ICC World Cup - 23rd match, Group C

England v Kenya

England won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)

5.1

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

5.2

Flintoff to Suji, 2 no balls, again he drifts this down the leg side, again they pick up a single

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

5.5

Flintoff to Suji, no run, firmly defended on the front foot, coming right forward - head over the ball, and a resounding ping of the bat is heard as he clamps down on it

5.6

Flintoff to Suji, no run, and it's left alone outside off

Kenya 15/1   A Flintoff 1-0-4-0

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   A Flintoff 2-0-6-0

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

9.3

Flintoff to Suji, 1 run, pushed past point and third man jogs across to collect it

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

9.6

Flintoff to Suji, FOUR, edged just past Joyce at a lone, wide first slip who dived to his right, but it fell just short and wide of him

Kenya 35/1   A Flintoff 3-0-13-0

11.1

Flintoff to Suji, no run, outside off and that's left alone as it flies harmlessly through

11.2

Flintoff to Suji, 1 run, just outside off and that's driven through cover

11.3

Flintoff to Tikolo, 1 run, tickled to midwicket

11.4

Flintoff to Suji, no run, down that channel again and it can only be left alone

11.5

Flintoff to Suji, 1 no ball, ah, overstepped, Flintoff just missing his footing there, but managed, at least, to stay afloat. (C'mon, you love it)

11.5

Flintoff to Suji, no run, poked down to the gully

11.6

Flintoff to Suji, no run, stands tall and drives off the back foot

Kenya 46/2   A Flintoff 4-0-16-0

24.1

Flintoff to Odoyo, 1 run, quickish but too straight and it's nudged off his legs

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

24.3

Flintoff to Odoyo, no run, brick-walled back to the bowler - but a good line, this, from Flintoff, just on his off stump

24.4

Flintoff to Odoyo, no run, swinging into the batsman who misreads it, trying to flick it over midwicket, he loses his balance and is rapped on the pads

24.5

Flintoff to Odoyo, 1 run, short and pulled around the corner to Anderson at deep square leg who pings in a decent throw

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   A Flintoff 5-0-20-0

26.1

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

26.2

Flintoff to Odoyo, no run, spearing into the batsman - half a shout from Flintoff. "How's?" was all he could shout, though Nixon did manage to complete the appeal with a more erudite "Owsa?" as he is rapped on the pads

26.3

Flintoff to Odoyo, 1 run, calmly, if meekly, prodded past midwicket and they jog a single

26.4

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

26.5

Flintoff to Odoyo, OUT, half-an-appeal, and it's out! What a bizarre shout for lbw. Angling into the batsman - big inswing, which probably caused the doubt in Flintoff's appeal who, like us, perhaps thought it was drifting down leg. But mid-appeal, he ramped it up to 11 and roared the question with fervour. And up went the finger

TM Odoyo lbw b Flintoff 4 (14m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

26.6

Flintoff to Kamande, no run, ooh much better appeal here, and it looks out - but Pete Parker turns it down! Good grief, cricket's an odd game. That was plumb

Kenya 112/6   A Flintoff 6-0-23-1

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.

28.3

Flintoff to Kamande, no run, driven back to the bowler

28.4

Flintoff to Kamande, no run, no shot, shouldering arms to a straight one! Never a good plan, frankly

28.5

Flintoff to Kamande, 1 run, close! On the front foot and he just gets his bat down in time

28.6

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

Kenya 117/6   A Flintoff 7-0-27-1

40.1

Flintoff to Onyango, 1 run, driven to long-off

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

40.3

Flintoff to Ongondo, 1 run, low full toss and that's nearly bowled him or trapped him LBW or similar, and that was poked down on at the last minute

40.4

Flintoff to Onyango, no run, right up there and defended

40.5

Flintoff to Onyango, no run, yorker, well dug out

40.6

Flintoff to Onyango, 2 runs, ooh, that one just evades a diving Nixon who gets a hand to it

Kenya 168/8   A Flintoff 8-0-31-2

42.1

Flintoff to Varaiya, 1 run, good yorker and Flintoff tries to replicate Collingwood's tricksy footwork with a kick towards the sticks and that would have been out if he'd only got it inside the posts

42.2

Flintoff to Onyango, 1 run, low full toss swiped off the back foot all the way down to third man who wings it back in without fuss

42.3

Flintoff to Varaiya, no run, well bowled and that's defended back to the bowler

42.4

Flintoff to Varaiya, 2 runs, short and that's worked into the off side where Pietersen wings it back in, but still allowing the second

42.5

Flintoff to Varaiya, no run, a play and a miss - dinking over that one, and jumping into the shot

42.6

Flintoff to Varaiya, OUT, excellent work from Nixon - the batsman stabbing behind and just to say getting bat on it, setting off for the run. Nixon goes down on one knee and throws down the stumps from a good ten metres

LN Onyango run out 10 (27m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Kenya 177/10   A Flintoff 9-0-35-2
Tournament Results
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Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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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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