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NOTTINGHAM, September 17- Tim Paine scored his maiden international century as Australia inflicted fresh one-day misery upon England with a crushing 111-run win here at Trent Bridge on Thursday.CAMERON_WHITE_Victory in this day/night fixture left world champions Australia 6-0 up and on course to complete the first ever 7-0 clean sweep in a bilateral series in Sunday’s finale at Durham’s Riverside ground.

The win also returned them to the top of the world one-day rankings although they will need to complete the whitewash this weekend to stay there.

Paine’s 111 was the cornerstone of Australia’s 296 for eight as the holders continued to warm-up in style for next week’s start of the Champions Trophy tournament in South Africa.

England, chasing 299 to win, collapsed to 60 for four inside 15 overs.

They were eventually dismissed for 185, with nine overs to spare as they suffered their 11th heaviest defeat, in terms of runs, in 517 one-day internationals (ODIs).

No England batsman made more than number eight Tim Bresnan’s 31 not out.

Wicketkeeper Paine, an opener in the one-day format, reached three figures in only his seventh match at this level.

"I’m rapt," said Paine. "I obviously got a bit nervous so to get it (the hundred) out of the way and for the team to win the sixth straight game is a great thrill."

Australia captain Ricky Ponting was delighted for his fellow Tasmanian, saying: "I thought he’d got some good starts and hadn’t fully capitalised so to see him go on was very pleasing.

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"As a team we are doing everything right."

Reflecting on Australia being back on top of the world standings, Ponting added: "It’s nice but you don’t ever play for these things."

Together with Michael Hussey (65), Paine – who only made his one-day international debut against Scotland in Edinburgh last month – put on 163 for the third wicket.

Fast bowler James Anderson, back in the England side after being rested for two matches, returned fine figures of four for 55.

Paine’s match got even better off only the second ball of England’s reply.

England captain Andrew Strauss appeared to have swayed out of the way of a Lee bouncer in near textbook fashion, the ball brushing his shoulder on the way through to Paine.

But Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, after a prolonged appeal, gave Strauss out and England were nought for one.

"It was a bit of a horror show with the bat," Strauss said.

"No-one is more frustrated than I am. We can sit down and talk about what went wrong today but ultimately it is about people getting up there, showing some character and delivering."

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Joe Denly drove James Hopes’s second ball for six but the medium-pacer had his revenge when, off his 11th delivery, the Kent opener skied him to Lee.

Ponting, long one of the world’s best outfielders, then produced two magnificent direct hit run-outs to dismiss Matt Prior and Ravi Bopara.

That left England 60 for four and they never looked like clawing their way back from such a dire position.

England, after Strauss’s run of five straight toss wins ended, saw Anderson dismiss Shane Watson and he then had Ponting caught off a hook at deep backward square-leg by Ryan Sidebottom.

But England’s joy at removing Ponting for six, 120 fewer than he managed in Australia’s four-wicket victory here on Tuesday, was short-lived as Paine unfurled a fine array of strokes.

The 24-year-old, only playing after first-choice keeper Brad Haddin was ruled out of the series with a broken finger that will also sideline him from the Champions Trophy, had made his maiden ODI fifty at Lord’s on Saturday.

His single off Graeme Swann saw him to a hundred off 130 balls, including a superb straight six off Dimitri Mascarenhas and 13 fours

Paine was eventually out when expertly caught by opposing gloveman Prior, standing up to the stumps, following a bottom edge off Mascarenhas.

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  1. Beloved King

    March 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I didn’t know Kibe Mungai was such a tribal idiot!To me he will remain a learned enemy till the day he will drop that tribal musk.

  2. Ken Mungai

    March 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Never surprising. He has always played this cad since he discovered himself. To him ( read them ) being Kenyan has been second.

  3. Omandi

    March 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    What about William Samoei Ruto?will he also be required to be sworn in as an Mp,then what?The reverse could also be true for TNA,please be carefull what you wish for your enemy!!

  4. Kipkemei

    March 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    So, basically, continuing with Mr. Ngunyi’s half baked analysis of Kenya’s politics, Mr. Mungai mis-analyzes Kalonzo’s move, then messes up further by saying that CORD will be uncorded because Mr. Musyoka may be MP and Raila will have no running mate- which constitution is he talking about- the one implemented in a vacuum, without an electoral law? besides, it is highly likely, based on those who followed opinion polls conducted transparently (e.g. one whose 2000 respondents we could all trace back) that Raila may garner upto 55% by 5pm on Monday March 4.

  5. MwanaWetu

    March 3, 2013 at 5:42 am

    It’s going to be a jubilee year come March 4th as Kenyans come out to vote. They threw everything at Uhuru and Ruto but they come out strong and more determined. Kenyans have decided to undo the CORD and your article hits the nail on the head. It’s time to give Kenya a fresh start with a fresh crop of leaders that will push the growth of this country to the next level. Let’s turn out in large numbers tomorrow and vote wisely. Vote peacefully.

  6. Orwell

    March 3, 2013 at 8:11 am

    George Orwell was not Irish.

  7. evans

    March 3, 2013 at 8:20 am

    to me am not amazed by kibe mugai article that what he said in 2007 that RAO will loose his langata parliamentary seat so that virtue he cant be president you might a brilliant lawyer as you want us to believe but you too tribal with your age you are really disappointing the Kenyans who are not tribal who are expecting you as proffessional to write inspiring articles that embarace one nation one people rather tribal articles you continue to write.

  8. kamau1947

    March 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    George Orwell was English and his name was not G.O. it was a pen name and he would have made nonsense of your logic. 1984 is past and tomorrow the 4th will pass also. Lets see the outcome, I don’t believe it will be as tribal and regional as is suggested here.

  9. geoffrey nyairo

    March 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    the article’s message is largely incoherent at best; and pathetic in its use of terms at worst. So many contradictions, and I would say that the ‘tyranny of numbers’ was better than this crap. In short, readers are reading the author’s idle thoughts. Sorry

  10. Juma Robert

    March 4, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Kibe Muingai, you may be a lawyer, but you need to see beyond your tribal nose, nonsense!

  11. KaCharlie

    March 4, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Kibe Mungai has sunk this low. So Moi’s regime was founded on “Anti-Kikuyu ideology”. Where was Raila Odinga during Moi’s regime? Did he serve 10 years as Moi’s VP like the current president or was he to become his heir apparent like your favourite candidate Uhuru Kenyatta? Surely this is a piece of rubbish written by a “learned” fellow.

  12. Kindkenyan

    March 5, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This elections will be won on tribal majority…this is a lesson to all other tribal minorities that voter registration is a very important exercise. Let the minorities pay for the consequences of their ignorance and remember to register in future.

  13. Kindkenyan

    March 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Tribal indeed tribal

  14. sisemikitu

    March 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    From his demeanor and histronics I have always thought he is unbalanced – he is kind of suicidal.

  15. popq

    March 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Haya this article seems to be confirmed by Kenyans voting patterns.

  16. Paul Douglas Obuong

    March 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    You are just one (1 )Kibe with one (1) vote,lets wait for the grand finale tally

  17. 1amkenyan

    March 6, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Only thing though is that Kalonzo’s name is missing from the party list submitted to the IEBC which somewhat negates some of your arguments?

  18. musa

    March 9, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Please Kenyans, lets live beyond clan-ism. What Kenya needs is Kenyans and not our tribes. I wish i would live to one day see, hear and feel that.
    At-least I tried to live above my clan when I was in employment. I do live amongst other tribes and practice love and harmony.

    Kenyans needs to focus onto what puts a plate of ugali onto their table.

  19. ali mohamed

    March 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Hahaha, it came to pass the tyranny of numbers. This debate is now closed.

  20. MaryT.

    March 9, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Even though i am reading this after the elections are over, i agree with the argument about the scheming that goes with the opinion polls. They are meant to tell the voter, ‘see, we are winning.’ Voter psychology embraces the one that is going for the win! I tried it personally. I was rooting for PK and i tried to convince those around me to choose him. The answer i was always given resonates with the argument here: “I know that PK is a good man, a hard worker and can make a good leader, BUT, he will not win! I don’t want my vote to go to waste.” People cherish being on the winning side and the opinion polls seek to work towards that gain. In this case, Ngunyi’s tyranny of numbers upset the grand scheme of the opinion polls!

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