Hope this win gives us push in the tournament: Gayle

Chris Gayle is confident that his team's six-wicket win over Pune Warriors India will give the Royal Challengers Bangalore the much-needed push in the tournament.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. Photo: AFP

"This win, hopefully, will give us the push in this tournament. There was a lot of pressure and initially I struggled with both Dinda and Nehra bowling in right areas. I looked to accelerate and that big over (13th where Rahul Sharma was hit for five sixes) that brought us back in the match," the big-bodies Jamaican who guided his team's chase with a 48-ball 81 said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Asked about his eight sixes, Gayle said that he was "actually sad that one of the sixes broke a supporter's nose." Pune skipper Sourav Ganguly felt that 183 was a defendable total and they went for too many in the last over.

"I thought 183 was a good total, but the last over was a bit expensive. The scoop over short fine from AB was a brilliant shot. Still I would day that we're playing well, these things happen. Hope we'll bounce back."

The winning captain Daniel Vettori feels that there has been a great momentum shift.

"We needed this one and it's a great momentum shift to do it under these circumstances. We've tried to maintain our fielding and it held us in good stead tonight. It's great for the team and good for the balance of the side is AB who is a world class player."

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