ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd match, Group C

Kenya v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 74 balls remaining)

11.25 am Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum are the openers. Thomas Odoyo has the new ball. Here we go ...

11.20 am This is George back at the keyboard for the beginning of New Zealand's chase. They need only 74 from 20 overs. It could be done and dusted in a jiffy.

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0.1

Odoyo to Vincent, no run, excellent start, the ball pitches on off and middle stump and seams away from Vincent who gets squared up and is hit on the pad, perhaps a bit too high

0.2

Odoyo to Vincent, no run, another loud appeal for lbw, this one was fuller and straighter, Vincent tries to flick but misses, that was high as well and missing leg perhaps

0.3

Odoyo to Vincent, no run, Vincent steps down the pitch and makes room to drive to mid-off

0.4

Odoyo to Vincent, no run, pitches on a good length and seams away from Vincent who lets the ball go

0.5

Odoyo to Vincent, FOUR, Vincent charges down the pitch and lofts Odoyo high over mid-on, the ball bounces once before reaching the boundary and Kingsmead breaks into song

0.6

Odoyo to Vincent, 1 run, short of a length pitching on off and middle stump, Vincent waits on the back foot and closes the face of the bat to play the ball towards midwicket

End of over 1 (5 runs) New Zealand 5/0 (69 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.63)
L Vincent    5* (6b 1x4)      TM Odoyo    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    0* (0b)     

Peter Ongondo will share the new ball with Odoyo.

1.1

Ongondo to Vincent, 1 wide, banged in short outside the off stump, Vincent has the luxury to let the ball go, New Zealand aren't chasing a big total

1.1

Ongondo to Vincent, no run, good length ball angling into off and middle stump, defended on the front foot

1.2

Ongondo to Vincent, 1 wide, pitches outside off stump and seams away from Vincent, too much seam movement that time, wide called

1.2

Ongondo to Vincent, FOUR, Vincent gets an inside edge on to a good length ball and squeezes it past his stumps to the fine-leg boundary

1.3

Ongondo to Vincent, no run, left alone again outside the off stump, New Zealand better not get used to this

1.4

Ongondo to Vincent, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Vincent stands tall on the back foot and drives on the rise towards cover, that once bounced quite a bit from a good length

1.5

Ongondo to Vincent, 2 runs, played with soft hands towards midwicket for two more

1.6

Ongondo to Vincent, FOUR, slightly fuller on middle stump, Vincent lofts the ball off his pads into the vacant midwicket region, he didn't hit that perfectly but will get four

End of over 2 (12 runs) New Zealand 17/0 (57 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 8.50, RRR: 3.16)
L Vincent    15* (12b 3x4)      PJ Ongondo    1-0-12-0
BB McCullum    0* (0b)      TM Odoyo    1-0-5-0

McCullum prepares to take strike for the first time.

2.1

Odoyo to McCullum, no run, good length delivery on off stump, McCullum lunges forward and defends to cover point

2.2

Odoyo to McCullum, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, McCullum takes a step down the pitch and defends back to Odoyo

2.3

Odoyo to McCullum, no run, full length once again angling into McCullum's off stump, he strides forward and defends to cover

2.4

Odoyo to McCullum, (no ball) 1 run, Odoyo's over-stepped this time, McCullum plays the ball to point for a single, free hit coming up

Tikolo can change his field because it isn't the same batsman on strike. Vincent prepares to wind up.

2.4

Odoyo to Vincent, 1 run, Vincent mis-times the pull, it wasn't short enough, the ball flies towards mid-on where the catch is dropped, it wouldn't have counted anyway

2.5

Odoyo to McCullum, 1 wide, Odoyo strays down leg side, wide called

2.5

Odoyo to McCullum, no run, pitches just short of a length, the ball bounces sharply and cuts into McCullum who gets beaten between the bat and body

2.6

Odoyo to McCullum, SIX, just a fraction short and McCullum latches on to it in an instant, he swivels and pulls powerfully over the midwicket boundary, that's only the second six of the match

End of over 3 (10 runs) New Zealand 27/0 (47 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 2.76)
BB McCullum    7* (6b 1x6)      TM Odoyo    2-0-15-0
L Vincent    16* (13b 3x4)      PJ Ongondo    1-0-12-0

3.1

Ongondo to Vincent, no run, Vincent tries to pull this time but doesn't make proper contact

3.2

Ongondo to Vincent, SIX, this time he does makes contact, and how. Vincent gets into position early and pulls Ongondo over the midwicket boundary, powerful hit

3.3

Ongondo to Vincent, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

3.4

Ongondo to Vincent, 1 run, dabbed with soft hands towards cover point for a sharp single

3.5

Ongondo to McCullum, no run, McCullum pushes a good length ball towards midwicket, Vincent sprints off for the single but McCullum sends him back in time

3.6

Ongondo to McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum gets on to the front foot and tries to flick on the leg side, he plays the shot too early and gets a top edge that flies high in the air towards third man, that went really high but still fell safely

End of over 4 (9 runs) New Zealand 36/0 (38 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 2.37)
BB McCullum    9* (8b 1x6)      PJ Ongondo    2-0-21-0
L Vincent    23* (17b 3x4 1x6)      TM Odoyo    2-0-15-0

4.1

Odoyo to Vincent, FOUR, Vincent tries to drive down the ground and gets an outside edge that flies wide of the fielder at cover and has enough pace to reach the boundary

4.2

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

4.3

Odoyo to Vincent, OUT, caught! Vincent tries to drive Odoyo on the up and ends up hitting it flat towards David Obuya at mid-off, Obuya has to dive forward to take the catch inches off the ground, excellent fielding!

L Vincent c DO Obuya b Odoyo 27 (20m 20b 4x4 1x6) SR: 135.00

Peter Fulton comes in at No 3.

4.4

Odoyo to Fulton, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, left alone by Fulton

4.5

Odoyo to Fulton, 1 wide, pitches wide outside off stump and seams further away from Fulton

4.5

Odoyo to Fulton, 2 runs, Odoyo overcompensates and strays on to the pads, Fulton leans across and flicks the ball towards long leg

4.6

Odoyo to Fulton, 4 leg byes, he strays on to the pads once again, this time Fulton misses the flick but the ball clips the pad and runs past the wicketkeeper to the fine-leg boundary

End of over 5 (11 runs) New Zealand 47/1 (27 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 9.40, RRR: 1.80)
PG Fulton    2* (3b)      TM Odoyo    3-0-22-1
BB McCullum    9* (8b 1x6)      PJ Ongondo    2-0-21-0

Just 27 needed by New Zealand.

5.1

Ongondo to McCullum, 1 leg bye, McCullum tries to whip the ball from off stump through midwicket but gets hit on the pad in front of middle, that was close

5.2

Ongondo to Fulton, no run

5.3

Ongondo to Fulton, no run

5.4

Ongondo to Fulton, no run, banged in short outside the off stump, Fulton sways out of the way

5.5

Ongondo to Fulton, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Fulton leans forward and blocks

5.6

Ongondo to Fulton, 1 run, pitches short of a length on off stump, the ball stops a touch on Fulton who leans forward and punches it to cover, the fielder is on the circle and there's an easy single on offer

End of over 6 (2 runs) New Zealand 49/1 (25 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.16, RRR: 1.78)
PG Fulton    3* (8b)      PJ Ongondo    3-0-22-0
BB McCullum    9* (9b 1x6)      TM Odoyo    3-0-22-1

Odhiambo comes into the attack, replacing Odoyo.

6.1

Odhiambo to Fulton, 1 run, Fulton leans forward and plays a loose drive on the front foot, he gets a thick outside edge that flies behind point

6.2

Odhiambo to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum pushes the ball off the front foot towards midwicket for a sharp single

6.3

Odhiambo to Fulton, no run, full ball just outside the off stump, Fulton was terribly late on the drive and missed it completely, the ball just misses off stump

6.4

Odhiambo to Fulton, 1 run, too short this time, Fulton swivels and pulls to deep midwicket where Tikolo has placed a man on the boundary

6.5

Odhiambo to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum steps down the track, he's standing well outside his crease as he frees his arms and lofts the ball over extra cover for four more

6.6

Odhiambo to McCullum, 1 run, fuller length on off stump, driven on the front foot towards mid-off

End of over 7 (8 runs) New Zealand 57/1 (17 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.14, RRR: 1.30)
BB McCullum    15* (12b 1x4 1x6)      NN Odhiambo    1-0-8-0
PG Fulton    5* (11b)      PJ Ongondo    3-0-22-0

Rajesh Bhudia comes into the attack.

7.1

Bhudia to McCullum, 1 run, just a fraction short and McCullum comes forward and pulls it to deep backward square leg

7.2

Bhudia to Fulton, FOUR, Fulton stands his ground and lofts Bhudia down the ground to the long-off boundary

7.3

Bhudia to Fulton, SIX, Fulton takes advantage of a short ball and smashes it into the midwicket stands, awesome shot, New Zealand need just six more

7.4

Bhudia to Fulton, SIX, that's the victory, Fulton picks up a length ball off his pads and sends the crowd scurrying for cover at midwicket, that was hit with sheer power

New Zealand cruise to victory by nine wickets. Their bowlers set it up by dismissing Kenya for 73 and then it was a matter of time before New Zealand chased down the target. They did it with 12.2 overs to spare, a massive margin in the Twenty20 format. Mark Gillespie is the Man of the Match for his superb figures of 4 for 7.

Well that's one game down, we've got two more to go. Stay tuned for Pakistan v Scotland at Kingsmead. That match begins at 2.00 pm. Cheers.

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Photos

Sep 12, 2007

Peter Ongondo reflects on a declined appeal, New Zealand v Kenya, Group C, ICC World Twenty20, September 12, 2007

Peter Ongondo reflects on a declined appeal

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Sep 12, 2007

Brendon McCullum pulls during his 16, New Zealand v Kenya, Group C, ICC World Twenty20, September 12, 2007

Brendon McCullum pulls during his 16

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