Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
71(52) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 1 0 8 6 6 1 0
CO Obuya
47(58) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 1 2 11 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O8.0
M3
R16
W5
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Odoyo
O7.0
M2
R41
W3
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Kenya started with so much promise but they have imploded very quickly. Pakistan have won their first game without any fuss.

Please hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Umar Akmal: Early on we lost couple of quick wickets but later the batsmen had good partnerships. We were confident. The score was too much for the Kenyans. We have been enjoying Sri Lanka so far. I would like to thank the crowd for supporting us. There are lot of Pakistani fans and we hope that they will continue to support us. "

The ceremony will begin shortly.

Kamande: "We gave lot of extras. May be because the guys were trying too hard ... We are not performing at both areas. Today, I thought the bowling was 70%. I didnt bowl and let down the other three bowlers. We are playing Pakistan after a long time. It's a difficult situation for us. The batting .. I don't know .. we didn't go for the score. We will try to encourage the boys it doesn;t matter, go for the score."

Shahid Afridi : We should be more positive in the batting. It was a slow track but we should have started more positively. You should take a chance after 5-6 overs to disturb the line other wise they will keep bowling on the same line if you don't take any chances. The next game, we will come harder. It was good to see Shoaib Akthar bowl really well." Asked about his own bowling, Afridi says with a smile, " I am a bowler first, then a batsman!"

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match: "I have played this kind of knock after a long time. I am happy that the seniors like Waqar, Afridi all backed me. I have practised hard and long and Shahid bhai told me if I continue to work like this runs will come. There is always pressure, so you can't take any additional pressure on yourself. I am enjoying my fielding, been training well. I will take this form in the upcoming games. Not only in the next game but in all games that Shahid bhai will offer me."

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck.

33.1
W
Umar Gul to Ngoche, OUT, Oh dear! He shouldered arms there, only to hear the death rattle. It landed on a length just outside off and skidded in. The batsman left it alone. Mistake. Clatter!

Dave responds to Pete Higgins' comments: "Yes - I think so. A colleague and I discussed this today actually. Might raise the collective standard a bit, but more importantly I think the Champions Trophy should become for the top 4 Assoc. and bottom 4 Test sides, to make more regular high-level competition for them."

END OF OVER:
33 | (wicket maiden) | KENYA: 112/9

  • E Otieno0 (1b)
  • SO Ngoche0 (0b)
  • Shahid Afridi8-3-16-5
  • Mohammad Hafeez4-1-26-1

Pete Higgins: "Is there a case for assembling a team from the best players of the Associate nations, along the lines of the Unicorns in EWngland last season? Obuya and ten Doeschate would be first choices."

32.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Otieno, no run, leans forward to stab this to the off
32.5
W
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, OUT, And then they were one. This one rolled off the pad to the on side. Confusion. Chaos. The striker rushed down the track but his partner wasn't going anywhere. There is a direct hit at the striker's end - shouldn't he have lobbed it safely to hands of a fielder close to the stumps? - and there is no batsman in sight near that end. Gone. Terrible.
32.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, no run, outside off stump, left alone
32.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side
32.2
0
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, no run, dropped by Afridi! Very very tough. IT was chipped well to the left of him and he dived full stretch to his left but couldn't hold on. It brushed his fingers

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
71(52) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 1 0 8 6 6 1 0
CO Obuya
47(58) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 0 1 2 11 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O8.0
M3
R16
W5
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Odoyo
O7.0
M2
R41
W3
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.564
AUS64109.0002.257
SL64208.0000.371
BDESH63207.0000.136
ENG62404.000-0.754
AFG61502.000-1.853
SCOT60600.000-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.827
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.085
WI63306.000-0.053
IRE63306.000-0.932
ZIM61502.000-0.527
UAE60600.000-2.032