ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 31st match, Group A

Australia v Kenya

Australia won by 60 runs

27.3

CO Obuya to Hussey, FOUR, a nice and high full toss and Hussey accepts the offering by driving through cover to get off the mark. Obuya's bowled a lot of these full tosses

27.4

CO Obuya to Hussey, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Hussey waits on the back foot and cuts through cover

27.6

CO Obuya to Hussey, 2 runs, another full toss, Obuya suffering from the yips, Hussey plays towards cover where the fielder fumbles

Australia 152/4   MEK Hussey 7* (3b 1x4)

28.3

Kamande to Hussey, 1 run, played off the pads towards short fine leg

28.5

Kamande to Hussey, 1 run, played off the front foot towards point

Australia 157/4   MEK Hussey 9* (5b 1x4)

29.2

CO Obuya to Hussey, 2 runs, too short and Hussey pulls powerfully off the back foot, the fielder at deep square slides to make the save

29.3

CO Obuya to Hussey, 1 run, played off the pads behind square

Australia 162/4   MEK Hussey 12* (7b 1x4)

30.3

Kamande to Hussey, no run, flat and a touch short, Hussey moves back and punches towards cover

30.4

Kamande to Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover for a single

Australia 171/4   MEK Hussey 13* (9b 1x4)

31.2

Ngoche to Hussey, 1 run, pitches outside leg and turns into the pads, Hussey stays back and plays the ball behind square

31.5

Ngoche to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey plays back and works the ball off his pads through midwicket

Australia 176/4   MEK Hussey 15* (11b 1x4)

32.1

Kamande to Hussey, 1 run, short ball and Hussey moves back and taps the ball towards long-off

32.3

Kamande to Hussey, no run, Hussey moves back to work on the leg side and gets a leading edge towards the bowler

32.4

Kamande to Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover

32.6

Kamande to Hussey, no run, played towards mid-off

Australia 182/4   MEK Hussey 17* (15b 1x4)

33.4

Ngoche to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves back and works the ball off his pads through square

Australia 184/4   MEK Hussey 18* (16b 1x4)

34.2

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey ticks along with a cut off the back foot towards third man

Australia 189/4   MEK Hussey 19* (17b 1x4)

35.2

Ngoche to Hussey, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg

35.6

Ngoche to Hussey, 1 run, played off the back foot down the ground for a single

Australia 200/4   MEK Hussey 21* (19b 1x4)

36.1

Kamande to Hussey, 1 run, pitched far outside leg, Hussey goes back to pull down to fine leg but mis-times the shot

36.3

Kamande to Hussey, FOUR, fired down leg side and Hussey glances it fine to the boundary, easy as you please

36.4

Kamande to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves back and pushes down the ground towards long off

36.6

Kamande to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off stump

Australia 208/4   MEK Hussey 27* (23b 2x4)

37.3

Ngoche to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to work the ball on the leg side off the back foot and misses, he gets hit on the pad and Kenya appeal. Will they review the umpire's not out decision? No they won't

37.4

Ngoche to Hussey, FOUR, down leg side again and Hussey works the ball fine past the keeper for four more

37.5

Ngoche to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey stays in his crease and plays the ball through point

Australia 218/4   MEK Hussey 32* (26b 3x4)

38.1

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover

38.3

Odoyo to Hussey, 2 runs, worked off the back foot towards backward square

38.4

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 wide, very wide down leg side ...

38.4

Odoyo to Hussey, no run, shorter length and Hussey plays a short arm jab towards midwicket

38.5

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey stays in his crease and dabs behind point

Australia 224/4   MEK Hussey 36* (30b 3x4)

39.2

Odhiambo to Hussey, 3 runs, terrific cover drive, has the Hussey trademark all over it. Moves forward and makes crisp contact, forcing the fielders in the deep to dive to save the four

39.5

Odhiambo to Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg and angles into the pads. Hussey plays it towards square leg

39.6

Odhiambo to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to run a good length ball that angles across him towards third man, but gets beaten

Australia 231/4   MEK Hussey 39* (33b 3x4)

40.2

Odoyo to Hussey, 2 runs, a touch short and Hussey plays the short arm pull towards deep midwicket

40.3

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 run, a full toss but Hussey's drive can't beat the fielder at cover

40.5

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 run, played off the back foot towards cover point for one

Australia 237/4   MEK Hussey 43* (36b 3x4)

41.1

Odhiambo to Hussey, FOUR, a full toss and Hussey smashes the ball through square leg with a perfectly-placed pull shot

41.2

Odhiambo to Hussey, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards fine leg for a single

41.5

Odhiambo to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey turns a full ball off his pads behind square for a single

Australia 248/4   MEK Hussey 49* (39b 4x4)

42.1

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 run, well played Huss! Gets to his fifty by forcing the ball off the back foot through cover. He's been a dynamo in Australia's middle order and they love it that he's back

42.3

Odoyo to Hussey, 3 runs, Hussey pulls off the back foot and the fielder in the deep spots the ball racing across the turf rather late

42.6

Odoyo to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey strides forward and drives through cover

Australia 257/4   MEK Hussey 54* (42b 4x4)

43.1

Odhiambo to Hussey, OUT, caught at long-on! The length was a touch full, the line was outside off and the pace might have been a touch slower. Hussey drags the ball from outside off towards David Obuya who ran in a bit and took the catch. Hussey was aiming to hit it straighter ...

MEK Hussey c DO Obuya b Odhiambo 54 (72m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 125.58

Australia 257/5   MEK Hussey 54 (43b 4x4)

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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