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We want to reach the finals, says Rajasthan's Faulkner

James Faulkner also said Rajasthan Royals should not have allowed their rivals to post 144 after having them on the

Press Trust of India |April 27, 2013, 9:34 PM IST
We want to reach the finals, says Rajasthan's Faulkner

Jaipur: He is mighty pleased with his five-for performance but Australian speedster James Faulkner says Rajasthan Royals should not have allowed their rivals to post 144 after having them on the mat.

"We did well and a victory always results feeling high. It was Shane Watson's exceptional innings which saw us home. It was a great effort. We did not have any particular plan but it was home ground and the ball was swinging around and we did everything well.

"The death bowling was also good but we should not have allowed them to reach 144 after having them reeling at 29 for 6. Sammy played a good knock and almost took it away from us," the left-arm paceman said.

Faulkner his side with five wins out of eight matches is doing well and hopes to make the next stage. "We have started well and now hope to get on a roll. Every team wants to reach the finals," said Faulkner who has been included in Australian team for Ashes series.

Regarding preparations for Ashes, Faulkner said, "At least here I am getting to play cricket. It requires different skills and craft and I have to sharpen it and more over the wickets would be different too.

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