Royal Challengers thrash Somerset in a must-win game

Bangalore, Oct 3: Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) late Monday thrashed English county Somerset by 51 runs in a must-win game at the Chinnaswamy stadium to keep its hopes alive in the ICC Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

Set to score an imposing 207, Somerset struggled to reach 155 runs for six wickets in the stipulated 20 overs after a defiant start by openers Peter Trego (58) and Craig Kiewwetter (26) who put up a 42-run partnership for the first wicket.

Earlier, put to bat first, RCB scored 206 for six wickets, with its big-hitter Chris Gayle blasting 86 of 46 balls with eight mighty sixes and four fours.

Skipper Daniel Vettori and Sreenath Arvind shared two wickets each for RCB.

IANS