We Would Have Chased Even 200 Against RCB: Smith

Smith said Kane Richardson\'s over in which he fetched 25 runs was turning point of the match against RCB.

Published: 25th April 2016 12:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2016 04:02 PM   |  A+A-

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Rajkot Ravindra Jadeja of Gujarat Lions is congratulated for taking the catch to get Shane Watson of Royal Challengers Bangalore wicket during their IPL T20 match at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Rajkot. |PTI


RAJKOT: 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 here last night.

"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 Richardson'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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