ICC World Cup - 23rd match, Group C

England v Kenya

England won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)

Two slips

Maurice Ouma, Kenya's diminutive wicketkeeper, will open with Ravi Shah. Incidentally Ouma told me his nickname Pagal means "madman" in Swahili

Five minutes to go before Flintoff is unleashed. He's "fired up," apparently, like a cannon waiting to be lit. Or other such silly similes. Anyway, here we go. I'm Will Luke and will be joined by Jenny Thompson to take you through today. If you have any comments, feedback, funnies or are just lonely on your yacht on the high seas, send them this way

So in comes Mahmood. "Saj has been bowling well in the nets," says Vaughan, "and his extra pace is something we want to have a look at. He's got a few tricks up his sleeve."

11.15 The players out out there warming up. And, just to remind you, it's a 43-over game today. This has obvious ramifications - not a word I think I've ever used on commentary before - meaning three bowlers are allocated nine overs; two to bowl eight. And Powerplay 3 is reduced to 2 overs. Well done everyone.

11.05 Kenya have won the toss and will bat - an odd decision, bucking the trend here. "It looks a good wicket," says Steve Tikolo by way of explanation. "We are trying to get runs on the board and then defend it."

Kenya have brought in Tony Suji for David Obuya. An interesting move. If there was a competition for the batsman who has been given the most chances and taken almost none of them, the winner would be Suji. You'd be hard pressed to find another top-order batsman who's played more than 50 ODIs and has an average under 15. In 53 ODIs he has scored 472 runs at 13.48 with one fifty. His first-class record is equally impressive - 335 runs at 14.56. And that includes an unbeaten hundred in a dead rubber in Namibia.

10.55 And we can now confirm the game will start at 11.30. 35 measly minutes to wait, fans, and then we'll be up and running. So long as it doesn't rain, of course...hang in there. Meanwhile, here is the England team

Ed Joyce, Michael Vaughan (capt), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Ravi Bopara, Paul Nixon (wk), Sajid Mahmood, James Anderson, Monty Panesar

10.43 News. We have news. Andrew Flintoff and Sajid Mahmood are both in, replacing Jamie Dalrymple and Liam Plunkett. More news soon.

10.15 Some news for you, and it's encouraging too. The covers are now off and there'll be an inspection in half-an-hour, at 10.45. All being well, they'll be tossing at 11.00 and, hopefully, starting at 11.30. 43 overs per side with a lunch break of 20 minutes. Meanwhile, over in St Kitts, Australia are off to an absolute stormer against South Africa.

09.20 Play will get underway at 11am local time (3pm GMT) with a revised 46 overs, so long as no more filthy rain falls. Bit of time to wait, I'm afraid. So in the meantime, tell us where you're from and send us any interesting snippets.

09.06 Breaking news: the SuperSopper is broken. Out come the buckets and sponges. Nasser Hussain says the "England boys" suspect it'll be a reduced-overs game. And I'd say the England boys are about right in their assumption.

Rain delay, 9am. It's very wet The bright blue covers are on, with some very deep and depressing puddles in view. Not a good start and, as yet, we're not sure of a start time. It certainly won't be on time, unfortunately. So go and boil the kettle.

08.50 Some less-than-excellent news, I'm afraid. We're in for a delayed start due to heavy, overnight, unseasonal, unCaribbean rain. It's all very moist out there, so we'll have news of that - and a whole lot more - very shortly. Apologies for that last sentence; I sounded like a cheesy radio DJ. Meanwhile, read up on the ground's history.

A very good morning, afternoon or evening - wherever you might be - and welcome to our coverage of this fascinating, must-win game for England against Kenya at the very picturesque Beausejour stadium. Will here and, together with Jenny, we'll be taking you through today's proceedings.

0.1

Anderson to Ouma, no run, a cracking ball to begin with! Angling into the batsman before nipping away, massively. Virtually unplayable

0.2

Anderson to Ouma, no run, ooh and he's squared up here, squirting it into the covers. More outswing, and excellent pace for Anderson

Third slip in place

0.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, on middle-and-off, swinging away but Ouma jabs down on it - albeit with his feet pointing back down the pitch

0.4

Anderson to Ouma, no run, fuller this time from Anderson; Ouma, back in his crease, is watchful in defence, shuffling across his stumps to counter the swing

0.5

Anderson to Ouma, no run, in the channel outside his off stump, but it's a touch too short this time and Ouma rightly leaves it well alone

0.6

Anderson to Ouma, 1 run, and he's off the mark with a solid tickle down to fine leg, as Anderson rather loses his line

Pretty good start from Anderson. Good pace, good lines, good swing. And it'll be Mahmood from the other end, whose bowling average is over 40 per wicket in one-dayers. Here he comes, steaming into Ouma

End of over 1 (1 run) Kenya 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
MA Ouma    1* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-0
RD Shah    0* (0b)     

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

Apparently, Pagal is madman in Hindi - in Swahili it is Kichaa. See, there's more to the info than just cricket here.

1.6

Mahmood to Ouma, no run, and a good one to end the over, right up to Ouma who is solid in defence

"Is Kenya the international cricket team with most players having surnames beginning with "O" in World Cup Cricket history?" asks Iaino.

End of over 2 (1 run) Kenya 2/0 (RR: 1.00)
MA Ouma    1* (13b)      SI Mahmood    1-0-1-0
RD Shah    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    1-0-1-0

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

2.5

Anderson to Ouma, no run, touch too wide, Ouma leaves well alone

2.6

Anderson to Ouma, no run, again, too wide - no need to touch those, and it swings wider still of Ouma's arm-shouldering

End of over 3 (1 run) Kenya 3/0 (RR: 1.00)
MA Ouma    1* (15b)      JM Anderson    2-0-2-0
RD Shah    1* (4b)      SI Mahmood    1-0-1-0

Much is being made of Flintoff's apparent peppering of Vaughan in the nets the other day after it was rumoured Vaughan, his captain, was the man behind Flintoff's sacking as vice-captain. And the fines. That net session must've been excellent viewing

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

Probably should've stayed back to that one

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

End of over 4 (6 runs) Kenya 9/0 (RR: 2.25)
RD Shah    4* (10b)      SI Mahmood    2-0-7-0
MA Ouma    2* (16b)      JM Anderson    2-0-2-0

4.1

Anderson to Ouma, no run, no no no. Too wide from Anderson, swinging wider still and it's left alone

4.2

Anderson to Ouma, no run, ooh and he nearly fishes at this before deciding, rightly so, to leave alone

Anderson and Nixon purse their lips like the big mincers they are

4.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, more massive banana swing, booming away from the batsman like a big boomer. Too wide

4.4

Anderson to Ouma, 1 run, and the inswinger into his pads, pushed to leg with ease

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

That really did keep rather low indeed...

Here's Tony Suji

4.6

Anderson to Suji, no run, very well bowled, another inswinger. Suji steps to leg, nervously, and defends with a very wishy wafty bat

End of over 5 (1 run) Kenya 10/1 (RR: 2.00)
AO Suji    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    3-0-3-1
MA Ouma    3* (20b)      SI Mahmood    2-0-7-0

Here's Flintoff. This should be fast. Two slips

5.1

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

Flintoff is roaring in here

5.2

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

Flintoff gobs a huge spitball with immense skill, just beneath his right foot. Super gobbing, there

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

But it's a no ball. More spitting from Flintoff, this time in disgust at his overstepping

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

End of over 6 (5 runs) Kenya 15/1 (RR: 2.50)
AO Suji    0* (4b)      A Flintoff    1-0-4-0
MA Ouma    4* (25b)      JM Anderson    3-0-3-1

Anderson to continue

6.1

Anderson to Ouma, no run, oh and another cracking ball swinging away from a very suspect forward defence. Inches away from edging it

Gnasher, Lancashire's biggest fan, is in his element watching Anderson here

6.2

Anderson to Ouma, 4 leg byes, and this is Anderson's problem. His stray balls. Down the leg side and flicked fine of Nixon who can't get a hand to it

6.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, good length, good line, but brick-walled into the covers

6.4

Anderson to Ouma, FOUR, fine shot as Anderson drifts it on his pads, looking for swing, and he whips it just in front of square for four

6.5

Anderson to Ouma, 1 run, ooh, tentatively comes forward to squirt this past point. Reasonably solidly played, in the end, but good swing from him again

Terrific swinger

6.6

Anderson to Suji, no run, back onto his stumps - not literally, obviously - and it's punched off the back foot

End of over 7 (9 runs) Kenya 24/1 (RR: 3.42)
AO Suji    0* (5b)      JM Anderson    4-0-8-1
MA Ouma    9* (30b 1x4)      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

Flintoff not quite on song here, really. Someone get him his Johnny Cash CD

End of over 8 (2 runs) Kenya 26/1 (RR: 3.25)
MA Ouma    11* (36b 1x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-6-0
AO Suji    0* (5b)      JM Anderson    4-0-8-1

8.1

Anderson to Suji, no run, off the back foot and smacked into the covers

8.2

Anderson to Suji, 1 run, short of a length, whipped past midwicket

8.3

Anderson to Ouma, no run, again a touch too short but he can't bisect the gap at cover

8.4

Anderson to Ouma, no run, an ugly, cross-batted smite which gets him a thick inside edge that fortunately evades his off stump

8.5

Anderson to Ouma, no run, again no foot movement; again a cross-batted mow which gets him nothing

8.6

Anderson to Ouma, 1 leg bye, but they pick up a leg bye here as Anderson loses his line

End of over 9 (2 runs) Kenya 28/1 (RR: 3.11)
MA Ouma    11* (40b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-9-1
AO Suji    1* (7b)      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

Monty adjusts his hat at mid-on. Wonder if he'll be introduced soonish

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

Ten overs gone, and the rotund Peter Parker signals the first PowerPlay

End of over 10 (7 runs) Kenya 35/1 (RR: 3.50)
AO Suji    6* (9b 1x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-13-0
MA Ouma    13* (44b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-9-1

10.1

Anderson to Ouma, OUT, swinging into the batsman, who pushes at it off the back foot to Collingwood at mid-on. A shimmy to his right, and he takes the simplest of catches

MA Ouma c Collingwood b Anderson 13 (46m 45b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.88

Here comes the captain, Steve Tikolo...with rather a lot to do

10.2

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

He really should have come forward there. Roger Harper will be fuming

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

Anderson is not happy. At all. And gives Tikolo a few choice Lancastrian mumblings. Here's Jenny. Thanks Will

10.6

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

End of over 11 (8 runs) Kenya 43/2 (RR: 3.90)
SO Tikolo    8* (5b 2x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-17-2
AO Suji    6* (9b 1x4)      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

Flintoff is as naggingly persistent as the bailiffs who keep hassling me about a previous tenant's dues - so thank you Equita, now please leave me alone now - which, for the record, is very persistent

End of over 12 (3 runs) Kenya 46/2 (RR: 3.83)
AO Suji    7* (15b 1x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-16-0
SO Tikolo    9* (6b 2x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-17-2

Bopara's into the attack now

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

Bopara huffing back to his mark - he's not very impressed with himself, here

12.4

Bopara to Suji, no run, oh, cut right over that one, nearly taking the under edge

And the umpire's hat cuts loose all of its own accord - helped a bit by the wind, I'd expect

12.5

Bopara to Suji, no run, cut down off the back foot to point

12.6

Bopara to Suji, no run, cut down again to point

Drinks there, and let's hope they bring some elastic to secure Parky's hat. Meanwhile, here's Stato McGlashan with his first spot of the day: "The only other time England have played Kenya in an ODI, Kenya made a confident start reaching 107 for 1 at Canterbury in the 1999 World Cup. On that occasion Steve Tikolo made 71 but the innings fell away to an England attack featuring Ian Austin, Alan Mullally, Darren Gough, Mark Ealham and Robert Croft. Those were the days!" Weren't they just. Seems like a whole nother millennium...

End of over 13 (7 runs) Kenya 53/2 (RR: 4.07)
AO Suji    7* (18b 1x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-7-0
SO Tikolo    14* (10b 3x4)      A Flintoff    4-0-16-0

Mahmood on now

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

Good news for all you lovely Aussies toiling over a hot nightshift - your boys have topped 300 in the 42nd over and they're only two down

End of over 14 (6 runs) Kenya 59/2 (RR: 4.21)
AO Suji    11* (23b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-13-0
SO Tikolo    15* (12b 3x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-7-0

Colly and his wobbles are into the attack

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

14.6

Collingwood to Suji, no run, inside edge nearly dragged onto the stumps

The third Powerplay has been taken - and it's only two overs long (or short, take your pick)

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kenya 62/2 (RR: 4.13)
AO Suji    11* (24b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-3-0
SO Tikolo    18* (17b 3x4)      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

Well done everyone who spotted Aussies only two down, not three - even better news, then, unless you're South African

End of over 16 (2 runs) Kenya 64/2 (RR: 4.00)
SO Tikolo    19* (21b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    4-0-15-0
AO Suji    12* (26b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-3-0

16.1

Collingwood to Suji, 1 run, horrible inside edge goes behind square

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

16.5

Collingwood to Suji, 1 run, driven on the front foot to cover and that's picked up

16.6

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

Cheers from the commentary gang for Suji as he blisters past his ODI average of 13.48

End of over 17 (4 runs) Kenya 68/2 (RR: 4.00)
SO Tikolo    21* (25b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-7-0
AO Suji    14* (28b 2x4)      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's hopes of setting a target that will give their bowling something to work with rest firmly, and as usual, with Tikolo here. He's looking in good nick, mind

End of over 18 (5 runs) Kenya 73/3 (RR: 4.05)
T Mishra    0* (2b)      SI Mahmood    5-0-20-1
SO Tikolo    26* (28b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-7-0

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)

18.5

Collingwood to Mishra, OUT, a loose shot, on one knee and chops that one right into his stumps and there are some big celebrations there for Collingwood, the two-handed hop

T Mishra b Collingwood 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.6

Collingwood to Obuya, no run, played over that one on the back foot

End of over 19 (1 run) Kenya 74/4 (RR: 3.89)
CO Obuya    0* (1b)      PD Collingwood    3-0-8-1
SO Tikolo    27* (32b 4x4)      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

End of over 20 (3 runs) Kenya 77/4 (RR: 3.85)
CO Obuya    1* (5b)      SI Mahmood    6-0-23-1
SO Tikolo    29* (34b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-8-1

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

20.4

Collingwood to Obuya, 1 run, edge, but that fell safe

20.5

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

20.6

Collingwood to Obuya, no run, on the money, slower ball to end the over and that's a nice big defence

Paul Nixon has hurt himself and the physio's coming on - can you put ice spray on an overactive tongue? - in fact, it's inconclusive what he's hurt, but he's rubbing his right ankle, so that could be it.

End of over 21 (7 runs) Kenya 84/4 (RR: 4.00)
CO Obuya    2* (7b)      PD Collingwood    4-0-15-1
SO Tikolo    35* (38b 5x4)      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

"Nixon's an extrovert, at least outwardly," tautologises (if that's a word) Mark Richardson

21.3

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

Halfway through the innings now and so it's timely to handover to winner Willo of lovely Lukeford

Thanks Jen. G'afternoon all. Mid-over handovers...we really are a pair of high-rolling rockers

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

"Is the ball moving around at all?" asks Andrew Edgington. "What's Freddie's body language like?" Well, it doesn't seem to be zipping as much as in other matches out here, and as for Freddie, he's in fine fettle by all accounts

End of over 22 (6 runs) Kenya 90/4 (RR: 4.09)
SO Tikolo    41* (44b 6x4)      SI Mahmood    7-0-29-1
CO Obuya    2* (7b)      PD Collingwood    4-0-15-1

22.1

Collingwood to Obuya, no run, swinging into the batsman who defends on the front foot

22.2

Collingwood to Obuya, no run, nicely bowled! Cutting back into the batsman who gets a thick inside edge

Nixon loved that. "Oooh ahh oh ehhhh"

22.3

Collingwood to Obuya, FOUR, and he stands tall, takes a heavy step down the ground and smites it with gross power past Collingwood for four

22.4

Collingwood to Obuya, no run, super slower ball there, but it's read by the batsman who closes the book and switches off the light

22.5

Collingwood to Obuya, no run, "yes Colly," shouts the shy Nixon behind the stumps as this outswinger is firmly defended

22.6

Collingwood to Obuya, 1 wide, slow and spearing down the leg side like a piece of driftwood. Nasty delivery, rightly called a wide

22.6

Collingwood to Obuya, FOUR, have some of that. Again drifting into his pads, a clean, well-timed pick-up over midwicket gives him four. Well placed and extremely well timed too

End of over 23 (9 runs) Kenya 99/4 (RR: 4.30)
CO Obuya    10* (13b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    5-0-24-1
SO Tikolo    41* (44b 6x4)      SI Mahmood    7-0-29-1

Here's Monty into the attack, whose bowling average is a rather large 38.45. Still new to one-dayers, mind. And he's around the wicket

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

Talking of nothing, here's Flintoff

"Could you say hello to the Bob Dylan Pool message board?" asks Shortpants. No, definitely not. Especially with a name like Shortpants

End of over 24 (4 runs) Kenya 103/5 (RR: 4.29)
SO Tikolo    45* (50b 7x4)      MS Panesar    1-0-4-0
TM Odoyo    0* (0b)      PD Collingwood    5-0-24-1

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

Drinks out there. And now here's Monty

End of over 25 (4 runs) Kenya 107/5 (RR: 4.28)
SO Tikolo    46* (52b 7x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-20-0
TM Odoyo    2* (4b)      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

Good stuff from the Montster there; Tony Parmesan is looking good

End of over 26 (2 runs) Kenya 109/5 (RR: 4.19)
TM Odoyo    3* (8b)      MS Panesar    2-0-6-0
SO Tikolo    47* (54b 7x4)      A Flintoff    5-0-20-0

Here comes Hercules

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

Good decision, too. Stato McG is off again "Flintoff's first wicket of the tournament!" Top spotting, spotter.

Here's Jimmy Kamande - brilliant name. Sounds like a band. "The Jimmy Kamandes"

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

End of over 27 (3 runs) Kenya 112/6 (RR: 4.14)
JK Kamande    0* (1b)      A Flintoff    6-0-23-1
SO Tikolo    49* (56b 7x4)      MS Panesar    2-0-6-0

27.1

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

Pad, well, you knew that

27.2

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

20th one-day fifty

27.3

Panesar to Kamande, no run

Silly point and slip in place

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

Neat fifty from Tikolo which, as Jenny notes, is "his 20th ODI fifty, to go with two hundreds. This one came from 58 balls with seven fours. Well batted etc.". Geek. But good work, team-member

End of over 28 (1 run) Kenya 113/6 (RR: 4.03)
JK Kamande    0* (5b)      MS Panesar    3-0-7-0
SO Tikolo    50* (58b 7x4)      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.

He's not having much fun, Joyce.

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

End of over 29 (4 runs) Kenya 117/6 (RR: 4.03)
SO Tikolo    53* (61b 7x4)      A Flintoff    7-0-27-1
JK Kamande    1* (8b)      MS Panesar    3-0-7-0

Around the wicket

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.

End of over 30 (2 runs) Kenya 119/6 (RR: 3.96)
JK Kamande    2* (10b)      MS Panesar    4-0-9-0
SO Tikolo    54* (65b 7x4)      A Flintoff    7-0-27-1

30.1

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

30.2

Anderson to Kamande, 1 run, swinging into the batsman who defends it back to the bowler

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

End of over 31 (5 runs) Kenya 124/6 (RR: 4.00)
SO Tikolo    57* (70b 7x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-21-2
JK Kamande    3* (11b)      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

Here's Jenny to entertain you with her unique brand of....well, whatever, over to you Jen. Thanks Will. Hello again everyone

End of over 32 (6 runs) Kenya 130/6 (RR: 4.06)
SO Tikolo    62* (75b 8x4)      MS Panesar    5-0-15-0
JK Kamande    4* (12b)      JM Anderson    7-0-21-2

32.1

Anderson to Kamande, no run, played down to gully and that's straight to the fielder

32.2

Anderson to Kamande, no run, straight, a touch of room allows the righthander to work that to leg, but falls over a bit in that shot

32.3

Anderson to Kamande, 1 run, outside off and that's played off the back foot into the covers - a mix-up and that really should have been run out, but Bell's throw to Anderson was a bit too hesitant, and his own work was hesitant as well

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

Ten overs left in this innings, then

End of over 33 (2 runs) Kenya 132/6 (RR: 4.00)
SO Tikolo    62* (78b 8x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-23-2
JK Kamande    5* (15b)      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

Collingwood comes on

End of over 34 (6 runs) Kenya 138/6 (RR: 4.05)
JK Kamande    11* (21b 1x4)      MS Panesar    6-0-21-0
SO Tikolo    62* (78b 8x4)      JM Anderson    8-0-23-2

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

34.3

Collingwood to Kamande, no run, driven to the covers this time

34.4

Collingwood to Kamande, no run, short, a scoop outside off, misses and Nixon quickly whips the bails off just because he can and not because the stumping was genuinely on

34.5

Collingwood to Kamande, FOUR, drags that short and towards leg - Kamande doesn't miss out, picking that off at knee height and playing it through fine leg

34.6

Collingwood to Kamande, 1 run, outside off and a mis-timed single skews to mid-on

End of over 35 (6 runs) Kenya 144/6 (RR: 4.11)
JK Kamande    16* (25b 2x4)      PD Collingwood    6-0-30-1
SO Tikolo    63* (80b 8x4)      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

End of over 36 (4 runs) Kenya 148/6 (RR: 4.11)
JK Kamande    17* (27b 2x4)      MS Panesar    7-0-25-0
SO Tikolo    66* (84b 8x4)      PD Collingwood    6-0-30-1

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

36.4

Collingwood to Kamande, OUT, steps back to give himself room to the slower ball, but the offcutter hits off stump with the batsman swinging across the line

JK Kamande b Collingwood 17 (31m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.71

Kenya are looking far from imposing here, I'm still wondering why they batted first

36.5

Collingwood to Onyango, no run, swinging into the righthander, low, and the batsman does well to dig that one out just short of yorker length in front of off

36.6

Collingwood to Onyango, no run, frees his arms to drive that slower ball back past Collingwood - stops on the shot and that rolls tamely back to the bowler

End of over 37 (3 runs) Kenya 151/7 (RR: 4.08)
LN Onyango    0* (2b)      PD Collingwood    7-0-33-2
SO Tikolo    69* (87b 8x4)      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

End of over 38 (3 runs) Kenya 154/7 (RR: 4.05)
SO Tikolo    71* (90b 8x4)      MS Panesar    8-0-28-0
LN Onyango    1* (5b)      PD Collingwood    7-0-33-2

38.1

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

Guten tag Gav Stone, who's supping schokolade in a German cyber-cafe

38.2

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

38.3

Anderson to Onyango, 1 run, pushed right up there and that's driven back to the man at long-off

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

38.6

Anderson to Onyango, 1 run, golf swing and that's sliced into the sand trap at cover

Mahmood is back on from the imaginatively named Media Centre End

End of over 39 (4 runs) Kenya 158/7 (RR: 4.05)
LN Onyango    3* (7b)      JM Anderson    9-0-27-2
SO Tikolo    73* (94b 8x4)      MS Panesar    8-0-28-0

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

Flintoff back into the attack

End of over 40 (6 runs) Kenya 164/7 (RR: 4.10)
SO Tikolo    76* (96b 8x4)      SI Mahmood    8-0-35-1
LN Onyango    5* (11b)      JM Anderson    9-0-27-2

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

End of over 41 (4 runs) Kenya 168/8 (RR: 4.09)
LN Onyango    8* (15b)      A Flintoff    8-0-31-2
PJ Ongondo    1* (1b)      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

Varaiya comes in now for some last-minute wafting

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

'Twill be Fredward to take the honours

End of over 42 (5 runs) Kenya 173/9 (RR: 4.11)
HA Varaiya    1* (2b)      SI Mahmood    9-0-39-1
LN Onyango    9* (17b)      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

Last ball coming up

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

Hello all. We're back, as are the players. Just finishing the last mouthful of a 6-marks-out-of-10 pasty.

Innings break Good news for fans, bad news for those in the corporate boxes - lunch has been reduced to ten minutes and so there'll be a quick turnaround. England have bowled well here to bowl out Kenya for 177. "To be perfectly honest," begins Bob Willis, "if England can't defend this they don't deserve to go through to the Super Eights." Can't argue.

Juan Carlos is our other reader in Germany. "I am a Spaniard working on an American musical set in Egypt, with a cast from eleven different countries, currently playing in Munich, and only really interested in what is presently going on in the West Indies." Fair enough.

Here come the batsmen and here comes Willo Lukefield.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Kenya 177/10
HA Varaiya    4* (7b)      A Flintoff    9-0-35-2
     SI Mahmood    9-0-39-1
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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

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Ed Joyce raises his bat to acknowledge his excellent fifty, England v Kenya, Group C, St Lucia, March 24, 2007

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