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CL T20, Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia, 11th T20, Match Report
Matches - Reports Saturday, 18 September 2010 19:03
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11th T20,Group B: Royal Challengers Bangalore v South Australia (Winner: South Australia)

RCB 154 (R Taylor 46, D du Preez 46, D Christian 4/23, S Tait 2/23) lost to South Australia 155/2 (M Klinger 69*, D Harris 57, A Kumble 25/1) by 8 wickets with 9 balls remaining.

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: M Klinger Kingsmead, Durban (17 Sep,2010)

RCB had won their last match very convincingly but Redbacks were also unbeaten in 2. RCB lost 2 quick wickets and then struggled to move on. At the half way mark they were at 75/4 with COW of 48%- all thanks to a hurricane cameo by Ross Taylor. White played an uncharacteristic innings and partnered Du Preez to take RCB to 130/5 in 16 but they lost more wickets in last 4 overs and were all out for 154 with a COW of 46%. Redbacks got off to a good start and then poor bowling plus horrible fielding made their start even better. Klinger and Harris helped themselves to fifties as ball traveled to all corners of the ground. By the time Harris was run out the score was 124 and their COW was 76%. Klinger stayed till end to win the match by 8 wickets and take Redbacks in to the semis.

  First Inns (Royal Challengers Bangalore)  
arrow 5 Overs: RCB 43/2 RCB 50% With Kallis out injured, Manish Pandey
      walked out to open but didn’t even last one over and when Uthappa followed him the next over RCB were struggling. But Ross Taylor turned the match around. RCB’s COW decreased by 1% in this period.
arrow 10 Overs: RCB 75/4 SAR 52% Taylor was batting RCB back in to the
      match when Dravid fell for a painful 4 off 11. Then in next over Tait removed Taylor two overs later to leave RCB tottering at 69/4. He scored 46. RCB’s COW went down by 2% in these 5 overs.
arrow 15 Overs: RCB 118/5 RCB 50% RCB suffered another setback as
      Kohli fell for cheap but Du Preez and White put together a partnership to score 43 runs in this period with Du Preez hitting some big ones. This period saw RCB’s COW improve by 2% to get back on even terms.
arrow 19.4 Overs: RCB 154/10 SAR 54% Just when the time came to launch
      the innings towards a higher total, RCB batsmen struggled to get the ball away as Christian picked up 4 wickets and bowled them out for 154. In these 5 overs RCB’s COW went down by 4%.
  Second Inns (South Australia Redbacks: Target 155)  
arrow 5 Overs: SAR 38/0 SAR 56% SAR got off to a great start with
      both Klinger and Harris dealing in boundaries and RCB fielders unable to hold on to anything. Both Steyn and Kumar proved ineffective. In this period SAR’s COW went up by 2% to 56%.
arrow 10 Overs: SAR 83/0 SAR 63% 45 runs came off the bat as SAR
      totally dominated the poor bowling of RCB in this period. None of the bowlers was able to stem the flow of runs as SAR raised their COW by a whopping 7% in just 5 overs to 63%
arrow 15 Overs: SAR 125/5 SAR 74% Both Klinger and Harris reached
      their fifties. This was 3rd fifty in 3 matches for Klinger as SAR completely dominated RCB’s bowling. Despite losing 2 wickets in the 15th over SAR increased their COW by 11% in these 30 deliveries.
arrow 18.3 Overs: SAR 155/2 SAR 100% SAR comfortably wrapped up their 3rd
      consecutive win in 18.3 overs by beating RCB by 8 wickets. Klinger’s innings put them through to the Semis and he deservedly won the Man of the Match award.

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