Young KB Arun Karthik turned out to be an unlikely hero hitting a stunning six off the last delivery of the match to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to the semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20 beating South Australia Redbacks by two wickets.

RCB thus join Mumbai Indians, New South Wales Blues and Somerset in the last four. The Redbacks had scored a commanding 214 for two in 20 overs which the RCB chased down with two wickets in hand.

South Australia : Aron O'Brien, Callum Ferguson, Cameron Borgas, Daniel Christian, Daniel Harris, Kane Richardson, Michael Klinger, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Tait, Tim Ludeman, Tom Cooper

Bangalore Royal : Arun Karthik, Chris Gayle, Daniel Vettori, Dirk Nannes, Jamaluddin Mohammad, Mayank Agarwal, Raju Bhatkal, Saurabh Tiwary, Sreenath Aravind, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli

 

 

 

 

bangalore royal (1st Inning) 215-8(20) Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Chris Gayle c Michael Klinger b Daniel Christian 26 15 0 3 173.3
Tillakaratne Dilshan b Shaun Tait 74 47 9 2 157.4
Virat Kohli c Cameron Borgas b Shaun Tait 70 36 4 6 194.4
Saurabh Tiwary c Cameron Borgas b Shaun Tait 9 7 0 1 128.5
Mayank Agarwal c Daniel Harris b aron O'Brien 6 2 0 1 300
Daniel Vettori c Callum Ferguson b Shaun Tait 8 5 0 1 160
Raju Bhatkal b Shaun Tait 0 2 0 0 0
Arun Karthik Not Out
6 2 0 1 300
Jamaluddin Mohammad run out 2 2 0 0 100
Sreenath Aravind Not Out
6 3 1 0 200
Dirk Nannes            

Extras: 8 ( b1 ,nb 1 ,w 4 ,lb 3 )
Total:215/8 (20)| Curr. RR: 10.75

FOW:65/1 ( Chris Gayle , 6.1),165/2 ( Virat Kohli , 15),183/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary , 17),190/4 ( Mayank Agarwal , 17.3),199/5 ( Tillakaratne Dilshan , 18.2),200/6 ( Daniel Vettori , 18.4),200/7 ( Raju Bhatkal , 18.5),202/8 ( Jamaluddin Mohammad , 19.2)

South Australia (Bowling) O M R W Nb Wd RPO
Shaun Tait 4 0 31 5 0 0 7.75
Kane Richardson 3 0 34 0 0 0 11.33
Nathan Lyon 3 0 25 0 0 0 8.33
Daniel Christian 4 0 44 1 0 0 11.00
aron O'Brien 4 0 44 1 0 0 11.00
Daniel Harris 2 0 34 0 0 0 17.00

 

South Australia (1st Inning) 214-2(20) Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Daniel Harris Not Out
108 61 17 2 177.0
Michael Klinger st Arun Karthik b Jamaluddin Mohammad 7 8 1 0 87.5
Callum Ferguson c Arun Karthik b Raju Bhatkal 70 43 4 3 162.7
Daniel Christian Not Out
27 9 6 0 300
Cameron Borgas            
Tom Cooper            
Tim Ludeman            
aron O'Brien            
Kane Richardson            
Nathan Lyon            
Shaun Tait            

Extras: 2 ( b1 ,nb 1 ,w 0 ,lb 0 )
Total:214/2 (20)| Curr. RR: 10.70

FOW:54/1 ( Michael Klinger , 5.1),168/2 ( Callum Ferguson , 17.4)

bangalore royal (Bowling) O M R W Nb Wd RPO
Dirk Nannes 4 0 49 0 0 0 12.25
Sreenath Aravind 4 0 69 0 0 0 17.25
Daniel Vettori 4 0 24 0 0 0 6.00
Jamaluddin Mohammad 4 0 29 1 0 0 7.25
Raju Bhatkal 3 0 31 1 0 0 10.33
Virat Kohli 1 0 11 0 0 0 11.00