey good lenth, pushing the batsman back, and he can only drive back to the bowler

2.6

Odoyo to Reekers, FOUR, not too much wrong with the ball but Reekers through everything at it outside the off stump, just clearing the fielder at mid-off

End of over 3 (7 runs) Netherlands 17/0
DJ Reekers    12* (12b 2x4)      TM Odoyo    2-0-9-0
ES Szwarczynski    3* (7b)     

3.1

Aga to Szwarczynski, 1 wide, short and wide outside the off-stump

3.1

Aga to Szwarczynski, 1 run, short of a length and moving away from the batsman, he runs the ball to third man for a single

3.2

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, too short and pulled effortlessly over square-leg for four, powerful start by Reekers

3.3

Aga to Reekers, no run, fuller- that's where he has to bowl on this pitch, the ball beas the edge as Reekers pushes outside his off-stump

3.4

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, fuller but a half volley and driven wide of mid-off for another boundary

3.5

Aga to Reekers, 1 no ball, overstepping again, it was a good ball that beat the edge as Reekers played on the back foot

Free hit

3.5

Aga to Reekers, no run, no drama as the ball comes off the inside edge and into the leg-side, they decide against what would have been a risky run

3.6

Aga to Reekers, FOUR, overpitched and smashed straight down the ground for four

End of over 4 (15 runs) Netherlands 32/0
DJ Reekers    24* (18b 5x4)      RG Aga    2-0-22-0
ES Szwarczynski    4* (8b)     

4.1

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, 2 runs, down the pitch to drive in the air, but just wide of mid-off, he didn't time it and the get a couple of runs

4.2

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, no run

4.3

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, 1 run, thick outsie edge takes the ball to third man for a single

4.4

Odoyo to Reekers, no run, attempted pull through the leg-side, it was a little too full and he can't make contact

4.5

Odoyo to Reekers, 1 run, driven very firmly to mid-on, he can't beat the fielder though

4.6

Odoyo to Szwarczynski, no run, on a good length and again Szwarczyski misses out, this time as he tries a full-blooded slog over the leg-side

Aga is off now, replaced by Ongondo

End of over 5 (4 runs) Netherlands 36/0
ES Szwarczynski    7* (12b)      TM Odoyo    3-0-13-0
DJ Reekers    25* (20b 5x4)     

5.1

Ongondo to Reekers, no run, good start by Odgndo, beating the edge as Reekers tried to cut

5.2

Ongondo to Reekers, 3 runs, full ball flicked through midwicket for four, the fielder slipped on the greasy outfield to allow the ball through, the ball is fielded just inside the rope

5.3

Ongondo to Szwarczynski, 1 run, another single to third man, this time opening the face on the back oot to bring Reekers on strike

5.4

Ongondo to Reekers, FOUR, shot of the day so far, clean hit over the covers to a good length delivery on off-stump, almost carying for six

5.5

Ongondo to Reekers, 1 run, attempted pull shot, mis-timed though and they pick up a single as the ball falls short of mid-on

5.6

Ongondo to Szwarczynski, FOUR, poor delivery, short and wide of off-stump, Szwarczyski cut through point for is first boundary

Good spell by Odoyo- Varaiya replace him now

End of over 6 (13 runs) Netherlands 49/0
ES Szwarczynski    12* (14b 1x4)      PJ Ongondo    1-0-13-0
DJ Reekers    33* (24b 6x4)     

6.1

Varaiya to Szwarczynski, no run

6.2

Varaiya to Szwarczynski, 2 runs

6.3

Varaiya to Szwarczynski, 1 run

6.4

Varaiya to Reekers, 1 wide

6.4

Varaiya to Reekers, OUT, first wicket for Kenya, flghted delivery which draws Reekers down the pitch and Ouma whips off the bails to send him on his way

DJ Reekers st †Ouma b Varaiya 29 (30m 24b 6x4 0x6) SR: 120.83

6.5

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 2 runs

6.6

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run

End of over 7 (3 runs) Netherlands 52/1
RN ten Doeschate    3* (2b)      HA Varaiya    1-0-7-1
ES Szwarczynski    15* (17b 1x4)     

7.1

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, short of a length and guide to third man, good running brings a second run

7.2

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 4 leg byes

7.3

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short of a length again, ten Doechate opens the face to take a sharp single to backward point

7.4

Ongondo to Szwarczynski, FOUR, super shot, short ball lifted over point for a boundary

7.5

Ongondo to Szwarczynski, SIX, short again and he cuts to third man, it was to the right of the fielder who made good ground to his left but he didn't it

7.6

Ongondo to Szwarczynski, no run

End of over 8 (17 runs) Netherlands 69/1
ES Szwarczynski    25* (20b 2x4 1x6)      PJ Ongondo    2-0-26-0
RN ten Doeschate    6* (5b)     

8.1

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 wide

8.1

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single to midwicket

8.2

Varaiya to Szwarczynski, OUT, gone! Attempting to hit over the top but he looked cramped for room and could only drive a return catch, taken smartly by Varaiya

ES Szwarczynski c & b Varaiya 28 (39m 21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

8.3

Varaiya to van Bunge, 1 run, quick single taken to mid off

8.4

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, no run, defensive shot, Varaiya fields in his follow through

8.5

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single driven to long on

8.6

Varaiya to van Bunge, 2 runs, driven through square leg for two runs

End of over 9 (9 runs) Netherlands 78/2
DLS van Bunge    3* (2b)      HA Varaiya    2-0-13-2
RN ten Doeschate    8* (8b)     

9.1

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, flicked into midwicket on the front foot, the scamper a quick single

9.2

Ongondo to van Bunge, no run

9.3

Ongondo to van Bunge, 1 run, another single- this time more comfortable as van Bunge plays to short fine-leg

9.4

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, no run

9.5

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, no run

9.6

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, no run, another dot ball to complete a very tidy over

End of over 10 (2 runs) Netherlands 80/2
RN ten Doeschate    9* (12b)      PJ Ongondo    3-0-28-0
DLS van Bunge    4* (4b)     

10.1

Varaiya to van Bunge, 2 byes, missed stumping chance there as van Bunge came down the wicket, the ball spun past the edge, and past the wicket keepers gloves

10.2

Varaiya to van Bunge, 1 run, anther single driven downthe ground, this time to long-off

10.3

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run, pushed into the off side for a quick single

10.4

Varaiya to van Bunge, 1 run

10.5

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, turned into the off-side on the front foot, they come back for a risky second but make it safely

10.6

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single to fine-leg

End of over 11 (8 runs) Netherlands 88/2
RN ten Doeschate    13* (15b)      HA Varaiya    3-0-19-2
DLS van Bunge    6* (7b)     

11.1

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, played on the front foot through square-leg for a single

11.2

Ongondo to van Bunge, 3 runs, lovely shot, lofted over extra cove fo three runs

11.2

Kamande to ten Doeschate, no run, lovely shot, lofted over extra cove fo three runs

11.3

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, another single flicked through square-leg for one run

11.3

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, another single flicked through square-leg for one run

11.3

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, huge shot, clearing the rope by a distane as ten Doechate slog-sweeps over square-leg

11.3

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, huge shot, clearing the rope by a distane as ten Doechate slog-sweeps over square-leg

11.3

Kamande to ten Doeschate, SIX, another single flicked through square-leg for one run

11.3

Kamande to ten Doeschate, SIX, another single flicked through square-leg for one run

11.3

Kamande to ten Doeschate, SIX, huge shot, clearing the rope by a distane as ten Doechate slog-sweeps over square-leg

11.3

Kamande to ten Doeschate, SIX, huge shot, clearing the rope by a distane as ten Doechate slog-sweeps over square-leg

11.4

Ongondo to van Bunge, 1 run, single to mid-off

11.4

Ongondo to van Bunge, 1 run, quicker ball, single taken into the covers

11.4

Kamande to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single to mid-off

11.4

Kamande to ten Doeschate, 1 run, quicker ball, single taken into the covers

11.5

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, no run, another stumping for Ouma! Van Bunge took a step down the wicket in an attempt to play into the leg-side, he was beaten by a flatter ball and Ouma was quick to complete the stumping

11.5

Kamande to van Bunge, OUT, another stumping for Ouma! Van Bunge took a step down the wicket in an attempt to play into the leg-side, he was beaten by a flatter ball and Ouma was quick to complete the stumping

DLS van Bunge st †Ouma b Kamande 12 (16m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

11.6

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single, happy to rotate the single at the minute

11.6

Ongondo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, driven to mid-on

11.6

Kamande to Borren, no run, driven to long-on for a single, happy to rotate the single at the minute

11.6

Kamande to Borren, no run, driven to mid-on

End of over 12 (11 runs) Netherlands 111/3
PW Borren    0* (1b)      JK Kamande    1-0-11-1
RN ten Doeschate    30* (26b 1x4 1x6)     

12.1

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run, played through the covers on the front foot

12.2

Varaiya to van Bunge, no run, shuffles down the pitch but he doesn't time the drive and Varaiya fields in his follow through

12.3

Varaiya to van Bunge, 1 run, down the wicket again, dropped a litle shorter by the bowler and he drives to long-on for a single

12.4

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run, another single to long-on

12.5

Varaiya to van Bunge, 1 run, cracing shot but it only drings one run as he drives the ball over extra cover

12.6

Varaiya to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wristily flicked through square leg for one run

End of over 13 (5 runs) Netherlands 100/2
RN ten Doeschate    19* (22b)      HA Varaiya    4-0-24-2
DLS van Bunge    12* (12b)     

13.1

Kamande to ten Doeschate, FOUR, driven through extra-over for four

End of over 14 (4 runs) Netherlands 104/2
RN ten Doeschate    23* (23b 1x4)      JK Kamande    0.1-0-4-0
    

14.1

Tikolo to ten Doeschate, 1 wide

14.1

Tikolo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter ball which skids onto the batsman, they take a single to shrt third man

14.2

Tikolo to Borren, no run, flicked through the leg-side but he finds the fielder

14.3

Tikolo to Borren, no run

14.4

Tikolo to Borren, 1 run, very sharp single again to short third man

14.5

Tikolo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, fuller ball, swept to deep midwicket for a single

14.6

Tikolo to Borren, OUT, gone! Flighted delivery which he tried to sweep,Borren got a top edge and the ball lobbed up to short fine-leg who took a goodcatch diving forward

PW Borren c Odoyo b Tikolo 1 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 15 (4 runs) Netherlands 115/4
     SO Tikolo    1-0-4-1
RN ten Doeschate    32* (28b 1x4 1x6)     

15.1

Kamande to ten Doeschate, no run

15.2

Kamande to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, full ball and flatter this time, turned through square-leg for two runs

15.3

Kamande to ten Doeschate, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

15.4

Kamande to de Grooth, 1 run, opens the face to a flat delivery, he picks up a single to third man

15.5

Kamande to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, well ran, turned again through square-leg on the front foot

15.6

Kamande to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, sharp single as the ball hits the pad and falls into the leg-side

End of over 16 (7 runs) Netherlands 122/4
RN ten Doeschate    37* (33b 1x4 1x6)      JK Kamande    4-0-26-1
TN de Grooth    1* (1b)     

16.1

Tikolo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, clipped off his toed for a single to deep square-leg

16.2

Tikolo to de Grooth, 1 run, swept to fine-leg for a single

16.3

Tikolo to ten Doeschate, SIX, another huge sweep shot from ten Doeschate to clear the big square boundaries

16.4

Tikolo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, swept again, this time he doesn't quite get hold of it and the ball lands short of the fielder at midwicket

16.5

Tikolo to de Grooth, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

16.6

Tikolo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, guided to third man for a single

End of over 17 (11 runs) Netherlands 133/4
RN ten Doeschate    46* (37b 1x4 2x6)      SO Tikolo    2-0-15-1
TN de Grooth    3* (3b)     

17.1

Aga to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single to point

17.2

Aga to de Grooth, no run, past the outside edge, it looked like a slower ball as de Grooth was too early on his cut shot

17.3

Aga to de Grooth, 1 run, full ball, almost yorker length, driven to long-off for a single

17.4

Aga to ten Doeschate, no run, short ball, and it seemed to surprise the batsman as he missed out on an attempted pull shot

17.5

Aga to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single taken into midwicket

17.6

Aga to de Grooth, 1 run, short of a length and de Grooth tried to pull over the leg-side, the ball hit very high on the bat and lobbed into the leg-side, just out of the reach of the fielder

End of over 18 (4 runs) Netherlands 137/4
TN de Grooth    5* (6b)      RG Aga    3-0-26-0
RN ten Doeschate    48* (40b 1x4 2x6)     

18.1

Odoyo to de Grooth, no run, good length and coming bcack into the batsman, de Grooth misses as he tries to force through the covers

18.2

Odoyo to de Grooth, no run, priceless dot bal at this stage de Grooth driving back down the pitch, where Odoyo fields in his follow through

18.3

Odoyo to de Grooth, 1 run, well bowled again, this time a sharp single into the off-side

18.4

Odoyo to ten Doeschate, 1 run, single taken to third man

18.5

Odoyo to de Grooth, no run, good bounce from the bowler, lifting to bat the attempted cut shot of de Grooth

18.6

Odoyo to de Grooth, 1 run, short of a length and de Grooth tries to pull through square-leg, again he can't time it and they only get a single as the ball falls into the leg-side

End of over 19 (3 runs) Netherlands 140/4
TN de Grooth    7* (11b)      TM Odoyo    4-0-16-0
RN ten Doeschate    49* (41b 1x4 2x6)     

19.1

Aga to de Grooth, 1 wide, down the leg-side

19.1

Aga to de Grooth, 1 run, single to fine leg

19.2

Aga to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wel bowled yorker, dug out by ten Doeschate and he gets a single as the ball fall into the leg-side to bring up his fifty

19.3

Aga to de Grooth, no run

19.4

Aga to de Grooth, 2 wides, down the leg- side and they run one to the keeper who misses with an under arm effort

19.4

Aga to ten Doeschate, SIX, huge heave over long-on, it went miles in the air and cleared the rope by a distance, there was nothing wrong with the delivery it was on a good length at off-stump

19.5

Aga to ten Doeschate, OUT, attempts to repeat the shot but this time he picks out Oboya at long-on. That brings an end to an excellent innings

RN ten Doeschate c Otieno b Aga 56 (48m 45b 1x4 3x6) SR: 124.44

19.6

Aga to de Grooth, 2 runs, good length delivery swung away through midwicket for a couple of runs

Match State: Innings Break So a good total from The Netherlands built around an excellent innings from ten Deschate. The Kenyan's stuck to their task well in tricky conditions but will no doubt have been disappointed to be chasing such a large total. Join us in about ten minutes for the resumption

End of over 20 (13 runs) Netherlands 153/5
TN de Grooth    10* (14b)      RG Aga    4-0-39-1
Mudassar Bukhari    0* (0b)     
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Aug 2, 2008

Peter Borren and Pieter Seelaar celebrate another wicket during Netherlands' victory over Kenya, Kenya v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, August 2, 2008

Peter Borren and Pieter Seelaar celebrate another wicket during Netherlands' victory over Kenya

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Aug 2, 2008

Ryan ten Doeschate steals a quick single, Kenya v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, August 2, 2008

Ryan ten Doeschate steals a quick single

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