ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 31st match, Group A

Australia v Kenya

Australia won by 60 runs

The Kenya chase is moments away ... They face a trail by pace from Lee, Tait, and Johnson. Ponting's talking to his team before making his way to the middle. Obanda and Ouma are Kenya's openers. Lee has the new ball ... and runs in with three slips waiting for the edge.

0.1

Lee to Ouma, no run, outswing at brisk pace, Ouma fishes and misses, that angled in towards the stumps before curving away past the bat

0.2

Lee to Ouma, 2 runs, Kenya are away, Lee gets a bit too straight but this time the ball doesn't swing as much, played off the pads through square leg

0.3

Lee to Ouma, no run, banged in short outside off stump, Ouma begins to play it and then lets the ball pass

0.4

Lee to Ouma, no run, another fast outswinger at 146kph, the line was outside off and it veered away sharply, Haddin has to move quickly to collect

0.5

Lee to Ouma, no run, full and straight from Lee on off stump, pushed towards cover point from the crease

0.6

Lee to Ouma, 1 run, Ouma pushes forward and gets a thick outside edge towards third man

End of over 1 (3 runs) Kenya 3/0 (322 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.57)
MA Ouma    3* (6b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0
AA Obanda    0* (0b)     

Shaun Tait will share the new ball ...

1.1

Tait to Ouma, no run, short of a length, pushing the batsman on the back foot, played towards cover

1.2

Tait to Ouma, 1 run, Clarke missed at the non-striker's end or else the batsman was a goner, he pushed towards point and set off for a risky single

1.3

Tait to Obanda, no run, Tait's pace is not giving the batsman any time to do anything but stay in the crease and block. That was 144 kph

1.4

Tait to Obanda, no run, played off the back foot towards mid-off, the length was full but the batsman stayed in his crease, 147 kph ...

1.5

Tait to Obanda, no run, a forceful shot off the back foot but it is to the fielder at cover

1.6

Tait to Obanda, 1 wide, the short ball banged down leg side

1.6

Tait to Obanda, 1 wide, Tait pitches short of a length but strays down leg side once again

1.6

Tait to Obanda, SIX, short and wide outside off stump, Obanda flashes and flashes hard, slashing the ball hard and flat over the third-man boundary.

Ah he's also deprived me of the chance to say "The double O's have scored 7."

End of over 2 (9 runs) Kenya 12/0 (313 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.52)
AA Obanda    6* (4b 1x6)      SW Tait    1-0-9-0
MA Ouma    4* (8b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0

2.1

Lee to Ouma, no run, Lee bowls the yorker at 145 kph, it's on target but Ouma digs it out

2.2

Lee to Ouma, no run, full and straight again from Lee at searing pace, played towards square leg

2.3

Lee to Ouma, no run, good length just outside off, defended from the crease on the leg side

2.4

Lee to Ouma, no run, Lee sends down a bouncer at 138 kph, forcing the batsman to duck

2.5

Lee to Ouma, OUT, edged ... and taken! Lee follows the bouncer with a full ball that begins to swing away from the batsman from around off stump. Ouma chases after it with the drive and edges to Haddin who takes a simple catch. Excellent ball after that bouncer. Full and swinging at pace.

MA Ouma c †Haddin b Lee 4 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Collins Obuya is the new batsman.

2.6

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, defends a good length delivery towards the bowler

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Kenya 12/1 (313 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.65)
CO Obuya    0* (1b)      B Lee    2-1-3-1
AA Obanda    6* (4b 1x6)      SW Tait    1-0-9-0

3.1

Tait to Obanda, 1 wide, a full and fast ball down leg side again. Tait's radar is wonky today.

3.1

Tait to Obanda, no run, a short of a length ball angles into the batsman and hits him high on the pad and thigh at 148 kph

3.2

Tait to Obanda, 2 runs, that pull is pre-meditated but he's made good contact with the length ball and placed it through midwicket

3.3

Tait to Obanda, SIX, that is a monstrous hit! Obanda take a bow, you've hit it on the roof! Well not really but it went miles. Tait bowled a length ball and Obanda launched it off the front foot several rows back over the long-on boundary. That was a slower ball.

3.4

Tait to Obanda, no run, short ball outside off, looks to cut but gets beaten

3.5

Tait to Obanda, no run, Tait responds with the bouncer and Obanda avoids it

3.6

Tait to Obanda, OUT, bowled him! Tait bowls a fast full toss. That was there to be hit and Obanda wanted to send it over the leg-side boundary. He missed it though and the ball crashed into middle stump

AA Obanda b Tait 14 (20m 10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 140.00

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kenya 21/2 (304 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 6.60)
     SW Tait    2-0-18-1
CO Obuya    0* (1b)      B Lee    2-1-3-1

4.1

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, Lee hits the pad with a good length ball but that was missing leg

4.2

Lee to CO Obuya, 1 run, flicked through square leg for a single

David Obuya to face his first ball ...

4.3

Lee to DO Obuya, 1 run, he moves forward to drive a full ball towards point where the fielder dives to take the pace off the ball

4.4

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, short of a length from Lee and quite straight, Collins Obuya gets behind the line and defends

4.5

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, Lee hits the pad with a full and fast delivery but that was sliding down leg as well

4.6

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, Lee swings a full ball into the right-hander, on middle stump, line, the batsman defends with a straight bat

End of over 5 (2 runs) Kenya 23/2 (302 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 6.71)
CO Obuya    1* (6b)      B Lee    3-1-5-1
DO Obuya    1* (1b)      SW Tait    2-0-18-1

Tait's bowling a third over ... probably his last in this spell.

5.1

Tait to DO Obuya, 1 wide, the bouncer and David Obuya ducks under it

5.1

Tait to DO Obuya, no run, that was full and fast outside off at 146 kph, the ball hit bat rather than the other way around as David Obuya swatted outside off stump

5.2

Tait to DO Obuya, 1 leg bye, Tait fires another full ball but it's on the pads and hits them before going towards fine leg

"Tait is bowling complete rubbish...He is lucky to get that wicket with the full toss and he knows it," says Lyndon.

5.3

Tait to CO Obuya, no run, short of a length but wide outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

5.4

Tait to CO Obuya, no run, Tait angles a full ball into the right hander, Collins Obuya barely moves before bringing his bat down in time to squirt the ball through square

5.5

Tait to CO Obuya, no run, good length but outside off, Collins Obuya lets it go through to Haddin

5.6

Tait to CO Obuya, 2 runs, full ball outside off and Collins Obuya pushes it in front of point

End of over 6 (4 runs) Kenya 27/2 (298 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 6.77)
CO Obuya    3* (10b)      SW Tait    3-0-21-1
DO Obuya    1* (3b)      B Lee    3-1-5-1

"@Lyndon, Its easy to criticise Tait. But we sing his praises when he 'outpaces' teams. These off days are part of the package. Be thankful he's bowling rubbish now, hopefully that means he will bowl better come the business end of the tournament," says Boris.

6.1

Lee to DO Obuya, 1 run, Lee fires in another yorker, which Obuya - David - manages to keep out

6.2

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, full and straight, the batsman plays it back towards the bowler, Lee fields on his follow through

6.3

Lee to CO Obuya, 1 run, another yorker from Lee and once again it's kept out, played to midwicket

6.4

Lee to DO Obuya, no run, short of a length and just outside off, David Obuya fishes and misses

6.5

Lee to DO Obuya, no run, short of a length on the hips, fended on the leg side

6.6

Lee to DO Obuya, no run, fuller length and it's driven off the front foot to the fielder at point

End of over 7 (2 runs) Kenya 29/2 (296 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.14, RRR: 6.88)
DO Obuya    2* (7b)      B Lee    4-1-7-1
CO Obuya    4* (12b)      SW Tait    3-0-21-1

Tait's getting a break, as expected. Here's Johnson ...

7.1

Johnson to CO Obuya, 1 wide, ah now that's the widest wide of the World Cup. Haddin has to dive a long way to his right to collect it

7.1

Johnson to CO Obuya, 1 wide, now this one is down leg side, Johnson's radar is wonky too.

7.1

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, much better, good length around off stump, played off the back foot on the off side

7.2

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Collins Obuya drives loosely at one that angles across him without moving his feet. It was a full ball and it beat him

7.3

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, once again Collins Obuya pushes forward at a full ball that slants across him and gets beaten

7.4

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, this is fuller and much wider outside off, Collins Obuya lets it go

7.5

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, short of a length and straight, he gets behind the line and defends with a straight bat

7.6

Johnson to CO Obuya, FOUR, full ball outside off stump, Collins Obuya drives it behind point and even Lee's graceful, athletic slide on the boundary can't stop the four. Over to brother David now.

End of over 8 (6 runs) Kenya 35/2 (290 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 6.90)
CO Obuya    8* (18b 1x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-6-0
DO Obuya    2* (7b)      B Lee    4-1-7-1

8.1

Lee to DO Obuya, no run, a sharp and well directed bouncer, forcing David to duck for cover

8.2

Lee to DO Obuya, no run, Lee pitches on a good length and is very straight, defended on the leg side from the crease

8.3

Lee to DO Obuya, 1 run, length ball outside off, mis-timed towards cover off the front foot

8.4

Lee to CO Obuya, 1 run, good length on a tight line outside off stump, the batsman has to play it and he pokes tentatively off the back foot, the outside edge goes towards third man

8.5

Lee to DO Obuya, FOUR, David Obuya moves forward and swats a length delivery through cover for four, nicely timed and placed well

8.6

Lee to DO Obuya, 1 run, defended from the crease towards cover and that is an extremely well-run single

End of over 9 (7 runs) Kenya 42/2 (283 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 6.90)
DO Obuya    8* (12b 1x4)      B Lee    5-1-14-1
CO Obuya    9* (19b 1x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-6-0

9.1

Johnson to DO Obuya, no run, full ball just outside off, played off the front foot towards mid-off

9.2

Johnson to DO Obuya, no run, a well-directed bouncer, over the stumps, the batsman ducks under it

9.3

Johnson to DO Obuya, FOUR, nice shot! David Obuya moves a touch across and flicks the ball off his pads through square leg, good use of the wrists

9.4

Johnson to DO Obuya, OUT, there's a mix-up between the brothers and David Obuya is run out. David pushed the ball off his hips towards midwicket and sprinted for the run. Collins, perhaps seeing that Hussey was sprinting towards the ball from square leg with no signs of hamstring trouble, did not want the run. David kept coming and by the time he stopped and turned, Hussey had reached the ball. his throw to Haddin was good and David had to go.

DO Obuya run out 12 (27m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

9.5

Johnson to Mishra, no run, fended off the back foot and the ball beats the outside edge

9.6

Johnson to Mishra, no run, Mishra decides to let this one pass him as it angles across the body from over the wicket

End of over 10 (4 runs) Kenya 46/3 (279 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 6.97)
T Mishra    0* (2b)      MG Johnson    2-0-10-0
CO Obuya    9* (19b 1x4)      B Lee    5-1-14-1

Australia have taken the bowling Powerplay ... and Steve Smith has the ball. Interesting move, to bowl the legspinner, though admittedly the risks aren't high.

10.1

Smith to CO Obuya, 1 run, played towards the fielder on the deep square boundary

10.2

Smith to Mishra, no run, bowled flat and short and wide outside off, Mishra cuts it into the ground towards backward point

10.3

Smith to Mishra, no run, driven towards cover

10.4

Smith to Mishra, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards deep point

10.5

Smith to CO Obuya, 2 runs, pushed off the front foot towards cover where Ponting moves swiftly towards his left and picks up. He turns around and throws to Haddin but it is off target

10.6

Smith to CO Obuya, no run, defended off the front foot

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kenya 50/3 (275 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.54, RRR: 7.05)
CO Obuya    12* (22b 1x4)      SPD Smith    1-0-4-0
T Mishra    1* (5b)      MG Johnson    2-0-10-0

11.1

Johnson to Mishra, FOUR, driven off the front foot as Johnson angles the ball into the right-hander from round the wicket, the thick outside edge flies through backward point for four

11.2

Johnson to Mishra, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Mishra lifts his bat out of the way

11.3

Johnson to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra reaches out for a wide ball and drives through cover, he's mis-timed it

11.4

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, good length ball outside off, the batsman lets it go

11.5

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Johnson draws the batsman into the drive with his length and line from round the wicket, and beats the edge

11.6

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, defended on the back foot

End of over 12 (5 runs) Kenya 55/3 (270 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 7.10)
CO Obuya    12* (25b 1x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-15-0
T Mishra    6* (8b 1x4)      SPD Smith    1-0-4-0

12.1

Smith to Mishra, no run, Mishra attempts to sweep, but it doesn't come off

12.2

Smith to Mishra, no run, left alone outside off stump

12.3

Smith to Mishra, no run, tossed up outside off, Mishra comes forward and blocks

12.4

Smith to Mishra, SIX, he's pulled this! Short ball, a real half-tracker, and Mishra moved quickly on to the back foot and hoisted it over deep midwicket

12.5

Smith to Mishra, FOUR, short again and Mishra pulls along the ground wide of the fielder at mid-on

12.6

Smith to Mishra, no run, driven off the front foot on the off side

End of over 13 (10 runs) Kenya 65/3 (260 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.02)
T Mishra    16* (14b 2x4 1x6)      SPD Smith    2-0-14-0
CO Obuya    12* (25b 1x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-15-0

13.1

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Johnson pitches the ball outside off from round the wicket and bounces it past the outside edge

13.2

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, short of a length outside off, cut off the back foot towards point

13.3

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, the slower ball outside off stump, the batsman pokes and misses

13.4

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, pushed off the front foot towards point

13.5

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Johnson bowls a full toss outside off stump but the batsman lets it go

13.6

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Johnson bowls another full one wide outside off but the batsman chases this one and gets beaten

End of over 14 (maiden) Kenya 65/3 (260 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.64, RRR: 7.22)
CO Obuya    12* (31b 1x4)      MG Johnson    4-1-15-0
T Mishra    16* (14b 2x4 1x6)      SPD Smith    2-0-14-0

14.1

Smith to Mishra, no run, defended towards mid on

14.2

Smith to Mishra, no run, chopped off the back foot towards point

14.3

Smith to Mishra, FOUR, Mishra charges and lofts Smith with the turn cleanly to the extra cover boundary, quality shot

14.4

Smith to Mishra, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards point

14.5

Smith to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point

14.6

Smith to Mishra, 1 run, short ball and Mishra pulls off the back foot towards wide mid-on

End of over 15 (7 runs) Kenya 72/3 (253 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 7.22)
T Mishra    22* (19b 3x4 1x6)      SPD Smith    3-0-21-0
CO Obuya    13* (32b 1x4)      MG Johnson    4-1-15-0

15.1

Johnson to Mishra, no run, Mishra drives at a full ball from Johnson and gets beaten outside off

15.2

Johnson to Mishra, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, Mishra reaches for it and plays the ball towards deep point

15.3

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, full ball angling into the right-hander, pushed off the front foot towards cover

15.4

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Collins Obuya pushes forward at a slightly slower ball and gets an outside edge that falls short of the fielder at point

15.5

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, the short ball bowled close to the body, Collins Obuya just about manages to avoid it

15.6

Johnson to CO Obuya, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, Obuya reaches out and squirts it past point to White on the boundary

End of over 16 (3 runs) Kenya 75/3 (250 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.68, RRR: 7.35)
CO Obuya    15* (36b 1x4)      MG Johnson    5-1-18-0
T Mishra    23* (21b 3x4 1x6)      SPD Smith    3-0-21-0

The players have finished a drinks break ... Steve 'spiky' Smith will continue.

16.1

Smith to Mishra, no run, driven off the front foot towards cover

16.2

Smith to Mishra, 1 run, nudged off the pads behind square for a single

16.3

Smith to CO Obuya, no run, cut off the back foot towards short third man

16.4

Smith to CO Obuya, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long off

16.5

Smith to Mishra, no run, played back to the bowler

16.6

Smith to Mishra, no run, bowled full and straight, Mishra moves forward and blocks

End of over 17 (2 runs) Kenya 77/3 (248 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.52, RRR: 7.51)
T Mishra    24* (25b 3x4 1x6)      SPD Smith    4-0-23-0
CO Obuya    16* (38b 1x4)      MG Johnson    5-1-18-0

Jason Krejza to have a bowl ...

17.1

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump and Obuya misses the sweep

17.2

Krejza to CO Obuya, FOUR, Obuya plays the reverse swat to a full ball outside off and hits it to the third man boundary

17.3

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya charges, realises he isn't to the pitch of the ball, and defends

17.4

Krejza to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point

17.5

Krejza to Mishra, no run, tossed up just outside off, defended on the front foot

17.6

Krejza to Mishra, no run, cut in the air but the ball falls short of point

End of over 18 (5 runs) Kenya 82/3 (243 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 7.59)
T Mishra    24* (27b 3x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    1-0-5-0
CO Obuya    21* (42b 2x4)      SPD Smith    4-0-23-0

18.1

Smith to CO Obuya, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards deep point

18.2

Smith to Mishra, no run, defended towards point from the crease

18.3

Smith to Mishra, 1 run, full toss, driven to mid-on for a quick single

18.4

Smith to CO Obuya, no run, bowled down the leg side, the ball hits the pad after the batsman misses the glance

18.5

Smith to CO Obuya, no run, left alone outside off stump

18.6

Smith to CO Obuya, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 19 (2 runs) Kenya 84/3 (241 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 7.77)
CO Obuya    22* (46b 2x4)      SPD Smith    5-0-25-0
T Mishra    25* (29b 3x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    1-0-5-0

19.1

Krejza to Mishra, 1 run, Krejza slants the ball from round the wicket across the right-hander, cut off the back foot

19.2

Krejza to CO Obuya, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards midwicket

19.3

Krejza to Mishra, no run, Mishra moves back and nudges the ball towards short fine leg

19.4

Krejza to Mishra, no run, defended to the bowler

19.5

Krejza to Mishra, 2 runs, bowled wide outside off stump, Mishra uses the width to play the drive and hits it in the air but through cover

19.6

Krejza to Mishra, 1 run, turned off the pads towards square and the batsmen run the single after some hesitation

End of over 20 (5 runs) Kenya 89/3 (236 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 7.86)
T Mishra    29* (34b 3x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    2-0-10-0
CO Obuya    23* (47b 2x4)      SPD Smith    5-0-25-0

20.1

Smith to Mishra, FOUR, Mishra sweeps the ball towards long leg where Tait runs towards the ball gingerly and makes a clumsy dive in vain

20.2

Smith to Mishra, 1 run, played towards square leg

20.3

Smith to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed off the front foot through point

20.4

Smith to Mishra, 1 run, nudged off the pads through square leg

20.5

Smith to CO Obuya, no run, pushed off the front foot towards mid off

20.6

Smith to CO Obuya, FOUR, width offered outside off and the batsman cuts deftly past the fielder at short third man

End of over 21 (11 runs) Kenya 100/3 (225 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 7.75)
CO Obuya    28* (50b 3x4)      SPD Smith    6-0-36-0
T Mishra    35* (37b 4x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    2-0-10-0

21.1

Krejza to Mishra, 1 run, Krejza angles the ball across and then spins it into the right-hander, played off the pads towards square

21.2

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, played back to the bowler off the front foot

21.3

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

21.4

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

21.5

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya charges, Krejza bowls it quick and flat and the batsman defends

21.6

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya strides forward and defends a flighted delivery on the off side

End of over 22 (1 run) Kenya 101/3 (224 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.59, RRR: 8.00)
CO Obuya    28* (55b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    3-0-11-0
T Mishra    36* (38b 4x4 1x6)      SPD Smith    6-0-36-0

"If the Aussies think they can win the World Cup with these 2 as their spin options they are in for a struggle. My nan could play Steve Smith while knitting at the same time," says Wombat.

Smith's out of the attack, Tait's back. Have all the followers from far and wide disappeared?

22.1

Tait to Mishra, no run, hits a good length outside off and beats the batsman, Mishra was late on the forward defence

22.2

Tait to Mishra, 5 wides, that is a horrendous ball. Awful, terrible and call it anything else too. Tait sprays it so wide outside leg that it would have missed a second set of stumps

22.2

Tait to Mishra, no run, full ball but the line is outside off this time, Mishra tries to drive but misses

22.3

Tait to Mishra, no run, good length and rather straight, defended on the leg side from the crease

22.4

Tait to Mishra, no run, good length outside off and much too fast for Mishra who played the cut after the ball had whizzed past

22.5

Tait to Mishra, no run, another length delivery that is far too quick for Mishra to get bat on it outside off

"This may only be an experimental side to give key players match practice and get them into form, but Australia are still making the weakest team in the tournament by a distance look good. They will win big, but it is not looking convincing (remember what other sides have done to Kenya)," says Mark Kidger.

22.6

Tait to Mishra, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side, the line was straighter so that was easier for Mishra to play

End of over 23 (5 runs) Kenya 106/3 (219 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 8.11)
T Mishra    36* (44b 4x4 1x6)      SW Tait    4-0-26-1
CO Obuya    28* (55b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    3-0-11-0

23.1

Krejza to CO Obuya, 1 run, Obuya charges and drives through extra cover

23.2

Krejza to Mishra, FOUR, too full outside off and Mishra plays a thumping cover drive, he used the width on offer and hit it cleanly

23.3

Krejza to Mishra, no run, tossed up outside of stump, driven towards mid-on

23.4

Krejza to Mishra, no run, nudged off the pads towards the leg side

23.5

Krejza to Mishra, no run, defended towards midwicket

"So Wombat's gran took 7/64 in a First Class game, did she? And would slot into a top 6 bat on most "World Future Cricket Stars" fantasy teams, would she? Awesome granny!" says Shannon.

23.6

Krejza to Mishra, 1 run, turned behind square for a single

End of over 24 (6 runs) Kenya 112/3 (213 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 8.19)
T Mishra    41* (49b 5x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    4-0-17-0
CO Obuya    29* (56b 3x4)      SW Tait    4-0-26-1

"I'm still watching from Australia - this wasn't the match I hoped to see, the Aussies will need a much better bowling performance going forward," says Draven.

24.1

Tait to Mishra, no run, full and straight, played towards midwicket on the front foot. 147 kph

24.2

Tait to Mishra, no run, the bouncer and Mishra ducks under it

Pretty sure the full ball will follow, but will it be on target?

24.3

Tait to Mishra, no run, good length outside off, Mishra tries to cut but is beaten for pace again

24.4

Tait to Mishra, no run, Haddin leaps to his left to tumble and make a special take, but that ball had clipped the pad I think. Full ball down leg and Mishra missed the flick

24.5

Tait to Mishra, no run, defended on the off side

24.6

Tait to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra chases a full and wide ball and slashes it in the air over point to the fielder in the deep

End of over 25 (1 run) Kenya 113/3 (212 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.52, RRR: 8.48)
T Mishra    42* (55b 5x4 1x6)      SW Tait    5-0-27-1
CO Obuya    29* (56b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    4-0-17-0

"I don't think the bowling is awful, but just lacking bite today. Perhaps Lee for another spell? Where oh where though is Shane Watson?" asks Boris, and a few other thousand fantasy league players.

A hold-up in play as Ponting has six fielders on the on-side, which is one more than is allowed.

25.1

Krejza to Mishra, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg

25.2

Krejza to CO Obuya, 1 run, Obuya plays the reverse swat from off stump towards short third man

25.3

Krejza to Mishra, 1 run, driven off the front foot down the ground

Wombat responds: "No Shannon she wouldn't get in a fantasy team. My nan is a woman not a man. That's why she's my nan not my grandad. But I dare say given 6 overs against Kenya she's take a wicket. She makes a mean Yorkshire Pudding too... "

25.4

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya tries to sweep but misses the ball, the ball misses the stumps, and Haddin misses the take

25.5

Krejza to CO Obuya, 1 run, this time he connects and sweeps to deep square

25.6

Krejza to Mishra, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 26 (4 runs) Kenya 117/3 (208 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 8.66)
T Mishra    44* (58b 5x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    5-0-21-0
CO Obuya    31* (59b 3x4)      SW Tait    5-0-27-1

26.1

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed off the front foot through cover point, that's Michael Clarke bowling by the way

26.2

Clarke to Mishra, 1 run, the sweep is top edged but it falls safely towards fine leg

26.3

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, Obuya pushes off the front foot towards the off side

26.4

Clarke to Mishra, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump and Mishra leans forward and plays a drive through extra cover that pierces the gap between the fielders at long off and deep cover

26.5

Clarke to Mishra, no run, cut of the back foot towards cover, he's on 49 ...

26.6

Clarke to Mishra, no run, quicker ball, defended on the back foot towards the off

End of over 27 (7 runs) Kenya 124/3 (201 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.59, RRR: 8.73)
T Mishra    49* (62b 6x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    1-0-7-0
CO Obuya    33* (61b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    5-0-21-0

27.1

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya misses the sweep

27.2

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, nudged off the pads on the front foot towards square

27.3

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

27.4

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya gets down on one knee to sweep again but misses

27.5

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, defended towards the bowler

"Wombat is onto something here. Between his nan and Geoffrey Boycott's mum there is a pair of world beaters," says Clayton.

27.6

Krejza to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed off the front foot through cover point. Mishra will have to wait a while longer for his first fifty against the World Champs

End of over 28 (1 run) Kenya 125/3 (200 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.46, RRR: 9.09)
CO Obuya    34* (67b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    6-0-22-0
T Mishra    49* (62b 6x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    1-0-7-0

28.1

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, driven off the front foot through extra cover

28.2

Clarke to Mishra, 1 run, well played Mishra! He gets to fifty by sweeping towards fine leg. He raises his bat to an appreciative Bangalore crowd. A fifty in the World Cup against the reigning champions, that is something to treasure.

28.3

Clarke to CO Obuya, no run, full toss splayed to point

28.4

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed towards cover for one more

28.5

Clarke to Mishra, no run, driven off the front foot towards extra cover

28.6

Clarke to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra gets caught on the crease and defends awkwardly, he was lucky to edge hat on to his pad

End of over 29 (4 runs) Kenya 129/3 (196 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 9.33)
T Mishra    51* (65b 6x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    2-0-11-0
CO Obuya    36* (70b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    6-0-22-0

29.1

Krejza to Mishra, no run, played off the pads behind square

29.2

Krejza to Mishra, FOUR, Mishra skips down the pitch, gets to the ball, and drives it in the air but through the gap between extra cover and mid-off

29.3

Krejza to Mishra, 2 runs, short ball outside off stump, Mishra cuts off the back foot towards third man

29.4

Krejza to Mishra, no run, Mishra strides forward and defends

29.5

Krejza to Mishra, 2 runs, shorter length an wider outside off stump, cut deftly past the fielder at short third man

29.6

Krejza to Mishra, no run, pushed off the back foot towards short third man once again

End of over 30 (8 runs) Kenya 137/3 (188 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.56, RRR: 9.40)
T Mishra    59* (71b 7x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    7-0-30-0
CO Obuya    36* (70b 3x4)      MJ Clarke    2-0-11-0

"Did the young Wombat say that I am a bowler? Although I bowl a little, I am better at batting," says Wombat's nanny. Are we on to something here?

30.1

Clarke to CO Obuya, no run, cut off the back foot towards point

"Mishra now has Kenya's highest score at this World Cup - congratulations to him," says Tom.

30.2

Clarke to CO Obuya, no run, defended on the front foot towards point

30.3

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards deep cover

30.4

Clarke to Mishra, 2 runs, bowled flat on the pads, nudged through square leg for a single

30.5

Clarke to Mishra, no run, pushed off the front foot towards point

30.6

Clarke to Mishra, no run, flat and straight, defended on the back foot

I've had emails from two people claiming to be wombat's grandad.

End of over 31 (3 runs) Kenya 140/3 (185 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.51, RRR: 9.73)
T Mishra    61* (74b 7x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    3-0-14-0
CO Obuya    37* (73b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    7-0-30-0

31.1

Krejza to CO Obuya, FOUR, Obuya charges and with mid-off in the circle he lofts the ball cleanly down to long-off. One-bounce four

31.2

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, nudged off the pads towards square leg

31.3

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya tries to paddle from outside off but misses

31.4

Krejza to CO Obuya, no run, nudged off the back foot towards midwicket

31.5

Krejza to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed off the back foot past the bowler, Krejza dives to his right but can't reach it

31.6

Krejza to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra waits and nudges the ball behind square, that's the 100 partnership between these two. Terrific effort!

End of over 32 (6 runs) Kenya 146/3 (179 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.56, RRR: 9.94)
T Mishra    62* (75b 7x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    8-0-36-0
CO Obuya    42* (78b 4x4)      MJ Clarke    3-0-14-0

32.1

Clarke to Mishra, 1 run, played off the pads behind square

32.2

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, played towards long off for one

32.3

Clarke to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra gets down on one knee and sweeps towards deep backward square

32.4

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards deep point

32.5

Clarke to Mishra, no run, defended off the front foot towards the bowler

32.6

Clarke to Mishra, no run, Clarke pitches the ball on off and spins it away, beating Mishra who tried to defend on the back foot

End of over 33 (4 runs) Kenya 150/3 (175 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.54, RRR: 10.29)
T Mishra    64* (79b 7x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    4-0-18-0
CO Obuya    44* (80b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    8-0-36-0

"Smith, Krejza & Clarke don't look like taking wickets. Why not bowl Watson or bring back Lee?" wonders Sam. And on cue ... here's Watson.

33.1

Watson to CO Obuya, 1 run, Obuya charges and turns the ball off his pads behind square

33.2

Watson to Mishra, no run, good length ball jags back into Mishra from outside off, defended from the crease

33.3

Watson to Mishra, no run, short of a length angling into the hips, Mishra tries to work it towards square but misses

33.4

Watson to Mishra, no run, Mishra once again misses the nudge off the pads and gets hit, that was sliding down leg though

33.5

Watson to Mishra, no run, tight line and length just outside off, Mishra defends from the crease again

33.6

Watson to Mishra, 1 run, Watson appeals after hitting the pads as Mishra tries to defend on the back foot, that might have been slipping down leg

End of over 34 (2 runs) Kenya 152/3 (173 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.47, RRR: 10.81)
T Mishra    65* (84b 7x4 1x6)      SR Watson    1-0-2-0
CO Obuya    45* (81b 4x4)      MJ Clarke    4-0-18-0

34.1

Clarke to Mishra, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point

34.2

Clarke to CO Obuya, no run, driven from the crease towards cover

34.3

Clarke to CO Obuya, no run

34.4

Clarke to CO Obuya, 1 run, edged from the crease towards square leg

34.5

Clarke to Mishra, no run, played off the front foot towards point

34.6

Clarke to Mishra, 1 run, down on one knee and a powerful sweep towards deep backward square

End of over 35 (3 runs) Kenya 155/3 (170 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 11.33)
T Mishra    67* (87b 7x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    5-0-21-0
CO Obuya    46* (84b 4x4)      SR Watson    1-0-2-0

This is Mishra's career best score.

35.1

Watson to Mishra, FOUR, full ball angling into middle and leg and Mishra dispatches it to the square leg boundary with a wristy flick

35.2

Watson to Mishra, 1 run, good length outside off, dabbed off the back foot behind point for a single

"Well done Mishra, best possible tournament and opponent to bring up his highest ODI score," says Fletch. A real sense of occasion.

35.3

Watson to CO Obuya, 1 wide, short ball but it's slanting down leg side, close to the body but wide all the same

35.3

Watson to CO Obuya, OUT, tragic way to go, Mishra is run out. It was perhaps the only way Australia were going to strike. Obuya dabbed the ball towards backward point and the batsmen decided to take on Clarke. Bad move. He swooped on the ball and hit the stumps direct at the striker's end. Well played Mishra, an innings ended by a bad decision to run. He's made his highest ODI score today.

T Mishra run out 72 (92m 89b 8x4 1x6) SR: 80.89

35.4

Watson to Odoyo, no run, full ball swinging into the right-hander, driven towards mid-off

35.5

Watson to Odoyo, no run, Lbw! surely? No there's an inside edge. It was full and straight and Odoyo moved right across his stumps and got hit on the boot, after an inside edge

35.6

Watson to Odoyo, no run, he tried to play it on the on side but the ball hit the pad

"Someone should really keep count on the commentators curse ... poor Mishra could have thought of scoring his first century - now look what you did!" says Ali.

End of over 36 (6 runs) Kenya 161/4 (164 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.47, RRR: 11.71)
TM Odoyo    0* (3b)      SR Watson    2-0-8-0
CO Obuya    46* (85b 4x4)      MJ Clarke    5-0-21-0

Lee's back

36.1

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, that is some catch! Haddin covers a lot of ground and dives to his right with right glove outstretched to take the ball inches off the ground. Only it didn't come off the bat, the ball hit the batsman's chest

36.2

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, driven firmly off the front foot towards the bowler, Lee made a half-stop with his boot

36.3

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, full ball swinging into the right-hander, Obuya mis-times the off drive

36.4

Lee to CO Obuya, 1 leg bye, nudged off the hips towards fine leg

36.5

Lee to Odoyo, FOUR, full ball on off and middle, Odoyo moves across his stumps and punches the ball firmly past the fielder at mid-on, superbly timed

36.6

Lee to Odoyo, no run, full ball on middle stump, punched firmly once again, but this time straight to White at mid-on

"I wonder if Ponting still wants the minnows kicked out of the next world cup after this performance?" asks Mike.

End of over 37 (5 runs) Kenya 166/4 (159 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.48, RRR: 12.23)
TM Odoyo    4* (5b 1x4)      B Lee    6-1-18-1
CO Obuya    46* (89b 4x4)      SR Watson    2-0-8-0

37.1

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, a swish and a miss to a length ball outside off stump

37.2

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, good length ball cuts into the right-hander, Obuya defends from the crease towards Watson

37.3

Watson to CO Obuya, SIX, amazing shot to bring up the fifty! Obuya steps out and lofts a length ball cleanly through the line and sends it sailing over the long-off boundary

37.4

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, defended on the back foot on the leg side

37.5

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, short of a length ball gets big on Obuya and beats his cut

37.6

Watson to CO Obuya, 1 run, the batsmen take on Ponting after the cut is mis-timed towards cover point but the throw misses at the striker's end

End of over 38 (7 runs) Kenya 173/4 (152 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 12.66)
CO Obuya    53* (95b 4x4 1x6)      SR Watson    3-0-15-0
TM Odoyo    4* (5b 1x4)      B Lee    6-1-18-1

38.1

Lee to CO Obuya, 4 leg byes, the short ball crashes into the batsman's shoulder, he was trying to avoid the ball, and it runs past Haddin to the fine-leg boundary. Leg byes for evasive action? Daft rule again.

38.2

Lee to CO Obuya, 1 run, played towards point off the front foot

38.3

Lee to Odoyo, no run, another short of a length ball, played off the back foot towards point

38.4

Lee to Odoyo, no run, Lee bowls another bouncer and this one is rather high, Odoyo plays the hook but it far from making contact

38.5

Lee to Odoyo, no run, short of a length ball once again has the batsman in a tangle as he plays on the off side

A full one to end the over?

38.6

Lee to Odoyo, no run, yes, it's the full one, fast on off and middle. Odoyo does well to keep it out

End of over 39 (5 runs) Kenya 178/4 (147 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.56, RRR: 13.36)
TM Odoyo    4* (9b 1x4)      B Lee    7-1-19-1
CO Obuya    54* (97b 4x4 1x6)      SR Watson    3-0-15-0

39.1

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, pushed off the front foot past the bowler towards mid-off

39.2

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, short of a length around off stump, Obuya comes forward and then dabs towards point

39.3

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, short ball and Obuya lets the ball pass

39.4

Watson to CO Obuya, 1 bye, Obuya charges and tries to hit down the ground, they run a bye to Haddin

39.5

Watson to Odoyo, FOUR, Odoyo backs away and has a slog at it, the inside edge runs past the stumps towards fine leg

39.6

Watson to Odoyo, 1 run, flicked from off and middle stump towards midwicket, there was some shoddy run at the end of that one. Plonked his bat in the crease did Odoyo.

End of over 40 (6 runs) Kenya 184/4 (141 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.60, RRR: 14.10)
TM Odoyo    9* (11b 2x4)      SR Watson    4-0-20-0
CO Obuya    54* (101b 4x4 1x6)      B Lee    7-1-19-1

40.1

Lee to Odoyo, 1 run, backs away to make room but ends up mis-hitting on the leg side

40.2

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, full and straight from Lee, played towards midwicket

40.3

Lee to CO Obuya, 1 run, edged, deftly past the wicketkeeper toward the fielder at third man

40.4

Lee to Odoyo, FOUR, backs away and has a real thrash at a full and straight ball, crashing it through covers for four

40.5

Lee to Odoyo, 1 run, backs away again and drives down the ground this time

40.6

Lee to CO Obuya, no run, a short ball and he ducks straight into it, the ball lobs up to Haddin off the helmet

End of over 41 (7 runs) Kenya 191/4 (134 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.65, RRR: 14.88)
CO Obuya    55* (104b 4x4 1x6)      B Lee    8-1-26-1
TM Odoyo    15* (14b 3x4)      SR Watson    4-0-20-0

Kenya have taken their batting Powerplay. The asking rate is nearly 15 an over.

41.1

Watson to Odoyo, 1 run, gets a top edge as he pulls but it loops out of the reach of Haddin

41.2

Watson to CO Obuya, SIX, this time the pull is connected with and it travels well over deep square leg...that's too short at Watson's pace

41.3

Watson to CO Obuya, 1 run, fuller at the stumps, pushed into the off side

41.4

Watson to Odoyo, 1 run, uses his feet and works it out to deep midwicket...first time Kenya have reached 200 at this World Cup

41.5

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, can't get this one away and it dribbles back to the bowler

41.6

Watson to CO Obuya, no run, very full outside off and beats the stroke

End of over 42 (9 runs) Kenya 200/4 (125 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.76, RRR: 15.62)
CO Obuya    62* (108b 4x4 2x6)      SR Watson    5-0-29-0
TM Odoyo    17* (16b 3x4)      B Lee    8-1-26-1

Tait's back, perhaps he's bought a new radar?

42.1

Tait to Odoyo, FOUR, short ball and that's disappeared over Haddin's head for a one-bounce four. Odoyo backed away to swing at it and got an edge

42.2

Tait to Odoyo, no run, full ball outside off, Odoyo backs away, swings and misses

42.3

Tait to Odoyo, 1 run, full ball in the blockhole, Odoyo backs away and makes good contact with the drive, Clarke dives on the edge of the circle and stops it

42.4

Tait to CO Obuya, (no ball) FOUR, a lot full toss and Obuya launches it over mid-off, another one-bounce four. The yorker gone wrong from Tait.

42.4

Tait to CO Obuya, 2 no balls, that was close to bowling him after the batsman missed the swing but that wouldn't have been out anyway because Tait over-stepped

42.4

Tait to Odoyo, 1 bye, bowled, middle stump, but it doesn't count of course off a free hit, Odoyo backed away to swing and missed

42.5

Tait to CO Obuya, 1 run, a full ball in the blockhole, pushed past the bowler for a single

42.6

Tait to Odoyo, no run, full and wide outside off, Odoyo backs away to make room and is too far away to make contact

End of over 43 (14 runs) Kenya 214/4 (111 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.97, RRR: 15.85)
TM Odoyo    22* (21b 4x4)      SW Tait    6-0-40-1
CO Obuya    67* (111b 5x4 2x6)      SR Watson    5-0-29-0

43.1

Watson to CO Obuya, 1 run, played with an open face towards third man

43.2

Watson to Odoyo, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

43.3

Watson to Odoyo, no run, backs away to swing and hit through cover but he misses the length ball

43.4

Watson to Odoyo, 1 run, played through midwicket for a single

43.5

Watson to CO Obuya, SIX, short ball, not too short either but Obuya sits on the back foot and pulls it flat over the deep midwicket boundary

43.6

Watson to CO Obuya, FOUR, a full toss on off stump and Obuya slashes it behind point for a boundary, he has a shot at a century here, against Australia, in a World cup

End of over 44 (12 runs) Kenya 226/4 (99 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.13, RRR: 16.50)
CO Obuya    78* (114b 6x4 3x6)      SR Watson    6-0-41-0
TM Odoyo    23* (24b 4x4)      SW Tait    6-0-40-1

44.1

Johnson to Odoyo, no run, Odoyo backs away and then plays back to the bowler

44.2

Johnson to Odoyo, 1 run, played towards point with an open face

44.3

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Johnson slants a good length ball across the outside edge of Obuya's bat

44.4

Johnson to CO Obuya, FOUR, he's swung at this and the edge flies high towards third man, pitching once before going over the boundary. He was hoping to hit that down the ground and third man was in the circle

44.5

Johnson to CO Obuya, 1 run, hit toward deep cover for one more

44.6

Johnson to Odoyo, 1 run, a charge and a biff towards long off

"Following from Tom's message for Mishra earlier, Obuya now has Kenya's highest score at this World Cup - congratulations to him!" says Roy.

End of over 45 (7 runs) Kenya 233/4 (92 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.17, RRR: 18.40)
TM Odoyo    25* (27b 4x4)      MG Johnson    6-1-25-0
CO Obuya    83* (117b 7x4 3x6)      SR Watson    6-0-41-0

Final Powerplay over ...

45.1

Watson to Odoyo, no run, Odoyo tries to run it down to third man but gets beaten by the slower ball

45.2

Watson to Odoyo, no run, he comes down the pitch and swings at one outside off, he misses once again

45.3

Watson to Odoyo, SIX, he hasn't missed this! Odoyo charges, gets to the pitch of a length ball and lofts through the line, hitting it cleanly into the crowd at long off

Haddin comes up to the stumps ...

45.4

Watson to Odoyo, no run, dropped, Odoyo tried to cut it, instead he edged it straight into Haddin's gloves and then it pops right out. A tough chance.

45.5

Watson to Odoyo, no run, Odoyo swings and misses

45.6

Watson to Odoyo, 1 run, played off the back foot through the off side

End of over 46 (7 runs) Kenya 240/4 (85 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.21, RRR: 21.25)
TM Odoyo    32* (33b 4x4 1x6)      SR Watson    7-0-48-0
CO Obuya    83* (117b 7x4 3x6)      MG Johnson    6-1-25-0

Four overs to go. Obuya needs 17 more ...can he get those runs? Kenya scored 49 off five Powerplay overs. Far more than India managed last night. They didn't lose a wicket either.

46.1

Johnson to Odoyo, 1 run, played towards third man for a single

46.2

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, that's a wide ball outside off, Obuya chases it without moving feet and mis-times it towards the bowler

46.3

Johnson to CO Obuya, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Obuya swats it in the air towards square leg, where it reaches the fielder on the bounce

46.4

Johnson to Odoyo, no run, Odoyo charges and swings and misses, Obuya needs the strike, give it to him

46.5

Johnson to Odoyo, 1 run, Odoyo gets hit on the thigh and he takes a single

46.6

Johnson to CO Obuya, 2 runs, short ball, Obuya tries to hook but gets a top edge over Lee's head at short fine leg

End of over 47 (5 runs) Kenya 245/4 (80 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.21, RRR: 26.66)
CO Obuya    86* (120b 7x4 3x6)      MG Johnson    7-1-30-0
TM Odoyo    34* (36b 4x4 1x6)      SR Watson    7-0-48-0

Will Odoyo look to swing, or just take the single? His partner has a chance to achieve something rare and special. Tait's back ...

47.1

Tait to Odoyo, 1 run, Tait follows Odoyo, hitting the batsman on the thigh with a short of a length delivery, some bat on that too

47.2

Tait to CO Obuya, 1 run, it's the yorker and Obuya squeezes it out towards deep square leg, not much else he could do with that one

47.3

Tait to Odoyo, OUT, bowled him, middle stump lies flat. Odoyo backs away to swing, Tait bowls a full and straight ball. It beat Odoyo for pace and uprooted middle stump

TM Odoyo b Tait 35 (59m 38b 4x4 1x6) SR: 92.10

Patel is the new batsman.

47.4

Tait to Patel, no run, he backs away to make room and hits to mid-on, the fielder is in the circle and there's no single there, Obuya remains at the wrong end

47.5

Tait to Patel, FOUR, so Patel moved way outside the off stump to hit I don't know where, he eventually got an edge on the ball and placed it between himself, the stumps and past Haddin for four to fine leg

47.6

Tait to Patel, no run, he swings and misses. At least Obuya now has the strike

End of over 48 (6 runs) Kenya 251/5 (74 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.22, RRR: 37.00)
RR Patel    4* (3b 1x4)      SW Tait    7-0-46-2
CO Obuya    87* (121b 7x4 3x6)      MG Johnson    7-1-30-0

48.1

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, Obuya swishes at one outside off stump and misses

He needs a boundary or three ...

48.2

Johnson to CO Obuya, FOUR, shot! The short ball from Johnson and Obuya swivels and pulls superbly along the ground to the deep backward square boundary! He's on 91

48.3

Johnson to CO Obuya, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards deep point, takes the single

This is Kenya's highest total in World Cups.

48.4

Johnson to Patel, 1 run, Patel nudges the ball off his pads through square leg

48.5

Johnson to CO Obuya, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Obuya slogs it to the man at midwicket

48.6

Johnson to CO Obuya, FOUR, he's found the gap at deep extra cover! Obuya stands his ground and smashes a full ball past the man at wide long off

End of over 49 (10 runs) Kenya 261/5 (64 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.32, RRR: 64.00)
CO Obuya    96* (126b 9x4 3x6)      MG Johnson    8-1-40-0
RR Patel    5* (4b 1x4)      SW Tait    7-0-46-2

49.1

Tait to Patel, no run, Patel defends towards the bowler, Obuya wanted one but it wasn't there

49.2

Tait to Patel, no run, Patel backs away towards leg and then can't make contact with a full ball outside off. what is he doing?!

Three balls to go, Obuya stranded. Ponting brings the field in, he won't give Obuya the strike easily.

49.3

Tait to Patel, 1 run, Patel steers to third man for a single

Three balls to go, Obuya needs four.

49.4

Tait to CO Obuya, 1 run, OUT, hit straight back down to long-on and Obuya runs back for the second. But the throw from the deep is good and Tait, even though he took an age to remove the bails, does it in the nick of time to run out Patel. Only one for Obuya, who has the strike though

RR Patel run out 6 (10m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Two balls to go, Obuya on 97. Kamande, the captain, is the new batsman.

49.5

Tait to CO Obuya, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Obuya swings and misses, and he's disappointed

He needs a boundary here ...

49.6

Tait to CO Obuya, 1 run, no hundred for Obuya as Tait delivers a yorker which he digs out to point, a real shame but well played all the same

So Australia win by 60 runs and extend their unbeaten streak in World cup matches to 33. But Kenya played proudly, they were good with the ball too, spirited performance and didn't let Australia get away easily. And their batsmen did not fold like they did in previous matches, Collins Obuya leading the resistance with an unbeaten 98.

Jimmy Kamande: "At the end of the we came out second, so it's a little disappointing. The worst thing is we have only one more game left. But we can hope to improve from today. All in all Tanmay, Collins and some bowling from Nehimiah was excellent ..."

Ricky Ponting: "A bit of rust on the team, even with the batting. Full credit to Kenya, they fought really well. We tried a few different things today, bowling Smith in the Powerplay ... but hopefully we've shaken off the rust ahead of the Canada game ... great to have Hussey back. We'll have a rest day tomorrow, we've done plenty of training ..."

The Man of the Match is Collins Obuya! Well done Collins, against Australia, in a World Cup. "I'm very proud," he says. "I've been working hard on my batting, on my bowling as well, hopefully I'll become a batting allrounder." He's gracious as well about not getting enough strike at the death and missing his hundred.

A parting comment and it's from Mark Kidger: "Kenya will take some heart from that performance. For Australia, job done, but they won't have terrified any of the sides in the other group today thinking about the Quarter Final crosses."

That's about it from us at ESPNcricinfo for today. Thank you for all your emails and comments. We get a lot and we try to read and publish as many as we can between deliveries. Join us tomorrow for another double header. Cheers, and goodnight.

End of over 50 (3 runs) Kenya 264/6 (61 runs required)
CO Obuya    98* (129b 9x4 3x6)      SW Tait    8-0-49-2
JK Kamande    0* (0b)      MG Johnson    8-1-40-0

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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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