Gujarat Lions thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in 13.5 overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday in IPL.
Andrew Tye’s 3/12 and Ravindra Jadeja’s double strike helped Gujarat Lions restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore to 134. Chasing a target of 135, Aaron Finch (72) blasted the Bangalore bowlers to all corners of the park and in the process hit his 12th IPL half century. It was the fastest half-century by any Gujarat Lions batsmen in the two seasons of the tournament they have participated in.
After this win Gujarat Lions have climbed up to the sixth position with six points, one place above Bangalore.
Virat Kohli said “It is never easy to lose a game.They still have five games to go and they will look to put the pressure on the table and hope for something. Adds that his team lacked the intent which is required to play the game and that is something concerning. Mentions that pressure is taking a toll on them and they are dependent on some guys which should not be the case. Also says that the wicket does not change much during a night game. Applauds Aaron Finch for playing such a fluent knock and credits him for winning the game for Gujarat.