Player of the Match
Player of the Match
228dThe Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

Kenya sink without trace in massive chase

Pakistan will bat first in their tournament opener against Kenya at Hambantota, Shahid Afridi suggesting that he'd like to give his batsmen some time in the middle

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal
71(52) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 7 2 17 16 10 5 7
Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq
65(69) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 6 15 1 5 12 7 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O8
M3
R16
W5
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Odoyo
O7
M2
R41
W3
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Series

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

23 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 2, Kenya 0

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Sriram Veera

Kenya started with so much promise but they have imploded very quickly. Pakistan have won their first game without any fuss.

Please hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Umar Akmal: Early on we lost couple of quick wickets but later the batsmen had good partnerships. We were confident. The score was too much for the Kenyans. We have been enjoying Sri Lanka so far. I would like to thank the crowd for supporting us. There are lot of Pakistani fans and we hope that they will continue to support us. "

The ceremony will begin shortly.

Kamande: "We gave lot of extras. May be because the guys were trying too hard ... We are not performing at both areas. Today, I thought the bowling was 70%. I didnt bowl and let down the other three bowlers. We are playing Pakistan after a long time. It's a difficult situation for us. The batting .. I don't know .. we didn't go for the score. We will try to encourage the boys it doesn;t matter, go for the score."

Shahid Afridi : We should be more positive in the batting. It was a slow track but we should have started more positively. You should take a chance after 5-6 overs to disturb the line other wise they will keep bowling on the same line if you don't take any chances. The next game, we will come harder. It was good to see Shoaib Akthar bowl really well." Asked about his own bowling, Afridi says with a smile, " I am a bowler first, then a batsman!"

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match: "I have played this kind of knock after a long time. I am happy that the seniors like Waqar, Afridi all backed me. I have practised hard and long and Shahid bhai told me if I continue to work like this runs will come. There is always pressure, so you can't take any additional pressure on yourself. I am enjoying my fielding, been training well. I will take this form in the upcoming games. Not only in the next game but in all games that Shahid bhai will offer me."

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck.

33.1
W
Umar Gul to Ngoche, OUT, Oh dear! He shouldered arms there, only to hear the death rattle. It landed on a length just outside off and skidded in. The batsman left it alone. Mistake. Clatter!

SO Ngoche b Umar Gul 0 (8m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Dave responds to Pete Higgins' comments: "Yes - I think so. A colleague and I discussed this today actually. Might raise the collective standard a bit, but more importantly I think the Champions Trophy should become for the top 4 Assoc. and bottom 4 Test sides, to make more regular high-level competition for them."

END OF OVER:
33 | (wicket maiden) | KENYA: 112/9 (206 runs required from 16.5 overs, RR: 3.39, RRR: 12.11)

  • Elijah Otieno0 (1b)
  • Shem Ngoche0 (0b)
  • Shahid Afridi8-3-16-5
  • Mohammad Hafeez4-1-26-1

Pete Higgins: "Is there a case for assembling a team from the best players of the Associate nations, along the lines of the Unicorns in EWngland last season? Obuya and ten Doeschate would be first choices."

32.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Otieno, no run, leans forward to stab this to the off
32.5
W
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, OUT, And then they were one. This one rolled off the pad to the on side. Confusion. Chaos. The striker rushed down the track but his partner wasn't going anywhere. There is a direct hit at the striker's end - shouldn't he have lobbed it safely to hands of a fielder close to the stumps? - and there is no batsman in sight near that end. Gone. Terrible.

NN Odhiambo run out (sub [Asad Shafiq]) 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

32.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, no run, outside off stump, left alone
32.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side
32.2
0
Shahid Afridi to Odhiambo, no run, dropped by Afridi! Very very tough. IT was chipped well to the left of him and he dived full stretch to his left but couldn't hold on. It brushed his fingers

Kenya 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st37MA OumaSR Waters
2nd6MA OumaCO Obuya
3rd30SO TikoloCO Obuya
4th6CO ObuyaT Mishra
5th6CO ObuyaRR Patel
6th2JK KamandeCO Obuya
7th14TM OdoyoCO Obuya
8th11CO ObuyaNN Odhiambo
9th0NN OdhiamboSO Ngoche
10th0E OtienoSO Ngoche