ICC World Cup - 23rd match, Group C

England v Kenya

England won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)

0.1

Anderson to Ouma, no run, a cracking ball to begin with! Angling into the batsman before nipping away, massively. Virtually unplayable

0.2

Anderson to Ouma, no run, ooh and he's squared up here, squirting it into the covers. More outswing, and excellent pace for Anderson

0.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, on middle-and-off, swinging away but Ouma jabs down on it - albeit with his feet pointing back down the pitch

0.4

Anderson to Ouma, no run, fuller this time from Anderson; Ouma, back in his crease, is watchful in defence, shuffling across his stumps to counter the swing

0.5

Anderson to Ouma, no run, in the channel outside his off stump, but it's a touch too short this time and Ouma rightly leaves it well alone

0.6

Anderson to Ouma, 1 run, and he's off the mark with a solid tickle down to fine leg, as Anderson rather loses his line

Kenya 1/0   MA Ouma 1* (6b)

1.1

Mahmood to Ouma, no run, and a good start, just outside off stump - no great pace, or swing, but a good line which Ouma shoulders arms to

1.2

Mahmood to Ouma, 1 no ball, too fast for Ouma, swinging down the leg side and he can't whip it away. Should've...but it cannoned into his pads

1.2

Mahmood to Ouma, no run, again, not really the right line from Mahmood, drifting into Ouma's pads who tucked it to leg

1.3

Mahmood to Ouma, no run, outside off this time and clunked into the covers, although without properly timing it

1.4

Mahmood to Ouma, no run, short of a length and Ouma goes for it, rocking back and trying to pull it through midwicket with a super swivel. But it's walloped straight to midwicket

1.5

Mahmood to Ouma, no run, pushed out calmly into the covers

1.6

Mahmood to Ouma, no run, and a good one to end the over, right up to Ouma who is solid in defence

Kenya 2/0   MA Ouma 1* (13b)

2.5

Anderson to Ouma, no run, touch too wide, Ouma leaves well alone

2.6

Anderson to Ouma, no run, again, too wide - no need to touch those, and it swings wider still of Ouma's arm-shouldering

Kenya 3/0   MA Ouma 1* (15b)

3.2

Mahmood to Ouma, (no ball) 1 run, and this time, a no ball as it's defended on the front foot

Kenya 7/0   MA Ouma 2* (16b)

4.1

Anderson to Ouma, no run, no no no. Too wide from Anderson, swinging wider still and it's left alone

4.2

Anderson to Ouma, no run, ooh and he nearly fishes at this before deciding, rightly so, to leave alone

4.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, more massive banana swing, booming away from the batsman like a big boomer. Too wide

4.4

Anderson to Ouma, 1 run, and the inswinger into his pads, pushed to leg with ease

Kenya 10/0   MA Ouma 3* (20b)

5.1

Flintoff to Ouma, 1 leg bye, wrong line, on leg stump and they steal a leg-bye-bye

5.2

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, better line this time, swinging into the batsman's pads on off stump and, belatedly, Flintoff half-roars an appeal

5.3

Flintoff to Ouma, 1 no ball, that's more like the Flintoff of old, outside off and it passes by his outside edge

5.3

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, ooh and it's full, fast, straight and squirted out into the covers

5.4

Flintoff to Ouma, 1 run, full, fast, outside the off stump and it's very neatly guided past gully down to third man

Kenya 15/1   MA Ouma 4* (25b)

6.1

Anderson to Ouma, no run, oh and another cracking ball swinging away from a very suspect forward defence. Inches away from edging it

6.2

Anderson to Ouma, 4 leg byes, and this is Anderson's problem. His stray balls. Down the leg side and flicked fine of Nixon who can't get a hand to it

6.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, good length, good line, but brick-walled into the covers

6.4

Anderson to Ouma, FOUR, fine shot as Anderson drifts it on his pads, looking for swing, and he whips it just in front of square for four

6.5

Anderson to Ouma, 1 run, ooh, tentatively comes forward to squirt this past point. Reasonably solidly played, in the end, but good swing from him again

Kenya 24/1   MA Ouma 9* (30b 1x4)

7.1

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, yikes! That's cut back quite markedly on the batsman who shoulders arms

7.2

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, punched off the back foot - more bounce from Flintoff, who is firing in here but hasn't quite found his line

7.3

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, short of a length and it's neatly pumped off the back foot to mid-on

7.4

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, ooh and a swing and a miss! On off stump, swinging away from his rather fishing attempt at an off drive

7.5

Flintoff to Ouma, 2 runs, driven, with a closed face of the bat - Flintoff gets a hand to it, collapsing his hugs frame down on the pitch and lumbering out his left hand

7.6

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, and he comes forward solidly to defend this last ball of the over

Kenya 26/1   MA Ouma 11* (36b 1x4)

8.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, again a touch too short but he can't bisect the gap at cover

8.4

Anderson to Ouma, no run, an ugly, cross-batted smite which gets him a thick inside edge that fortunately evades his off stump

8.5

Anderson to Ouma, no run, again no foot movement; again a cross-batted mow which gets him nothing

8.6

Anderson to Ouma, 1 leg bye, but they pick up a leg bye here as Anderson loses his line

Kenya 28/1   MA Ouma 11* (40b 1x4)

9.1

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, just short of a length and it rises onto the batsman who, to his credit, defends it very neatly off the back foot with a pleasing clunk of the bat

9.2

Flintoff to Ouma, 1 run, neat stroke off the back foot, almost on-driving it through midwicket

9.4

Flintoff to Ouma, no run, again, he's right back onto his stumps, defending it with a high front elbow but can't bisect the gap

9.5

Flintoff to Ouma, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to Mmmmonty Panesar at mid-on

Kenya 31/1   MA Ouma 13* (44b 1x4)

10.1

Anderson to Ouma, OUT, swinging into the batsman, who pushes at it off the back foot to Collingwood at mid-on. A shimmy to his right, and he takes the simplest of catches

MA Ouma c Collingwood b Anderson 13 (46m 45b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.88

Kenya 35/2   MA Ouma 13 (45b 1x4)
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Photos

Mar 24, 2007

Kevin Pietersen pumps his fist after leading England to a seven-wicket win over Kenya, England v Kenya, Group C, St Lucia, March 24, 2007

Kevin Pietersen pumps his fist after leading England to a seven-wicket win over Kenya

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Mar 24, 2007

Ed Joyce raises his bat to acknowledge his excellent fifty, England v Kenya, Group C, St Lucia, March 24, 2007

Ed Joyce raises his bat to acknowledge his excellent fifty

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