11.20pm Another special from Virat takes Royal Challengers Bangalore to second on the points table. Another quality knock, a totally different knock but one that has been even more important than some of the previous ones. Daredevils bow out of the tournament, just one win away from the playoffs so they have a lot to take away as well. RCB will play the first qualifier against Gujarat Lions at M. Chinnaswamy, their home ground. Sunrisers finish third and KKR are fourth.
Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match:"Those stats have reached me through images, because every game is a new game. We were at an impossible stage. our focus has paid off. My focus is to take the team through. You have to start afresh today, it sounds boring but that's the way it is. To have discipline, you need to be boring. You need to make every day count. When I come onto the field, this was what I was born to do. Very important not to get rude or arrogant when you are in form. All about keeping that thin line between confidence and overconfidence. People have given me a lot of love since the Australia series. (When asked about the performance of the team) Especially the bowling unit, they have been doing exceptionally well. It was a 160-par wicket. Amazing, hats off to the bowlers."
Zaheer Khan: Has been a wonderful campaign. We've been playing good cricket. With this kind of side, we have given a tough time to all sides. Happy with the way things have panned out for us. 160 would have been dependable. When someone like Virat is there, he is so good at absorbing pressure. In a way, we felt one knock, one partnership was critical here. Couldn't get going but these things happen. I haven't really thought about my future. Still enjoy being out there."
Right then, Kohli has the chance to hit the winning runs to take RCB to playoffs
Harish: "RCB Kohli-fies for playoff."
WiseGuy: "Binny now has 1100+ runs in 104 T20s. Kohli may have piled up those runs at the end of just this one season... Take that for the greatness of this fella !!"
Zaheer to bowl his last over of the season
Aab: "Legend.. legend...legend..legend...legggendddd.."
rakesh: "Kohli got 10 fifties in 14 matches, he missed 4 so made 4 centuries to cover that up"
Raghu: "Spare a thought for Rahul dravid. He's always a great player, great mentor. But ends up being on the losing side always. "
Abhijeet: "That Watson shot would be a six in Bangalore."