ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 31st match, Group A

Australia v Kenya

Australia won by 60 runs

1.1

Otieno to Haddin, no run, full ball on off stump, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

1.2

Otieno to Haddin, no run, a full ball angling into the right-hander, nearly in the blockhole, Haddin digs it out to Otieno

1.3

Otieno to Haddin, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards wide mid-on for a single

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   E Otieno 1-0-15-0

3.1

Otieno to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin cuts loose, carving the ball off the front foot over point, that nearly carried all the way

3.2

Otieno to Haddin, no run, short and wide, Haddin moves forward and slashes, he misses this time

3.3

Otieno to Haddin, no run, good length and straight, Haddin moves back and defends with a straight bat

3.4

Otieno to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin charges, two steps down, and thumps the ball through the line past the fielder at mid-on

3.5

Otieno to Haddin, 1 run, dabbed from the crease with an open face behind point

3.6

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

Australia 31/0   E Otieno 2-0-24-0

10.1

Otieno to Haddin, no run, Haddin charges and flays his bat at a good length ball, trying to hit over the off side. He was beaten and lucky that the ball didn't bowl him

10.2

Otieno to Haddin, 1 run, full ball on off stump, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off, who is rather deep as well

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   E Otieno 3-0-29-0

12.1

Otieno to Haddin, no run, Haddin steps down and makes room to hit through the off, he ends up swishing lamely and gets beaten. He's moving a bit too much is Haddin

12.2

Otieno to Haddin, no run, good length ball angling into the right-hander, Haddin defends on the leg side

12.3

Otieno to Haddin, FOUR, edged and safe! Haddin comes down again, makes room, and slashes at a short of a length delivery outside off. The edge flies between the keeper and a wide first slip. Collins Obuya dives to his left at the wide first slip but can't reach it

12.4

Otieno to Haddin, 1 run, steered towards third man for a single

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   E Otieno 4-0-34-0

14.1

Otieno to Haddin, 1 run, There's that trigger movement from Haddin again, forward and towards leg to drive on the off. He hits it to mid-off where a fumble allows the single

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

14.4

Otieno to Haddin, FOUR, that is a wonderful shot, he moves a long way outside leg and this time he uses the room to steer the ball behind point and wide of the fielder at third man. The keeper was standing deep and Haddin was standing out of his crease

14.5

Otieno to Haddin, FOUR, this time Haddin walks forward and towards the off to swing a length ball powerfully through midwicket for four. The keeper needs to come back up, Haddin is moving freely out of his crease here

14.6

Otieno to Haddin, no run, short of a length and slower, Haddin comes forward and mis-times the cut towards point

Australia 74/1   E Otieno 5-0-44-0

45.1

Otieno to Clarke, FOUR, short ball outside off, Clarke gets into position early and pulls it cleanly into the gap between deep midwicket and long on

45.2

Otieno to Clarke, 2 runs, a high full toss and Clarke mis-times his pull off the front foot, it goes towards long-on and falls short of the fielder

45.3

Otieno to Clarke, SIX, another full toss, and this time Clarke does it, pulling the ball and timing it well enough to cause a flutter in the people beyond the midwicket boundary

45.4

Otieno to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke steers the ball towards third man where the fielder has a bit of work to do

45.5

Otieno to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves forward and flicks the ball through square for a single

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   E Otieno 6-0-60-0

47.1

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

47.2

Otieno to Clarke, 1 leg bye, a slower ball from round the wicket, worked off the body behind square

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

47.5

Otieno to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves across and works the ball off his pads 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   E Otieno 7-0-68-0

49.1

Otieno to Johnson, 1 run, short ball and Johnson pulls towards deep midwicket

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

49.3

Otieno to Johnson, 1 leg bye, The ball angled into the left-hander and Johnson's attempt at smashing it towards midwicket missed. The ball hit his pad and went towards short third man

49.4

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

49.5

Otieno to Johnson, FOUR, full ball and on the pads, Johnson glances it fine past the fielder at short fine leg

49.6

Otieno to Johnson, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Johnson swats it towards deep midwicket

Australia 324/6   E Otieno 8-0-75-0

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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