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."
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He needs a boundary here ...
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.
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
Three balls to go, Obuya needs four.
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.
Patel backs away towards leg and then can't make contact with a full ball outside off. what is he doing?!
Patel defends towards the bowler, Obuya wanted one but it wasn't there
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
length delivery outside off stump, Obuya slogs it to the man at midwicket
Patel nudges the ball off his pads through square leg
This is Kenya's highest total in World Cups.
pushed off the front foot towards deep point, takes the single
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 ...
Obuya swishes at one outside off stump and misses
he swings and misses. At least Obuya now has the strike
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
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.
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
it's the yorker and Obuya squeezes it out towards deep square leg, not much else he could do with that one
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 ...
short ball, Obuya tries to hook but gets a top edge over Lee's head at short fine leg
Odoyo gets hit on the thigh and he takes a single