Rajasthan gaining momentum at right time: Warne

Updated: 05 May 2009 16:22 IST

Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne is all smiles after scoring a 78-run victory over Kings XI Punjab and says his side is peaking just at the right time.

Rajasthan gaining momentum at right time: Warne
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Durban:

Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne is all smiles after scoring a thumping 78-run victory over Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday and says his side is peaking just at the right time.

"It was really a good game for us. Naman Ojha really played well. There were good cricketing shots. I think we are gaining momentum at the right time. We fielded also well, took some good catches, I am happy with the boys," the legendary spinner said after the match.

South African Greame Smith, adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his brilliant 77-run knock, was also relieved to have shrugged his lean patch.

"I was little nervous in the start of the tournament. It was better option to bat first (today). I got good partnership with Ojha. It was realy clinical performance.

"It was pretty good wicket. It was nice to get in and hit some (shots) from the middle (of the bat)," he said.

The losing captain Yuvraj Singh was a disappointed man.

"We bowled badly, we did not get breakthroughs and gave some runs in the death overs. We bowled really short. We could not implement game plan. We wanted to get sixty runs in the first six overs but it was not possible after losing three early wickets," he said.

"We now got to win 90 per cent of the games," he added.

Topics : Cricket MS Dhoni South Africa Shane Warne
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