ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 31st match, Group A

Australia v Kenya

Australia won by 60 runs

43.4

Odhiambo to Smith, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point for a quick single. A direct hit at the bowler's end would have dismissed him

Australia 263/5   SPD Smith 1* (1b)

44.2

Odoyo to Smith, no run, Smith barely moves his feet as he prods this one back to the bowler

44.3

Odoyo to Smith, 1 run, full ball on middle, driven towards long-on for a single

44.5

Odoyo to Smith, 1 leg bye, strays down leg side, Smith tries to nudge it but gets hit on the pad

Australia 272/5   SPD Smith 2* (4b)

45.6

Otieno to Smith, 1 run, Smith flicks the ball off his pads but doesn't make contact actually, leg byes. Now why is a team rewarded when the batsmen doesn't hit the ball?

Australia 289/5   SPD Smith 3* (5b)

46.1

Odhiambo to Smith, no run, short of a length and Smith lines up the pull but fails to connect

46.2

Odhiambo to Smith, 1 run, full toss and Smith makes room and smashes it to the man on the cover boundary

Australia 290/5   SPD Smith 4* (7b)

47.1

Otieno to Smith, 1 run, smashed with power to the man on the long-on boundary

47.3

Otieno to Smith, FOUR, Smith clears his front foot out of the way and aims to hit the ball over the midwicket boundary. Instead, he gets an inside edge past the keeper to bring up the 300

47.4

Otieno to Smith, 1 leg bye, Smith gets cramped for room with this line from round the wicket and mis-times the pull behind square

47.6

Otieno to Smith, 2 runs, Smith makes room by moving towards leg and drives straight to long-on, where a fumble allows the second

Australia 304/5   SPD Smith 11* (11b 1x4)

48.3

Odhiambo to Smith, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Smith mis-times the drive towards cover

48.6

Odhiambo to Smith, FOUR, that's gone miles in the air! Smith plays some curious shots. He cleared his front foot out of the way and attempted an almighty slog. He was aiming over midwicket but the ball went in the direction of square leg

Australia 315/6   SPD Smith 16* (13b 2x4)

49.2

Otieno to Smith, 1 leg bye, that was a very slow ball and it kept very low and hit Smith on the pad, it would have missed off stump

49.4

Otieno to Smith, 1 run, punched toward long on for a single

Australia 319/6   SPD Smith 17* (15b 2x4)

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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