ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2008 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 3rd place play-off

Kenya v Scotland

Scotland won by 9 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

4.25 pm Kenya have won the toss and will bat first- big game this one and Scotland have made one change, Maiden comes in for Haq, Patel replaces Obanda for Kenya

0.1

Blain to Ouma, no run, outside off-stump and Ouma shoulders arms

0.2

Blain to Ouma, no run, pushed in-front of point by Ouma and they decide against the run

0.3

Blain to Ouma, 2 runs, nice flick through midwicket on the front foot to get the innings underway

0.4

Blain to Ouma, 1 leg bye, cutting back in off a good length, they get a leg-bye as the ball falls into the leg-side

0.5

Blain to Otieno, no run, another good length ball outside off-stump, Otieno leaves on the backfoot

0.6

Blain to Otieno, no run, plays this time at a similar ball, popping the ball in the air on the off-side but just short of the fielder at cover

End of over 1 (3 runs) Kenya 3/0
KO Otieno    0* (2b)      JAR Blain    1-0-2-0
MA Ouma    2* (4b)     

1.1

Nel to Ouma, 1 wide, down the leg-side

1.1

Nel to Ouma, no run, full and driven straight, Nel stops the ball in his follow through

1.2

Nel to Ouma, no run, driven again, this time he finds mid-off

1.3

Nel to Ouma, no run

1.4

Nel to Ouma, no run, rising delivery just outside the off-stump, Ouma pulls the bat away at the last second

1.5

Nel to Ouma, 1 wide, another one- this time too wide of the off-stump

1.5

Nel to Ouma, no run, better ball, beating the edge as Ouma pushes away from his body on the back foot

1.6

Nel to Ouma, OUT, that's the breakthrough, trapped infront by Nel! The ball hit Ouma on the back foot and in truth it was a stifled appeal from Scotland- I thought was bat onto pad, but Umpire Hair didn't and that's all that matters

MA Ouma lbw b Nel 2 (8m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 2 (2 runs) Kenya 5/1
     JD Nel    1-0-2-1
KO Otieno    0* (2b)     

2.1

Blain to Otieno, 3 runs, driven very straight to beat mid-off, they pick three as the ball pulls up just inside the rope

2.2

Blain to Odhiambo, 1 run, inside edge onto the pad and they get a quick single

2.3

Blain to Otieno, 1 run, opens the face to guide the ball to third man on the back foot

2.4

Blain to Odhiambo, no run, full and wide from Blain, driven very hard into the covers but straight to the fielder

2.5

Blain to Odhiambo, no run, played into the covers on the back foot this time, Odhiambo set off for a single but was sent back

2.6

Blain to Odhiambo, FOUR, driven down the ground, over mid-off and the ball races away for four

End of over 3 (9 runs) Kenya 14/1
NN Odhiambo    5* (4b 1x4)      JAR Blain    2-0-11-0
KO Otieno    4* (4b)     

3.1

Nel to Otieno, FOUR, class shot, the wicket seems to be getting better for batting, a good length ball driven through the covers this time and another boundary

3.2

Nel to Otieno, no run

3.3

Nel to Otieno, 1 run, played into square-leg on the back foot, a direct hit by McCallum but they are home safely- only just though

3.4

Nel to Odhiambo, no run

3.5

Nel to Odhiambo, no run, attempted pull shot, the ball wasn't short enough and it hits the pad and falls harmlessly into the leg-side

3.6

Nel to Odhiambo, no run

End of over 4 (5 runs) Kenya 19/1
NN Odhiambo    5* (7b 1x4)      JD Nel    2-0-7-1
KO Otieno    9* (7b 1x4)     

4.1

Blain to Otieno, no run, beats the edge, moving away late off the pitch, still something in this for the bowlers

4.2

Blain to Otieno, 1 run, mistimed drive takes the ball wide of mid-on and they get one run

4.3

Blain to Odhiambo, 2 runs, short and outide the off-stump, Odhiambo opens the face taking the ball very fine to third man where Hamilton makes a very good diving stop to prevent the boundary

4.4

Blain to Odhiambo, 1 run, pushed to mid-off, well judged single

4.5

Blain to Otieno, 1 run, dropped into the leg-side, on the back foot this time and it's another easy single

4.6

Blain to Odhiambo, 3 runs, punched through the covers off the back foot, nicely timed by Odhiambo and they get a leisurly three runs

End of over 5 (8 runs) Kenya 27/1
NN Odhiambo    11* (10b 1x4)      JAR Blain    3-0-19-0
KO Otieno    11* (10b 1x4)     

5.1

Drummond to Odhiambo, OUT, well bowled, moving back between bat and pad to hit middle stump, Odhiambo seems perplexed as to how that got through and practices the shot again before trudging off

NN Odhiambo b Drummond 11 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.2

Drummond to Tikolo, no run, driven into the covers on the back foot

5.3

Drummond to Tikolo, no run, big shout for lbw, the ball coming back and hitting Tikolo on the back leg, it looked alittle high though and may have struck him just outside the line of off-stump

5.4

Drummond to Tikolo, no run

5.5

Drummond to Tikolo, no run, lifting off a length and beating Tikolo's cut shot, good take by Smith who is standing up to the stumps

5.6

Drummond to Tikolo, no run

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) Kenya 27/2
SO Tikolo    0* (5b)      GD Drummond    1-1-0-1
KO Otieno    11* (10b 1x4)     

6.1

Berrington to Otieno, 2 runs, wide half-volley first up and Otieno drives through extra cover for two runs

6.2

Berrington to Otieno, no run

6.3

Berrington to Otieno, 1 run, driven again, this time not as well timed and they only get one to long-off

6.4

Berrington to Tikolo, 1 run, wide ball cut to thirdman for one run

6.5

Berrington to Otieno, OUT, another one goes and that was a poor shot from Otieno, he tried to run a straight ball down to third man and got an inside edge back onto his stumps

KO Otieno b Berrington 14 (29m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

6.6

Berrington to Odoyo, no run, past the edge, movement away for Berrington and he beats Odoyo on the front foot

End of over 7 (4 runs) Kenya 31/3
TM Odoyo    0* (1b)      RD Berrington    1-0-4-1
SO Tikolo    1* (6b)     

7.1

Drummond to Tikolo, no run, lift again from Drummond, this time the ball hits Tikolo's gloves and drops into the leg-side

7.2

Drummond to Tikolo, 2 runs, driven in the air wide of mid-off, he didn't get all of it and they jog two

7.3

Drummond to Tikolo, no run

7.4

Drummond to Tikolo, FOUR, short and dismissivly pulled through square-leg for four, you can't bowl short at Tikolo at Drummond's pace

7.5

Drummond to Tikolo, no run

7.6

Drummond to Tikolo, 1 run, carved away over the covers, bouncing once on its way to Berrington in the deep

End of over 8 (7 runs) Kenya 38/3
SO Tikolo    8* (12b 1x4)      GD Drummond    2-1-7-1
TM Odoyo    0* (1b)     

8.1

Berrington to Tikolo, no run, pushed straight to point on the front foot

8.2

Berrington to Tikolo, FOUR, drops short and pulled again by Tikilo, this time through midwicket for another boundary

8.3

Berrington to Tikolo, 1 leg bye, hits the pad and they get a single into the leg-side

8.4

Berrington to Odoyo, no run

8.5

Berrington to Odoyo, 1 run, short again, Odoyo works the ball wide of midwicket on the back foot

8.6

Berrington to Tikolo, 1 run, better ball but Tikolo plays a well-comtrolled thrive through the covers for another single

End of over 9 (7 runs) Kenya 45/3
SO Tikolo    13* (16b 2x4)      RD Berrington    2-0-10-1
TM Odoyo    1* (3b)     

9.1

Maiden to Tikolo, 1 leg bye, spinning to clip the pad and they get a leg-bye

9.2

Maiden to Odoyo, no run, good ball, Odoyo defends on the front foot

9.3

Maiden to Odoyo, no run

9.4

Maiden to Odoyo, no run, played into point on the back foot

9.5

Maiden to Odoyo, 1 run, turned behind square-leg for one run

9.6

Maiden to Tikolo, no run

End of over 10 (2 runs) Kenya 47/3
SO Tikolo    13* (18b 2x4)      GI Maiden    1-0-1-0
TM Odoyo    2* (7b)     

10.1

Berrington to Odoyo, 3 runs, nicely placed and well ran, clipping the ball off his toes behind square on the leg-side

10.2

Berrington to Tikolo, 1 run, guided to third man on the front foot

10.3

Berrington to Odoyo, 1 run, another singe to third man, this time it s a genuine edge from Odoyo

10.4

Berrington to Tikolo, FOUR, sliced away over point for four, not exactly where he had planned as he aimed a drive through the covers but Tikolo won't complain

10.5

Berrington to Tikolo, OUT, big wicket- the prize wicket of Tikolo as he misses a straight ball, hit straight in front, not the most difficult of decisions for the Umpire

SO Tikolo lbw b Berrington 18 (20m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

10.6

Berrington to Patel, no run

End of over 11 (9 runs) Kenya 56/4
RR Patel    0* (1b)      RD Berrington    3-0-19-2
TM Odoyo    6* (9b)     

11.1

Maiden to Odoyo, OUT, another one goes and Kenya are in trouble now, Odoyo strangled down the leg-side as he tried to work a short ball round the corner for one

TM Odoyo c †Smith b Maiden 6 (17m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

11.2

Maiden to Aga, no run

11.3

Maiden to Aga, no run

11.4

Maiden to Aga, 2 runs, reverse-sweep, spooning the ball over Smith and they get two

11.5

Maiden to Aga, 1 run, front foot push wide of the fielder at cover brings a single

11.6

Maiden to Patel, 1 run, turns the ball into the leg-side and that's aniother single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Kenya 60/5
RR Patel    1* (2b)      GI Maiden    2-0-5-1
RG Aga    3* (4b)     

12.1

Berrington to Patel, no run

12.2

Berrington to Patel, 1 run, full ball driven wide of long-off, they decide against what would have been a risky second

12.3

Berrington to Aga, 1 run, pushed again down the ground, this time to long-on and it's another run

12.4

Berrington to Patel, no run, cut behind point, after some deliberation they decide against the run

12.5

Berrington to Patel, no run, beats the edge as Patel feels timidly outside his off-stump on the front foot

12.6

Berrington to Patel, no run

End of over 13 (2 runs) Kenya 62/5
RR Patel    2* (7b)      RD Berrington    4-0-21-2
RG Aga    4* (5b)     

13.1

Maiden to Aga, no run

13.2

Maiden to Aga, 1 run, flighted delivery driven to long-off for one run

13.3

Maiden to Patel, no run, attempted sweep but he doesn't connect and the ball lobs off the pad and into the leg-side

13.4

Maiden to Patel, 1 run, dodgy single, hit straight to midwicket but he misses with the throw

13.5

Maiden to Aga, 1 run, much more comfortable single, played into point on the front foot

13.6

Maiden to Patel, no run

End of over 14 (3 runs) Kenya 65/5
RR Patel    3* (10b)      GI Maiden    3-0-8-1
RG Aga    6* (8b)     

14.1

Drummond to Aga, SIX, short and pulled over square-leg for a big six, right over the stands- nice welcome into the attack for Drummond

14.2

Drummond to Aga, 1 run, outside off-stump and Aga picks up a single to third man

14.3

Drummond to Patel, 1 run, tucked of his hip and into square-leg, they are quickly through for a single

14.4

Drummond to Aga, no run

14.5

Drummond to Aga, 1 run, short of a length, Aga drives to long-on

14.6

Drummond to Patel, no run, tries to guide the ball to third man, but the ball is past the edge

End of over 15 (9 runs) Kenya 74/5
RR Patel    4* (12b)      GD Drummond    3-1-16-1
RG Aga    14* (12b 1x6)     

15.1

Nel to Aga, no run, on a good length and nipping back into Aga, he gets an inside edge onto his pads

15.2

Nel to Aga, no run, pulls his length back but the same searching line draws Aga into an airy drive outside off-stump

15.3

Nel to Aga, no run, driven to point, the batsmen meet for a conferance mid-pitch, no damage done though as the throw id off-target

15.4

Nel to Aga, 1 run, turned through square-leg for one run

15.5

Nel to Patel, no run

15.6

Nel to Patel, no run, short and beating Patel for pace as he played the pull shot, the ball is through to Smith behind the stumps

End of over 16 (1 run) Kenya 75/5
RR Patel    4* (14b)      JD Nel    3-0-8-1
RG Aga    15* (16b 1x6)     

16.1

Blain to Aga, no run, beats the edge, the ball passing between bat and the stumps, Blain holds his head- I'm not too sure how that missed the off-stump

16.2

Blain to Aga, 1 run, fuller allowing Aga to drive to long-on

16.3

Blain to Patel, 2 runs, goes for the pull shot, the ball hits the gloves and loops over Watson at slip

16.4

Blain to Patel, OUT, gone, perfect yorker from Blain hitting the bottom of middle stump as Patel tried to play through the off-side

RR Patel b Blain 6 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

16.5

Blain to Kamande, no run

16.6

Blain to Kamande, no run

End of over 17 (3 runs) Kenya 78/6
JK Kamande    0* (2b)      JAR Blain    4-0-22-1
RG Aga    16* (18b 1x6)     

17.1

Maiden to Aga, 2 runs, full ball clipped wide of midwicket and they get two runs

17.2

Maiden to Aga, 2 runs, swept over midwicket and they get yet another two, very sharp, if alittle risky running from Aga

17.3

Maiden to Aga, 2 runs

17.4

Maiden to Aga, FOUR, edged very fine to the third man boundary, finally some momentum in the Kenyan innings

17.5

Maiden to Aga, 1 run, driven into midwicket and they take a single

17.6

Maiden to Kamande, 1 run

End of over 18 (12 runs) Kenya 90/6
JK Kamande    1* (3b)      GI Maiden    4-0-20-1
RG Aga    27* (23b 1x4 1x6)     

18.1

Nel to Kamande, OUT, very soft dismissal, scooping a good length delivery to Watson at midwicket

JK Kamande c Watson b Nel 1 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

18.2

Nel to Aga, 1 run, pulled through square-leg for one run

18.3

Nel to Ongondo, no run, beats the edge as Ongondo pushes outside the off-stump on the back foot

18.4

Nel to Ongondo, 1 bye, they steak a bye as the ball is straight through to Smith, he hits with an underarm throw but Aga is safe

18.5

Nel to Aga, OUT, good wicket for Scotland, Aga tried to drive a full ball over long-on, he didn't quite get hold of it, holing out to Poonia on the rope

RG Aga c Poonia b Nel 28 (26m 25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 112.00

18.6

Nel to Ongondo, 1 run, cut to third man for one run

End of over 19 (3 runs) Kenya 93/8
PJ Ongondo    1* (3b)      JD Nel    4-0-10-3
AO Suji    0* (0b)     

19.1

Drummond to Ongondo, 1 run, full and straight, Ongondo turn through square-leg and they get a single

19.2

Drummond to Suji, 2 runs, carved away over cover and they pick up a well-ran two

19.3

Drummond to Suji, 1 run, straight ball driven into midwicket and they complete a quick single

19.4

Drummond to Ongondo, SIX, big hit own the ground, clearing the rope at long-off, it was a length delivery and Ongondo launched into it, great hit

19.5

Drummond to Ongondo, OUT, disaster for Kenya, comical bit of running as both batsman end up in the same crease after Ongondo drove to mid-off- he wanteda rrun but Suji was going nowhere

PJ Ongondo run out 8 (8m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

19.6

Drummond to Varaiya, 3 runs, driven over mid-off and that's three runs to bring the innings to a close

End of over 20 (13 runs) Kenya 106/9
HA Varaiya    3* (1b)      GD Drummond    4-1-29-1
AO Suji    3* (2b)     
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