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    Over 32: Krejza 4-0-0-0-1-1

    146-3 - Good stuff from Obuya. Krejza poses a question by bringing mid-off up inside the circle. Obuya provides the correct answer (and shows all his working out) by dancing down the track and slapping the ball over said mid-off fielder for four. Give that man an A star. The partnership, meanwhile, is past 100. Fine effort; won't win the game or get anywhere close to it, but brings much-needed respectability for a Kenyan batting line-up that has been appalling at this World Cup.

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    Over 31: Clarke 0-0-1-2-0-0

    140-3 - After an interminable delay for reasons that aren't immediately apparent, Clarke continues to bowl some nondescript left-arm twirlers. Game: drifting.

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    Over 30: Krejza 4-2-0-2-0-0

    137-3 - Lovely batting from Mishra, skipping down the track and hitting inside-out over extra-cover for another boundary before deftly finding gaps to pick up a couple of twos.

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    Over 29: Clarke 1-1-0-1-0-1

    129-3 - Obuya finishes his japery and lets Mishra get some strike and the single he needs for a classy half-century.

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    Over 28: Krejza 0-0-0-0-0-1

    125-3 - Obuya spends an over studiously making Mishra stew on 49, before extending the agony by nicking a single from the last ball.

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    Over 27: Clarke 1-1-1-4-0-0

    124-3 - Clarke into the attack, and driven through the covers for four by Mishra who is proving incapable of scoring an ugly run in this innings to date. His strokeplay's been lovely to watch.

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    Over 26: Krejza 1-1-1-0-1-0

    117-3 - Obuya doesn't appear to be a particularly convincing sweeper, but is determined to continue playing it in a bid at self-improvement. Commendable.

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    Over 25: Tait 0-0-0-0-0-1

    113-3 - Tait almost completes a run-of-the-mill maiden before offering a wide ball to be carved to third-man.

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    Over 24: Krejza 1-4-0-0-0-1

    112-3 - A long wide half-volley from Krejza gets the treatment from Mishra, who drives sweetly to the fence.

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    Over 23: Tait 0-4wd-0-0-0-0-0

    106-3 - Tait back into the attack to bowl fast legside wides. Well, that's probably not why he was brought back into the attack, but it is what he provides.

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    Over 22: Krejza 1-0-0-0-0-0

    101-3 - Good over from Krejza. After Mishra picks up a single from the first ball of the over, Obuya is kept on the defensive by the offspinner. Obuya comes skipping down the track at one ball, but has to bail out of the shot and just block after being completely done in the flight.

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    Over 21: Smith 4-1-1-1-0-4

    100-3 - Tait gives ginger pursuit round the boundary before diving over Mishra's well-struck sweep shot. Should've been stopped, but you never thought Tait was going to do it. The last ball of the over is dragged down, and Obuya cuts it smartly between point and short third-man for four. The partnership's up past 50 now.

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    Over 20: Krejza 1-1-0-0-2-1

    89-3 - Lots of spin for Krejza, but Obuya and Mishra pick him off easily enough for ones and twos.

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    Over 19: Smith 1-0-1-0-0-0

    84-3 - Smith finding things easier now the fielding restrictions have been lifted. Still bowling pies, though; they're just not getting whacked.

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    Over 18: Krejza 0-4-0-1-0-0

    82-3 - Nice from Obuya here. Jason Krejza takes third-man out after one ball, so the batsman immediately slaps a reverse-sweep to just that spot.

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    Over 17: Smith 0-1-0-1-0-0

    77-3 - More cover for Smith now with the Powerplay over as he manages to add a coat of gloss to his untidy figures.

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    Over 16: Johnson 0-1-0-0-0-2

    75-3 - Obuya guides wide of a diving Smith at backward point for a couple of runs before the drinks break.

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    Over 15: Smith 0-0-4-1-1-1

    72-3 - Smith has hoodwinked many established batsmen into believing he is a capable legspinner. Mishra, though, has sussed him for the pie-merchant he is. After those two glorious pull shots in the last over, Mishra skips down the track to hit over mid-off for a one-bounce four. He then shows again how nimbly he can get on the back foot to cut and pull for more runs.

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    Over 14: Johnson 0-0-0-0-0-0

    65-3 - Johnson gets away with a wide to complete a maiden over that - sympathetic umpiring for the final ball apart - showed a growing confidence after a nervy old start to his spell.

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    Over 13: Smith 0-0-0-6-4-0

    65-3 - Two stunning shots from Mishra against two dreadful deliveries from Smith. Both dragged down to the right-hander who pulls one into the stands at midwicket and one all along the ground.

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    Over 12: Johnson 4-0-1-0-0-0

    55-3 - Tanmay Mishra picks up four in eye-catching style with a wristy drive through point as Johnson offers width.

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    Over 11: Smith 1-0-0-1-2-0

    50-3 - No surprise that the PP has been taken, but a bit of a surprise to see Smith bowling the first over of it. Tidy enough start despite a wild throw from Ponting allowing a second run.

  • Powerplay

    Australia take what might as well be called the 11-15 Powerplay.

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    Over 10: Johnson 0-0-4-0-0-0

    46-3 WICKET! Not much brotherly love in this game. First we had Hussey replacing Hussey, now we've got Obuya running out Obuya. David hits to midwicket and scampers two-thirds of a single. Collins wants nothing to do with it, though, and by the time Big Dave had turned and got the legs going again he's been run out. David's annoyance is clear, not least because he was looking pretty good having just flicked Johnson wristily through square-leg.

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    Over 9: Lee 0-0-1-1-4-1

    42-2 - Lovely shot from Obuya D, who leans into a cover-drive against Lee and picks up a deserved boundary. Follows that up with a well-judged single as the Obuyas continue to form the backbone of Kenya's batting. To highlight the extent to which that's true, non-Obuyas currently average 8.00 for Kenya in this tournament.

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    Over 8: Johnson 0wd-0wd-0-0-0-0-0-4

    35-2 - Mitchell Johnson evokes fond Ashes memories by starting his bowling spell with comically large wides on both sides of the wicket. "He bowls to the left, he bowls to the ri-i-ight..." No further wides in the over, but there is a long hop that Obuya C cracks behind point for four despite Lee's slide-tackle efforts on the boundary.

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    Over 7: Lee 1-0-1-0-0-0

    29-2 - David Obuya is beaten by another high-class outswinger from Lee, who belatedly enquires of the umpire as to whether there might have been a noise there and whether said noise might have been caused by the edge of the bat.

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    Over 6: Tait 0wd-0-1lb-0-0-0-2

    27-2 - That stump-demolishing delivery in his previous over brought Tait his 30th World Cup wicket in 15 games. Rarely dull when he's got the ball in his hand, and his lack of concern for such trifling matters as line and length is again in evidence here before Collins Obuya pushes a drive through the covers for two.

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    Over 5: Lee 0-1-1-0-0-0

    23-2 - A pair of Obuyas at the crease. This has been the case in just about all Kenya's fleeting moments of batting success at this tournament.

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    Over 4: Tait 0wd-0-2-6-0-0-W

    21-2 WICKET! Obanda doesn't initially seem too fazed about facing Tait again as he launches a slower ball a mere 96m back in the direction from which it came. No more slower balls from Tait, who sends a couple whistling past the batsman's ears before demolishing the stumps with a shin-high full-toss. Tait is not a bowler for the purist, but he is always good value.

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    Over 3: Lee 0-0-0-0-W-0

    12-1 WICKET! Predictable end. Ouma drives with no footwork, Lee gets enough swing to find the edge, Haddin does the rest. All very straightforward. Collins Obuya is the new batsman.

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    Over 2: Tait 0-1-0-0-0-0wd-0wd-6

    12-0 - Ouma takes a crazy single and would've been out by a yard had Clarke's throw hit the three-stump target available. Alex Obanda watches a couple of legside wides before carving the extra extra ball over backward point for six. Splendid example of using the pace on the ball. Whether he's still as pleased with it when he faces Tait again in the next over is less certain.

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    Over 1: Lee 0-2-0-0-0-1

    3-0 - Brett Lee on target from ball one as he hoops one past Ouma's outside edge at 88mph. Lee looks for the swing again next ball, but it's not there this time and Ouma is able to work the ball into the legside for a couple of runs. The swing is back for the rest of the over, which Ouma survives in tentative fashion before getting a thick edge wide of the slips for a single to keep the strike.

  • Australia 324-6

    Australia's public net session ends on 324-6. Slightly odd innings really, but Michaels Clarke and Hussey batted nicely. Kamande and Odhiambo bowled pretty well for the Kenyans on a pitch that showed a bit of encouragement for the spinners.

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    Over 50: Otieno 1-1lb-1lb-1-4-1

    324-6 - Some big swings cause little damage to Kenya before Johnson manages to get a four with a flick past short fine-leg.

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    Over 49: Odhiambo W-1-1-4-1-4

    315-6 WICKET! No century for Clarke as he hits hard and flat but straight to Patel at long-on, who takes a smart low catch as the ball dies on him in the last few yards. Ends a lovely innings from Clarke, though, who has shown that canny accumulation can be as effective as brute force even on the flattest of tracks. MItchell Johnson comes in and hits a glorious shot over cover for four. Smith then hits an ugly one over square-leg, but gets the same number of runs. Sometimes, cricket isn't fair. Some late tap slightly spoils Odhiambo's figures, but he's still picked up 3-57.

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    Over 48: Otieno 1-1lb-4-1lb-1-2

    304-5 - Otieno has, for whatever reason, been better since coming round the wicket, but has no luck here as an almighty Smith slog comes off a bottom edge and whistles past leg stump for four. Clarke moves to 93 - matching his previous best effort in World Cup combat - before a misfield at long-on allows Smith to come back for a second.

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    Over 47: Odhiambo 0-1-0-2-2-0

    294-5 - Odhiambo gets away with a bit of a messy over in which a couple of legside deliveries go largely unpunished.

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    Over 46: Otieno 4-2-6-2-1-1lb

    289-5 - Awful bowling from Otieno, who gives Clarke two full-tosses to find his range before giving him a third to hit for a home run over deep midwicket. Otieno switches to round the wicket, incorrectly deducing it's the line that's cost him 12 runs in three balls. Clarke gets back for two after guiding a length ball to third-man

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    Over 45: Odoyo 1-0-1-1-1lb-1

    273-5 - Odoyo ends the batting Powerplay with a good over, but 42-1 represents a reasonable return for Australia from their five joker overs.

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    Over 44: Odhiambo W-4-1-1-4-1

    268-5 - A deserved second success for Odhiambo as Hussey drags an attempted straight drive to long-on where David Obuya takes a straightforward catch. Clarke picks up four more with a powerful flick past short fine-leg before new batsman Steve Smith almost runs himself out taking a single to point. Clarke picks up four more with a beautifully-placed cut shot. Classy shot in a classy innings.

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    Over 43: Odoyo 1-1-3-2-1b-1

    257-4 - Hussey almost picks up a bonus boundary as a dozing deep midwicket fielder fails to spot the ball heading his way until the last moment. He wakes up in time to save one run.

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    Over 42: Odhiambo 4-1-4-1-1-0

    248-4 - Odhiambo has done lots of good work today. Doesn't want to spoil it in the Powerplay here by bowling full-tosses. Doesn't want to, but it's what happens. Hussey baseballs a boundary through square-leg before Clarke adds another boundary with a powerful clip off the hip. The partnership is into three figures, and Kenya will have a tough job now trying to keep a lid on things in these closing overs.

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    Over 41: Odoyo 1-2-1-1-1-0

    237-4 - Tidy start to the Powerplay from Odoyo, who restricts the batsmen to singles and a scampered two.

  • Powerplay

    Australia take the batting powerplay at the 40-over mark.

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    Over 40: Odhiambo 0-1wd-3-0-1-0-0

    231-4 - Hussey gets out his favourite cover-drive to pick up three runs before Clarke goes through to a half-century with an easy clip into the legside. Decent knock, that. Busy. World Cup average now stands at 113.60, which is handy.

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    Over 39: Odoyo 1-1b-2-0wd-0-1-1

    225-4 - Lance Klusener is on commentary duty at the moment. His softly-spoken discussion of the game from off the field always seems incongruously at odds with his violent strokeplay on it.

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    Over 38: Ngoche 4-1-0-4-1-0

    218-4 - Ngoche's line all over the shop as he slides down the legside to both left- and right-hander. Punished both times as well, with each delivery helped on its way to the boundary with minimal fuss.

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    Over 37: Kamande 1-1-4-1-1-0

    208-4 - Hasn't been much filth from Kamande today, but there's a shocker in his final over as a full-toss down the legside is helped on its way to the fine-leg boundary. Still excellent figures for the Kenya captain, though.

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    Over 36: Ngoche 1-1-0-2-1-1

    200-4 - Hussey here following the Eoin Morgan path of arriving at the World Cup and instantly looking like he's been out here for about 18 months. Clarke, meanwhile, well on the way to further bolstering an astonishing World Cup batting average that currently stands on the happy side of a hundred. Meanwhile Australia's 200 comes up. The last three 50s have come from 47, 50 and 49 deliveries. Consistent, and only adds to the feeling that this is a glorified public net session for Australia.

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    Over 35: Odoyo 3-1-4-0-0-1

    194-4 - Clarke enjoys the extra hardness of the newer ball and (slight) extra pace from Odoyo as he cuts for three before punching sweetly off the back foot through cover for four. Lovely timing.

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    Over 34: Ngoche 0-0-1-1-0-1

    185-4 - Tidy enough over from Ngoche before the mandatory ball change.

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    Over 33: Kamande 1-1-0-1-1-0

    182-4 - Kamande well on his way to a very impressive set of figures here as he gets through another over with just four singles coming from it. Australia are going to get plenty enough to win this game, but they've not been entirely convincing here.

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    Over 32: Ngoche 1-1-0-1-1-2

    178-4 - The spinners are finding life rather harder against the busy and nimble footwork of Clarke and Hussey.

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    Over 31: Kamande 0-1-0-1-0-1

    172-4 - Good over from Kamande, who's putting in a fine captain's spell here. Plenty of flight and variation, and even a Robert Croft/Mohammad Hafeez delivery stride pause to end the over. Time for the second drinks break of the innings.

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    Over 30: CO Obuya 1-2-1-4-2-1

    169-4 - Obuya still bowling two lengths, neither of which are much use. He drops short to both Clarke and Hussey in an over that also includes a full-toss eased down the ground with great control and poise for four by Clarke.

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    Over 29: Kamande 0-1-1-0wd-1-1-1

    158-4 - Australia don't always play spin that well, and that's been the case again today. That may well change with this partnership, though. Meanwhile, Cameron White's spot in this side must be coming under pressure with both Husseys now available.

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    Over 28: CO Obuya 0-1-4-1-1-2

    152-4 - Clarke picks up a single to bring Mike Hussey on strike for the first time as he returns to the side as a like-for-like replacement for middle-order finisher Doug Bollinger. Obuya welcomes Huss back to World Cup cricket with a high full-toss that he slaps gratefully to the cover boundary before exchanging busy singles with Clarke and scampering two from the last ball of the over.

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    Over 27: Kamande 1-0-0-1-4wd-1-W

    143-4 WICKET! Great cherry from Kamande! A big-spinning flighted off-break from the skipper rips through White's inadequate defences and kisses the bails. Just two balls before that, he bowled a horrible wide down the legside that ran away for four. Fair to say it was a pretty good comeback.

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    Over 26: CO Obuya 1-1-1-W-0-0wd-1nb-1

    136-3 WICKET! Obuya removes Ponting for 36 after a successful review. Ponting played all round a straight one that hit him on the kneeroll as he lunged forward. Umpire Kettleborough maybe felt it was going over the top, but Hawk-eye has the ball hitting middle stump a couple of inches below the bails and the decision is overturned. Couple of big wickets for Kenya, who continue to battle away and keep themselves in this contest. Cameron White is in for Australia, who now have two new batsmen at the crease. White gets only a single from a high full-toss, but the crowd don't miss out as they holler their way to a maximum from the shoutometer. That's sensible shoutsmanship, playing themselves in with a controlled three before screaming a maximum. Can't be going for the big shout from the word go.

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    Over 25: Kamande 0-0-0-W-0-1

    128-2 WICKET! Haddin looks for another maximum get his slog-sweep comes off low on the bat and finds Rakep Patel on the midwicket boundary. Odd, skittish innings from Haddin comes to a predictably strange end as he aims a big shot to a well-populated area in front of the longest boundary on the field. Michael Clarke is the new batsman and gets off the mark with a second-ball single. The entirely real and in no way ridiculous shoutometer awards the 10,000 or so souls inside the Chinnaswamy three runs for their bellowing efforts. Pound-for-pound, that's impressive bellowing.

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    Over 24: CO Obuya 1-1-1-1-1-1

    127-1 - Yips-afflicted leggie Collins Obuya into the attack in unconvincing fashion as he fails to settle on anything remotely approaching a line or length. Short balls, wide balls and long-hops, but only singles are taken by the fence-building Aussies.

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    Over 23: Kamande 0-1-0-0-0-1

    121-1 - Another decent over from Kamande, treated with respect by Haddin and Ponting. Be interesting to see Steve Smith and Jason Krejza on this later, if the Aussie pace attack doesn't deny them the opportunity. Apparently that six just now was Haddin's 50th in ODIs. Well done, Brad.

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    Over 22: Ngoche 0-0-1-0-6-1

    119-1 - Awesome shot from Haddin, but I reckon he will have been worried for a second before realising he'd timed the ball plenty well enough to clear the man at long-on to pick up the full count. Immaculately timed, and it had to be.

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    Over 21: Kamande 1-4-0-0-0-4

    111-1 - Haddin goes through to an interesting, unconventional but always entertaining in one way or another half-century with a nice little dab down to the third-man boundary. And the Aussie keeper enjoyed that shot so much he decides to play another almost identical one a few balls later.

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    Over 20: Ngoche 0-1-0-4-1-1

    102-1 - Top shot from Haddin, slog-sweeping Ngoche high over midwicket and almost carrying the full distance. After some shambling around early in his innings, Haddin now appears more keen to take full advantage of the splendid opportunity available to him here.

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    Over 19: Kamande 0-0-1-0-0-2

    95-1 - Huge lbw appeal against Haddin as he misses an attempted hit to leg. Kamande and Ouma have a long old chat about a review before umpire Asad Rauf saves the bowler from himself by saying they've taken too long about it. Looked like it was missing leg by quite some distance. Good over, though: there's turn from this track for both Kenya's tweakers. Hawk-eye, by the way, suggests that lbw was a bit closer than I initially thought but still sliding down the legside.

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    Over 18: Ngoche 4-1-0-1-4wd-0-1

    92-1 - Ngoche drops a touch short to Ponting, giving the Australia skipper time to rock back and pick his spot in front of point. A keeper-stuffing wide down the legside that bounces more than Ouma expected spins away for five wides in an expensive over.

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    Over 17: Kamande 0-1-0-1-0-0

    80-1 - Spin twins now as Kenya's skipper Jimmy Kamande brings himself on for a trundle. Nice start from him as well, and Kenya to their credit have kept Australia honest here when the early overs promised absolute carnage.

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    Over 16: Ngoche 1-1-0-1-1-0

    78-1 - With the Powerplays done and dusted for now, it's time for spin as James Ngoche comes into the attack. Good start for the offspinner, varying his pace and flight quite nicely in his opening over and almost sneaking a quicker ball through Haddin's defences. Time for a drinks break and a refreshing can of Sprunt.

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    Over 15: Otieno 1-0-1-4-4-0

    74-1 - Haddin wisely decides to stop a) running like a loon and b) playing ridiculous non-existent cricket shots and goes back to old trusties. Nimble footwork this time keeps him legside of the ball before he wristily places it past point to pick up four. Pure class. Another shimmy down the track gets him in position to whack the ball over midwicket for four more before the bowler lands something of a counter-punch by deceiving Haddin with a canny slower ball.

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    Over 14: Odhiambo 1-0-4-0-0-4

    64-1 - Close! Haddin is using large reserves of good fortune here today. Significantly iffy single is taken to cover, and Haddin would have been out by a foot had the throw hit the target. The Aussie keeper's cause not assisted by getting his bat stuck as he tried to slide it in, but he was struggling anyway. Ponting then gets a neat four with a flick to fine-leg and four more with a shot that was anything but neat. It was, in truth, a slog over midwicket that should probably have been prevented from reaching the boundary. Australia's frustration is clear, though.

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    Over 13: Otieno 0-0-4-1-0-0

    55-1 - Chance! Haddin's frustration was always going to lead to something, but he gets away with it as a thick outside edge perfectly finds the gap between keeper and wide first slip.

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    Over 12: Odhiambo 0-0-0-0-1-0

    50-1 - Excellent stuff this from Odhiambo. He's giving Haddin absolutely nothing to go after and the Aussie keeper is getting distinctly frustrated. Going walkabout almost every ball and trying to manufacture shots that don't exist, and don't exist for a very good reason.

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    Over 11: Otieno 0-1-0-0-0-4

    49-1 - Otieno, who took the bulk of the early punishment, is back into the attack. Looks set to drag his figures back quite nicely until the final ball is driven vaguely unconvincingly behind point for four by Ponting. He was aiming to beat the point fielder's right hand, but instead beat the left. He'll take it.

  • Powerplay

    After giving up just nine runs in the last five overs and with Ponting new to the crease, Kenya quite rightly take the bowling powerplay immediately.

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    Over 10: Odhiambo 0-0-1-0-0-0

    44-1 - Minor shambles here as Ponting is sent back by Haddin before a wild throw gives the chance for an overthrow which ends up rather tight thanks to a direct hit from the deep. Third umpire asked to take a look but Haddin safely home. Ponting then makes no contact with an optimistic drive as he chases a wide length ball. Odhiambo getting the ball through at a good lick here and reaping the rewards. Figures of 3-1-3-1 are a pretty accurate reflection of how well he's bowled, and it's an effort made even more noteworthy by the fact he came into the attack with the score on 35-0 off five.

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    Over 9: Odoyo 0-1-0-0-4-0

    43-1 - Ponting under way with the controlled pull shot behind square-leg that has become his trademark. Many better and quicker bowlers than Thomas Odoyo have been on the end of that one.

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    Over 8: Odhiambo 0-W-0-0-0-0

    38-1 WICKET! Reward for Odhiambo as Watson aims a cut at a short ball and gets a thick top edge that flies through to Maurice Ouma, who takes a smart catch above his head. Ricky Ponting is in at number three and gets in a tangle first ball as the ball ricochets off the bottom of his thigh pad and bounces just past the leg stump. There's an enthusiastic but optimistic appeal for leg-before followed by an even more optimistic review. Hawk-eye confirms it's high and wide, but we'll forgive the exuberance. Kenya enjoying a good spell here - wicket-maiden for Odhiambo.

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    Over 7: Odoyo 1-0-0-0-0-0

    38-0 - A couple of good tidy overs from the Kenyans. Good work from the keeper here as well, coming up to the stumps to prevent the carefree Haddin taking gentle strolls down the track.

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    Over 6: Odhiambo 1-0wd-0-0-0-0

    37-0 - Drop! Again, barely a quarter-chance back to the bowler. Nehemiah Odhiambo into the attack, and Haddin drills the ball straight back at him. Not quite as hard as Watson did earlier, but it's lower this time and Odhiambo can't hold on as he flicks a hand downwards. Four saved.

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    Over 5: Odoyo 0-0-0-0-0-4

    35-0 - Another flowing stroke from Haddin, through extra-cover this time, brings four more to end an otherwise tidy over from Odoyo. Would not be a surprise to see Australia get somewhere close to 400 today if they bat well.

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    Over 4: Otieno 4-0-0-4-1-0

    31-0 - This already looks like being a long, long afternoon for Kenya's bowlers on this Bangalore shirtfront. After such a long wait to wield the willow, Haddin and Watson both look determined to take this rather wonderful opportunity with both hands. Haddin to the fore in this over, carving a one-bounce four over backward point and then thumping a lofted drive between bowler and mid-on. A crash of boundaries at the start of proceedings here, every one of them a glorious stroke.

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    Over 3: Odoyo 1-0-0-0-4-0

    22-0 - Haddin content to enjoy the entertainment from the non-striker's end, so he takes a quick single to mid-on. Watson shows the class and touch to go with his formidable power by gliding a late cut safely wide of the slips yet also fine of the third-man fielder. Drop! Technically. Watson smashes a drive straight back at the bowler, who gets a whack on the hand almost before he knows what's happening. I'm inclined to be charitable and call that four runs saved rather than a chance missed.

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    Over 2: Otieno 0-0-1-4-4-6

    17-0 - Watson already thoroughly enjoying this officially ICC-sanctioned net session. A pull shot rockets to the midwicket fence before an effortless cover-drive also reaches the boundary boards in quick time. Elijah Otieno clearly saw greater fragility in the pull shot than the drive, because he goes back to the short ball and gets deposited beyond the ropes.

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    Over 1: Odoyo 0-0-0-1-0-1

    2-0 - Quiet start to proceedings, with Shane Watson perfectly content to watch a few sighters through to the keeper before cutting to third-man for a single. Brad Haddin repeats the trick.

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    Pitch Report

    Hardly needs saying here in Bangalore, but the pitch is a belter. Ricky Ponting will be hugely relieved to have won the toss and given his batsmen the chance for a hit.

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    Australia

    BJ Haddin (wk), SR Watson, RT Ponting (c), MJ Clarke, CL White, MEK Hussey, SPD Smith, MG Johnson, B Lee, JJ Krejza, SW Tait.

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    Kenya

    MA Ouma (wk), AA Obanda, CO Obuya, DO Obuya, T Mishra, TM Odoyo, RR Patel, JK Kamande (c), NN Odhiambo, E Otieno, JO Ngoche.

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    Oh brother!

    Mike Hussey is back in the Australia side after coming into the squad, and he replaces... his brother David. Awkward.

  • Toss

    Australia win the toss and choose to fill their boots by batting first. No great surprise, given they haven't had a hit since February 25 due to the washout against Sri Lanka. Still a setback, though, for fans of an early finish and putting the feet up in front of the racing.

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    Welcome

    The World Cup schedulers in their infinite wisdom have scheduled a couple of absolute weekend crackers today. Here's the second of them: Australia v Kenya. It just doesn't get any bigger than this.