Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore scripted a dramatic entry into the semi-finals of the CLT20 when Arun Karthik hit a six off the last ball while chasing a mammoth 215 set by South Australia Redbacks here at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.
The tormentors-in-chief for the Redbacks, though, were Virat Kohli (70) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (74) who put on a 100-run partnership after a not-out century from Daniel Harris (108) had propelled the visitors to a mammoth total.
In a roller-coaster match, Dilshan and Chris Gayle gave the hosts the best possible start, adding 65 runs off the first 6.1overs befre Gayle fell to Daniel Christian, but the steepler caused Redbacks captain Michael Klinger and Tom Cooper to collide even though Klinger held on to the catch.
Dilshan continued with Kohli and the pair pummeled the Redbacks' attack to all corners of the park for a 100-run partnership within nine overs before Kohli became Shaun Tait's first victim for 70. Kohli faced 36 balls and hit four boundaries and hity six sixes out of the park....more
10:05 PM, Mar 06, 2008
St. John's: Former captains Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, vice-captain Brendon Nash, all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Keiron Pollard, and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn do not figure in the list of retainer contracts the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has offered for next year. It is reliably learnt that Nikita Miller, left-handed batsman Devon Smith and all-rounder Dave Bernard Jr have also been overlooked for retainers which usually range in value from...
08:57 PM, Mar 06, 2008