IPL 2017: ‘This was a very important win for us,’ says a delighted Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina
Back to winning ways riding on its power-packed batting unit, Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina on Friday said the team needs to work on its inexperienced bowling department to be a force to reckon with in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Raina led from the front with a sublime half-century as laggards Gujarat Lions returned to winning ways with a comprehensive four-wicket away win over leaders Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
Chasing a challenging 188-run target after opting to bowl, Gujarat Lions were off to a brisk start, thanks to Aaron Finch (31 off 15 balls; 4x2s, 2x6s) and Brendon McCullum (33 off 17; 5x4s, 1×6) who stitched a quick-fire 42-run opening stand that came off just 21 balls.
“It was an important game for us and we bowled pretty well (towards the end). We came back pretty strongly. I think the batting looks good, but we can still improve on our bowling. We have been giving away lots of runs in the first six overs. If we are looking to finish on top, we need to minimise our mistakes,” Raina said at the post-match press conference.
Raina praised his colleagues and said it was team effort that sealed the …read more