ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group C

Kenya v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 172 runs

0.1

Vaas to Ouma, no run, starts off with a length delivery on the stumps, pushed to mid-off

0.2

Vaas to Ouma, no run, in the zone outside off stump, Ouma tries to drive on the up and is beaten

0.3

Vaas to Ouma, OUT, Vaas traps him in front. It landed on a length, on the middle stump line and straightened and beat the intended defensive prod. Ouma's bat came across the line and played all over the delivery

MA Ouma lbw b Vaas 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Vaas to Odhiambo, no run, full and outside off, slanting away from him, Sangakkara gathers

0.5

Vaas to Odhiambo, no run, shaves past the off stump. Short in length, angling away from the batsman who tries an ugly swipe across the line

0.6

Vaas to Odhiambo, no run, length delivery on the leg stump line, Odhiambo tries to swat it across the line and it strikes him on the thigh pad.

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Kenya 0/1 (261 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 13.73)
NN Odhiambo    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-1-0-1
DO Obuya    0* (0b)     

1.1

Fernando to DO Obuya, no run, length delivery that buzzes through the corridor outside off, he thinks about playing a shot but withdraws the bat at the last minute

1.2

Fernando to DO Obuya, no run, cuts in off a length, tries to glance and the ball runs off the pad

1.3

Fernando to DO Obuya, no run, full, straight, on the middle, defended on the front foot

1.4

Fernando to DO Obuya, 1 wide, bangs it in, past the left shoulder and he ducks under

1.4

Fernando to DO Obuya, FOUR, slashed over the slips. Full and outside off, he freed his arms at the width offered and slices it over the slip

1.5

Fernando to DO Obuya, 3 runs, attempted yorker ends up as a low full toss, glanced past square leg

1.6

Fernando to Odhiambo, 5 wides, here comes another bouncer. It climbs over the batsman and the 'keeper

1.6

Fernando to Odhiambo, FOUR, charges down the track, stays adjacent to fullish delivery and drives it between the bowler and mid-off

End of over 2 (17 runs) Kenya 17/1 (244 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 8.50, RRR: 13.55)
NN Odhiambo    4* (4b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-17-0
DO Obuya    7* (5b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    1-1-0-1

2.1

Vaas to DO Obuya, 1 run

2.2

Vaas to Odhiambo, no run, full and outside off, he attempts to slog it across the line but the bat meets thin air

2.3

Vaas to Odhiambo, 1 run, length delivery on the off stump line, pushed towards mid-off for a quick single

2.4

Vaas to DO Obuya, 1 run, full-pitched, on the off and middle, angling away, Obuya tries to whip it across the line, gets a outside edge and the ball flies past a diving Mahela at first slip

2.5

Vaas to Odhiambo, no run, They continue to slog across the line and continue to miss. He takes a step down the track and can't connect with his pull shot

2.6

Vaas to Odhiambo, OUT, The timber is disturbed. Another wild slog across the line and the fullish delivery squeezes past the flashing blade and crashes into the off stump

NN Odhiambo b Vaas 5 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

End of over 3 (3 runs) Kenya 20/2 (241 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 14.17)
     WPUJC Vaas    2-1-3-2
DO Obuya    9* (7b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-17-0

3.1

Fernando to DO Obuya, no run, homing in on the off stump, defended on the front foot

3.2

Fernando to DO Obuya, no run, kicks up from short of length, outside the off stump, holds its line and teases the outside edge

3.3

Fernando to DO Obuya, 1 run, length delivery on the off stump line, pushed to left of mid-off

3.4

Fernando to Mishra, 1 wide, bangs it in short and it slips down the leg-side

3.4

Fernando to Mishra, no run, peach of a delivery. Again kicks up from short of length and beats the bat.

3.5

Fernando to Mishra, 1 wide, goes for the yorker as a variation but it slips down the leg-side

3.5

Fernando to Mishra, no run, back to short of length, on the off stump line, defended to the off side

3.6

Fernando to Mishra, 1 run, off cutter, on the middle and leg, pushed to the on side

End of over 4 (4 runs) Kenya 24/2 (237 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 14.81)
T Mishra    1* (3b)      CRD Fernando    2-0-21-0
DO Obuya    10* (10b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    2-1-3-2

4.1

Vaas to Mishra, no run, lands on a length, just outside the off stump, straightens a touch, jabbed away at the last minute. Cramped for room.

4.2

Vaas to Mishra, no run, beauty. This one goes the other way and he is comprehensively beaten

4.3

Vaas to Mishra, 2 runs, the fuller one and hint of swing in, trying to trap him lbw, the bat-face shuts as it comes down and he ends up squeezing it to midwicket

4.4

Vaas to Mishra, SIX, Out of the blue. Against the run of play, comes a stunning on the up hit over long-on. He took a couple of steps down the track and heaved a length delivery over wide long-on.

4.5

Vaas to Mishra, 1 run, lands on a length, on the middle stump line, curves in a touch, worked tto right of midwicket

4.6

Vaas to DO Obuya, no run, lands on a length, on the middle and nips back in to crash into the inner thigh. Ouch. Obuya goes down in pain.

End of over 5 (9 runs) Kenya 33/2 (228 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.60, RRR: 15.20)
DO Obuya    10* (11b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    3-1-12-2
T Mishra    10* (8b 1x6)      CRD Fernando    2-0-21-0

5.1

Fernando to Mishra, no run

5.2

Fernando to Mishra, no run, short in length, on the off stump line, guided to backward point

5.3

Fernando to Mishra, no run, hits the short of length, just outside off stump, steered to point

5.4

Fernando to Mishra, 1 run, on the middle stump line, short in length, goes back to work it past square leg

5.5

Fernando to DO Obuya, no run, lands on a length, jags back in to beat the intended defensive stroke and crashes it into the thigh pad

5.6

Fernando to DO Obuya, 1 wide, full in length, well outside the off stump, left alone

5.6

Fernando to DO Obuya, no run, beaten. Snarls up from a length, holds its line outside the off stump and beats the lame poke

End of over 6 (2 runs) Kenya 35/2 (226 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.83, RRR: 16.14)
DO Obuya    10* (13b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-23-0
T Mishra    11* (12b 1x6)      WPUJC Vaas    3-1-12-2

6.1

Vaas to Mishra, no run, length delivery bouncing over leg stump, a slog across the line is attempted but no wood on leather

6.2

Vaas to Mishra, no run, fullish, swinging outside leg stump and Mishra is struck on the pad

6.3

Vaas to Mishra, 1 run, full again, on the off and middle again, swung to left of long leg

6.4

Vaas to DO Obuya, no run, full again, almost at the blokchole, on the off stump, stabbed down the track

6.5

Vaas to DO Obuya, 1 run, swinging delivery on the legs, flicked to deep square leg

6.6

Vaas to Mishra, 1 run, attempted yorker, on the middle and leg, driven to long-on

End of over 7 (3 runs) Kenya 38/2 (223 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 17.15)
T Mishra    13* (16b 1x6)      WPUJC Vaas    4-1-15-2
DO Obuya    11* (15b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-23-0

7.1

Jayasuriya to Mishra, no run, floated outside leg stump, reverse swept to backward point

7.2

Jayasuriya to Mishra, 1 run, on the leg and middle, driven to long-on

7.3

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, lands on the off stump, spins past the defensive blade

7.4

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, full and on the middle, driven to extra cover

7.5

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, slow through the air, on the middle stump, defended on the front foot

7.6

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, again slow through the air, on the middle stump line, tapped to the off side

End of over 8 (1 run) Kenya 39/2 (222 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 18.50)
DO Obuya    11* (19b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-1-0
T Mishra    14* (18b 1x6)      WPUJC Vaas    4-1-15-2

8.1

Malinga to Mishra, 1 run, starts off with a slow off cutter, tapped gently to the on side

8.2

Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, here comes the yorker - 85.2 mph - squeezed out to cover. The bat came down at the very last minute

8.3

Malinga to DO Obuya, no run, 85.8 mph, gunning for the toe, he manages to shuffle outside the line and squirt it to the on side

8.4

Malinga to DO Obuya, 1 run, bouncer, on the middle stump line, pulled weakly to square leg. No one there and he survives.

8.5

Malinga to Mishra, no run, 87.7 mph bouncer and Mishra ducks under .

8.6

Malinga to Mishra, 1 run, slower one, short in length, on the off stump line, Mishra waits on the ball before steering it to third man

End of over 9 (3 runs) Kenya 42/2 (219 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 19.90)
T Mishra    16* (21b 1x6)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-0
DO Obuya    12* (22b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-1-0

9.1

Jayasuriya to Mishra, OUT, flighted delivery, turning away from Mishra who tries to slog-sweep it but makes no conact. The feet is on the line as the bails come off. It is refered upstairs and the verdict is OUT.

T Mishra st †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya 16 (27m 22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 72.72

9.2

Jayasuriya to Tikolo, 1 run, leans forward to push to cover

Rusiru Vithana: "When did the Sri Lankan team's uniform change to that blue colour, which India uses as well?... Or have the two teams switched colours, is it permanent?

Vithana, Sri Lanka's uniform is much lighter than the ones used by the Indians. It is almost off-white

9.3

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, floated on the off stump, steered to short third man

9.4

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to sweeper cover

9.5

Jayasuriya to Tikolo, 2 runs, really slow through the air, on the off stump, even slower cut shot past point

9.6

Jayasuriya to Tikolo, 1 run, on the leg and middle, swept past square leg

End of over 10 (5 runs) Kenya 47/3 (214 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.70, RRR: 21.40)
SO Tikolo    4* (3b)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-6-1
DO Obuya    13* (24b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-0

10.1

Malinga to Tikolo, OUT, Fullish, outside the off stump, a loose drive is attempted and the outside edge flies low - boot high - to Mahela at first slip who catches it cleanly. Very well taken.

SO Tikolo c Jayawardene b Malinga 4 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

10.2

Malinga to CO Obuya, no run

10.3

Malinga to CO Obuya, 2 runs, full and on the legs, flicked past square leg

10.4

Malinga to CO Obuya, 1 wide, bouncer but going down the leg-side

So far Malinga has operated on two lengths. He has aimed at the toe or the throat. Only time he has hit the length is when he has bowled a slower one

10.4

Malinga to CO Obuya, OUT, off cutter on a length, it stopped on the batsman who ended up stabbing at it and the ball lobs back to Malinga

CO Obuya c & b Malinga 2 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

10.5

Malinga to Obanda, no run

10.6

Malinga to Obanda, 1 run, yorker, dug out to square leg

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kenya 51/5 (210 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.63, RRR: 23.33)
AA Obanda    1* (2b)      SL Malinga    2-0-7-2
DO Obuya    13* (24b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-6-1

11.1

Jayasuriya to Obanda, 1 run, on the off stump line, driven to deep cover

11.2

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, floated outside off stump, swept to midwicket

11.3

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, 1 run, fuller, flatter, on the middle and leg, whipped to deep midwicket

11.4

Jayasuriya to Obanda, 1 run, short in length, on the off stump line, punched to long-off

11.5

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, really really slow through the air, landed on the leg stump and spun past the bat

11.6

Jayasuriya to DO Obuya, no run, faster, fuller,straighter, jabbed away to the off side. Good variation from Jayasuriya, who seems to be really enjoying his bowling.

End of over 12 (3 runs) Kenya 54/5 (207 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.50, RRR: 25.87)
DO Obuya    14* (28b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-9-1
AA Obanda    3* (4b)      SL Malinga    2-0-7-2

12.1

Malinga to Obanda, no run, banged in short, climbs chest-high and flies over the off and middle line

12.2

Malinga to Obanda, no run, slower one and it goes past the wild slog and just over the middle stump

12.3

Malinga to Obanda, FOUR, another slower one but he picked it up really well and lofted it cleanly over mid-on. Very well played

12.4

Malinga to Obanda, 1 run, on the hips, tucked past square leg

12.5

Malinga to DO Obuya, 1 run, full, on the off stump line, again stops on the batsman who manages to scoop it over the bowler

12.6

Malinga to Obanda, no run, slow off cutter - he has been bowling quite a few of them, punched to cover

End of over 13 (6 runs) Kenya 60/5 (201 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.61, RRR: 28.71)
AA Obanda    8* (9b 1x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-13-2
DO Obuya    15* (29b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-9-1

13.1

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 run, from round the stumps, leg spin, lands outside leg stump, swept past square leg

13.2

Silva to Obanda, 1 run, short in length, turning past the off stump, cut to deep point

13.3

Silva to DO Obuya, no run, dipping on the yorker length, squirted out to cover

13.4

Silva to DO Obuya, 1 run, short, on the stumps, swatted to long-on

13.5

Silva to Obanda, no run, round-armish action, lands outside leg, padded away

13.6

Silva to Obanda, 1 run, on the off stump line, short in length, cut to deep point

Many Sri Lankan fans have written in their disapproval of the new uniform. Hmm..

End of over 14 (4 runs) Kenya 64/5 (197 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.57, RRR: 32.83)
AA Obanda    10* (12b 1x4)      LPC Silva    1-0-4-0
DO Obuya    17* (32b 1x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-13-2

14.1

Wijekoon to Obanda, 1 run, yorker length, swings in late, driven through the on side

14.2

Wijekoon to DO Obuya, 1 run, full again, chopped through the off side field

14.3

Wijekoon to Obanda, OUT, yorker length again, on the leg and middle line, squeezed out with the help of a inside edge to short fine leg. Obanda calls for a run and rushes across but Obuya stays rooted - it was Obanda's call as it went behind the wicket - and Obanda is run out as both end up at the same end.

DO Obuya run out 18 (61m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

14.4

Wijekoon to Obanda, no run, another yorker - all the four deliveries have been on and around that blockhole - dug out back to the bowler

14.5

Wijekoon to Obanda, 1 run, a slower one this time, punched past the bowler

14.6

Wijekoon to Kamande, 1 run, another one just in front of the blockhole, on the off and middle line, stabbed away to cover

End of over 15 (4 runs) Kenya 68/6 (193 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.53, RRR: 38.60)
JK Kamande    1* (1b)      G Wijekoon    1-0-4-0
AA Obanda    12* (16b 1x4)      LPC Silva    1-0-4-0

15.1

Silva to Kamande, 1 leg bye, from round the stumps, round-armish delivery, outside leg stump and padded away

15.2

Silva to Obanda, no run, on the leg stump line, defended down the track

15.3

Silva to Obanda, no run, a tad short, outside off stump, tapped to backward point

15.4

Silva to Obanda, 2 runs, fuller, driven to right of long-off

15.5

Silva to Obanda, FOUR, long-hop and carted to the deep midwicket boundary

15.6

Silva to Obanda, 1 run, tossed-up, on the off stump line, he comes down the track and drives to Fernando at long-on

End of over 16 (8 runs) Kenya 76/6 (185 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.75, RRR: 46.25)
AA Obanda    19* (21b 2x4)      LPC Silva    2-0-11-0
JK Kamande    1* (2b)      G Wijekoon    1-0-4-0

16.1

Wijekoon to Obanda, 1 run, here comes that fullish almost-yorker length again, outside off stump, chopped to extra cover

16.2

Wijekoon to Kamande, no run, yorker squeezing under the bat and through the zone outside the off stump

16.3

Wijekoon to Kamande, 1 run, slower one, fisted through the off side

16.4

Wijekoon to Obanda, 1 run, another yorker length, square driven to deep point

16.5

Wijekoon to Kamande, 1 run, full again, whipped to Mahela at midwicket

16.6

Wijekoon to Obanda, no run, outside the off stump, lapped to short fine leg

End of over 17 (4 runs) Kenya 80/6 (181 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.70, RRR: 60.33)
AA Obanda    21* (24b 2x4)      G Wijekoon    2-0-8-0
JK Kamande    3* (5b)      LPC Silva    2-0-11-0

17.1

Dilshan to Kamande, 1 run, on the middle and off, turned to left of midwicket

17.2

Dilshan to Obanda, OUT, stumped. Slow through the air, lobbed outside off stump and it went on straight. Obanda jumped out and missed his big heave

AA Obanda st †Sangakkara b Dilshan 21 (20m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

17.3

Dilshan to Onyango, 1 run

17.4

Dilshan to Kamande, no run

17.5

Dilshan to Kamande, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to the on side

17.6

Dilshan to Kamande, no run, full and outside off, goes on straight and he is beaten trying to cut late

End of over 18 (2 runs) Kenya 82/7 (179 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.55, RRR: 89.50)
JK Kamande    4* (9b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-2-1
LN Onyango    1* (1b)      G Wijekoon    2-0-8-0

18.1

Wijekoon to Onyango, 1 run, fullish, on the middle stump line, driven to long-on

18.2

Wijekoon to Kamande, OUT, dead plumb. Yorker-length again, on the middle, the bat went across the line and is trapped in front

JK Kamande lbw b Wijekoon 4 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

18.3

Wijekoon to Ongondo, 1 run, yorker length, on the middle stump line, dug out to the off side

18.4

Wijekoon to Onyango, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump line, driven to long-off

18.5

Wijekoon to Ongondo, no run, another one really full in length - really extrordinary this, apart from iirc three slower ones, everything from him has been almost at the blockhole length- on the off stump, driven to long-off

18.6

Wijekoon to Ongondo, 1 run, fullish, on the leg stump, worked through the on side

End of over 19 (4 runs) Kenya 86/8 (175 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.52, RRR: 175.00)
PJ Ongondo    2* (3b)      G Wijekoon    3-0-12-1
LN Onyango    3* (3b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-2-1

19.1

Dilshan to Ongondo, 1 run, on the off stump line, swung to long-on

19.2

Dilshan to Onyango, 1 run

19.3

Dilshan to Ongondo, OUT, That's it, it's all over. Tossed-up, on the middle stump line, tries a slog-sweep but ends up ballooning it to cover. Since Odoyo will not bat - absent hurt - Sri Lanka have wrapped up a massive victory

PJ Ongondo c Jayawardene b Dilshan 3 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

This is the largest victory margin by runs in a Twenty20 game,says HRG. The previous best was 100 by England against Australia at Southampton in 2005.

Man of the Match: Sanath Jayasuriya

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Sep 14, 2007

Lasith Malinga sports a new hairstyle, Kenya v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20, Group C, Johannesburg, September 14, 2007

Lasith Malinga sports a new hairstyle

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Sep 14, 2007

The electronic scoreboard displays Sri Lanka's record total, Kenya v Sri Lanka, Group C, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 14, 2007

The electronic scoreboard displays Sri Lanka's record total

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