ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 31st match, Group A

Australia v Kenya

Australia won by 60 runs

7.3

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, loud appeal for lbw as Ponting misses the leg glance. The umpire says not out and Kenya ask for a review. Replays show that the ball is comfortably missing leg stump. It nearly missed the pad all together

7.4

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, a full ball outside off stump, Ponting lunges forward and plays the ball towards the bowler

7.5

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and across and nudges a length ball towards midwicket

7.6

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, good length and straight at a brisk pace, Ponting defends on the back foot

Australia 38/1   RT Ponting 0* (4b)

8.3

Odoyo to Ponting, no run, Ponting dabs the ball behind point and sets off, Collins Obuya makes a sharp save from a wide slip, forcing Haddin to send Ponting back. A direct hit and it would have been close

8.4

Odoyo to Ponting, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

8.5

Odoyo to Ponting, FOUR, short ball and a bit too straight, Ponting swivels on the front foot and paddles the ball behind square for his first boundary

8.6

Odoyo to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward to a good length ball and punches towards cover

Australia 43/1   RT Ponting 4* (8b 1x4)

9.4

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot towards mid-on

9.5

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and plays a loose drive at a wide ball, not full enough to drive either. He gets beaten. Odhiambo's bowling at good pace

9.6

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, played back to the bowler off the front foot

Australia 44/1   RT Ponting 4* (11b 1x4)

10.3

Otieno to Ponting, no run, a short and wide ball but the bounce is lower than usual and Ponting gets beaten as he tries to cut, the ball passed under his bat

10.4

Otieno to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

10.5

Otieno to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward to a good length ball and opens the face to steer the ball towards point

10.6

Otieno to Ponting, FOUR, shot! Ponting strides forward, using the width of the length ball outside off to free his arms and lash it through point with a fierce square drive

Australia 49/1   RT Ponting 8* (15b 2x4)

11.6

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and punches a length ball powerfully towards point where the fielder tumbles to his right to make the save

Australia 50/1   RT Ponting 8* (16b 2x4)

12.5

Otieno to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward a long way and defends towards point

12.6

Otieno to Ponting, no run, Ponting slashes hard this time and hits the ball with the toe end of his bat into the ground towards first slip

Australia 55/1   RT Ponting 8* (18b 2x4)

13.2

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off

13.3

Odhiambo to Ponting, FOUR, strays down leg this time and Ponting glances the ball off his pads to the fine leg-boundary

13.4

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and pushes a good length ball from outside off towards point

13.5

Odhiambo to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward again to a ball that is a touch shorter than the previous one and plays towards point

13.6

Odhiambo to Ponting, FOUR, that's a rare slog from Ponting, drags a length ball from outside off high in the air over midwicket. He hasn't timed it well so the ball falls well inside the boundary and eventually reaches it after a mix-up in the field

Australia 64/1   RT Ponting 16* (23b 4x4)

14.2

Otieno to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves across his stumps to work the ball off his pads on the leg side but can't make contact

14.3

Otieno to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives off the front foot towards wide mid-off where there's a fumble once again from Odoyo. Looks a bit heavy, does Odoyo

Australia 66/1   RT Ponting 17* (25b 4x4)

15.1

Ngoche to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting moves back and nudges the ball off his pads behind square

15.3

Ngoche to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward to a slower ball and defends on the off side

15.4

Ngoche to Ponting, 1 run, a flighted delivery on off, drawing Ponting forward as he plays towards midwicket

15.6

Ngoche to Ponting, no run, Ponting goes back and defends the ball towards the bowler

Australia 78/1   RT Ponting 19* (29b 4x4)

16.3

Kamande to Ponting, no run, Ponting lunges forward and defends towards the bowler

16.4

Kamande to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting moves across and nudges off the pads through the leg side

Australia 80/1   RT Ponting 20* (31b 4x4)

17.1

Ngoche to Ponting, FOUR, a touch too short and Ponting has time to move back and drive the ball in front of point, the fielder gives chase but in vain

17.2

Ngoche to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting lunges forward and across and nudges the ball on the leg side

17.5

Ngoche to Ponting, 5 wides, that's fired down leg side, Ponting tried to paddle it but didn't get a touch on it

17.5

Ngoche to Ponting, no run, quite a bit of turn into the right-hander, Ponting defends on the front foot

17.6

Ngoche to Ponting, 1 run, played off the pads through midwicket

Australia 92/1   RT Ponting 26* (35b 5x4)

18.1

Kamande to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and defends towards midwicket

18.2

Kamande to Ponting, no run, played off the front foot towards midwicket

18.3

Kamande to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting comes forward and works the ball through square

Australia 93/1   RT Ponting 27* (38b 5x4)

19.1

Ngoche to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward and blocks towards the bowler

19.2

Ngoche to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting gets on to the front foot and turns the ball off his pads behind square

19.6

Ngoche to Ponting, 1 run, swept behind square for a single

Australia 102/1   RT Ponting 29* (41b 5x4)

20.1

Kamande to Ponting, 1 run, played off the back foot behind square for a single

Australia 103/1   RT Ponting 30* (42b 5x4)

21.1

Ngoche to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves forward and pushes the ball from middle towards midwicket

21.2

Ngoche to Ponting, no run, Ponting misses the powerful sweep and gets hit on the pad

21.3

Ngoche to Ponting, 1 run, lots of turn into Ponting, sharp turn, and he nudges the ball off the back foot towards short third man

Australia 112/1   RT Ponting 31* (45b 5x4)

22.3

Kamande to Ponting, no run, nudged off the front foot towards midwicket

22.4

Kamande to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves across and defends on the front foot

22.5

Kamande to Ponting, no run, Ponting moves back, waits for the ball to turn and cuts towards short third man

22.6

Kamande to Ponting, 1 run, pushed down to long on for a single

Australia 121/1   RT Ponting 32* (49b 5x4)

23.1

CO Obuya to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up outside of, driven off the front foot towards cover

23.3

CO Obuya to Ponting, 1 run, driven to long off this time for a single

23.5

CO Obuya to Ponting, 1 run, looped up on off stump, Ponting drives towards mid-off

Australia 126/1   RT Ponting 35* (52b 5x4)

25.2

CO Obuya to Ponting, 1 run, played towards point from the crease

25.4

CO Obuya to Ponting, OUT, loud appeal for lbw as Ponting attempts to work the ball on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pad. The umpire says not out and Kenya want a review. That one didn't turn, was going straight through. A terrific review it is for that was hitting middle and leg.

RT Ponting lbw b CO Obuya 36 (83m 54b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Australia 131/3   RT Ponting 36 (54b 5x4)

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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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