Last-ball six takes RCB into CLT20 semis from Group ...

Last-ball six takes RCB into CLT20 semis from Group B with Somerset

Tags: Champions League Twenty20 2011-12, Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia 20th T20 at Bangalore - Oct 5, 2011, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Australia, RCB into semi finals from Group B

Published on: Oct 05, 2011

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It's a finish of the stuff fairytales are made of. Needing six off the last ball bowled by Daniel Christian, Arun Karthik slog-sweeps to connect and send the ball sailing over mid-wicket for an unimaginable but deserving win for the home team.

Royal Challengers Bangalore innings:

20th over: It's a finish of the stuff fairytales are made of. Needing six off the last ball bowled by Daniel Christian, ArunKarthik slog-sweeps to connect and send the ball sailing over mid-wicket for an unimaginable but deserving win for the home team. They get home by two wickets and with that into the semifinals. Redbacks played well but have to pack their bags now.

19th over: A beamer from Tait to Dilshan is followed by a death rattle for the Sri Lankan, who gets bowled off a perfect yorker. But a tremendous knock from Dilshan (74 off 47)! However, that wasn't it yet as Vettori's cheeky attempt to clear the short fine leg finds him instead and off the next ball, RajuBhatkal is castled as well. Tait completes a five-for and turns the match on its head. From 183/2, RCB are now 201/7 and need 15 to win off the last over.

18th over:MayankAgarwal comes in and goes, but not before hitting O'Brien for a six. Next man in Daniel Vettori also opens account with a six. It could be a last-ball finish; 18 runs needed of 12 balls.

16th over: Boy! Two huge sixes off Tait of all men. The faster it comes, the further it goes: one from Tiwary and one from Dilshan. But Tait got his revenge by sending Tiwary back. Will it be a last-ball finish? Looks like it!

15th over: Much-needed success for the Redbacks. Last ball of Tait's over nails Kohli for 70 off 36 balls. Just four runs off the over makes it even better, 165/1. SaurabhTiwary walks in. Dilshan surely the key now!

14th over:RCB are firm favourites now! Another big over, leaking 14 runs. Redbacks seem clueless as the score swells to 161/1.

13th over:Kohli is on fire. Two sixes and a four to start the over bowled by Harris, with the second six bringing up his fifty in just 28 balls. Dilshan joins in with a four bringing up his fifty in 31 balls, and another one after it to confirm RCB's domination. Match on at 147/1!

11th over: Another six and four from Kohli's bat, this time off Richardson. RCB alive and kicking at 112/1.

10th over:Dilshan is standing up to do the job. And Kohli has joined in with a six and four to start O'Brien's over. It's 98/1.

7th over: Silence descends over the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Gayle out caught by Klinger for a 27-run cameo. Christian gets his man, but Kohli brings the cheers back with a six. It's a pendulum at the moment!

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