ICC World Cup, 23rd Match, Group C: England v Kenya at Gros Islet, Mar 24, 2007
ICC World Cup - 23rd match, Group C
England won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
Played at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia (neutral venue)
24 March 2007 (50-over match)
10.2

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, ooh, very well bowled! Late inswing, at impressive pace, and Tikolo defends off the back foot

10.3

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, cut, hard, but straight to point. A loose delivery from Anderson which deserved four, but Tikolo finds point

10.4

Anderson to Tikolo, FOUR, ah, there we go, that's what Tikolo was attempting the previous ball. He crashes this in front of square for four

10.5

Anderson to Tikolo, FOUR, edged! Well, was that intentional? Perhaps. I'll give it to the batsman. A firm slash which races between keeper and slip

10.6

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, pushed to mid-off

Kenya 43/2   SO Tikolo 8* (5b 2x4)
11.3

Flintoff to Tikolo, 1 run, tickled to midwicket

Kenya 45/2   SO Tikolo 9* (6b 2x4)
12.1

Bopara to Tikolo, 1 wide, oops, not a very impressive start, very wide, the loosest of looseners

12.1

Bopara to Tikolo, no run, driven to mid-on without much power

12.2

Bopara to Tikolo, no run, oh hello! But Peter Parker says that height was a factor - could only be, really - as that was ramrod straight

12.3

Bopara to Tikolo, (no ball) FOUR, overstepped and that's driven through mid-off, lovely timing from Stevie there, just caressing his hands through the line

12.3

Bopara to Tikolo, 1 run, Tikoloed in front of square and that's another run for Kenya

Kenya 53/2   SO Tikolo 14* (10b 3x4)
13.1

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, strays on leg, but it's a good length and that's just played off the pads into the short midwicket region

13.2

Mahmood to Tikolo, 1 run, shorter and played easily with a well-timed pull down in front of square

Kenya 54/2   SO Tikolo 15* (12b 3x4)
14.1

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, on middle-and-leg and that's defended forward

14.2

Collingwood to Tikolo, 2 runs, wide, swinging gently away towards off, and that's just helped off the back foot

14.3

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, outside off and driven square, straight to the fielder, and it's well picked up

14.4

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, on the button and defended forward

14.5

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, dragged down and that's played easily to square - the throw coming in to the bowler's end

Kenya 62/2   SO Tikolo 18* (17b 3x4)
15.1

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, huge, straight bouncer and for some reason that wasn't called wide

15.2

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, good slower ball, right up there and that's defended forward

15.3

Mahmood to Tikolo, 1 run, slower ball and that's driven over the top of cover

15.6

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, played back to the bowler

Kenya 64/2   SO Tikolo 19* (21b 3x4)
16.2

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, defended forward

16.3

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, big appeal from Nixon there for a snick - there was definitely a noise, but must have been the ball flicking the outside of the pad

16.4

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, slower ball tucked off the hips to deep square

16.6

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, guided down to third man for a single and a steal of the old strike

Kenya 68/2   SO Tikolo 21* (25b 3x4)
17.1

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, slower ball to start the over, cheeky, nice, and that's defended forward tidily enough

17.2

Mahmood to Tikolo, FOUR, aerial drive for four, clean strike

17.3

Mahmood to Tikolo, 1 run, dinked down off the hips, square

Kenya 73/2   SO Tikolo 26* (28b 4x4)
18.1

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, straight, a good shout, but Nixon pulls out of an appeal, as that one took some edge

18.2

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, on middle and that's driven back to the bowler, Collingwood, who practises his best ten-pin bowling strike action with a mock shy at the stumps

18.3

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, short, doesn't get up, and the batsman has time to caress that behind point. Nice caressing

18.4

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, played out to the cover boundary where that's swept by the man who knows what his job is (ie the sweeper)

Kenya 74/3   SO Tikolo 27* (32b 4x4)
19.1

Mahmood to Tikolo, 1 run, short and whipped wristily in front of midwicket where Monty fields and this all looks much better now I've taken capslock off and retyped it

19.5

Mahmood to Tikolo, 1 run, on leg and that's played down off the hips in front of square

Kenya 77/4   SO Tikolo 29* (34b 4x4)
20.1

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, short and that's dinked off the back foot to the gully

20.2

Collingwood to Tikolo, FOUR, (tomato) souped through mid-off with a crashing drive. Collingwood hurt his fingertip trying to stop that one

20.3

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, short and dibbled towards the cover boundary for a quick single

20.5

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, driven out to long-off where it's thrown back in quickly

Kenya 84/4   SO Tikolo 35* (38b 5x4)
21.1

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, defended down off the back foot, straight and true

21.2

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, driven into cover

21.3

Mahmood to Tikolo, FOUR, outside off, wide, and a firm outside edge races through third man

21.4

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, pulled square

21.5

Mahmood to Tikolo, 2 runs, again short and he paddles it around the corner to Monty at fine leg who receives cheers, for no reason in particular

21.6

Mahmood to Tikolo, no run, clunked to cover. Not a properly timed clunk, either, and it meekly bobbles out

Kenya 90/4   SO Tikolo 41* (44b 6x4)
23.1

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, nice start. Quick and flat, punched out into the covers

23.2

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, tossed up high - Nixon is getting vocal now - and it's driven into the covers

23.3

Panesar to Tikolo, OUT, rapped on the pads, the ball bobbles out past slip and Obuya calls Tikolo through. But he won't run! Obuya's stranded - in comes the throw...and Monty whips off the bails. Dreadful cricket, and Obuya is furious

CO Obuya run out 10 (20m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

23.4

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, pushed calmly into the covers

23.5

Panesar to Tikolo, FOUR, oh fine shot, crashing this one backward of square. Too short from Monty

23.6

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, and it's defended on the front foot to end the over

Kenya 103/5   SO Tikolo 45* (50b 7x4)
24.2

Flintoff to Tikolo, 1 run, wider of the crease, just a touch; full, spearing into him and it's very neatly driven indeed, timing it well past the infield and out to the extra cover boundary

24.6

Flintoff to Tikolo, 1 wide, down the leg side. No, no, no. Wide

24.6

Flintoff to Tikolo, no run, and he's right behind this one, blocking it out like a bouncer rejecting a teenage alcopop-drinker on a Friday night

Kenya 107/5   SO Tikolo 46* (52b 7x4)
25.2

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, punched, without power, to mid-off

25.3

Panesar to Tikolo, 1 run, too short from Monty, and too flat - the batsman just uses the pace of the ball to whip it through midwicket

Kenya 109/5   SO Tikolo 47* (54b 7x4)
26.1

Flintoff to Tikolo, 1 run, well, once again Flintoff wobbles this down the leg side and it's easily worked to leg

26.4

Flintoff to Tikolo, 1 run, ah, neat stroke, really well timed but straight to long-off

Kenya 112/5   SO Tikolo 49* (56b 7x4)
27.1

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, padded away. With his pad.

27.2

Panesar to Tikolo, 1 run, crisply driven past the infield and there's his fifty

Kenya 113/6   SO Tikolo 50* (58b 7x4)
28.1

Flintoff to Tikolo, 2 runs, spanked off the back foot behind point

28.2

Flintoff to Tikolo, 1 run, pinged to the Irishman at mid-on, Joyce, who dives to his right but spills it.

28.6

Flintoff to Tikolo, no run, and outside off, passes the outside edge

Kenya 117/6   SO Tikolo 53* (61b 7x4)
29.2

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, played out to cover

29.3

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, touch too full and it's crashed to cover. But straight to cover

29.4

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, down the pitch, smacking it hard and fast but Monty fields well

29.5

Panesar to Tikolo, 1 run, pinged down to long-off

Kenya 119/6   SO Tikolo 54* (65b 7x4)
30.1

Anderson to Tikolo, 1 run, crashed off the back foot behind square

30.3

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, more inswing, and it's firmly defended

30.4

Anderson to Tikolo, 2 runs, ah, neat stroke, just driving that calmly out past the covers

30.5

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, driven to mid-on

30.6

Anderson to Tikolo, 1 leg bye, on leg stump, whipped to midwicket

Kenya 124/6   SO Tikolo 57* (70b 7x4)
31.1

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, play and a miss! Very close

31.2

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, pushed back to the bowler

31.3

Panesar to Tikolo, FOUR, just short of a length, crashed behind square - too wide and it gets what it deserves. A big four.

31.4

Panesar to Tikolo, 1 run, driven out to deep cover

31.6

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, on middle-and-leg - much better Montyness and it's firmly defended

Kenya 130/6   SO Tikolo 62* (75b 8x4)
32.4

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, overthrow potential there and Vaughan's hands are on his head as he misses that one

32.5

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, drifts into the leg and he tries to rush that one to square, but doesn't time it properly

32.6

Anderson to Tikolo, 1 wide, Anderson wings that one down leg, his head right down as usual as he released it, and the batsman gamely chases, but is too late on the shot

32.6

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, plays that one down off the back foot behind point

Kenya 132/6   SO Tikolo 62* (78b 8x4)
34.1

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, outside off and mistimed by Tikolo, looking to cut that one down through cover; just plays over in the end

34.2

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, slower ball and that's driven to mid-on. "Brilliant, Paul," exaggerates Nixon

Kenya 139/6   SO Tikolo 63* (80b 8x4)
35.2

Panesar to Tikolo, 2 runs, finely swept behind square for an easy two

35.3

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, played out to point this time

35.4

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, driven into the ground - again, the timing is not quite there - and that rolls slowly towards cover

35.5

Panesar to Tikolo, 1 run, "Catch it" jokes Nixon as that one flies up but nowhere near the fielder, Anderson sweeping up on the off-side boundary

Kenya 148/6   SO Tikolo 66* (84b 8x4)
36.1

Collingwood to Tikolo, 2 runs, clipped firmly away in front of square for two to bring up the 150

36.2

Collingwood to Tikolo, no run, left alone outside off

36.3

Collingwood to Tikolo, 1 run, overpitched and a half-volley is driven out to long-off

Kenya 151/6   SO Tikolo 69* (87b 8x4)
37.1

Panesar to Tikolo, 1 run, played off the front foot in front of square

37.5

Panesar to Tikolo, no run, goes for the big hoick into hoicksville but it's too wide outside his off stick to get anything on it

37.6

Panesar to Tikolo, 1 run, whacked in front of midwicket where it's collected by Pietersen. Pretty hitting this isn't

Kenya 154/7   SO Tikolo 71* (90b 8x4)
38.1

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, defended right over the ball this time

38.2

Anderson to Tikolo, 1 run, played into the covers and that's a quick single

38.4

Anderson to Tikolo, no run, driven to cover

38.5

Anderson to Tikolo, 1 run, cheeky shot from Tikolo, just presenting the face of the bat outside off to turn it to midwicket

Kenya 157/7   SO Tikolo 73* (94b 8x4)
39.2

Mahmood to Tikolo, 1 run, whisked that off the front foot to midwicket

39.6

Mahmood to Tikolo, 2 runs, on off and there's a fielding error that would give schoolboys a bad name, by Vaughan, just about getting a hand to it at cover, and that enables a second

Kenya 164/7   SO Tikolo 76* (96b 8x4)
40.2

Flintoff to Tikolo, OUT, brilliant reverse-swinging yorker does him. As he went back past him, the bowler patted him on the back and said well batted. And indeed it was

SO Tikolo b Flintoff 76 (131m 97b 8x4 0x6) SR: 78.35

Kenya 165/8   SO Tikolo 76 (97b 8x4)
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