9th Match, Group C (N), Bengaluru, Oct 12 2009, Champions League Twenty20
(17.5/20 ov, target 189)108
RCB won by 80 runs
Player Of The Match
73* (59) & 3/18

Bangalore were terrific in their must-win game. Their batting was absolutely top-class, putting up a score which needed a minor miracle for Otago to chase. And the bowlers, led by Kallis, finished off the job in style.

Tim from the US: "Close competition has nothing to do with whether the teams are good or bad, it has to do with the relative strengths of the sides competing. The CL has different teams from different countries and the quality of the leagues vary greatly, hence the one-sidedness."

Presentation ceremony:

Man of the Match Jacques Kallis: "Obviously we needed a big performance, and one of the senior players had to lead from the front, and today was my day. Hopefully the side strain isn't too serious. We'll know tomorrow. It's great to see the crowd support today. "

Craig Cumming: "We are really disappointed, we had high expectations today but Bangalore were better than us. They built around Jacques and Ross finished it off. It's been a privilege to be here, representing Otago cricket."

Anil Kumble: "It was a perfect game for us today. It is always tough to lose after scoring 180 (in the first game). I like the team's unity, no matter what we are really positive. The hard yards starting from Cape Cobras, and now continues."

Well, that's it from us at Cricinfo today. Bangalore are through, Otago are out. Thanks for your company, and all the mails. Do join us tomorrow, for now it's goodbye.

Vinay to Wagner, OUT

Otago are going home, Bangalore have walloped them by 80 runs, Kallis finishes the match by taking the catch at long-on, another cheap wicket for Vinay

Neil Wagner c Kallis b Vinay Kumar 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Vinay to McSkimming, 1 run

another slower legcutter from Vinay, 101kmh, slapped down to long-off

Vinay to Wagner, 1 run

on middle and leg, punched to mid-on

Anurag from the US: "I guess the one-sidedness of a few games is related to weak teams in CL. IPL2 had good teams ( except KKR) which led to close contests in most games."

Vinay to de Boorder, OUT

a slower ball from Vinay gets him a wicket, 104kmh, short of length and heading for offstump, the batsman was through with his shot too early, the off bail is dislodged

Derek de Boorder b Vinay Kumar 16 (17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.11
Vinay to McSkimming, 1 run

Vinay Kumar's first ball of his second spell is driven to mid-off for a single

end of over 177 runs
OTAGO: 105/8CRR: 6.17 RRR: 28.00
Warren McSkimming10 (11)
Derek de Boorder16 (16)
Balachandra Akhil 2-0-10-1
Roelof van der Merwe 4-0-19-1
Akhil to McSkimming, 1 run

drives it to mid wicket, retains the strike with that single

Akhil to de Boorder, 1 run

that stayed very low after pitching a back of a length, an inside edge canons into the keeper's pads and runs away towards short fine leg

Akhil to de Boorder, no run

looks to swing that one behind square leg but misses the ball

Akhil to McSkimming, 1 run

blocked towards backward point off the backfoot

Akhil to McSkimming, FOUR runs

Otago's hundred comes up as a back of a length delivery is hammered wide of long-off

Akhil to McSkimming, no run

another dot ball as the delivery is defended back to the bowler