Bangalore: Chris Gayle is confident that the six-wicket win over Pune Warriors India will give Royal Challengers Bangalore the much-needed push in the tournament. "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 [the] right areas. I looked to accelerate and that big over [where Rahul Sharma was hit for five sixes] brought us back in the match," the West Indian, who guided his team's chase with a 48-ball 81, said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Meanwhile, 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 [leg] from AB was a brilliant shot. Still I would day that we're playing well; these things happen. Hope we'll bounce back."
But the winning captain Daniel Vettori called RCB's last-over win a shift in momentum for the team. "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."
"This win, hopefully, will give us the push in this tournament," RCB's West Indian opener said.