After grabbing a hat-trick in his debut Indian Premier League (IPL) game for Gujarat Lions, Australian medium pacer Andrew Tye said his first love will always be Test cricket.
The 30-year-old returned with figures of 5 for 17 to guide the Gujarat Lions to a seven-wicket win over the Rising Pune Supergiant in a home game at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
"It's a good format of cricket, but traditionally, I would still love to play Test cricket. The slower ball worked very well for me," Tye, who was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match, said after the match.
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"Every wicket is different around the world, so you have to assess conditions to find out which ball works where," he added.
The 30-year-old Tye bagged five wickets giving away 17 runs, including a hat-trick in the final over of RPS innings.
Tye's hat-trick was the second of the day after Royal Challengers Bangalore's leg-spinner Samuel Badree got another in the afternoon game against Mumbai Indians.
Tye, in the last over of innings, dismissed Ankit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary and Shardul Thakur with the first three balls to halt RPS surge.