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Bushrangers set to chase 170 for victory

New South Wales got off to a flying start and looked set for a massive total before settling for 169 for seven against Victoria Bushrangers in the first Champions League Twenty20 semifinal here tonight.

Openers David Warner (48) and Phil Hughes (35) added 62 runs inside seven overs to lay a strong foundation for a massive NSW total but the Victorian bowlers did a great job in the last five overs, conceding 37 runs, while claiming four wickets.

Wary of chasing on Ferozeshah Kotla's much-derided track, NSW captain Simon Katich opted to bat first and the in-form left-handed duo of Hughes and Warner walked out to vindicate the decision.

Shane Harwood's measly first over, yielding just one run, was merely the lull before the storm with Warner in the thick of action.

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