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Last Updated:  Saturday, 15 March, 2003, 19:05 GMT
Australia v Kenya: Over by over

Latest: Australia 178-5 (31.4 overs) beat Kenya 174-8 (50 overs) by five wickets

Australia have beaten Kenya in the final Super Six match of the World Cup but it was not plain sailing.

Needing just 175 for victory, Australia suffered a minor wobble before Andrew Symonds and Ian Harvey steadied the nerves.

Kenya reached 174-8, recovering well from Brett Lee's early hat-trick, with captain Steve Tikolo's 51 the foundation of some spirited resistance.


32nd over: The winning runs come with a boundary

31st over: Two runs come from the over as Ongondo puts down a caught and bowled chance.

30th over: Another maiden over for Karim.

29th over: Harvey's drive just eludes the fielders for a catch and a short ball from Ongondo is then dispatched to the boundary.

28th over: Karim's unbelievable bowling spell continues with another maiden.

27th over: Symonds uses his strength to hit a majestic boundary and Harvey follows suit with his own four.

26th over: A maiden over for Karim.

25th over: After playing and missing, Symonds repeats the cut shot to Obuya and gains four. Obuya drops the final ball of the over shot and Symonds dispatches it through midwicket.

24th over: A maiden from Karim to Harvey, displaying several weapons in his arsenal.

23rd over: Harvey cuts four off the first delivery but Symonds steals the limelight with a pulled six off a shorter ball from Obuya.

22nd over: Committed fielding backs Karim up, allowing just a single.

21st over: Symonds square-cuts Obuya for a powerful four. His second boundary is less impressive, mis-timed but through the covers.

20th over: Karim allows his first run in his third over, but just a single.

19th over: Harvey gets off the mark with a drive through midwicket off Obuya.

18th over: Karim claims a second wicket in as many overs, Lehmann edging an arm-ball behind. Australia 117-4.

And Brad Hogg lasts just three balls before Karim collects a return catch off a spooned slower delivery. Australia 117-5.

17th over: Lehmann plays and misses at Obuya but the keeper cannot get to it as it runs fo four byes.

16th over: Left-arm spinner Aasif Karim is brought into the attack and is successful with his fourth ball, straightening one to strike Ponting on the pad in front of middle and off. Australia 109-3.

14th over: After struggling to get Ongondo away, Ponting connects with a pull through midwicket.

13th over: Ponting takes two on the leg side to bring up the Australia 100.

12th over: Ongondo finally gains his reward, Gilchrist edging with a fish outside off-stump and caught by stand-in keeper David Obuya. Australia 98-2.

Andrew Symonds is the new batsman, promoted up the order on his return from a groin injury.

11th over: Leg-spinner Collins Obuya comes into the attack early, replacing the wayward Tony Suji.

Gilchrist pulls his first delivery for four to bring up his 50 off 37 balls. He celebrates with consecutive sixes, the first onto the stand roof at deep midwicket, the second over it!

There are massive celebrations for a catchbehind, but umpire Bowden rules Ponting did not edge.

10th over: Ongondo takes his jumper after another good over - just a single and a leg-bye coming from it.

9th over: Gilchrist lives dangerously against a slower delivery from Suji, lofting high to vacant long-off. He does not quite time the next drive but it flies for four and the last ball of the over is lofted 10 rows deep over midwicket.

8th over: Ongondo continues to impress, Ponting forced into a jump-flick to take two on the off side.

7th over: Gilchrist greets Tony Suji's arrival in the attack with a pull from well outside off-stump through midwicket but he survives a scare when Martin Suji drops a simple chance off a pull to mid-on.

Ricky Ponting gets off the mark with a cover drive for four.

6th over: Hayden steps across the crease to combat Ongondo, gaining consecutive boundaries courtesy of a pull and a drive.

Hayden's cavalier approach proves his undoing as the left-hander is caught at midwicket over-reaching for a pull. Australia 50-1.

5th over: Suji's line remains wide, and Gilchrist takes three boundaries on the off side.

4th over: Gilchrist again struggles against Ongondo, gaining a single before Hayden thick-edges to the boundary for four.

3rd over: Gilchrist cuts two boundaries off Suji, whose line is consistently wide.

2nd over: Peter Ongondo shares the new ball, conceding a single run to Gilchrist.

1st over: Adam Gilchrist takes strike to Martin Suji as Australia begin their reply. The left-hander gets off the mark with a thick edge to backward point and Matthew Hayden drives two fours.

David Obuya is keeping wicket after brother Kennedy Otieno suffered a bruised elbow in his dismissal by Brett Lee.

INNINGS BREAK

50th over: Kenya bat out their 50 overs to record a creditable 174-8.

49th over: Suji is looking to take Kenya to the finish in style as he smashes Bichel for a straight six.

47th over: Kenya bring up their 150 with a quick single. Modi whips Bichel over midwicket for a boundary after being bounced by two balls in succession.

45th over Martin Suji survives a caught behind as the umpire correctly rules that a Bichel delivery had struck his arm guard.

44th over: Ponting takes a great diving catch as Tony Suji drives Lehmann to cover. Kenya 144-8

43rd over: Bichel has success with the second delivery of the new spell, a little outswing taking Obuya's edge through to wicket-keeper Gilchrist. Kenya 139-6.

New batsman Peter Ongondo gets off the mark second ball.

A similar delivery gains the same result, Ongondo edging a slightly shorter ball behind. Kenya 141-7.

42nd over: Collins Obuya gets off the mark with a top-edged sweep off Lehmann for two.

41st over: Modi is unable to get Hogg away, a desperate pull gaining a single. Hogg finishes with figures of 10-1-31-1.

40th over: Lehmann speeds through his over and the final ball is again where the action is, Tikolo gaining a leading edge high to Bichel at long off. Sri Lanka 131-5.

39th over: Tikolo pushes Hogg for a single on the leg side, bringing up his half-century from 97 deliveries.

38th over: Again the final ball of the over is dispatched, Modi sweeping Lehmann through square leg.

37th over: Hogg returns for Lee. Tikolo ruins a good over with an edge through third man.

36th over: Video replays appear to show Tikolo out of his ground after he is beaten by Lehmann, the ball rebounding off Gilchrist's gloves.

35th over: Lee has Tikolo hopping but the batsman gains a single from an edge to third man

34th over: Darren Lehmann's bustling left-arm spin is introduced to keep the batsmen from settling. Tikolo bottom-edges worryingly close to his stumps.

33rd over: Lee replaces Harvey with four overs remaining in his quota, gaining a hint of reverse swing.

Tikolo gets a lucky break, Ponting putting down another difficult chance diving full length at midwicket. With consecutive balls, Modi is pinned back, gloving high but it falls safely on both occasions.

32nd over: There is massive applause from the converted South African crowd as the Kenya 100 is brought up by Tikolo, driving two towards point.

31st over: Tikolo employs a cheeky flick-sweep against Hogg, running two on Bichel's throw. Hogg loops it up and Modi drives through the covers for four.

30th over: There is a slight delay as Harvey cleans up a cut on his arm before taking the ball. Harvey uses the slower ball well to conced just two.

27th over: Modi gets off the mark, turning Harvey backward of square.

26th over: Australia finally gain the breakthrough they have been desperate for. Shah gains a massive top-edge trying to sweep Hogg. Nathan Haurtiz takes the catch running to deep square leg. Kenya 82-4.

Hitesh Modi survives the rest of the over despite a cluster of close fielders.

25th over: This pair are looking increasingly settled, taking five consecutive singles off Hogg to reach 81-3 at the half-way point.

24th over: Shah top-edges a short one from harvey but it falls safel at midwicket.

23rd over: Hogg bowls a good over, tricking Tikolo with his flipper and conceding just two.

22nd over: Tikolo drives wonderfully through the covers off a Harvey half-volley.

21st over: Hogg bowls a second efficient over, conceding a single.

20th over: Ian Harvey replaces Bichel, appealing for an lbw against Shah second ball, which is a little too high and runs for four leg-byes.

19th over: Australia resort to the left-arm wrist-spin of Brad Hogg, who concedes a single run.

18th over: Shah gains successive boundaries either side of the wicket as Bichel bangs the ball in short, bringing up the 50 partnership.

16th over: Bichel bowls a maiden to Tikolo.

15th over: McGrath is replaced in the attack, Lee switching ends to return. He responds with a maiden to Shah.

14th over: Bichel keeps Shah quiet, varying his length.

13th over: Tikolo signals that he has had enough of McGrath's short stuff, hooking four. McGrath tries fuller and is straight-driven for four more.

12th over: Bichel recovers well in his second over, allowing Shah a single run.

11th over: McGrath launches a vicious assault on Tikolo, bowling short and striking the batsman twice, although there is barely a flicker from the other end.

10th over: Andy Bichel replaces Lee, whose first four-over spell brought three wickets for nine runs. Shah scores successive fous, flicking through midwicket and then punching down the ground.

9th over: Tikolo appears unflustered in taking a couple despite a probing over from McGrath.

8th over: Tikolo edges Lee and a diving Ponting gets one hand to it but cannot complete what would have been a brilliant catch.

7th over: Tikolo drives McGrath into the covers for three.

6th over: Captain Steve Tikolo takes strike for the first time, defending against Lee. Shah scores successive boundaries, a square drive and a cut both timed beautifully.

5th over: Shah drives into the covers for two - the first real shot of the day.

4th over: Otieno tries to get out of the way of a blazing bouncer, is hit on the elbow and plays on. The batsman is lying on his crease writhing in agony. Kenya 3-1.

Brijal Patel nicks his first delivery - an inswinger from Lee - straight to Ponting at second slip. Kenya 3-2.

Lee completes a hat-trick, with an inswinging yorker beating David Obuya's defences. Kenya 3-3.

3rd over: McGrath strikes Otieno on the pad without a shot being offered. It may have been high. The first run of the day comes from a thick edge behind gully.

2nd over: Lee shares the new ball, Ravindu Shah wafting at his out-swing. Another maiden.

1st over: McGrath opens the bowling from the Old Fort Road End to Kennedy Otieno, getting massive swing and starting with a maiden.

Toss and teams: Australia win the toss and decide to field, expecting a quick wicket early on.

Michael Bevan is rested to protect a "back niggle", with Andrew Symonds, who passed a fitness test on his groin injury, replacing him.

Kenya make two changes, leaving out Thomas Odoyo and Maurice Odumbe, both of whom are believed to be carrying minor strains.

Brijal Patel and David Obuya replace them.


Australia: Ricky Ponting (capt), Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Damien Martyn, Darren Lehmann, Andrew Symonds, Ian Harvey, Brad Hogg, Andrew Bichel, Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath.

Kenya: Steve Tikolo (capt), Kennedy Otieno, Ravindu Shah, Brijal Patel, Hitesh Modi, David Obuya, Collins Obuya, Tony Suji, Martin Suji, Peter Ongondo, Asif Karim.


SEE ALSO
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