Bangalore: New South Wales captain Simon Katich if not for Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle, his side could have won the first Champions League Twenty20 semi-final on Friday.
Chasing an imposing 203 for two, Gayle struck an whirlwind 92, while Kohli played a match-winning unbeaten 84-run knock to power RCB to a six-wicket win over NSW.
"Virat was brilliant, Gayle was awesome. We tried different lengths, different paces, it was a big learning experience for the young bowlers, probably a couple of dropped catches cost us today. Earlier on the ball was holding up a bit," a disappointed Katich said after crashing out of the tournament.