Monday, March 14, 2011

ICC-CWC-2011. Matches 30 & 31. Gr.A

Match.30. Group A. New Zealand vs Canada

New Zealand 358 for 6 beat Canada 261 for 9, by 97 runs. Every batsman contributed, with BB McCullum making 101 of 109, and Taylor making 74 of 44. Baidwan 3 for 84, Balaji Rao 2 for 62 and Davison 1 for 30 picked up the wickets.
Canada did a reasonable job of chasing, making 261 for 9, with Bagai and Hansra making 84 and 70 runs each. Oram 3 for 47 and Mills 2 for 2 were the pick of the New Zealand bowlers. New Zealand batting and bowling is peaking at the right time. They are game triers, and let us wish them luck.


Match.31. Group.A. Australia vs Kenya
Australia 324 for 6 beat Kenya 264 for 6 by 60 runs. Excepting Cameron White, all Australians got in to double figures, with Clarke 93 of 80, Haddin 63 of 79 and Michel Hussey 54 of 43. Odhiambo 3 for 57, Kamande 2 for 46 and Obuya 1 for 33 bowled well.
Kenyan's were never in the hunt, but batted their heart out for 264 for 6, with Obuya making a brilliant 98 not out of 129 and Mishra 72 of 89. Tait and Lee took two and a wicket each. Kenyan's lost the match, but were the darling of the crowd on the day. Australians have kept their undefeated record in CWC. Will they take it all way ?

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