IPL 2016, GL vs RCB: We could have chased 200 as RCB’s bowling is weak, says Dwayne Smith

Gujarat Lions chased down Royal Challengers Bangalore's 181-run target in Rajkot on Sunday.

By: PTI | Rajkot | Updated: April 25, 2016 1:58:21 pm
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Gujarat Lions opening batsman Dwayne Smith says they would have faced no difficulty even chasing down a 200-plus target since the Royal Challengers Bangalore attack lacks teeth.

“Their bowling line up is not as strong and even a target of 200 runs could have been chased against them on this wicket,” Smith said after Lions beat RCB by six wickets, chasing 181 in Rajkot on Sunday.

“We won the first three matches and then lost a match against Sunrisers Hydrabad, I am happy that Lions team has got back on winning track,” he added.

The West Indies batsman made quick-fire 32 off 21 balls with three fours and two sixes while opening the batting with Brendon McCullum (42).

Skipper Suresh Raina (28) and Dinesh Karthik (not out 50) made useful contribution with the bat in Lions’ victory.

Smith said Kane Williamson’s over in which he fetched 25 runs was turning point of the match.

“It’s my natural game to play aggressive and I looked to attack every bowler but Richardson’s over was turning point as we were chasing 180 runs and got 25 runs in his over. I got an opportunity for the Lions and I just took it and gave what I can,” he said.

When asked about Australian batsmen Aaron Finch’s injury, Smith said “he would be fine soon”.

Finch had struck three back to back fifties in Lions victory, he however could not bat in Lion’s six wickets win against RCB.

“I don’t know exactly what has happened to him but I am sure he will be fine soon,” Smith added.

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