23rd Match, Group A (D/N), Delhi, Mar 7 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(45.3/50 ov)199/5
Canada won by 5 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
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• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Canada coast to win in basement battle

Canada won only their second World Cup match in four tournaments, beating Kenya in a low-profile, low-scoring scrap, and walked away from the Feroz Shah Kotlawith with bragging rights

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Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Nitin Sundar
Scorecard summary
Kenya198/10(50 overs)
Canada199/5(45.3 overs)

Osinde's award pulls one back for the bowlers - so far the adjudicators have been massively biased towards the batsmen! Right then, that ends the coverage for today. In case you missed the action, here is Sid Ravi's bulletin. On behalf of Abhishek and the rest of the team, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Ciao and keep reading ESPNcricinfo!

Osinde is MoM. "I was a bit surprised by the swing. In November we came to India and saw how the pitches played, so we knew what to expect."

Bagai: (The Delhi crowd cheers the 'home' boy) "Osinde did a fantastic job first up. We were disappointed with the show in the last few games, but today Jimmy hung around with me. We were fortunate not to have run-rate pressure. Once you were in, you could rotate the strike. In the end it was just about milking them around. Glad we won this and got it under our belt."

Kamande: "We started very badly, but after the recovery, 220 looked possible and that would have been defendable. Osinde bowled brilliantly .. Mishra got out at the wrong time. When you are defending 200, you need to keep trying for wickets. Did not work today, but there were some things to learn."

Bagai and Davison look relieved and happy. These two have been around long enough to know how much this matters for Canada. Their World Cup trip might be full of thumping defeats at the hands of the better sides, but they have accomplished something. They won't return empty-handed.

Otieno to Bagai, FOUR runs

Canada have doubled their number of wins in World Cups. Bagai has played a top innings here, and fittingly ends it all with a thumped carve over the off side. That shot underlines just how much better Canada have been better today, from the time Osinde picked those early wickets.

Otieno to Bagai, 1 wide

that's just how wrong the slower ball can go. Slips out, literally walks down the 22 yards, and ends up two metres down the leg side, and Bagai can't even get close to it with the attempt at the pull

Otieno to Bagai, no run

short of a length on off stump, forced off the back foot towards point

Otieno to Bagai, FOUR runs

and another four, Canada get even closer as Elijah sprays another one on the pads. Bagai must be excited in anticipation of a famous win, he helps this along to fine leg for four

end of over 456 runs • 1 wicket
CAN: 190/5CRR: 4.22 • RRR: 1.80 • Need 9 from 30b
John Davison4 (1)
Ashish Bagai56 (94)
Nehemiah Odhiambo10-0-45-2
Elijah Otieno8-0-36-1
NN Odhiambo to Davison, FOUR runs

Odhiambo delivers a friendly full delivery outside off, Davison reaches out and cracks it through the covers. Crisp and clean.

Davison walks out. This could end quickly.

Mahesh: "Why did the Skeleton Cross the Road? To go to the Body Shop!"

NN Odhiambo to Gordon, OUT

Aha, Kenya are down, but not yet out. Odhiambo has bowled Tyson round the legs. He delivers it full and on leg stump from over the wicket, Tyson shuffles too far across in search of the tickle to fine leg and misses. Leg stump is hit, Odhiambo is thrilled.

Tyson Gordon b Odhiambo 3 (12m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27
NN Odhiambo to Gordon, no run

the Kotla is not going to bounce much any more. Banged in short, this one scoots along and Tyson ends up looking a little out of his depth as he aborts the decision to duck and ends up getting hit on the glove, which is just above the upper flap of the pad.

NN Odhiambo to Gordon, no run

short ball, not much lift from the deck as Tyson ducks disconcertingly

NN Odhiambo to Gordon, 2 runs

Tyson angles the face and steers a full ball very fine. Third man does well to keep it down to two

NN Odhiambo to Gordon, no run

full ball on the stumps, played solidly back at the bowler who has a needless shy at thr stumps at the batting end. Frustration, clearly.

Vijay: "@Rajat who is following the game. Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was interesting."

end of over 444 runs
CAN: 184/4CRR: 4.18 • RRR: 2.50 • Need 15 from 36b
Tyson Gordon1 (6)
Ashish Bagai56 (94)
Elijah Otieno8-0-36-1
Nehemiah Odhiambo9-0-39-1
Otieno to Gordon, 1 run

the entire gamuts of line in that over, this one slips down the leg side and is glanced to fine leg for one.

Otieno to Gordon, no run

finally gets one to dip in towards the batsman, who defends into the off side

Otieno to Gordon, no run

yorker a foot outside off, Tyson looks to steer to the off side, but can't get bat on ball

Otieno to Gordon, 1 wide

more exercise for Umpire Rauf as Elijah lands this a metre outside off.

Round the wicket with a wide in place.

Otieno to Gordon, 1 wide

Elijah knows just how far he can go before being called a wide. The previous ball was wider than the one before. This one is even wider, and is called.

Otieno to Gordon, no run

wider outside off, Tyson lets it go through to the keeper

Otieno to Gordon, no run

whoa, Tyson feels lazily at a ball angled across him. Some noise as it went through, it was of the bat hitting the pad.

Otieno to Bagai, 1 run

full and on the pads, as always Bagai clips through midwicket for one more

Elijah comes back on. Last throw of the die.

end of over 436 runs • 1 wicket
CAN: 180/4CRR: 4.18 • RRR: 2.71 • Need 19 from 42b
Tyson Gordon0 (1)
Ashish Bagai55 (93)
Nehemiah Odhiambo9-0-39-1
James Ngoche10-2-26-1
NN Odhiambo to Gordon, no run

a yorker down the leg side, wasted and nearly wided. It hit the batsman's pad on the way and is hence not called a wide

Tyson is the new man in. Twist in the tail? 19 needed off 43. Another wicket here will set the cat among the maple leaves.

Rajat: "For God's sake, can anyone tell me why am I still following this match on cricinfo?"

NN Odhiambo to Hansra, OUT

after 70 impressive runs, Hansra is caught at mid on. There's no Waters there now to drop him. Ngoche holds on. Back of a length ball on off stump, certainly not there for the drive, but Hansra just goes through with the aerial on-drive. Doesn't middle it though, and it goes straight to Ngoche.

Jimmy Hansra c Ngoche b Odhiambo 70 (121m 99b 7x4 2x6) SR: 70.71
Best performances - batsmen
Jimmy Hansra, player portrait
AS Hansra
70 runs (99)
7 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
32 runs
5 fours
1 six
Ashish Bagai, player portrait
A Bagai
64 runs (97)
7 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Henry Osinde, player portrait
H Osinde
Rizwan Cheema, player portrait
Rizwan Cheema
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossKenya, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Player Of The Match
Henry Osinde
Henry Osinde
Match numberODI No. 3122
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 days7 March 2011 - daynight match (50-over match)
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Asad Rauf
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Steve Davis
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsCanada 2, Kenya 0