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31st Match, Group A (D/N), Bengaluru, Mar 13 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(50 ov, target 325)264/6
Australia won by 60 runs
Player Of The Match
98 (129) & 1/33
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• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Australia win easily but Kenya regain pride

Australia's World Cup campaign resumed with an ultimately comfortable 60-run victory against Kenya, although Collins Obuya's unbeaten 98 meant the Associate nation took pride out of the contest

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav
Comms: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Australia324/6(50 overs)
Kenya264/6(50 overs)
Shaun Tait2/49(8)
Brett Lee1/26(8)
end of over 503 runs • 1 wicket
KENYA: 264/6CRR: 5.28 
Collins Obuya98 (129)
Jimmy Kamande0 (0)
Shaun Tait 8-0-49-2
Mitchell Johnson 8-1-40-0

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.

49.6
1
Tait to C 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

He needs a boundary here ...

49.5
Tait to C Obuya, no run

short of a length outside off stump, Obuya swings and misses, and he's disappointed

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

49.4
W
Tait to C 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

Rakep Patel run out (Krejza/Tait) 6 (10m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Three balls to go, Obuya needs four.

49.3
1
Tait to Rakep, 1 run

Patel steers to third man for a single

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

49.2
Tait to Rakep, no run

Patel backs away towards leg and then can't make contact with a full ball outside off. what is he doing?!

49.1
Tait to Rakep, no run

Patel defends towards the bowler, Obuya wanted one but it wasn't there

end of over 4910 runs
KENYA: 261/5CRR: 5.32 RRR: 64.00
Collins Obuya96 (126)
Rakep Patel5 (4)
Mitchell Johnson 8-1-40-0
Shaun Tait 7-0-46-2
48.6
4
Johnson to C Obuya, FOUR runs

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

48.5
Johnson to C Obuya, no run

length delivery outside off stump, Obuya slogs it to the man at midwicket

48.4
1
Johnson to Rakep, 1 run

Patel nudges the ball off his pads through square leg

This is Kenya's highest total in World Cups.

48.3
1
Johnson to C Obuya, 1 run

pushed off the front foot towards deep point, takes the single

48.2
4
Johnson to C Obuya, FOUR runs

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

He needs a boundary or three ...

48.1
Johnson to C Obuya, no run

Obuya swishes at one outside off stump and misses

end of over 486 runs • 1 wicket
KENYA: 251/5CRR: 5.22 RRR: 37.00
Rakep Patel4 (3)
Collins Obuya87 (121)
Shaun Tait 7-0-46-2
Mitchell Johnson 7-1-30-0
47.6
Tait to Rakep, no run

he swings and misses. At least Obuya now has the strike

47.5
4
Tait to Rakep, FOUR runs

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

47.4
Tait to Rakep, 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

Patel is the new batsman.

47.3
W
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

Thomas Odoyo b Tait 35 (59m 38b 4x4 1x6) SR: 92.1
47.2
1
Tait to C 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

47.1
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

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

end of over 475 runs
KENYA: 245/4CRR: 5.21 RRR: 26.66
Collins Obuya86 (120)
Thomas Odoyo34 (36)
Mitchell Johnson 7-1-30-0
Shane Watson 7-0-48-0
46.6
2
Johnson to C Obuya, 2 runs

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

46.5
1
Johnson to Odoyo, 1 run

Odoyo gets hit on the thigh and he takes a single

Best performances - batters
Collins Obuya
CO Obuya KENYA
98 runs (129)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
39 runs
3 fours
1 six
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MJ Clarke AUS
93 runs (80)
7 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
leg glance
49 runs
4 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Nehemiah Odhiambo
NN Odhiambo KENYA
O
10
M
1
R
57
W
3
ECO
5.7
Jimmy Kamande
JK Kamande KENYA
O
10
M
0
R
46
W
2
ECO
4.59
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Collins Obuya
Collins Obuya
Match numberODI no. 3130
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days13 March 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
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Amiesh Saheba
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsAustralia 2, Kenya 0
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