Back to back centuries by David Warner fails to save Blues to enter the finals of the Champions league championship. Warner played a fabulous innings with 11 sixes and put blues into a strong position with 204 runs in the defense.
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat NSW to reach the Champions League Twenty20 cricket final om Friday. For Royal challenger Bangalore Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli played a fabulous innings and help royals to enter the final.
Royal challenger Bangalore finished the Australian challange from the tournament and beat Blues with six wickets in hand and still 9 balls had to be bowled.
Earlier Royals chased 215 and beat south Australia.
David Warner who is in a great form scored 135 not out off 69 balls earlier against Chennai and blasted an unbeaten 123 off 68 balls in the yesterday’s match.
David Warner has now become the first batsman to score two consecutive centuries in the T20 and also the first of the tournament to hit 11 sixes in an innings.
Virat kohli was the man of the match and scored 84 not out in just 49 balls. Earlier Gayle also blasted and they both take Royals to 141 in just 11 overs.
“The way Warner batted he hit a lot of sixes, I definitely had to go out hard at them,”
Gayle said in a statement.
Royals only lost 4 wickets and all of them were taken by speedster Patrick Cummins (4-45) who showed his potential of taking wickets.
From blues wicketkeeper Daniel Smith also contributed in the score and scored 62 runs off 42 balls only.
“Obviously David batted beautifully and Daniel Smith, it was a fantastic partnership, but you’ve got to give credit to Bangalore,”
“Virat Kohli’s innings there at the end was brilliant, Chris Gayle was awesome up front.
“Our young bowlers tried everything, they tried all different lengths and different paces and over and around the wicket, so it was a big learning experience for them in a big match.”
NSW captain Simon Katich said.