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    Royal Challenger Bangalore vs New South Wales Blue – CLT20 2011 – 1st Semi-final Match – Post Match Presentation

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    Kohli: I said two nights ago that such chases happen once, but we managed to do it twice. We had some idea going into the chase, but unfortunately Dilshan went cheaply. I have to say Chris takes away all the pressure on the others. It is a pleasure batting with him and his presence is always encouraging. I made the mistake the other day by getting out to their strike bowler, but this time I wanted to stay till the end. A big thank-you to the Bangalore crowd. They have always supported us all the way and we hope it stays the same in the future.

    Virat Kohli is the MoM for his match winning unbeaten 84

    Vettori: I think this has been pretty amazing. Two successive 200+ chases. Kohli and Gayle played absolutely brilliantly. It is always painful when we end up conceding 200+ runs but the batters stepped up for the team. We will go to Chennai and look to do well out there. We want a trophy for our efforts. Our bowling is a worry, but you have to feel for them on this track. The bowlers will be mighty happy that they will not need to bowl on this pitch.

    Katich: I was happy with the score but Kohli and Gayle batted beautifully. Our fielding was not upto the scratch, and the missed chances cost us dear. The wicket was a bit sticky at the beginning, but credit to Bangalore for the chase.

    Royal Challenger Bangalore vs New South Wales Blue – CLT20 2011 – 1st Semi-final Match – Result

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    October 07, 2011 : Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli smashed half-centuries as the Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the New South Wales Blues by six wickets in their Champions League T20 semifinal at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.

    The Blues seemingly had the game in the bag after a whirlwind 68-ball 123 from David Warner and his 146-run partnership with Daniel Smith (62 off 42) saw them post 203 for 2 after being put into bat.

    But the hosts, egged on by a near-capacity M Chinnaswamy Stadium, replied heroically through Chris Gayle (92 off 41) and Virat Kohli (84 off 49), reaching the target with nine balls to spare.

    Match Notes
    – Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to Field.
    Result – Royal Challengers Bangalore beat New South Wales by 6 wickets

    Gayle hit eight sixes and as many boundaries while Kohli hit six boundaries and two sixes as every NSW bowler came in for severe punishment with five of the seven bowlers used conceding more than 11 runs per over.

    Pat Cummins (4-45) picked up three wickets in the space of 10 runs to add a twist to the game but Gayle and Kohli’s 141-run partnership off just 66 balls had already done the damage.

    Bangalore slumped from 162 for 1 to 172 for 4 with Gayle, Saurabh Tiwary (0) and Mayank Agarwal (7 off 4) departing.

    But Kohli stood firm at one end and the experienced Mohammad Kaif (13 off 8) gave good support as Bangalore completed a remarkable win.

    There were some nervy moments for both the batsmen as the Blues tried to get back into the game but Kohli hit Starc for a six and two boundaries when 22 were needed off 15 balls.

    Earlier, Warner was in blistering form, notching up his second consecutive 100, compensating for the early loss of Shane Watson (4 off 9).

    Smith, with just 43 runs in the four earlier innings, shrugged off his poor form and combined well with Warner to give the Blues an excellent chance to make their second final in three years.

    Tillakaratne Dilshan was the pick of the bowlers claiming a wicket and conceding just 10 runs in his four overs while Dirk Nannes conceded 51 off his four and Sreeanth Arvind gave away 55 in his quota of overs.

    Bangalore will now take on the winner of Saturday’s second semi-final between Mumbai Indians and Somerset Sabres in the final on Sunday in Chennai.

    Royal Challenger Bangalore vs New South Wales Blue – CLT20 2011 – 1st Semi-final Match – Scorecard

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    Royal Challenger Bangalore vs New South Wales Blue

    Match: 1st Semi-final CLT20 2011
    Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
    Date: October 07th,2011 (Friday)
    Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to Field.
    Result: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat New South Wales by 6 wickets

    Scoreboard : New South Wales Innings

    New South Wales Innings R B 4s 6s SR
    Shane Watson c M Kaif b T Dilshan 3 4 0 0 75.00
    David Warner Not Out 123 68 6 11 180.88
    Daniel Smith (wk) b S Aravind 62 42 7 3 147.62
    Ben Rohrer Not Out 7 6 0 0 116.66
    Moises Henriques            
    Steven Smith (wk)            
    Simon Katich (c)            
    Steve O’Keefe            
    Mitchell Starc            
    Pat Cummins            
    Stuart Clark            
    Extras (b 1,lb 2,w 5, nb 0) 8
    Total (2 wickets; 20.0 overs) 203 (10.15 runs per over)

    Fall of wickets (New South Wales):

    1-17 (Watson, 2.4 ov), 2-163 (D Smith, 17.1 ov)

     Bowling O M R W Econ
    Tillakaratne Dilshan 4 0 10 1 2.50  
    Dirk Nannes 4 0 51 0 12.80 (w 4)
    Daniel Vettori 3 0 29 0 9.70  
    Chris Gayle 1 0 14 0 14.00  
    Sreenath Aravind 4 0 55 1 13.80 (w 1)
    Raju Bhatkal 4 0 41 0 10.20  

    Scoreboard : Royal Challenger Bangalore Innings

    Bangalore Innings R B 4s 6s SR
    Chris Gayle lbw b Pat Cummins 92 41 8 8 224.39
    Tillakaratne Dilshan (wk) c M Henriques b Pat Cummins 4 9 1 0 44.44
    Virat Kohli Not Out 84 49 10 3 171.43
    Saurabh Tiwary b Pat Cummins 0 1 0 0 0.00
    Mayank Agarwal c D Smith b Pat Cummins 7 4 0 1 175.00
    Mohammad Kaif Not Out 13 8 2 0 162.50
    Daniel Vettori (c)            
    Arun Karthik (wk)            
    Raju Bhatkal            
    Sreenath Aravind            
    Dirk Nannes            
    Extras (b 0,lb 0,w 3, nb 1) 4
    Total (4 wickets; 18.3 overs) 204 (11.03 runs per over)

    Fall of wickets (Bangalore):

    1-21 (Dilshan, 2.5 ov), 2-162 (Gayle, 13.5 ov), 3-162 (Tiwary, 13.6 ov), 4-172 (Agarwal, 15.2 ov)

     Bowling O M R W Econ
    Stuart Clark 4 0 31 0 7.80  
    Mitchell Starc 3 0 41 0 13.70  
    Pat Cummins 4 0 45 4 11.20 (nb 1 w 2)
    Steve O’Keefe 2 0 26 0 13.00 (w 1)
    Moises Henriques 2 0 24 0 12.00  
    Steven Smith 2.3 0 24 0 9.60  
    David Warner 1 0 13 0 13.00  

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli, Saurabh Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Kaif, Daniel Vettori(c), Arun Karthik(w), Raju Bhatkal, Sreenath Aravind, Dirk Nannes

    New South Wales (Playing XI): Shane Watson, David Warner, Daniel Smith(w), Simon Katich(c), Steven Smith, Moises Henriques, Ben Rohrer, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Steve O’Keefe, Stuart Clark

    Royal Challenger Bangalore vs New South Wales Blue – CLT20 2011 – 1st Semi-final Match

    Category: Champions League News,Champions League T20 Cricket,CLT20 New South Wales Blues,CLT20 Royal Challengers Bangalore

    October 07, 2011 : The Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the semi-finals after being left with an outside chance to make it through. They lost two games in a row to start off the proceedings, before defeating the Somerset side in their penultimate game. Then, in their last, must-win match against the South Australian Redbacks, they seemed to have given away the game despite a valiant chase from Virat Kohli and T Dilshan. A last-ball six from the little-known Arun Karthik sealed the game and their fate. New South Wales Blues went down to Cobras in the first match but they have been spectacular in their comeback. They came back from behind to tie against Trinidad and Tobago, before winning it in the Super Over. Then, they restricted Mumbai Indians to 100, overcame the early wobbles to win the game easily in the end. In their last, must-win encounter, the Blues crushed Chennai Super Kings by getting to more than 200 on an otherwise slow pitch. The two teams have never played a CLT20 game before.

    Match Details
    – CLT20 2011 1st Semi-final Match
    Date – October 07th,2011 (Friday)
    Time – 14:30 GMT (20:00 IST)
    Venue – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

    The pitch at M Chinnaswamy has been so batting friendly that defending totals is a rather difficult task. On two of the occasions, Bangalore have failed to defend chases of around 170, while chasing down 224 against New South Wales. Given this the case, the pair of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chris Gayle assume more importance than usual for this knockout game. The good news for the side is that both have warmed up sufficiently and have shown enough signs of being at full throttle leading into the game. Daniel Vettori continues to remain the standout bowler, even as the rest of them struggle. Dirk Nannes has had a fairly up and down kind of a tournament, while Sreenath Aravind’s 0/69 from four overs will put tremendous pressure on the young shoulders. Bangalore will be favourites but a lot will depend on the opening batsmen for both sides, which have a rather brittle middle-order.

    The Blues have a slight disadvantage to an extent. They have played all their games so far in Chennai and to make the move up to Bangalore could take some adjusting. Especially for games that are going so close and getting decided off the last overs. At Chennai, the pitch was ragged and slow and the batsmen needed to be wary of the changes of pace and bounce. Bangalore will allow the ball to come on to the bat and how the batsmen other than Dave Warner adjust to it will be a question. Warner aside, the tournament hasn’t been too good, batting-wise for the New South Wales batsmen. Shane Watson has hardly shown any form, Daniel Smith is a surprise number-three even as Phil Hughes languishes on the substitutes’ bench while Simon Katich looks as comfortable in this format as Michael Bevan did in the Test matches. Blues, therefore, will expect much more from their bowling. Patrick Cummins, for the first time, will relish the pitch given its bounce and how he goes about his business will translate tremendously into deciding the winner.

    Royal Challenger Bangalore vs New South Wales Blue – CLT20 2011 – 1st Semi-final Match – Highlights

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    Watch CLT20 Cricket Live 2011 Highlights:
    Watch Champions League T20 2011, 1st Semi-final Match, Royal Challenger Bangalore VS New South Wales Blue Highlights played on October 07, 2011 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

    The high on confidence New South Wales Blues will confront the smoking hot Royal Challengers Bangalore in a heavyweight semi-final clash at the M.A.Chidambaram stadium this Saturday. Both sides have spun consecutive fairy tale finishes to launch themselves into the semi-finals of the T20 extravaganza. NSW, arguably the better balanced team have got accustomed to the relaid Chennai wicket but toppling the Men in bright Red will be a difficult mission.

    Match will be started at 14:30 GMT (20:00 IST). Check back for highlights after the match.

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    Chennai Super Kings vs New South Wales Blue – CLT20 2011 – 18th Match – Result

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    October 04, 2011 : David Warner blasted an unbeaten 135 runs to set up a 46-run victory for New South Wales (NSW) over the Chennai Super Kings and ensure a place in the semifinals of the CLT20 in Chennai on Tuesday.

    Holders Chennai Super Kings have been knocked out of the Champions League T20 after this defeat given by New South Wales Blues.

    The victory sees the Blues qualify for the semi-finals as the top team in Group A with six points while Mumbai Indians also made the cut having secured five points.

    Match Notes
    – New South Wales have won the toss and elected to bat
    Result – New South Wales beat Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs

    Earlier, having elected to bat first, Warner’s blitzkrieg boosted New South Wales’s score to 201 for two.

    Warner and Shane Watson added 54 runs for the first wicket before the latter tried to sweep Ravichandran Ashwin, but he fetched the ball too far outside off and Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed the catch.

    Steve Smith (31) supported Warner well, and the pair put together 101 runs for the second wicket.

    Warner was unstoppable, batting both right-and left-handed, connecting with nearly all of his switch-hits.

    He faced only 69 deliveries and hit 11 fours and eight maximum, being especially severe on the medium-paced Dwayne Bravo who conceded 24 runs off the penultimate over.

    Even Doug Bollinger was not spared, bowling only three overs, but he went for 48 runs.

    In reply, Chennai, needing to overhaul the target in 17 overs to make the semis, got off to a decent start with Mike Hussey (37 off 27) and Murali Vijay (17 off 16) scoring 55 in 6.4 overs.

    But once Hussey fell to Stuart Clark (2-34), a little unfortunate to be given out leg before, the wheels came off the Chennai chase and only managed 155 in 18.5 overs.

    Vijay fell to Shane O’Keffe (3-28) 12 runs later and the left-armer also ended Suresh Raina’s 14-ball 28 cameo with the score at 88 after 10 overs.

    Skipper MS Dhoni (2) fell at the same score to Moises Henriques and Chennai’s run in the tournament effectively ended when O’Keffe picked up his third wicket, sending back the dangerous Dwayne Bravo (16 off 11).

    The scenes were completely different, however, when Warner was at the crease as bat dominated ball through the 20 overs of the innings.

    Warner hit 11 boundaries and eight sixes in the innings, the highest individual score in three years of the tournament and even switch-hit pacers and spinners to the boundary and over it almost at will.

    The Australian was particularly severe on compatriot Doug Bollinger as he conceded 48 runs in three overs.

    To put the finishing touches on a golden evening, Warner also took two catches and effected a run-out.

    O’Keefe bagged three wickets for 28 runs, to top the bowling.

    With the Blues topping the table, they will play their semi-final in Chennai on Saturday against the team that finishes second in Group B.

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