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Gujarat Lions had a Bad Day Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Says Pravin Tambe

Gujarat Lions leg spinner Pravin Tambe defended the team's poor performance against the Sunrisers Hydrabad saying that "it was just a one bad day" for their side.

Press Trust of India |April 22, 2016, 12:00 PM IST
Gujarat Lions had a Bad Day Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Says Pravin Tambe

Rajkot: Gujarat Lions leg spinner Pravin Tambe defended the team's poor performance against the Sunrisers Hydrabad saying that "it was just a one bad day" for their side.

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

Gujarat Lions, who enjoyed three consecutive victories on trot in the tournament before yesterday's match, could score only 135 runs losing 8 wickets after being invited to bat first by the opposition, who chased down the target without losing any wicket. The victory was accomplished with 31 balls still remaining.

Raina was the top scorer for his side making 75 off 51 balls. When asked whether the Gujart Lions batting depends a lot on Aaron Finch, the leg-spinner replied negative.

"We have good match winning players in our side, but none of them could do much with the bat. It was not our day and it happens to with every team on a particular day," he said.

Tambe said that his team were probably 20 to 22 runs short.

"The wicket was neither a bad nor an easy to bat on. the result of the match had been different if we could have scored around 160," he said.

The veteran leg-spinner hopes that the Gujarat Lions will bounce back in the next game to be played against RCB at home ground.

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

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