ICC Cricket World Cup, 31st Match, Group A: Australia v Kenya at Bangalore, Mar 13, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 31st match, Group A
Australia won by 60 runs
Played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore (neutral venue)
13 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
5.1

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

5.2

Odhiambo to Haddin, 1 wide, fired down leg side this time, the keeper dives to his right and pulls off a superb save with one hand

5.2

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, short of a length and straight, defended on the back foot

5.3

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, good length ball on off and middle, defended on the front foot towards mid-off

5.4

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, have Australia gone into a shell of sorts? Defended on the back foot towards the off again

5.5

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, dropped in theory again. Haddin played a firm straight drive low towards the bowler's right, Odhiambo got one hand to it on his follow through, which is more than most fast bowlers on display last night would have got on it

5.6

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, played off the pads towards midwicket

Australia 37/0   NN Odhiambo 1-0-2-0
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

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   NN Odhiambo 2-1-2-1
9.1

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, Haddin moves forward, as he's always looking to do, and drives to the fielder at mid off

9.2

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, excellent line and length, angling into off and middle from Odhiambo, Haddin moves back and defends

9.3

Odhiambo to Haddin, 1 run, drama! Haddin pushes the ball on the off side, Ponting was backing up a bit too far so the fielder threw at the bowler's end and conceded an overthrow. as the Australians ran it, the throw came in from long on and hit direct at the bowler's end. Haddin is safe though

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   NN Odhiambo 3-1-3-1
11.1

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, played off the front foot towards the off side

11.2

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, the slower ball on off stump, Haddin defends watchfully towards the bowler

11.3

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, Odhiambo angles a good length ball into Haddin, not giving him the room he craves, and makes him defend on the leg side

11.4

Odhiambo to Haddin, no run, excellent! Haddin backs away towards leg to make room, Odhiambo follows him with a full ball and Haddin gets a thick inside edge towards square leg

11.5

Odhiambo to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin backs away again and steers a length ball towards third man by opening the face of his bat

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   NN Odhiambo 4-1-4-1
13.1

Odhiambo to Haddin, 1 run, a full ball and Haddin digs it out towards the off side and wants a risky single. Haddin would have been gone had there been a direct hit at the bowler's end, he stumbles and falls as he makes his ground

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   NN Odhiambo 5-1-13-1
39.1

Odhiambo to Clarke, no run, full ball on the pads, Clarke misses out on the flick, that was there for the taking

39.2

Odhiambo to Clarke, 2 wides, wide down leg side, too far for Clarke to get bat on the ball

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

39.3

Odhiambo to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward and taps the ball towards midwicket

39.4

Odhiambo to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length, angling into the body. Clarke turns it off his hips to reach a half-century, off 52 balls. A fluent innings

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   NN Odhiambo 6-1-19-1
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

41.3

Odhiambo to Clarke, FOUR, terrific shot, Clarke moves forward and towards the off, the ball was on his pads and he flicks it over the fielder at short fine leg for four, the 100 partnership comes up

41.4

Odhiambo to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves forward and drives towards long on

41.5

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

41.6

Odhiambo to Clarke, no run, a useful yorker, Clarke can't do much with that but dig it out

Australia 248/4   NN Odhiambo 7-1-30-1
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

43.2

Odhiambo to Clarke, FOUR, a high full toss and Clarke moves across and whips it off his hips towards the fine leg boundary

43.3

Odhiambo to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves forward and nudges the ball towards midwicket

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

43.5

Odhiambo to Clarke, FOUR, shot, Clarke makes room by moving towards leg and cuts a length ball from the stumps behind point

43.6

Odhiambo to Clarke, 1 run, a full toss and Clarke clips it off his pads toward deep midwicket

Australia 268/5   NN Odhiambo 8-1-41-2
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

46.3

Odhiambo to Clarke, no run, the bowler strays on to the pads, Clarke moves across and attempts to glance but misses it

46.4

Odhiambo to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke moves outside leg to make room and lofts a ball that follows him towards long-on

46.5

Odhiambo to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke moves towards leg and drives a length ball with lots of power, the fielder at cover, Kamande, dives to his right and makes an outstanding save

46.6

Odhiambo to Clarke, no run, a slower ball and Clarke had finished the pull by the time the ball arrived. Odhiambo beams in delight

Australia 294/5   NN Odhiambo 9-1-46-2
48.1

Odhiambo to Clarke, OUT, whoops, he's holed out to long-on. Clarke tried to launch a full ball over the man on the long-on boundary. He didn't get enough elevation or distance and Patel took a fine catch at shin height. That was travelling to him quickly and Clarke's World Cup average comes down a notch or two ...

MJ Clarke c Patel b Odhiambo 93 (109m 80b 7x4 1x6) SR: 116.25

48.2

Odhiambo to Johnson, 1 run, pushed off the front foot through point for a single

48.3

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

48.4

Odhiambo to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson launches a length ball over cover, high over cover, and the ball beats Patel on the wide long-on boundary. That bounced and spun away and over him

48.5

Odhiambo to Johnson, 1 run, fuller and slower, pushed towards the off for a single

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   NN Odhiambo 10-1-57-3
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