Virat Kohli (Man of the Match): Honestly, those stats have mostly reached me through images but I choose not to look at it. Every game is an opportunity. We were at No. 7 position in the table and now we have two chances at the final. Our focus has paid off. It's not easy but you have to start afresh everyday. I know it sounds boring and traditional but it has to be boring. Everyday has to be made use of. I am extra motivated when I come on to the field and make sure I work hard. It's very important to not get rude or arrogant about how you strike the ball. People will have a go at you on the field, but after the chat is done, you have to get back to being confident and calm about your skill.
Zaheer Khan: Wonderful campaign. On the whole, we played good cricket. Some days you play good, some days bad. Youngsters learnt a lot, tremendous potential there. We gave a tough time to all the sides. Playoff should have been fantastic but we are happy. 160 would have been defendable on this big ground. We needed early breakthroughs. Kohli is good at absorbing the pressure. We bowled well but Virat is in a very good form and we were 15-20 runs short. The team has young guys and odd days will be like this. We have given them the freedom. One partnership was critical and we couldn't get going in that. A big game this was, pressure game. I haven't really thought about it (my future). Have enjoyed my time with the youngsters and trying to pass my knowledge to them. Still enjoying and will see
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets and they qualify for the playoffs
Over 18.1 CR Brathwaite bowls a pitched up delivery to V Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and clips it to mid-on and picks up a single to finish the game.
End of Over 18 (12 runs) Bangalore XI 138/4
STR Binny 16/11 Z Khan 4-0-30-1
V Kohli 53/44
Over 17.6 Z Khan bowls a pitched up delivery to STR Binny, no runs, gets closes the bat face early and the leading edge rolls straight to cover.
Over 17.5 Z Khan bowls a pitched up delivery to STR Binny, Boundary! Comes across and whips it over mid-wicket and the ball raced away to the fence for four.
Over 17.5 Z Khan bangs it short onto the pitch to STR Binny, 5 wides, goes back in the crease and goes for a pull but gets beaten by the bounce.
Over 17.4 Z Khan bowls a good length delivery to V Kohli, 1 run, gets cover the line and works it pass short fine-leg.
Over 17.3 Z Khan bowls a good length delivery to V Kohli, no runs, gave himself too much room and fails to ping this fullish ball away
Over 17.2 Z Khan bowls it short of length to V Kohli, no runs, gets right behind the line on the back foot and defends it down the pitch.
Over 17.1 Z Khan bowls a pitched up delivery to V Kohli, 2 runs, gets forward and slaps it wide of cover and picks up couple of runs.
End of Over 17 (7 runs) Bangalore XI 126/4
STR Binny 12/9 CR Brathwaite 3-0-17-1
V Kohli 50/40
Over 16.6 CR Brathwaite bowls a pitched up delivery to STR Binny, 2 runs, gets forward and lofts it over mid-wicket and picks up couple of runs.
Over 16.5 CR Brathwaite bowls a good length delivery to STR Binny, no runs, stays back in the crease and defends it on the off-side with open face bat.
Over 16.4 CR Brathwaite bowls a good length delivery to STR Binny, 2 runs, goes across the stumps and nudges it down to deep square-leg.
Over 16.3 CR Brathwaite bowls a good length delivery to V Kohli, 1 run, Hops high to ride the bounce and tucks it to deep mid-wicket
Over 16.2 CR Brathwaite bowls a good length delivery to STR Binny, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and tucks it to the on-side and picks up one more.
Over 16.1 CR Brathwaite bowls a pitched up delivery to V Kohli, 1 run, comes on to the front foot and punches it down to long-off for one.
End of Over 16 (8 runs) Bangalore XI 119/4
STR Binny 7/5 Amit Mishra 4-0-33-0
V Kohli 48/38
Over 15.6AmitMishra to STRBinnyNo runs ...
Over 15.5AmitMishra to STRBinnyTwo runs ...