Champions League Twenty20 - 18th match, Group B

Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

And we are all set for what should be a cracking chase. Manish Pandey's on strike, Cliffe Deacon to bowl

0.1

Deacon to Pandey, no run, starts with a length ball outside off, Pandey keeps his bat behind his body and leaves it to the keeper

0.2

Deacon to Pandey, no run, again through to the keeper, but this time it was a touch shorter and Pandey thought about playing it

0.3

Deacon to Pandey, no run, gets bat on ball this time, nicely forward and defended

0.4

Deacon to Pandey, no run, no width at all for Pandey this over, length ball shapes into the batsman after pitching, pushed towards the bowler

0.5

Deacon to Pandey, no run, this one holds its line and angles past the batsman who is happy to leave it to the keeper, 131 kmh delivery

0.6

Deacon to Pandey, FOUR, smash! pitched up by Deacon, Pandey cracks it back past the bowler for four, Bangalore are away

End of over 1 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0 (156 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.21)
MK Pandey    4* (6b 1x4)      WA Deacon    1-0-4-0
R Dravid    0* (0b)     

1.1

O'Reilly to Dravid, no run, appeal for caught-behind, that was a ripper to start from O'Reilly, shortish ball that jagged into Dravid who looked to play it towards the leg side, hit on the body and looped to keeper

1.2

O'Reilly to Dravid, FOUR, another short ball, this time Dravid is in position to pull, he sends that to midwicket for four, not too well timed but once it cleared the man in the ring there was no worry for Dravid

1.3

O'Reilly to Dravid, FOUR, another boundary, streaky this time, outside off and Dravid thrashes at it, gets an outside edge that flies over slip for four

1.4

O'Reilly to Dravid, no run, length ball nips into the batsman, who leaves it through to the keeper

1.5

O'Reilly to Dravid, no run, short of length and outside off, Dravid tries to chop that one towards point, gets a bottom edge, the ball bounces about a foot wide off the stumps and rolls towards the keeper

1.6

O'Reilly to Dravid, no run, finishes the over with an 138kmh delivery, well outside off, left alone

End of over 2 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 12/0 (148 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.22)
R Dravid    8* (6b 2x4)      E O'Reilly    1-0-8-0
MK Pandey    4* (6b 1x4)      WA Deacon    1-0-4-0

2.1

Deacon to Pandey, no run, full ball just outside off, Pandey looks to smash that to long-on, inside-edge sends the ball squirting towards square leg

2.2

Deacon to Pandey, FOUR, majestic from Pandey, length ball on off, Pandey gets forward and drives that over mid-on, lifts his back leg and hold the follow through

2.3

Deacon to Pandey, 1 run, bit of width and he guides that one towards backward point for a single

2.4

Deacon to Dravid, 1 run, again the batsman is given some width, Dravid rocks back and carves the ball towards third man for a single

2.5

Deacon to Pandey, no run, shorter delivery this time, Pandey gets forward and blocks the ball towards cover

2.6

Deacon to Pandey, no run, short of length and well outside off, Pandey hangs back and looks to steer the ball towards backward point, gets a bottom edge and the ball rolls to the off side

End of over 3 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 18/0 (142 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.35)
MK Pandey    9* (11b 2x4)      WA Deacon    2-0-10-0
R Dravid    9* (7b 2x4)      E O'Reilly    1-0-8-0

3.1

O'Reilly to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide delivery, easy for Dravid, he slashes that past a diving point fielder for four

3.2

O'Reilly to Dravid, no run, not a short this time and closer to off, Dravid skips away to leg and looks to place the ball towards backward point but he misses

3.3

O'Reilly to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid guides this one towards point and takes a single

3.4

O'Reilly to Pandey, 1 run, 134.6 kmh, full ball, just outside off, dug out by Pandey towards mid-off

3.5

O'Reilly to Dravid, no run, back of a length and some width provided, cracked towards cover but can't beat the fielder

3.6

O'Reilly to Dravid, 1 run, bowler grunts as he hurls a 137 kmh delivery, on the pads, whipped towards wide mid-on by Dravid

End of over 4 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/0 (135 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 8.43)
R Dravid    15* (12b 3x4)      E O'Reilly    2-0-15-0
MK Pandey    10* (12b 2x4)      WA Deacon    2-0-10-0

Frylinck into the attack

4.1

Frylinck to Dravid, 2 runs, length ball and well outside off, Dravid goes for the lofted drive over cover, doesn't quite get hold of it, the ball loops over the in-field

Phil says: "After all the intense adverse publicty about the Commonwealth Games today, a win by RCB will be more than welcome."

4.2

Frylinck to Dravid, FOUR, lovely timing from Dravid, fullish ball slanting into the pads, Dravid leans towards the off side and pushes the ball past mid-on for four

4.3

Frylinck to Dravid, no run, slower ball, full and quite wide, Dravid reaches across and punches it towards cover

4.4

Frylinck to Dravid, no run, a touch short from Frylinck, Dravid set himself up for the pull, the ball stayed lower than he expected and he is hit on the thigh guard

4.5

Frylinck to Dravid, no run, just outside off, Dravid makes room by moving beyond leg and carves that to backward point

4.6

Frylinck to Dravid, no run, length ball in the corridor outside off, Dravid fishes at it and he is beaten

End of over 5 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 31/0 (129 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 8.60)
R Dravid    21* (18b 4x4)      R Frylinck    1-0-6-0
MK Pandey    10* (12b 2x4)      E O'Reilly    2-0-15-0

Decent start from Bangalore. Lions need wickets

5.1

O'Reilly to Pandey, FOUR, just short of length Pandey plants his front foot well forward and smashes that one through covers for four

5.2

O'Reilly to Pandey, 1 wide, O'Reilly responds with a bouncer, it's too short and too high, Pandey weaves out of the way

5.2

O'Reilly to Pandey, no run, length ball just outside off, Pandey opens the face and guides the ball towards backward point

5.3

O'Reilly to Pandey, 2 runs, bowler grunts again, slants the ball into the pads, Pandey chips it uppishly but well wide of mid-on

5.4

O'Reilly to Pandey, no run, short of length ball, 138 kmh, heading for middle and leg, eased towards mid-on

5.5

O'Reilly to Pandey, no run, similar length, outside off this time, defended back to the bowler

5.6

O'Reilly to Pandey, no run, stifled appeal for lbw, length ball slanting into the pads and down the leg side, off the pads towards the off side

Gokul: "I have to disagree with Phil. How can a RCB victory even help with all the chaos that is happening with the CWG ? I sincerely hope things go without any more embarrassment to our country. "

End of over 6 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/0 (122 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 8.71)
MK Pandey    16* (18b 3x4)      E O'Reilly    3-0-22-0
R Dravid    21* (18b 4x4)      R Frylinck    1-0-6-0

6.1

Cameron to Dravid, 2 runs, Dravid gets on the backfoot and slaps the ball towards sweeper cover, Pandey pushes Dravid to return for the second

6.2

Cameron to Dravid, 1 run, length ball on off, Dravid moved away from the stumps and smashes that towards extra cover, superbly fielded by Phangiso

6.3

Cameron to Pandey, 1 run, swats that from well outside off towards deep midwicket by Pandey

6.4

Cameron to Dravid, 2 runs, again Dravid skips away to make room and play an inside-out drive, just about beats extra cover

6.5

Cameron to Dravid, no run, just outside off, Dravid swishes at it and misses

6.6

Cameron to Dravid, FOUR, fuller delivery, again Dravid moves away from the stumps, he looks to slice that one, bottom hand comes off as he tries to put plenty of power in the stroke, gets enough on it to send the ball to the deep backward point boundary

End of over 7 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/0 (112 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.85, RRR: 8.61)
R Dravid    30* (23b 5x4)      R Cameron    1-0-10-0
MK Pandey    17* (19b 3x4)      E O'Reilly    3-0-22-0

7.1

Phangiso to Pandey, 1 run, makes room and flat bats that one down to long-off

7.2

Phangiso to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid is about two feet outside legstump when he plays that shot, slapped towards mid-off for a single to bring up the half-century

7.3

Phangiso to Pandey, no run, chopped towards point, straight at the fielder

7.4

Phangiso to Pandey, 1 run, very short from the spinner, swing towards midwicket

7.5

Phangiso to Dravid, 2 runs, plenty of confusion here, Dravid gets the ball towards short fine and runs, he's sent back by Pandey, dravid scramble back but the throw isn't backed up and there are overthrows to be had

7.6

Phangiso to Dravid, OUT, Dravid is gone, again he stepped away from leg to get that one towards the off side, he misses and the ball crashes into the stumps, the breakthrough Lions have been searching for

R Dravid b Phangiso 33 (30m 26b 5x4 0x6) SR: 126.92

End of over 8 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/1 (107 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.62, RRR: 8.91)
     AM Phangiso    1-0-5-1
MK Pandey    19* (22b 3x4)      R Cameron    1-0-10-0

8.1

Cameron to Pandey, 1 run, full and wide, played uppishly past point

8.2

Cameron to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off, driven towards extra cover off the front foot, mistimed

8.3

Cameron to Kohli, 1 run, slow, loopy delivery, full too and nearly gets through Kohli's defence, Kohli manages to nick it onto his boots and the ball dribbles towards the keeper

8.4

Cameron to Pandey, (no ball) FOUR, full ball outside off, bottom-hand comes off as Pandey looks to squeeze that one past point, the placement is still perfect though and he gets a boundary, plus a free-hit

8.4

Cameron to Pandey, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, whacks it powerfully down to long-off, Kohli sprints back for the second, superb running

8.5

Cameron to Pandey, 1 run, Pandey gets down on one knee and swings the ball towards long-on for a single

8.6

Cameron to Kohli, 2 runs, slower ball, short of a length and angling into off stump, played with soft hands towards the leg side, batsmen scramble back for the second

End of over 9 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 65/1 (95 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.22, RRR: 8.63)
V Kohli    3* (3b)      R Cameron    2-0-22-0
MK Pandey    27* (26b 4x4)      AM Phangiso    1-0-5-1

9.1

Phangiso to Pandey, no run, driven back towards the bowler

9.2

Phangiso to Pandey, 1 run, on the pads, worked behind square leg

9.3

Phangiso to Kohli, 1 run, gets on the front foot and taps the ball towards mid-on, the bowler chases after it and fields it just inside the circle

9.4

Phangiso to Pandey, FOUR, nice shot that, Pandey comes down the track, gets to the pitch and hits it flamboyantly over the bowler for four

9.5

Phangiso to Pandey, SIX, terrible delivery that, a half-tracker that sat up to be hit, gets the front leg out of the way and helps himself to a six over midwicket

9.6

Phangiso to Pandey, 1 run, gets forward and clips it toward deep midwicket

Nitin Sundar to take you to the end of the game.

End of over 10 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 78/1 (82 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.80, RRR: 8.20)
MK Pandey    39* (31b 5x4 1x6)      AM Phangiso    2-0-18-1
V Kohli    4* (4b)      R Cameron    2-0-22-0

Thanks Sid R. Pandey coming to the party once again in South Africa. Frylinck comes on.

10.1

Frylinck to Pandey, FOUR, whump! Begins with a length ball sliding into Pandey's pads and he tonks it along the way over square leg for four

10.2

Frylinck to Pandey, 1 run, moves to outside off and Pandey taps it towards point for a single

Sunny: "Its going to be Uthappas ngt tonight... Someone earlier said that it was Petersons day referring to Robbie.. Thats what going to happen.. not Alviro but Robbie!"

10.3

Frylinck to Kohli, no run, back of a length, Kohli gets nicely behind it and defends back down the track

10.4

Frylinck to Kohli, no run, slower ball, 113 kph and Kohli reaches out to drive it softly to mid off for one

10.5

Frylinck to Kohli, 1 leg bye, full toss, angling down the leg strikes him on the pads, but it was missing leg. They take a leg bye

Jai gets imaginative: "I agree with an earlier comment on names in the lions camp sounding indian - i almost thought that a phagnis (Phangiso) was bowling the over :)"

10.6

Frylinck to Pandey, no run, short ball, Pandey comes out and looks to whack across the line. Forehand cross court, straight to the fielder at midwicket

End of over 11 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 84/1 (76 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.63, RRR: 8.44)
MK Pandey    44* (34b 6x4 1x6)      R Frylinck    2-0-11-0
V Kohli    4* (7b)      AM Phangiso    2-0-18-1

11.1

Cameron to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, Kohli punches it to long off for one

11.2

Cameron to Pandey, no run, slow yorker from Cameron, on Pandey's toes and he can't do much with it

11.3

Cameron to Pandey, OUT, gone this time! Cameron was looking for another yorker and missed by a foot. Pandey latched on and looked to go over long off, but could not get enough on it. O'Reilly at long off runs in, tumbles forward and takes a smart catch

MK Pandey c O'Reilly b Cameron 44 (43m 36b 6x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

Ross Taylor is the new man in.

11.4

Cameron to Kohli, 2 runs, punches the over-pitched ball down to long on and takes a couple

11.5

Cameron to Kohli, 1 run, drifts into Kohli's pads and he works it away to square leg for one

72 off 49. Tight finish coming up.

11.6

Cameron to Taylor, 1 run, takes a single to sweeper cover to get going, and retain strike

End of over 12 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/2 (71 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.41, RRR: 8.87)
LRPL Taylor    1* (1b)      R Cameron    3-0-27-1
V Kohli    8* (10b)      R Frylinck    2-0-11-0

Kedar the South Indian chef: "if uthappa wins the match for rcb,i will treat him with special ghee uthappa" Phangiso to bowl.

12.1

Phangiso to Taylor, 1 run, drifts on to the pads, tapped towards midwicket for one

12.2

Phangiso to Kohli, no run, almost a yorker on leg stump, can't get bat on it and it is through to the keeper

12.3

Phangiso to Kohli, 1 run, he chips out this time and takes it on the full, drives it to long off along the carpet

12.4

Phangiso to Taylor, 2 runs, on middle stump, Taylor puts the front foot across and works it with soft hands to midwicket. Manic running makes two runs possible

12.5

Phangiso to Taylor, 1 run, again, very full, and again Taylor comes across to off stump and turns it off the pads to the leg side

12.6

Phangiso to Kohli, FOUR, Shot from Kohli! He chipped out, and ended up getting too close to the pitch of the ball, but stayed beside the line and uncorked the wrists to send it scurrying through the covers. Nicely done, shot of a man in form.

End of over 13 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 98/2 (62 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.53, RRR: 8.85)
V Kohli    13* (13b 1x4)      AM Phangiso    3-0-27-1
LRPL Taylor    5* (4b)      R Cameron    3-0-27-1

Deacon comes back on.

13.1

Deacon to Taylor, no run, back of a length on middle and angling across. Opens the face to run it to the covers

13.2

Deacon to Taylor, no run, back of a length outside off, looks to drive off the backfoot into the off side, but can't get it away

13.3

Deacon to Taylor, OUT, Taylor is gone! He could have been representing any one of three teams in this tournament, but his returns so far will make the other two teams not mind the fact that they don't have him. Half volley on off stump, asking to be thumped, Taylor tried to take it over the cover fielder, but Petersen inside the circle jumped up to haul it in.

LRPL Taylor c Petersen b Deacon 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Uthappa to face. 62 off 39. Lions edging ahead.

13.4

Deacon to Uthappa, 1 run, back of a length, Uthappa calmly stays in the crease and angles it behind square for one

13.5

Deacon to Kohli, FOUR, placed to perfection! Short ball, 117 kph and sitting up outside off, but there was a midwicket in place and deep square leg, so placement of the essence. Kohli rolled the wrists and bisected the two men to find the boundary

13.6

Deacon to Kohli, 1 run, this one is slightly fuller and faster, outside off. Kohli punches into the covers for a quick single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 104/3 (56 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.42, RRR: 9.33)
V Kohli    18* (15b 2x4)      WA Deacon    3-0-16-1
RV Uthappa    1* (1b)      AM Phangiso    3-0-27-1

14.1

Cameron to Kohli, 1 run, full toss angling into Kohli's body and he pull-swings it, on the bounce to deep midwicket

14.2

Cameron to Uthappa, no run, draws him forward with a full one outside off, Uthappa plays inside the line and misses, but stays in the crease with the keper standing up

14.3

Cameron to Uthappa, FOUR, Shot! Tsolekile is standing up to the stumps and Cameron firing it full outside off. Uthappa waits, stays beside the line and opens the face as it sits up to send it to the third man boundary

14.4

Cameron to Uthappa, 1 run, full toss on middle, Uthappa punches it back towards the bowler and a fumble gives him the single

14.5

Cameron to Kohli, 1 run, another full toss on off stump, Kohli drags it across to deep midwicket

14.6

Cameron to Uthappa, 1 run, OUT, Uthappa is gone! Another full toss, on the pads, Uthappa drills it down to deep mid wicket and completes the single. He thinks of a second and over-commits to it - shades of Vaughn van Jaarsveld earlier in the day. Kohli sends him back and Uthappa stumbles back in at the bowler's end, but the stumps are borken by the bowler

RV Uthappa run out 7 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Looks like Kedar has jinxed two people today! Cameron White comes out. 48 off 30.

End of over 15 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 112/4 (48 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.46, RRR: 9.60)
     R Cameron    4-0-35-1
V Kohli    20* (17b 2x4)      WA Deacon    3-0-16-1

15.1

Deacon to White, 1 run, full on off stump, driven out gently to the off side for a single

15.2

Deacon to Kohli, 3 runs, lucky, lucky! Good bouncer, hurries Kohli into the pull and he top-edges it, thankfully for him into no-man's land to the leg side, very fine. They pick three too.

15.3

Deacon to White, no run, yes, no, may be, White is safe! Looks for the tip and run to point and he is quickly off the blocks, but Kohli sends him back

15.4

Deacon to White, 1 run, slow off cutter, 111.1 kph and White gets it away to the left of point for a quick single

15.5

Deacon to Kohli, no run, spot-on with the yorker, only 128 kph but if you can hit that spot just outside off, pace does not matter. Batsman can't do much

15.6

Deacon to Kohli, no run, pressure! Kohli feels the heat, he is looking to get under one, Deacon delivers it short, and Kohli is a tad early into the pull, No contact made.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 117/4 (43 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 10.75)
V Kohli    23* (20b 2x4)      WA Deacon    4-0-21-1
CL White    2* (3b)      R Cameron    4-0-35-1

Sootty: "Doesn't look like we are getting any ghee utthapas here tonight. Perhaps some caramel for Cameroon instead..." Or maybe macaroons?

16.1

O'Reilly to White, 1 run, starts with a searing yorker homing in on off stump, and it is kept out to the covers for one.

16.2

O'Reilly to Kohli, no run, on the spot again, Kohli is struggling to get them away. Played back to the bowler

16.3

O'Reilly to Kohli, SIX, what a shot! That is a short boundary alright, and it was minimal effort from Kohli as he got inside the line and played that swat-flick which had Mumbai in trouble the other day. Six over deep square leg

16.4

O'Reilly to Kohli, SIX, SHOT! Another length ball, on off stump, Kohli opens up the off side and goes WHACK straight over the bowler's head. No backlift, no follow through. None needed when you time it like that!

16.5

O'Reilly to Kohli, FOUR, and he completes the full complement with one through the off side! backs away to leg stump, opens up the off side, gets a half volley on off stump and drills it through the line into the cver boundary

16.6

O'Reilly to Kohli, 2 runs, full toss on middle and he can't quite get it away this time, gets it down to wide long on for 2. What an over!

End of over 17 (19 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 136/4 (24 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 8.00)
V Kohli    41* (25b 3x4 2x6)      E O'Reilly    4-0-41-0
CL White    3* (4b)      WA Deacon    4-0-21-1

17.1

Frylinck to White, 1 run, White does the smart thing, works it off his toes for a single and hands it to red-hot Kohli

17.2

Frylinck to Kohli, 1 run, this one drifts on to the pads and Kohli flicks it easily behind square. There is cover in the deep though

17.3

Frylinck to White, FOUR, bouncer at 129 kph, White happily pulls it away square, murderous intent, he spun a couple of times as he swung it away

17.4

Frylinck to White, 2 runs, and now he drills one down the ground, gets under it anbd looks for the big hit, but not enough elevation. Kohli hares back for two

17.5

Frylinck to White, 1 run, full on off stump, White is backing away again and manages a single to point

17.6

Frylinck to Kohli, 2 runs, bouncer to Kohli at 134 kph, he is seeing them early, so early that he is playing them early and not timing them. Still picks two to deep midwicket

End of over 18 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 147/4 (13 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.16, RRR: 6.50)
V Kohli    44* (27b 3x4 2x6)      R Frylinck    3-0-22-0
CL White    11* (8b 1x4)      E O'Reilly    4-0-41-0

30 have come off the last 2 overs and Bangalore are running away with this.

18.1

de Bruyn to White, 1 run, full on White's toes and he clips it in front of square for one

18.2

de Bruyn to Kohli, FOUR, well, not the time to feed Kohli with meat and drink is it? Another one, full and on his pads, he happily tucks into it. Phangiso ran across and dived from deep midwicket, but all to no avail

18.3

de Bruyn to Kohli, 1 run, and again, on the pads, he swings it round the corner but can't find the gap this time

18.4

de Bruyn to White, SIX, White!!! Wicked, violent Whack! Serves up a length ball on middle, White gets everything behind it and lofts it over midwicket. Into the Wanderers sky and lands well beyond the boundary

Anshul: "Forget utthapam and caramel .. i am getting Kohlapuri Misal and jaggery for Kohli !! "

18.5

de Bruyn to White, no run, at long last, de Bruyn lands a yorker on the spot and White can't do much with it. Played back to the bowler

18.6

de Bruyn to White, 1 run, Ladies and gentlemen, we have an IPL team in the Champions League at long last! Full toss on middle and leg, and White bunts it over the infield on the leg side. The Lions have stopped roaring. Bangalore have marched into the last four.

So then, that's the way the cookie crumbles for the Lions. They have done very well for themselves, impressing their home crowd and beating Mumbai and Guyana. Not good enough for the semis though. Bangalore and South Australia march ahead. Sid Monga's bulletin captures the thrills and spills of the day here. Lots to play for in Group A, where there are two games coming up tomorrow, including the all-important Chennai v Warriors game. Do tune in for that one. On behalf of team ESPNcricinfo, this is Nitin Sundar signing off for the day. Cheers!

Presentations coming up. Kohli is the MoM "Really happy to be there till the end, and the team won. I was really disappointed about the last game after taking it to the last ball. Happy to do it this time. T20 games turn in one over. I was waiting for it, and it came in the 17th over. I messed up with Uthappa's run out and apologised to him.. He is a good friend, doesn't mind that (smiles)" I am reminded of him running out Kevin Pietersen in the IPL. There were no jokes on that occasion though!

Petersen: "We fought all the way and played as a team. Our success should not be measured by where we finished, but by the obstacles we crossed. We were about 20 runs short. Kumble tied us up a bit. The best team won - all the best to Bangalore for the semis"

Kumble: "As long as wickets were there, and Virat was in with Whitey, we knew it was about one good over. Virat's spell was critical, myself and him.. Dillon and Steyn bowled really well in the end. I was disappointed with my performance in the previous game, no better time to step up than in the next game. Nice to go back to Durban. (Smiles when asked about who he supports for tomorrow) Hope Chennai makes it there."

Senthil: "Some one said no Indian performed for RCB in the previous match against South Australia.... now RCB is thru to semis coz of Kumble, Dravid, Pandey and Kohli's performances!" True.

Virat Kohli is the man of the moment. He was left on his haunches, desolate and depressed after the tragic defeat against Mumbai. Today he ensured it did not even get that close. 49 runs scored with murderous intent in 29 balls, and that 17th over from O'Reilly cinched it. Well played young man! Don't forget Kumble though. His drop of Bravo probably cost Bangalore that game against Mumbai. He came on today, choked Lions, got Petersen bowled, and put his side on course for a win.

End of over 19 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 160/4 (RR: 8.42)
CL White    19* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Z de Bruyn    1-0-13-0
V Kohli    49* (29b 4x4 2x6)      R Frylinck    3-0-22-0
Tournament Results
Warriors v Super Kings at Johannesburg - Sep 26, 2010
Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Warriors v South Aust at Centurion - Sep 25, 2010
Warriors won by 30 runs
Super Kings v RCB at Durban - Sep 24, 2010
Super Kings won by 52 runs (D/L method)
Super Kings v Warriors at Port Elizabeth - Sep 22, 2010
Super Kings won by 10 runs
Central D v Wayamba at Port Elizabeth - Sep 22, 2010
Wayamba won by 74 runs
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Photos

Sep 21, 2010

Cameron White launches one out of the ground, Lions v Bangalore, CLT20 2010, Johannesburg

Cameron White launches one out of the ground

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Sep 21, 2010

Virat Kohli is thrilled after taking Bangalore home, Lions v Bangalore, CLT20 2010, Johannesburg

Virat Kohli is thrilled after taking Bangalore home

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