Tambe: We aren’t overdependent on Finch

Gujarat Lions, which enjoyed three consecutive wins in the tournament, could score only 135 runs losing 8 wickets, batting first against Sunrsiers Hyderabad. Lions’ opener Aaron Finch, who scored half-centuries in his team’s wins, was out for a duck on Thursday.

After scoring three half-centuries on the trot, Aaron Finch got out for a duck on Thursday.   -  PTI

Gujarat Lions leg spinner Pravin Tambe defended his team’s poor performance against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday saying that “it was just a bad day”.

“We have seven specialist batsmen in our side, who can turn the match single-handedly, but it was just one bad day for us that none of them could make runs except skipper Suresh Raina,” Tambe told the media Gujarat Lions suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss against Sunrisers Hydrabad. The victory was accomplished with 31 balls remaining.

Gujarat Lions, which enjoyed three consecutive wins in the tournament before yesterday’s match, could score only 135 runs losing 8 wickets, batting first. Raina was the top scorer for his side making 75 off 51 balls. Lions’ opener Aaron Finch, who scored half-centuries in his team’s wins, was out without scoring on Thursday. But Tambe said the team is not overdependent on Finch. He said his team was 20 to 22 runs short.

“The wicket was neither bad nor easy to bat. The result of the match would’ve been different if we had scored around 160,” he said. The veteran leg-spinner hopes that Gujarat Lions will bounce back in the next game against RCB at home ground.

“We have to play our next game at home and we want to give a better performance in that game and definitely we will bounce back in the next game,” he added.

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