“We fell short by possibly 10 runs on this wicket”
Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Faf de Plessis said his side was 10 runs of setting up a challenging target in their Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions here. Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum played destructive knocks to guide Gujarat Lions to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants in the battle of debutants last night.
“Possibly 10 more runs would have been great for us, but we could not score enough runs and lost wickets towards the end,” Du Plessis told reporters at the post-match press conference.
Chasing 164, Gujarat Lions rode on a powerful batting display to overwhelm the target with two overs to spare.
Du Plessis added, “We have some quality players who have the ability to score runs quickly but we could not do that as we wanted.”
Du Plessis was the top scorer for his side making 69 off 43 balls.