Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
123(68) 6x4 - 11x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 8 0 10 12 7 3
CH Gayle
92(41) 8x4 - 8x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 4 0 4 14 6 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Cummins
O4.0
M0
R45
W4
Eco11.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Dilshan
O4.0
M0
R10
W1
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well, the boundary-hitting fest is over. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off, along with our scorer Gopi Rangarajan. See you tomorrow for the other semi-final in Chennai. Cheers, and stay clear of the monstrous sixes. Sid Monga has deftly managed to stay clear of everyone all day - here is his match report.

Virat is the Man of the Match again. Virat: "Two nights ago I said it happens once in a while, we have done it again. i went in with a mindset to play myself in, I was not desperate to score but I got the right cricket shots. Chris has the ability to give a 25-run over. The other day I made a mistake trying to go for a six off the strike bowler [Tait]. This time I decided to play two dot balls. That [game against South Australia] will still be the best, this can be second-best I think."

Vettori, who is still padded up: "Amazing games both. Its tough for the bowlers but it must be amazing to watch. Two hundred is a par score here. It was tough to be belted over the park but we managed to get home tonight. they are confident enough to back their games but you have still to play exceptionally well. It is pure batsmanship and its enthralling to watch. Some of the bowlers will look forward to not playing here."

Katich: "Virat was brilliant, Gayle was awesome, We tried different lengths, different paces, it was a big learning experience for the young bowlers, probably a couple of dropped catches cost us today. Earlier on the ball was holding up a bit."

RCB are taking a lap around the Chinnaswamy Stadium. David Warner is gutted, he is down on the ground

Twice in three days, RCB have withstood the onslaught of an opposition batsman's century. They haven't had any of their own, but they have Virat Kohli and they have Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan. They might as well do away with their bowlers. And then maybe not. The final will be at a different ground, on a different pitch. But for the moment, they are on top of the T20 franchise world, having successfully chased 200 on consecutive occasions

Ashwin: "Is the curator available? Our roads aren't that good."

dheeraj: "As much as this is considered a run fest and many people think there is nothing in this field for the bowlers, I would suggest to look at Dilshan's overs."

18.3
4
Smith to Kaif, FOUR runs, that is it, Kaif puts RCB in the final of the Champions League with an emphatic loft over mid off, one bounce in to the boundary
18.2
4
Smith to Kaif, FOUR runs, too short, with men in the ring, Kaif goes back and drags the pull over mid on
18.1
0
Smith to Kaif, no run, padded away in the end, he thought it would go down leg, but it turned in enough

END OF OVER:
18 | 16 Runs | RCB: 196/4

  • V Kohli84 (49b)
  • M Kaif5 (5b)
  • MA Starc3-0-41-0
  • SR Clark4-0-31-0
17.6
4
Starc to Kohli, FOUR runs, another one, through third man now, he was up in the ring, and Virat crouched low to squeeze the full delivery past him
17.5
4
Starc to Kohli, FOUR runs, superb shot, it was the slower ball, Virat got under it and went inside out over extra cover, the man in the deep got to it with a slide but it rolled into the rope
17.4
6
Starc to Kohli, SIX runs, Virat gets the crowd breathing and cheering again with a 75 metres six over wide long off, the man was in the ring, the ball was pitched up, and Virat got it off the middle, he punches the air

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
123(68) 6x4 - 11x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 8 0 10 12 7 3
CH Gayle
92(41) 8x4 - 8x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 4 0 4 14 6 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Cummins
O4.0
M0
R45
W4
Eco11.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Dilshan
O4.0
M0
R10
W1
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR440016.0000.723
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.063
Lions41206.000-0.076
DOLPH40400.000-1.338
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP440016.0002.154
HH431012.0001.184
BT41304.000-0.230
COBRA41304.000-0.967
ND41304.000-2.655
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND330012.0002.141
Lions32108.000-0.034
MI31204.000-0.045
Expre30300.000-2.101