How the f*ck can you get bowled out for 69 in the World Cup.
Well, you can’t unless you are a bunch of cattle grazing idiots like the Kenyans.
The highest scorers (Patel and Waters) managed a piddling 16 each. Only three Kenyans managed double-figures.
A cakewalk ahead for New Zealand.
New Zealand took a mere eight overs to wrap up the match.
Kenya – 69 All Out
New Zealand – 72 for 0
Hey check out, Sathi Leelavathi. A nice comedy from Balu and kamal!
Looks interesting. Someone mentioned it here last year.
Right now, we’re watching Sabah on Netflix Instant Play.
Unbelievable.. when did you sleep? Did you really have to watch the Kenya game?!
The Kenya game we watched on TV during the pauses of Sabah, yet another inter-cultural romance (and the attendant problems).
Kenya should play in the Little League, not with the Big Boys. 😉
Never Knew that you are also so crazy about cricket!
Are you planning to watch each and every match?
Of course, not.
We still have a few sane cells left in our brain though some readers may disagree on that point. 😉
This is what happens when minnows are thrown in the big league. Look at the other match of the day SL vs Canada(i dont how many in those country know that their team is participating in the worldcup) . SLs are lions in their homeland even the big boys like aussies and proteas fear them. they could make a mincemeat of teams like canada, kenya… I always believed the World Cup should go on for as long as it does (almost two months) and that is partly because there are far too many teams in the competition who are not good enough to be there.
What is gained by a minnow team playing in the World Cup and getting absolutely hammered? .. ..
@logu: If teams like West Indies, England, and Australia in 1975 had thought that minnows shouldn’t be a part of the World Cup then India, a minnow team, would have never had the chance to prove themselves in 83 nor would have Sri Lanka had a chance to win the WC in 1996.
Let’s not forget that India was once a worse team than Canada. Look at their records in 75 and 79, they won only one WC match that too against EAST AFRICA. Even Sri Lanka beat them in 75 and 79. Let’s be kind to minnows, shall we? You never know. Ireland, Bangla, or Kenya may lift the World Cup in 2019? Who knows? Till then, we have to bear the brunt of a few boring games. It doesn’t cost much.
But then when you see teams like kenya being bruntled out for 69 even after playing 4 worldcups starting from 96.. dont you feel that dont they dont deserve the games against these giants..
India recovered quickly to win the 83 worldcup.. but teams like canada, kenya are failing miserably each time and it takes the sheen out of the tournament to watch these lopsided games(kenya ofcourse luckily made to the semis because of SA’s horrible judgement of duckworth lewis and a few rain-stopped game which can be ignored)
“Kenya should play in the Little League, not with the Big Boys. ;)”
Unfortunate comment! Kenya as a team has faltered over the years largely due to lack of sufficient support from the ICC and non-exposure to quality cricket.
During 2003, Kenya were the most improved minnows (Better than today’s Ireland). But unfortunately, the bastardly cricket board, ICC, washed their hands on them and rewarded test status to Bangladesh in 2000 (Whose only achievement in 1999 was defeating Pakistan in an inconsequential league match in the WC).
Over the years, Kenya have deteriorated consistently thanks to lack of support from the ICC and the power center, BCCi. It is a shame, that a side that once boasted of some decent cricketers such as Steve Tikolo, Hitesh Modi, Kennedy Otieno, David Otieno, and Asif Karim, has now become one of the weakest minnows.
After the end of the 2003 World cup, Kenya had the following record:
1) A win over West indies in the 1996 World cup
2) 2 wins over India in non-WC tournaments
3) 3+ wins over Bangalesh in Non WC matches
4) 2 victories over Srilanka and Zimbabwe
5) Victories against all other minnows
If ICC had taken Kenya’s performance into consideration during 2003 and given them test status, perhaps they could have been a world beating side today. Instead, they gave test status to Bangladesh, who inspite of being a vastly improved side have only 7-9 test wins under their belt 🙁
While we criticize minnows for their weak performances, we fail to take into consideration the reasons behind their debacle. I just wish that Kenya had the guts to put up a fight today. They did no favors to themselves by getting all out for a spineless score of 69.
And this despite the fact that during the 2003 World Cup, they were considered to be the most improved minnow side ever. 🙁
At the end of the day, all people care about is performance on the field.
Not whether your cricket team got support from ICC, ABC, BCC, CCC, DCC, MCC, FCC, KCC, ZCC et al.
I went out for dinner, came back and checked the score… match over! WHaaaat?? I believe the 1992 World Cup had the best format – 9 regular teams – each team plays the other teams at least once, top 4 for semi finals…
The match was a joke.
And desi boy Patel was one of the highest (co)scorer for Kenya with 16 runs!
Ha ha ha.. here a Patel there a Patel everywhere Patels Patels..
Of the three liquor stores near our place, two are owned by the Patels.
The stupid f*cks have such lousy memories that each time we go in, they ask us,
Patel – From Indiyaah?
SI – Yes
Patel – Which pot?
SI – South
Patel – Ah, South Indiyaah?
That is funny :))
10 years ago a indo-pak grocery store owner in Hamburg, Germany wanted to get me married to his brother’s daughter. He said that I would get permanent resident permit and I could run one of his stores. He kept asking everytime I went there until I found an sri-lankan store. Everytime he would say… kush socha? or bahut bootiful hai beti! or things like that. I think he was also a Patel but I am not 100% sure. I must say I was tempted to check her out 😉
You write: I must say I was tempted to check her out
You should have told the guy: Try before I buy? 😉
BTW.. have you watched ‘Paradise Now”.. I think it’s better to watch without having any idea of what it’s about cause we may have some prejudices about the situation shown. try it as a blind shot. Netflix has it, and even the description says too much. Anyway try it.
Will watch it later today.
We may at last have a close match.. BAN-IRE.. Rooting for Ireland.. the underdogs.
They just removed the covers (8:53AM ET). Must have been raining there too.
At 8:59AM, Ireland needed 4.26 runs per over to win. If they can retain their wickets, they stand a good chance.