ICC World Cup - 23rd match, Group C

England v Kenya

England won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)

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   SI Mahmood 1-0-1-0

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

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   SI Mahmood 2-0-7-0

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

13.3

Mahmood to Suji, 1 no ball, defended on the back foot

13.3

Mahmood to Suji, FOUR, short and that's flashed hard past the vacant third slip

13.4

Mahmood to Suji, no run, closer to the body, but short of a good length, still that's just prodded down off the back foot

13.5

Mahmood to Suji, no run, slower ball, beauty, and that undoes Suji, who has the good grace to smile

13.6

Mahmood to Suji, no run, bends over that one to defend

Kenya 59/2   SI Mahmood 3-0-13-0

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

15.4

Mahmood to Suji, no run, worked down off the back foot to midwicket

15.5

Mahmood to Suji, 1 run, played in front of square

15.6

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

Kenya 64/2   SI Mahmood 4-0-15-0

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

17.4

Mahmood to Suji, OUT, well, sad to say that was a bit inevitable - Suji not really hitting through the cover-drive on his front foot and popping that one, softly, to the man in at cover

AO Suji c Vaughan b Mahmood 14 (61m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.27

17.5

Mahmood to Mishra, no run, left alone outside off

17.6

Mahmood to Mishra, no run, bangs down an attempted bouncer, it doesn't really lift - chest height, max - and that's defended down off the back foot easily enough

Kenya 73/3   SI Mahmood 5-0-20-1

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

19.2

Mahmood to Obuya, no run, oh, nearly another for England there, as the batsman just lets his bat droop away from his body and that bounces down in front of the keeper

19.3

Mahmood to Obuya, no run, poked into the covers

19.4

Mahmood to Obuya, 1 run, full and that's driven in front of midwicket

19.5

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

19.6

Mahmood to Obuya, no run, right up there and the batsman walks into that one and ends up defending

Kenya 77/4   SI Mahmood 6-0-23-1

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   SI Mahmood 7-0-29-1

39.1

Mahmood to Onyango, 1 wide, customary wide

39.1

Mahmood to Onyango, 1 run, brings that one down short, and it curves away from off, poked into the cover

39.2

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

39.3

Mahmood to Onyango, no run, slower ball, well disguised, and that fools the batsman at first; he goes to prod, then pulls out of the shot

39.4

Mahmood to Onyango, no run, tucks the batsman up on leg this time

39.5

Mahmood to Onyango, 1 run, another slower ball and that cuts in off the seam at the righthander, it rises a touch, and that's poked down out to third man

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   SI Mahmood 8-0-35-1

41.1

Mahmood to Ongondo, 2 runs, short, on leg, and help yourself. He does, but Collingwood does some audacious fielding with his foot to keep that well in

41.2

Mahmood to Ongondo, OUT, dabbed down to gully, gets halfway down the track and realises he's got to get back - there's an underarm throw from Vaughan, very very tidy indeed, and that's gone

PJ Ongondo run out 3 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

41.3

Mahmood to Varaiya, 1 leg bye, strides forward to drive that one off the toes into short midwicket

41.4

Mahmood to Onyango, no run, short outside off and that's worked to point

41.5

Mahmood to Onyango, 1 run, slower ball again from Mahmood, picked, and worked out with a cut from outside off

41.6

Mahmood to Varaiya, 1 run, very quick single, well worked and Varaiya will face the first ball of the final over

Kenya 173/9   SI Mahmood 9-0-39-1
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Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
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West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
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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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