ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 31st match, Group A

Australia v Kenya

Australia won by 60 runs

0.1

Odoyo to Watson, no run, good length around off stump, a tidy start, the batsman moves forward to defend on the off side

0.2

Odoyo to Watson, no run, good length a little further outside off, Watson lets it go

0.3

Odoyo to Watson, no run, short of a length outside off, the ball climbs through to the keeper as Watson shoulders arms again

0.4

Odoyo to Watson, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Watson is away with a cut off the back foot towards third man

Australia 1/0   SR Watson 1* (4b)

1.4

Otieno to Watson, FOUR, short ball and Watson stays firm in his crease, swivels and plays a muscular pull to the midwicket boundary

1.5

Otieno to Watson, FOUR, beautiful drive, gets on to the front foot to a full ball with a hint of outswing, the ball disappeared wide of the man at mid-off off the middle of the bat

1.6

Otieno to Watson, SIX, the carnage begins, Watson sits back in his crease, waits for the short one, and pulls in flat over the midwicket boundary

Australia 17/0   SR Watson 15* (7b 2x4 1x6)

2.2

Odoyo to Watson, no run, good length on off stump, defended on the front foot towards the off

2.3

Odoyo to Watson, no run, Odoyo is keeping Watson quiet with his line and length on off, Watson stays in his crease and defends

2.4

Odoyo to Watson, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

2.5

Odoyo to Watson, FOUR, Watson adjusts to the line of the ball close to off stump, and uses the shorter length to cut the ball late and fine of the fielder at third man

2.6

Odoyo to Watson, no run, dropped in theory. Watson absolutely smashed the ball back at Odoyo who got his left hand to the ball. It was hit so hard that the ball carried in the air for a while after the deflection off the hand and went on the first bounce to the fielder at mid off

Australia 22/0   SR Watson 19* (12b 3x4 1x6)

3.6

Otieno to Watson, no run, played off the back foot towards the bowler

Australia 31/0   SR Watson 19* (13b 3x4 1x6)

5.1

Odhiambo to Watson, 1 run, in the blockhole, Watson digs it out towards midwicket and sets off

Australia 36/0   SR Watson 20* (14b 3x4 1x6)

6.1

Odoyo to Watson, 1 run, Watson moves forward and glides the ball towards third man

Australia 38/0   SR Watson 21* (15b 3x4 1x6)

7.1

Odhiambo to Watson, no run, a short of a length ball steered off the back foot behind point

7.2

Odhiambo to Watson, OUT, caught! And such a late celebratory reaction from the keeper! That was short and wide from Odhiambo, but he got the ball to bounce a touch more. Watson went for the cut and got a thick edge through to the keeper, who had to take it over his head

SR Watson c †Ouma b Odhiambo 21 (32m 17b 3x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

Australia 38/1   SR Watson 21 (17b 3x4 1x6)

Photos

Mar 13, 2011

Policemen sit in the empty stands, Australia v Kenya, World Cup 2011, Group A, Bangalore, March 13, 2011

Policemen sit in the empty stands

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Mar 13, 2011

Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey run between the wickets, Australia v Kenya, World Cup 2011, Group A, Bangalore, March 13, 2011

Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey run between the wickets

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