New Zealand crushed Kenya by 10 wickets in a totally lop-sided Group A match for a perfect start to their World Cup campaign on Sunday.
New Zealand missed Kyle Mills’ service through a sore back but off-spinner Nathan McCullum recovered from fever to open the attack, a move that is getting increasingly popular among the visiting teams.
A. Obanda lbw b Southee 6
S. Waters lbw b Bennett 16
C. Obuya lbw b Bennett 14
S. Tikolo b Bennett 2
M. Ouma lbw b Bennett 1
R. Patel not out 16
J. Kamande c B.McCullum b Oram 2
T. Odoyo c Ryder b Oram 2
N. Odhiambo b Southee 0
S. Ngoche lbw b Southee 0
E. Otieno c Styris b Oram 0
Extras (b4, lb3, w2, nb1) 10
Total (all out; 23.5 overs) 69
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Obanda), 2-40 (Waters), 3-42 (Tikolo), 4-44 (Obuya), 5-49 (Ouma), 6-59 (Kamande), 7-63 (Odoyo), 8-68 (Odhiambo), 9-68 (Ngoche), 10-69 (Otieno).
Bowling: Southee 6-0-13-3 (nb1), N. McCullum 4-0-15-0 (w1), Bennett 5-0-16-4 (w1), Vettori 6-1-16-0, Oram 2.5-1-2-3.
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Hamish Bennett, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor.
Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS) and Marais Erasmus (RSA)
TV Umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)