South Australia defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a comprehensive margin of 8 wickets with nine balls to spare in the 11th Match of the Champions League at Durban. And with three consecutive victories, South Australia have walked into the Semi Finals!
Needing 155 to win on a spicy track, South Australia were on track to win the match easily because of a dream opening stand of 124 between Daniel Harris (57 from 38 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes) and Skipper Michael Kringer (69 not out from 57 balls with 9 fours and a six) in 14.2 overs.
RCB batting first after winning the toss got themselves into a mess at 69 for 4 in the 9th over when the dangerous looking Ross Taylor (46 from 28 balls) was forced to edge a speedy Tait delivery to the keeper. The IPL team then recovered through a wonderful fightback from Dillon du Preez, who smashed 46 from 25 balls with one boundary and four sixes. RCB lost three wickets to pacer Daniel Christian in the last over to get bowled out for 154.