Target of 158 was decent on Eden track: Gambhir

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Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 12:43 [IST]
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It was a decent target at Eden: Gambhir

Kolkata, May 15: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir believed that a target of 158 was a decent one on the Eden track while Chennai Super Kings chased the target successfully to beat KKR by 5 wickets on Monday.

"We were pretty happy with the total we got. We always knew that it would be tough for them (CSK) once the ball gets old. The way they started and the way we got back into the game I think a lot of credit needs to go to the bowlers. We just could not finish the line," Gambhir said.

Though it was announced that questions on Eden strip would not be entertained, ahead of the interaction, Gambhir commented on the pitch as he said, the wicket slowed down a bit as the game progressed.

"Wicket does get slow and the ball starts gripping once it gets old. We still managed to do pretty well and got to 158, which was a par total on this wicket," he said.

He also said that the pitch slowed down during Chennai's innings as well, since they had started off well, Dhoni's men could manage to comeback

"The same thing happened during their (CSK) innings as well. They started off really well and we got the game back."

Gambhir further added that his team would try their best to bring the smiles back on the home faces, as Eden Gardens has been witnessing a full-house for all home games.

"It's unbelievable. We played some very good cricket so everyone should be happy of it. The kind of support we got from the city is fantastic. They have given us a lot of love and praise.

"Hopefully they keep supporting us in future as well. I've always maintained that we go out there to bring joy and make them feel happy," he concluded.

Playing Mumbai and Pune Warriors in a couple of days, Kolkata Knight Riders need to win both the matches to secure their play-off berth as they have lost two consecutive matches, as they have already slipped to the third spot in the points table.


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