ICC World Cricket League Division One - 7th match

Afghanistan v Kenya

Afghanistan won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)

Good morning and welcome to Amstelveen in the Netherlands with your commentator for today, Callum Stewart. We will be bringing you ball-by-ball updates of all the action from this World Cricket League match between Afghanistan and Kenya. The weather is overcast just now and a bit cooler than the previous days but the forecast is for the rain to stay away.

In the other games today we have the Netherlands v Canada and a big game between Scotland and Ireland who have both won their opening two matches.

Afghanistan have won one game after a big run chase against Canada but they failed to beat Ireland yesterday and Kenya have lost heavily to both Ireland and the Netherlands. We hope to get started in just over an hour at 11.00am local time.

The captains are out in the middle and Kenya have won the toss and they will bat first. Here's the team news;

Kenya - MA Ouma (captain and wicket), A Obanda, FN Otieno, CO Obuya, RR Patel, JK Kamade, TM Odoyo, N Odhiambo, SO Ngoche, NM Odhiambo, JO Ngoche, DS Wesonga (12th man)

Afghanistan - Noor Ali, Shabir Noori, Mohammad Shahzad (wicket), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenqari, Khaliq Dad, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Aftab Alam (12th man)

The Afghan fielders are just doing some stretches before forming a huddle on the boundary rope and the Kenyan batsmen are expected shortly. The weather is fine albeit slightly cold and windy.

0.1

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, straight drive to mid-on. Left-armer Zadran to open

0.2

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, blocked to the cover. Plenty of chat in the field from the Afghans early on

0.3

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, 1 run, shorter ball blocked between cover and point and they set off early for a quick single

0.4

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, shorter ball which he raises the bat and leaves alone

0.5

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, fuller delivery driven in to the ground and the ball bounces to mid-off

0.6

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, shorter ball and Obanda gets tempted in to the pull shot before swinging over the path of the ball and missing

End of over 1 (1 run) Kenya 1/0
AA Obanda    0* (3b)      Shapoor Zadran    1-0-1-0
MA Ouma    1* (3b)     

1.1

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 1 wide, too short and drifting down the leg-side. Not too far away from touching the gloves on the way through

1.1

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 2 runs, short again and Ouma stands tall to drive the ball between cover and point on the back foot for two

1.2

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, no run, similar shot off a straighter ball and the man at cover fields

1.3

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, no run, slightly slower delivery which swings away and Ouma goes fishing with the cut shot

1.4

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, no run, gets forward to leave this one on a fuller length

1.5

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, no run, keeps it slower on a tighter line and Ouma happy to watch the ball past outside off-stump

1.6

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, no run, off the pads and the keeper collects at short square leg as they look for a run

End of over 2 (3 runs) Kenya 4/0
MA Ouma    3* (9b)      Khaliq Dad    1-0-3-0
AA Obanda    0* (3b)     

2.1

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, straighter ball which keeps low and Obanda misses with the leg-side glance. Huge appeal as the ball raps the pads but the umpire said no. Maybe pitched outside the line due to the angle from the left armer

2.2

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps and cut away the shorter ball to third man

Free hit time! They're allowed to change the field due to the batsmen changing ends

2.2

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, (no ball) FOUR, shuffles backwards to make room in his crease and he reaches for the shot but gets everything on it as the ball bounces just short of the rope at long-off

He manages to overstep the crease line on the free hit which in turn gives another free hit. Early presents for the Kenyans

2.2

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, shorter ball and Ouma misses with the big swipe. Zadran managed to get his footwork correct this time

2.3

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, full length outside off-stump and left alone

2.4

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, (no ball) 1 run, angled down to point for a quick single as the umpire shouts for another no ball! Free hit for Obanda this time

2.4

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, bounced in towards the body and Obanda misses with a big swing

2.5

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, good pace and blocked away to square leg as Ouma calls the quick single

Maybe Zadran measured out his run-up wrongly

2.6

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, fuller ball this time and Obanda gets down on one knee for the drive but can't connect

And that eventually concludes the over

End of over 3 (9 runs) Kenya 13/0
AA Obanda    1* (8b)      Shapoor Zadran    2-0-10-0
MA Ouma    8* (13b 1x4)     

3.1

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 1 run, prodded to mid-on who's back on his heels at the edge of the ring and they sprint through a single

3.2

Khaliq Dad to Obanda, no run, shorter ball blocked off the inside edge to the fielder at square leg

3.3

Khaliq Dad to Obanda, no run

3.4

Khaliq Dad to Obanda, no run

3.5

Khaliq Dad to Obanda, no run

3.6

Khaliq Dad to Obanda, no run

End of over 4 (1 run) Kenya 14/0
AA Obanda    1* (13b)      Khaliq Dad    2-0-4-0
MA Ouma    9* (14b 1x4)     

4.1

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, no run, blocked to cover

4.2

Shapoor Zadran to Obanda, OUT, comes forward to drive and gets a thin edge through to the keeper

AA Obanda c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 3 (24m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

4.3

Shapoor Zadran to Otieno, no run, stays low and an extra bounce to the keeper

4.4

Shapoor Zadran to Otieno, no run, a bit more bounce and he leaves alone

4.5

Shapoor Zadran to Otieno, no run, left alone outside off-stump again

4.6

Shapoor Zadran to Otieno, OUT, again shapes for the leave and the ball comes in and hits him smack on the front pads. A huge Afghani appeal goes up and umpire Bagh sends him packing

FN Otieno lbw b Shapoor Zadran 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Double wicket maiden for Shapoor Zadran

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Kenya 14/2
     Shapoor Zadran    3-1-10-2
MA Ouma    9* (14b 1x4)     

5.1

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 2 runs, flicked off the pads to fine leg and quick running for two

5.2

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, no run, blocked to mid-on and the fielder sprints in to stop them taking a run

5.3

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 1 run, pushed to the side of mid-on and they hurry the single

5.4

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, short and straight and the ball flicks a little something on the way through. A huge appeal for caught behind but both batsmen and umpire are unmoved

5.5

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, blocked to midwicket

5.6

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, (no ball) 1 run, cut away to third man

5.6

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 4 leg byes, off the pads and past the diving keeper for four leg byes

End of over 6 (9 runs) Kenya 23/2
MA Ouma    12* (18b 1x4)      Khaliq Dad    3-0-9-0
CO Obuya    1* (3b)     

6.1

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler

6.2

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, no run, pushed to point

6.3

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, no run, swing and a miss outside off

6.4

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, no run, and again looking to cut

6.5

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler

6.6

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, no run, defended away to point

End of over 7 (maiden) Kenya 23/2
CO Obuya    1* (9b)      Shapoor Zadran    4-2-10-2
MA Ouma    12* (18b 1x4)     

7.1

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, FOUR, too short and he drives away between cover and point and the ball races away for four

7.2

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 1 run, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

7.3

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, yorker ball dug away to the covers

7.4

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, 3 runs, comes down the track to pull over square leg and they manage to run three to a big boundary

7.5

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, 2 runs, drives past mid-on but not all the way

7.6

Khaliq Dad to Ouma, no run, blocked to mid-off

End of over 8 (10 runs) Kenya 33/2
MA Ouma    19* (22b 2x4)      Khaliq Dad    4-0-19-0
CO Obuya    4* (11b)     

8.1

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, 1 run, drives past the bowler and they take a single as mid-off comes round to cover

8.2

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, swing and a miss outside off-stump

8.3

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, 2 runs, shorter ball prodded away in front of point and they run two

8.4

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, 2 runs, blocked to mid-off and they sprint a quick single. The fielder fumbles the ball under the pressure and keeps running, leaving the ball and they come back for a cheeky two

8.5

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, left alone outside off and the keeper Shahzad looked like he niggled an old injury there as he grimaced while collecting and releasing the ball

8.6

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, FOUR, flowing cover drive on the half-volley beats the fielders and trundles all the way to the biggest boundary on the field

End of over 9 (9 runs) Kenya 42/2
MA Ouma    27* (27b 3x4)      Shapoor Zadran    5-2-19-2
CO Obuya    5* (12b)     

9.1

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, blocked away to point

9.2

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, slower ball and he tries to cut away but not well timed and point fields

9.3

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, down the track as he looks to go over the top but the ball cannons off the pads and not a great appeal is turned down

9.4

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, defends to cover off the back foot

9.5

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, cut away but straight to point again and Obuya struggling to find the runs

9.6

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, fuller delivery that also kept low and Obuya does well to squeeze the ball out to short cover

Maiden over for Khaliq Dad Bowling powerplay has been taken

End of over 10 (maiden) Kenya 42/2
CO Obuya    5* (18b)      Khaliq Dad    5-1-19-0
MA Ouma    27* (27b 3x4)     

10.1

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, blocked to mid-on

10.2

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, shorter ball angled away to point with the defence

10.3

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, shuffles forward to prod the ball in to the covers

10.4

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, blocked to midwicket this time. Runs drying up for Kenya now as the dot balls mount up

10.5

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, solid block in to the covers once more. Ouma happy as captain to slow things down

10.6

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, FOUR, fuller ball and a touch wide allowing Ouma room to cut away behind point for a boundary. Lovely shot

And that ends the run of 11 balls without score

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kenya 46/2
MA Ouma    31* (33b 4x4)      Shapoor Zadran    6-2-23-2
CO Obuya    5* (18b)     

11.1

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, tapped to midwicket off the back foot

11.2

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, cut away to point but can't get past the fielder

11.3

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, placed to midwicket off the back foot

11.4

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, skips down the wicket and hammers a straight drive which the bowler gets a good hand on it to stop

11.5

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, 2 runs, cut in to the ground and the ball bounces through the legs of the fielder at extra cover allowing them to get two runs. That's not how to field kids

11.6

Khaliq Dad to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 12 (2 runs) Kenya 48/2
CO Obuya    7* (24b)      Khaliq Dad    6-1-21-0
MA Ouma    31* (33b 4x4)     

12.1

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, left alone outside off

12.2

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, goes chasing the wider ball and misses with the cut shot

12.3

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, blocked to point on the front foot

Some emergency alarms are piercing the air all around the ground. They're for earthquakes and flooding but I've been told it's just a practice drill so the game will continue

12.4

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, beats the bat again with the pace

12.5

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, 2 runs, cut away fine down to third man

12.6

Shapoor Zadran to Ouma, no run, left alone

End of over 13 (2 runs) Kenya 50/2
MA Ouma    33* (39b 4x4)      Shapoor Zadran    7-2-25-2
CO Obuya    7* (24b)     

13.1

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler

13.2

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, left alone outside off

Mohammad Nai bowling right arm off-spin early on for Afghanistan

13.3

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, loops away off the gloves over the keeper and safe as fine leg throws in

13.3

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, loops away off the gloves over the keeper and safe as fine leg throws in

13.3

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, blocked to mid-off

13.3

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, blocked to mid-off

13.3

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, loops away off the gloves over the keeper and safe as fine leg throws in

13.3

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, loops away off the gloves over the keeper and safe as fine leg throws in

13.3

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, blocked to mid-off

13.3

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, blocked to mid-off

13.4

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, blocked away to point

13.4

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, cut behind point for a quick single

13.4

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, 1 run, blocked away to point

13.4

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, 1 run, cut behind point for a quick single

13.5

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, patted back to the bowler

13.5

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, patted back to the bowler

13.5

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, textbook cover drive on the front foot splits the fielders and runs away for four

13.5

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, textbook cover drive on the front foot splits the fielders and runs away for four

13.5

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, FOUR, patted back to the bowler

13.5

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, FOUR, patted back to the bowler

13.5

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, FOUR, textbook cover drive on the front foot splits the fielders and runs away for four

13.5

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, FOUR, textbook cover drive on the front foot splits the fielders and runs away for four

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, a big stride to defend in to the covers

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

13.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, defended in to the covers

Match State: Drinks

End of over 14 (5 runs) Kenya 57/2
MA Ouma    36* (49b 5x4)      Hamid Hassan    1-0-5-0
CO Obuya    9* (31b)     

14.1

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, play and a miss outside off-stump

14.2

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, blocked down to square leg

End of over 15 (1 run) Kenya 52/2
CO Obuya    8* (29b)      Hamid Hassan    0.2-0-0-0
    

15.1

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, defends off the back foot and the ball runs away between mid-off and bowler for one

15.2

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, goes for the paddle shot and the ball bounces too short and he misses

15.3

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, blocked to midwicket

15.4

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, 1 run, drives through midwicket off the pads. They look for two but Noor Ali is quickly on it

15.5

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, couple of steps down the track to defend

15.6

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, leans on the ball in to the covers

End of over 16 (2 runs) Kenya 59/2
CO Obuya    10* (34b)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-3-0
MA Ouma    37* (52b 5x4)     

16.1

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, down the track looking for a big shot but Hassan fires the ball in short of a length and he defends to cover

16.2

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, looking to cut but straight to cover

16.3

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, 1 run, cut away behind point who can't gather cleanly with the dive and they take one

16.4

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, inside edge on to the pads

Several Afghan supporters have now arrived with plenty of flags, horns and even vuvuzelas

16.5

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, 2 runs, cut away wide of third man who doesn't pick up the ball at first but manages to stop the boundary

16.6

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 17 (3 runs) Kenya 62/2
CO Obuya    12* (37b)      Hamid Hassan    3-0-10-0
MA Ouma    38* (55b 5x4)     

17.1

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, patted down the track on the front foot

17.2

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, down the track once more only to defend

17.3

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, 1 run, worked away behind square leg off the legs

17.4

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, back to the bowler

17.5

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, single down to long-off

17.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, back to the bowler

End of over 18 (2 runs) Kenya 64/2
MA Ouma    39* (59b 5x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-5-0
CO Obuya    13* (39b)     

18.1

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, blocked to point

18.2

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, no run, defended to cover as they look for a run but good fielding

18.3

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, 1 run, down the track looking for the big shot and blocked to point. The fielder fumbles and they take a quick single but he gathers quick and just misses with the throw. Would have been close

18.4

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, tries to drives but can't cut it away

18.5

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, that one stayed low as Ouma misses with the off-drive and sighs from the fielders as they know how close it was

18.6

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, this one jumps up and Ouma does well to fend it off to point

End of over 19 (1 run) Kenya 65/2
MA Ouma    39* (62b 5x4)      Hamid Hassan    4-0-11-0
CO Obuya    14* (42b)     

19.1

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, well flighted and block to mid-off

19.2

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, FOUR, sweeps away and beats short fine leg as the ball races away for four

19.3

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, down the ground back pas tthe bowler to long-on for one

19.4

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, 2 leg byes, skips down the track as the ball turns a lot. Both batsmen and keeper miss the ball but it nicks fine off the pads

More supporters are arriving by the minute bringing some atmosphere to the game and cheering on the Afghans

19.5

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, no run, blocked to the on-side

19.6

Mohammad Nabi to Ouma, 1 run, turned to square leg

End of over 20 (8 runs) Kenya 73/2
MA Ouma    40* (65b 5x4)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-11-0
CO Obuya    19* (45b 1x4)     

20.1

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, blocked to cover

20.2

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, swing and a miss outside off-stump

20.3

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, another wild swipe at the wider ball

20.4

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, no run, blocked in to the covers again

20.5

Hamid Hassan to Ouma, OUT, comes forward looking to drive and a thin edge carries through to the keeper and the Afghans and their supporters are delighted

MA Ouma c †Mohammad Shahzad b Hamid Hassan 40 (94m 70b 5x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

20.6

Hamid Hassan to Patel, no run, blocked to mid-on

Wicket maiden for Afghanistan

End of over 21 (wicket maiden) Kenya 73/3
RR Patel    0* (1b)      Hamid Hassan    5-1-11-1
CO Obuya    19* (45b 1x4)     

21.1

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler off the front foot

21.2

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, blocked to point

21.3

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, flicked behind square leg off the pads

21.4

Mohammad Nabi to Patel, 1 run, blocked wide of midwicket and they hurry a single

21.5

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 4 leg byes, comes down the track to work the ball in to the leg-side and the ball bounces off the pads behind the keeper

And the umpires seem to have miscounted as it's a five ball over

End of over 22 (6 runs) Kenya 79/3
CO Obuya    20* (49b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    5-0-13-0
RR Patel    1* (2b)     

22.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, blocked back to the bowler

22.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, misses with the swipe for the cut

22.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, tries to sweep but it bounces too high

22.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, cut straight to the point fielder

22.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 2 runs, quick single to midwicket and as the run-out throw comes in it beats keeper and one fielder as they take an overthrow

22.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 1 run, hit down the ground to long-off

End of over 23 (3 runs) Kenya 82/3
RR Patel    4* (8b)      Samiullah Shenwari    1-0-3-0
CO Obuya    20* (49b 1x4)     

23.1

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, blocked back to the bowler

23.2

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, flicked off the legs and midwicket dives on it

23.3

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, down the track and drives to long-on

23.4

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, soft hands to defend on one knee

23.5

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, quicker and fuller ball gets a leading edge along the ground to midwicket

23.6

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, through square leg for one

End of over 24 (2 runs) Kenya 84/3
CO Obuya    21* (52b 1x4)      Nawroz Mangal    1-0-2-0
RR Patel    5* (11b)     

24.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler

24.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, drives down to long-on

24.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, blocked to cover

24.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, cut away to extra cover

24.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, flicked to fine leg

24.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, sweeps away and it drops well short of fine leg for the catch

End of over 25 (1 run) Kenya 85/3
RR Patel    5* (15b)      Samiullah Shenwari    2-0-4-0
CO Obuya    22* (54b 1x4)     

25.1

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, blocked to cover

25.2

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, play and a miss outside off

25.3

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, sweeps away to fine leg

25.4

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, sweeps through sqaure leg again

25.5

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, down to long-on

25.6

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, flicked wide of midwicket

End of over 26 (4 runs) Kenya 89/3
RR Patel    7* (17b)      Nawroz Mangal    2-0-6-0
CO Obuya    24* (58b 1x4)     

26.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 1 run, drives back past the bowler to long-off

26.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, no run, blocked to cover

26.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, drives down the ground to long-off

26.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 3 runs, cut through backward point through the fielders and a good stop on the boundary

26.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 2 runs, dropped, prods at the forward defensive and the ball jumps away between first slip and keeper and niether of them really went for it. Good chance goes begging

26.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, no run, back to the bowler from down the track

End of over 27 (7 runs) Kenya 96/3
CO Obuya    27* (62b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    3-0-11-0
RR Patel    11* (19b)     

27.1

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, back to the bowler

27.2

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, FOUR, shuffles his feet to make room for the cut shot. Brilliant timing and that's four all day long

27.3

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, behind square leg for one

27.4

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, worked away in the gap behind square

27.5

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, pulled through midwicket but there's two fielders on the rope

27.6

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, drives past the bowler

End of over 28 (8 runs) Kenya 104/3
CO Obuya    29* (64b 1x4)      Nawroz Mangal    3-0-14-0
RR Patel    17* (23b 1x4)     

28.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, drives down the pitch to long-off

28.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, FOUR, good connection with the sweep and it goes behind square leg for four

28.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 2 runs, cut away fine behind short third man for a couple

28.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, misses with the slog sweep

28.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 1 run, single to short fine leg who misses the stumps with the throw

28.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 29 (8 runs) Kenya 112/3
CO Obuya    30* (66b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    4-0-19-0
RR Patel    24* (27b 2x4)     

29.1

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, soft hands as he blocks down to his toes

29.2

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, short ball blocked to short cover

29.3

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, off the gloves to square leg and they sprint one

29.4

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 3 runs, too short and cut away through point. Village fielding on the boundary as he stops the ball with his feet but a good throw in and even better running as they sprint back for three

29.5

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, misses with the cut shot and the keeper whips off the bails but he's well in

29.6

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, blocked to midwicket

End of over 30 (4 runs) Kenya 116/3
RR Patel    25* (32b 2x4)      Nawroz Mangal    4-0-18-0
CO Obuya    33* (67b 1x4)     

30.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, pushed in to the covers for a single

30.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, patted back to the bowler

30.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, misses with the cut shot

30.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 2 runs, thin edge runs away past the keeper fine. They gamble on a second run and just make it as the direct hit misses

30.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, blocked in to the covers

30.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, angled to point

End of over 31 (3 runs) Kenya 119/3
RR Patel    27* (37b 2x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    5-0-22-0
CO Obuya    34* (68b 1x4)     

31.1

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, back to the bowler

31.2

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, cut wide of point

31.3

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, drives down the ground to long-on

31.4

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, cut to point again who fumbles and they take one

31.5

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 4 wides, down the leg-side and he gets nothing on the glance. Good dive to save four

31.5

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, blocked to cover

31.6

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, and again solid defence

End of over 32 (7 runs) Kenya 126/3
CO Obuya    36* (73b 1x4)      Nawroz Mangal    5-0-25-0
RR Patel    28* (38b 2x4)     

32.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, misses with the sweep shot

32.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 1 run, push and run to short cover and smart running

32.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, shorter ball cut away to deep cover

32.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, some drift and spin beats the bat on the defensive prod

32.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, fuller ball which Patel wants to drive but the spin deceives him and he misses again

32.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 2 runs, tapped in to midwicket and there's enough lack of pace on the ball to enable them to sprint back for two

End of over 33 (4 runs) Kenya 130/3
RR Patel    31* (43b 2x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    6-0-26-0
CO Obuya    37* (74b 1x4)     

33.1

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, off the back foot as he drives to cover

33.2

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, drives to the bowler and the ball evades his grasp so they take one to long-on

33.3

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, no run, blocked to silly point

33.4

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, off the legs through midwicket for a single

Kenyans keeping the total ticking over nicely just now as batsmen four and five are set

33.5

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, defended down the track

33.6

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, tapped to square leg and they think better of the run as the fielder demolishes the stumps with the throw but he was well back

End of over 34 (2 runs) Kenya 132/3
CO Obuya    38* (78b 1x4)      Nawroz Mangal    6-0-27-0
RR Patel    32* (45b 2x4)     

34.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, good flight and turn as Patel misses with the leg-side shot and off the pads

34.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, soft hands to short midwicket

34.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, cut to backward point but the fielders on it quickly

34.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, 1 run, through midwicket off his toes to the man in the deep

34.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, cut in the gap to deep cover this time

34.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, dropped(technically). Shenwa bowls a fuller ball and Patel comes down the track to meet the full toss and smacks the ball very hard straight back at the bowler. His reflexes wern't quite fast enough as the ball smacks off his thigh

He crumples in a heap and yelps in pain as the rest of the players take drinks

End of over 35 (2 runs) Kenya 134/3
RR Patel    33* (50b 2x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    7-0-28-0
CO Obuya    39* (79b 1x4)     

35.1

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, left alone outside off

35.2

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, back to the bowler off the front foot

35.3

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, drives to mid-off this time

35.4

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, no run, flicked wide of midwicket who dives and pushes the ball towards the bowler

35.5

Nawroz Mangal to Obuya, 1 run, in the air but wide enough of the bowler and runs down to long-on

35.6

Nawroz Mangal to Patel, 1 run, drives between bowler and cover for one

End of over 36 (2 runs) Kenya 136/3
RR Patel    34* (51b 2x4)      Nawroz Mangal    7-0-29-0
CO Obuya    40* (84b 1x4)     

36.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, takes a big leap down to track to defend

36.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, no run, straighter ball off the pads and only the bowler really appeals

36.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Patel, OUT, he goes for the big shot and gets a top edge up in the air. Noor Ali comes in racing from the boundary and makes good ground taking the catch. Breakthrough for the Afghans

RR Patel c Noor Ali Zadran b Samiullah Shenwari 34 (47m 54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.96

36.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, cut between cover and point to the fielder out deep

36.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, no run, tapped in to the covers and he wants a single but Obuya sends him back

36.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, 3 runs, swiped through the covers but it's a big boundary and the ball stops just short. Good fielding as three Afghans hunt the ball down and three runs added

Opening bowler Shapoor Zadran back on now

End of over 37 (4 runs) Kenya 140/4
JK Kamande    3* (2b)      Samiullah Shenwari    8-0-32-1
CO Obuya    41* (85b 1x4)     

37.1

Shapoor Zadran to Kamande, 1 run, off the pads through square leg

37.2

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, FOUR, hit on the up back over the bowlers head. Doesn't quite middle it but it beats the fielder to the rope for four

37.3

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, FOUR, shot! Fuller ball and Obuya gets down low to cut the ball and the fielders stand and watch the ball race away. Back to back boundaries

37.4

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, no run, blocked back to the bowler who frustratingly fires the ball past the batsmen to the keeper

37.5

Shapoor Zadran to Obuya, 1 run, inside edge runs away to square leg and they jog one to bring up his half-century

37.6

Shapoor Zadran to Kamande, no run, wild swing and a miss to end the over

End of over 38 (10 runs) Kenya 150/4
JK Kamande    4* (4b)      Shapoor Zadran    7-2-34-2
CO Obuya    50* (89b 3x4)     

38.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 2 runs, cut away in front of point and deep cover comes round to field

38.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, pulled through square leg for one

38.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, no run, drives hard at cover who fields well

38.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, no run, prodded away to cover again

38.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, no run, dropped, goes for the cut shot and cuts a fine inside edge. Keeper Shahzad gets a hand to it but can only palm the ball up in the air and misses at the second attempt. Would have been some catch

38.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, 1 run, through square leg for one

End of over 39 (4 runs) Kenya 154/4
JK Kamande    5* (8b)      Samiullah Shenwari    9-0-36-1
CO Obuya    53* (91b 3x4)     

39.1

Mohammad Nabi to Kamande, no run, cut to point

39.2

Mohammad Nabi to Kamande, no run, drives hard at cover who fields well

39.3

Mohammad Nabi to Kamande, FOUR, ungainly pull over midwicket but effective as it splits the long-on and deep square leg

39.4

Mohammad Nabi to Kamande, no run, blocked down the track

39.5

Mohammad Nabi to Kamande, no run, tapped to midwicket

39.6

Mohammad Nabi to Kamande, no run, drives back to the feet of Nabi

Shenwari to complete his 10 overs now

End of over 40 (4 runs) Kenya 158/4
JK Kamande    9* (14b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    6-0-17-0
CO Obuya    53* (91b 3x4)     

40.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Obuya, 1 run, off the legs behind square for one

40.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, no run, cut off the back foot and a good diving stop back past the bowler

40.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Kamande, OUT, slightly slower and shorter ball which he drives on the up through the covers and Shabir Noori takes a good catch diving low to his left

JK Kamande c Shabir Noori b Samiullah Shenwari 9 (14m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

40.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Odoyo, no run, tame drive to cover

40.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Odoyo, no run, quicker ball and Odoyo leaves alone outside off

40.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Odoyo, 1 run, tapped to square leg

End of over 41 (2 runs) Kenya 160/5
TM Odoyo    1* (3b)      Samiullah Shenwari    10-0-38-2
CO Obuya    54* (92b 3x4)     

41.1

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 1 run, inside edge to square leg and they take one

41.2

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, no run, blocked to cover on the back foot

41.3

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, too short and pulled with ease to deep square

41.4

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 2 runs, drives under the diving cover fielder and long-off comes round to field

41.5

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 1 run, down to square leg in the deep

41.6

Mohammad Nabi to Obuya, 1 run, flicked off his pads to short fine leg

End of over 42 (6 runs) Kenya 166/5
CO Obuya    56* (95b 3x4)      Mohammad Nabi    7-0-23-0
TM Odoyo    5* (6b)     

42.1

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, FOUR, down the track and chipped over mid-on. Misses him by a couple of feet and runs away for four

42.2

Hamid Hassan to Obuya, OUT, down the track again and goes flashing at the pull shot but only gets a thin top edge and Mohammad Shahzad makes no mistake with the gloves

CO Obuya c †Mohammad Shahzad b Hamid Hassan 60 (136m 97b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.85

Well batted Obuya and Afghanistan will be glad to see him go for the last few overs

42.3

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, no run, drives straight to mid-on

42.4

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, no run, good pace and left alone outside off-stump

42.5

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, no run, play and a miss with the cut shot against the slower ball

42.6

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, no run, much quicker this time and another miss from Odhiambo

End of over 43 (4 runs) Kenya 170/6
NN Odhiambo    0* (4b)      Hamid Hassan    6-1-15-2
TM Odoyo    5* (6b)     

43.1

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, no run, flicked wide of midwicket who gets a good hand on it with the dive

43.2

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 1 run, off the pads to short fine leg

43.3

Mohammad Nabi to NN Odhiambo, no run, slower ball flighted up teasing the batsmen but he can only block to mid-off

43.4

Mohammad Nabi to NN Odhiambo, no run, back down the track again

43.5

Mohammad Nabi to NN Odhiambo, 1 run, off the edge to third man

43.6

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 1 run, drives to deep cover to keep the strike

End of over 44 (3 runs) Kenya 173/6
TM Odoyo    7* (9b)      Mohammad Nabi    8-0-26-0
NN Odhiambo    1* (7b)     

44.1

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, no run, big swing and a miss

44.2

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, no run, drives hard at cover of the fuller ball

44.3

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, 1 run, down the ground to long-on

44.4

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, no run, another swipe on the off-side as he plays over the ball

44.5

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, 2 runs, yorker which gets an inside edge on to the pads and down to third man

44.6

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, no run, another wild swing from the Kenyans as the ball sails through to the keeper

Batting powerplay has been taken

End of over 45 (3 runs) Kenya 176/6
NN Odhiambo    3* (10b)      Hamid Hassan    7-1-18-2
TM Odoyo    8* (12b)     

45.1

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 1 run, cut to short third mand who fumbles and can't quite get the throw away to run out Odoyo at the other end

45.2

Mohammad Nabi to NN Odhiambo, FOUR, cut away between cover and point as they watch the ball run away for four

45.3

Mohammad Nabi to NN Odhiambo, 1 run, hit straight and hard but the bowler gets a good hand on it

45.4

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, no run, misses the fuller and slower ball

45.5

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 2 runs, flicked fine off the legs beating short fine leg

45.6

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, 1 run, drop and run to midwicket

End of over 46 (9 runs) Kenya 185/6
TM Odoyo    12* (16b)      Mohammad Nabi    9-0-35-0
NN Odhiambo    8* (12b 1x4)     

46.1

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, no run, tries to drive but straight in to the ground

46.2

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, 2 runs, fuller ball driven down to long-on and good running for the second as the throws too high and both men at the stumps duck out the way

46.3

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, 2 runs, through midwicket and a much easier two this time

46.4

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, 1 run, big swing and a good connection but straight at long-off

46.5

Hamid Hassan to NN Odhiambo, OUT, going for the off-drive and the ball kept a little low before missing the bat and smacking the stumps. Comprehensively bowled and the crowd go wild

NN Odhiambo b Hamid Hassan 8 (16m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

46.6

Hamid Hassan to JO Ngoche, no run, a big lbw shout goes up but that was missing leg-stump

End of over 47 (5 runs) Kenya 190/7
JO Ngoche    0* (0b)      Hamid Hassan    8-1-23-3
SO Ngoche    0* (1b)     

47.1

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, SIX, big shot! Gets down on one knee to slog sweep across the line and just over the fielder at deep square leg

47.2

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, FOUR, stays tall to smash the ball through the covers and just past the famous old tree that sits inside the boundary rope for four

47.3

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, no run, back to the bowler off a straighter ball

47.4

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, no run, defended once more

47.5

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, no run, faster yorker well dug out to point

47.6

Mohammad Nabi to Odoyo, FOUR, skips forward to drive the ball under the diving fielder for four more. Lovely shot

End of over 48 (14 runs) Kenya 204/7
TM Odoyo    31* (26b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    10-0-49-0
SO Ngoche    0* (1b)     

48.1

Hamid Hassan to JO Ngoche, (no ball) 2 runs, off the legs through midwicket as he oversteps

Free hit coming up!

48.1

Hamid Hassan to JO Ngoche, 1 run, down the ground in the air but drops short of long-off

48.2

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, 1 run, across the line to long-on

48.3

Hamid Hassan to JO Ngoche, no run, fired in short and very quick and he can't reach that. No wide given but the umpire signals his bouncer for the over

48.4

Hamid Hassan to JO Ngoche, 2 runs, pulled through midwicket hard for two

48.5

Hamid Hassan to JO Ngoche, 1 run, fuller ball hit down the ground to long-on. Good throw sends them back for the second

48.6

Hamid Hassan to Odoyo, 1 run, cut and run to cover

Shapoor Zadran back on to bowl the final over

End of over 49 (9 runs) Kenya 213/7
TM Odoyo    33* (28b 2x4 1x6)      Hamid Hassan    9-1-32-3
SO Ngoche    6* (6b)     

49.1

Shapoor Zadran to Odoyo, FOUR, coming forward to drive and a flashing outside edge beats short third man and runs away over the boundary rope and over the ad boards and in to the river behind the ground

New balls please

49.2

Shapoor Zadran to Odoyo, 1 run, fuller ball chipped short of long-on

49.3

Shapoor Zadran to JO Ngoche, 1 run, inside edge straight to short fine leg and they sprint through

49.4

Shapoor Zadran to Odoyo, FOUR, pulls the ball away and doesn't connect fully but there's enough pace on the ball to see it all the way to the boundary

49.5

Shapoor Zadran to Odoyo, SIX, a big swing and an inside edge or sorts but the ball sails high up in the air and just over the ropes

49.6

Shapoor Zadran to Odoyo, FOUR, comes down the track and drives in the air over cover for a one bounce four. Stunning last over from Odoyo to reach his half-century in 33 balls.

Wow! 20 runs off the last over as Thomas Odoyo set off some fireworks. His 52* off 33 balls was only bettered by a well crafted innings of 60 off 97 balls from Obuya who held the middle order together. Kenya finished with a respectable 233/7 off their 50 overs and the Afghans will start the chase after the lunch break at about 3.00pm.

Elsewhere in the World Cricket League today, Scotland were skittled by Ireland for just 117 and Canada managed 168 against the Netherlands.

End of over 50 (20 runs) Kenya 233/7
TM Odoyo    52* (33b 5x4 2x6)      Shapoor Zadran    8-2-54-2
SO Ngoche    7* (7b)     
Tournament Results
Canada v Kenya at Schiedam - Jul 10, 2010
Canada won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Ireland v Scotland at Amstelveen - Jul 10, 2010
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Afghanistan at Rotterdam - Jul 10, 2010
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Scotland at Rotterdam - Jul 9, 2010
Scotland won by 2 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Canada v Kenya at Schiedam - Jul 9, 2010
Canada won by 6 wickets (with 85 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Ireland at Amstelveen - Jul 9, 2010
Ireland won by 39 runs
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Photos

Jul 5, 2010

Mohammad Nabi hits out during his crucial 47, Afghanistan v Kenya, ICC WCL Division 1, Amstelveen, July 5, 2010

Mohammad Nabi hits out during his crucial 47

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Jul 5, 2010

Collins Obuya top scored for Kenya with 60, Afghanistan v Kenya, ICC WCL Division 1, Amstelveen, July 5, 2010

Collins Obuya top scored for Kenya with 60

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