"Dr. Harris seals clinical win"; "Tait tightens noose around Bangalore"; "Klinger's Redbacks cling on to Bangalore offerings" - There, the headlines you are unlikely to read tomorrow. Well played South Australia. On behalf of my colleagues Sid Talya and Abhishek Purohit, and scorer Binoy George, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Sid Monga's bulletin is here. Do join us for the double header tomorrow. Cheers!

Klinger, the Redbacks captain, is MoM. What a run he is having! "Really good all-round performance this. We have got the talent to beat anyone, and the boys are believing in it, at the moment. Great atmosphere in the dressing room, this is fantastic. Tait is a fantastic weapon for us. Daniel Christian is one of the best in the death."

Kumble: "Too many wickets at regular intervals, especially losing Taylor at that stage. Dillon got us to 150, we could have out pressure if we got early wickets. We could have bowled better, but should have had 15 runs more. The next game is a must-win for us."

Hang on for the presentations.

South Australia, take a bow! Not many gave this side a chance at the start of the tournament, but with three wins in three games, they become the first side to reach the last four. Klinger, in the process, has surged to the top of the tournament run-table. Daniel Harris gave him exemplary support to follow that fielding effort earlier in the day. For me, that ball summed up the difference between the two teams. Bangalore, like Mumbai earlier in the tournament, were average in the field. Even the youngsters - Manish Pandey and Virat Kohli - made basic errors. Like Harsha Bhogle, all of us are left wondering, what ails India's fielding. Bangalore have some serious concerns and will hope Kallis recovers fast.

Venkat has an eye on the points table. "This match gives, Lions a good chance for semis. They can easily win against Guyana. Then that makes the match between Bangalore and Lions as unofficial quarter-final."

18.3
1
Vinay Kumar to Ferguson, 1 run, That's it. Easy as they come. Back of a length outside off, Ferguson stays back, taps it softly into the covers and they take a single to finish a comprehensive win

Harik: "Looking at this performance, I think RCB will retain Kallis and he should ask for couple of million $ raise."

18.2
1
Vinay Kumar to Klinger, 1 run, faster outside off, Klinger stays in the crease and runs it down to third man for a single. One to win.
18.1
2
Vinay Kumar to Klinger, 2 runs, another really slow slower ball outside off, Klinger was in danger of doing a muscle the way he wound up to hit that! All is well though, carves it off the outside edge over point for a couple

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | SOA: 151/2 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 2.00)

  • CJ Ferguson20 (13b)
  • M Klinger66 (55b)
  • D du Preez3-0-26-0
  • R Vinay Kumar3-0-29-0

4 to win off 2 overs.

17.6
4
du Preez to Ferguson, FOUR runs, and that, Ferguson says, is how you deal with a du Preez slow nothing bouncer. Slow and outside off, he waited and waited for it, and when it came, he whacked it with a horizontal bat through the covers. Creamed.
17.5
1lb
du Preez to Klinger, 1 leg bye, hits him on the pads, but it was sliding down the leg. Runs into the off side
17.4
1
du Preez to Ferguson, 1 run, not so short this time, he chooses to pull and again bottom edges it away towards midwicket
17.3
0
du Preez to Ferguson, no run, bouncer, not much pace from du preez, but catches the batsman by surprise. Bottom-edges the swat-pull to midwicket
17.2
0
du Preez to Ferguson, no run, back of a length, sluggish bounce and the backfoot punch goes without any timing to the cover fielder
17.1
1lb
du Preez to Klinger, 1 leg bye, angles in from outside off, tries to work it off the pads but can't connect

"Cricinfo didn't mentioned so I am doing it...And Klinger becomes highest run getter in this tournament (actually he became when he made 12 runs in this innings)." Thanks Harik. du Preez comes on with a widish slip.

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | SOA: 144/2 (11 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.47, RRR: 3.66)

  • CJ Ferguson15 (9b)
  • M Klinger66 (53b)
  • R Vinay Kumar3-0-29-0
  • DW Steyn4-0-38-0
16.6
2
Vinay Kumar to Ferguson, 2 runs, shorter outside off, opens the face and guides it in front of the point fielder for a single
16.5
0
Vinay Kumar to Ferguson, no run, slow leg-cutter from Vinay, this is abit of a Karnataka specialty thanks to that man Venkatesh Prasad. Beats the batsman but it is so slow, he adjusts to dab it to point
16.4
2
Vinay Kumar to Ferguson, 2 runs, this time it is on his pads and he eases it off the pads behind square for a couple more
16.3
2
Vinay Kumar to Ferguson, 2 runs, very slow bouncer - 108 kph. Ferguson was readying to play the cut, then it came so slowly that he had enough time to rethink plans and play a cross-bat pull down to wide long on
16.2
0
Vinay Kumar to Ferguson, no run, back of a length outside off, thinks of playing it but lets it go. Steep bounce

South Aust 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st124M KlingerDJ Harris
2nd1M KlingerGA Manou
3rd30M KlingerCJ Ferguson

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033