Bengaluru : Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir credited his bowling unit for setting up the game for his side in the IPL Eliminator against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, here. “A lot of credit to the bowlers. They set the game up for us,” Gambhir said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“The bowlers restricting the Sunrisers batting to 128 was brilliant. There has been times when we’ve lacked intensity. And every run we stop on the field is one less to score and all 11 players were up for that,” he said. He, however was little disappointed with the batting effort while chasing the paltry revised target.
“We should have been more sensible with the batting, though,” Gambhir said. Sunrisers skipper David Warner feels they were 30 runs short of what would have been a defendable score on this wicket.
“”We were 30 runs short. It was quite a tough wicket to bat on. The ball was holding up a bit. It’s been quite a disappointing wicket all season. And they bowled really well on it,” said Warner.
“The way we batted wasn’t good enough and six over games can be niggly. We had to come out with positive intent, got three wickets, but we knew they would come hard and it happened. We were good, as we were last time,” he added.