Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match.
Virat Kohli: “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.
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Nokia Champions League T20 2011/12 – 1st Semi-Final
Royal Challengers Bangalore v New South Wales
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
- Twenty20 match | 2011/12 season
- Played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
- 7 October 2011 – day/night (20-over match)