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Bangalore beats New South Wales to reach final author - ap-news on 10-08-2011

BANGALORE, India (AP) — Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli struck half-centuries to send Bangalore Royal Challengers into the final of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament with a six-wicket victory over former champion New South Wales on Friday.

West Indian left-hander Gayle struck a 41-ball 92 and India batsman Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 84 to guide Bangalore to 204-4 in 18.3 overs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. David Warner had earlier lashed a second successive century (123 not out) to lead NSW to an intimidating 203-2 in 20 overs.

For 2009 winner NSW, young pace bowler Pat Cummins returned figures of 4-45.

Mumbai Indians meet qualifier Somerset in the other semifinal in Chennai on Saturday.