Hope this win gives us push in the tournament: Gayle

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012, 08:36 AM IST

Bangalore: Chris Gayle is confident that his team`s six-wicket win over Pune Warriors India will give the Royal Challengers Bangalore the much-needed push in the tournament.

"This win, hopefully, will give us the push in this tournament. There was a lot of pressure and initially I struggled with both Dinda and Nehra bowling in right areas. I looked to accelerate and that big over (13th where Rahul Sharma was hit for five sixes) that brought us back in the match," the big-bodies Jamaican who guided his team`s chase with a 48-ball 81 said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Asked about his eight sixes, Gayle said that he was "actually sad that one of the sixes broke a supporter`s nose."

Pune skipper Sourav Ganguly felt that 183 was a defendable total and they went for too many in the last over.

"I thought 183 was a good total, but the last over was a bit expensive. The scoop over short fine from AB was a brilliant shot. Still I would day that we`re playing well, these things happen. Hope we`ll bounce back."

The winning captain Daniel Vettori feels that there has been a great momentum shift.

"We needed this one and it`s a great momentum shift to do it under these circumstances. We`ve tried to maintain our fielding and it held us in good stead tonight. It`s great for the team and good for the balance of the side is AB who is a world class player."

PTI