ICC World Cup - 23rd match, Group C

England v Kenya

England won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)

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   MS Panesar 1-0-4-0

25.1

Panesar to Odoyo, 1 run, on off stump, he comes forward and drives it cleanly into the covers

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

25.4

Panesar to Odoyo, no run, ooh nearly! Mistimed back to Monty who dived to his right and very nearly took a blinder

25.5

Panesar to Odoyo, no run, timed into the covers

25.6

Panesar to Odoyo, no run, good end to the over as this flat, quick ball can only be punched straight to cover

Kenya 109/5   MS Panesar 2-0-6-0

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

27.3

Panesar to Kamande, no run

27.4

Panesar to Kamande, no run, defended on the front foot

27.5

Panesar to Kamande, no run, blocked out, bat behind the pad

27.6

Panesar to Kamande, no run, crisply spanked into the covers. But straight to the covers

Kenya 113/6   MS Panesar 3-0-7-0

29.1

Panesar to Kamande, 1 run, defended on the front foot

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

29.6

Panesar to Kamande, no run, on off stump, turning away a touch but it's well smothered by the batsman. Using his bat.

Kenya 119/6   MS Panesar 4-0-9-0

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

31.5

Panesar to Kamande, 1 run, the wrong line from Monty, on leg stump and it's easily swept

31.6

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

Kenya 130/6   MS Panesar 5-0-15-0

33.1

Panesar to Kamande, no run, on the sixpence and the batsman can only defend

33.2

Panesar to Kamande, no run, on middle and the batsman pads up to that one, with a big stride forward. "How is he?!" cries Nixon. He is not out

33.3

Panesar to Kamande, FOUR, a good shot from Kamande, sweeping that one fine. "Kamanding shot" arf-arfs Gnasho in the corner

33.4

Panesar to Kamande, 2 runs, on leg and that's swept round again, but not as fine, and there's room for the two

33.5

Panesar to Kamande, no run, a play and a miss

33.6

Panesar to Kamande, no run, a hop, skip but no jump, from the batsman, creeping forward and nearly unintentionally doing the splits in driving that one to cover

Kenya 138/6   MS Panesar 6-0-21-0

35.1

Panesar to Kamande, 1 run, timed off the back foot inside the cover boundary - they look for two, but find only one

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

35.6

Panesar to Kamande, no run, good delivery, Kamande playing and missing at one which curves deliciously away from him

Kenya 148/6   MS Panesar 7-0-25-0

37.1

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

37.2

Panesar to Onyango, no run, dabbed down with a jink of a forward defensive

37.3

Panesar to Onyango, no run, on leg and Panesar does a vaguely comical slow, filmic dive back over the ball to stop it

37.4

Panesar to Onyango, 1 run, driven to cover and there's a quick single

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   MS Panesar 8-0-28-0
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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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