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)
2.1

Anderson to Shah, no run, ooh, very wide from Mr Anderson - maybe we should all call cricketers more formally, ala the 19th Century - and swinging wider of Shah who leaves alone

2.2

Anderson to Shah, no run, good line, this, from Anderson, attacking Shah's off stump. A touch too short. Shah goes back and punches it neatly into the covers

2.3

Anderson to Shah, no run, ah, brilliant ball. As perfect as a non-wicket-taking delivery can get, drawing Shah into the stroke before it swings away from his on-the-drive-defensive prod

2.4

Anderson to Shah, 1 run, too full, on leg, and worked to mid-on for a single. Shah's off the mark

Kenya 3/0   RD Shah 1* (4b)
3.1

Mahmood to Shah, 1 wide, ugly wide. Short, drifting down the leg side. That's Mahmood at his most unconvincing

3.1

Mahmood to Shah, 1 run, short again, but on off stump this time and a neat cut down to third man brings him an easy single

3.2

Mahmood to Shah, no run, slightly fuller, defended back to the bowler

3.3

Mahmood to Shah, no run, ooh big shout. Well, half-big - and only from Mahmood. Not a big shout at all, then - as the batsman is rapped on the pads, but it's going down leg

3.4

Mahmood to Shah, 2 runs, lovely, elegant square cut past the infield. Delicious shot - typical of Shah, just getting on top of the bounce and guiding it, not trying to smash it

3.5

Mahmood to Shah, no run, and he goes for a repeat of the previous stroke, but it's too full to be cutting and it bobbles rather pathetically into the gully

3.6

Mahmood to Shah, no run, short of a length, again Shah goes back and pings it to point. Great timing, less-great placement

Kenya 9/0   RD Shah 4* (10b)
4.5

Anderson to Shah, OUT, gone! Well, Shah should've come forward there. Back in his crease, the ball kept low and he just couldn't get his bat down in time

RD Shah b Anderson 4 (21m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Kenya 10/1   RD Shah 4 (11b)
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