Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cricket World Cup Wrapup - Day 5

Pakistan started of the 2011 World Cup in strong form blowing out struggling Kenya 317-112. Pakistan started out slow getting just 10 runs on 38 balls from their top two batsmen, but the middle of their order came up huge producing 4 50s and they cruised from there. Umar Akmal led the way with 71 runs off 52 balls and was named the man of the match. Kenya had better luck offensively than they did in their opener against New Zealand, but still fell well short of the competition. Collins Obuya produced 47 runs off 58 balls, but he's the only player to score more than 20 in Kenya's first two matches.

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Every team in Group A has now played at least one match. Here's how the standings stack up through Day 5:

New Zealand 1-0-0 - 2 Pts
Sri Lanka 1-0-0 - 2 Pts
Pakistan 1-0-0 - 2 Pts
Australia 1-0-0 - 2 Pts
Zimbabwe 0-1-0 - 0 Pts
Canada 0-1-0 - 0 Pts
Kenya 0-2-0 - 0 Pts

Pakistan is in action again on Saturday taking on co-host Sri Lanka, while Kenya is off until Tuesday when they too play Sri Lanka.

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