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Royal Challengers to meet New South Wales in CLT20 Semifinal

The Royal Challengers Bangalore are through to the semifinals of the Champions League T20 after their thrilling 2 wicket win against the South Australia Redbacks at Bangalore.

Splendid knocks from Virat Kohli, Tillakaratne Dilshan and a priceless cameo by Arun Karthik, who had to hit a six off the last ball of the innings for a win, helped them chase down the massive 214/2 posted by the Redbacks.

RCB only had 2 points going in to the final match of the CLT20 group stage, earned on their 51 run win against Somerset but the margin of that victory had improved their Net Run Rate substantially, putting them at an advantage compared to the other sides.

The win against the Redbacks tied them with the Kolkata Knight Riders and Warriors at 4 points each but their NRR of +0.325, the highest in Group B, pushed them to the second spot in the points table for the group.

They will play the Group A toppers New South Wales Blues in the first semifinal on Friday night at their homeground, the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

The second semifinal will be played between Group A runner up Mumbai Indians and Group B toppers Somerset at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday night.

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Hopin RCB wins dis tournament... :P
SanKohli on 09 Oct 2011, 05:26 AM
Saw the match in bangalore... truly an electrifuing matchLOVE RCB!!!!!!!!!!!
sumukhbhandarkar on 07 Oct 2011, 10:38 PM
pls win !
adnan10zaf on 07 Oct 2011, 09:33 AM
great match from rcb
krishnasa1 on 07 Oct 2011, 08:49 AM
wonderful cricket by rcb ...couldn't believe the 1st innings and couldn't even the 2nd...and v r in2 the semifinals,beating them by chasing 214 wag gr8...
anukohli on 07 Oct 2011, 03:06 AM
It was a stunning match and I am proud to be a RCB fan.
shriram-jagadeesan on 06 Oct 2011, 09:01 PM
It was a stunning match and I am proud to be a RCB fan.
shriram-jagadeesan on 06 Oct 2011, 09:01 PM
it was an awesome performance by our batting line up....but we should improve our bowling department if nt it wil be difficult later.....go RCB go.....cheers
vanni on 06 Oct 2011, 08:49 PM
AGAIN EXPECTING A BOOM BOOM INNING FROM KOHLI, DILSHAN ,GAYLE......
amritanshu18 on 06 Oct 2011, 08:40 PM
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