"Have got someone like (Andre) Russell, and if he'd fired we could have gotten 190."
Gambhir said only Hodge (2/17) got some purchase from the wicket. "It was a very flat wicket, except for Hoggy. And then Umesh getting the first two wickets in the first over, he set the game up." Yadav got rid of rival skipper David Warner in the third delivery and then castled Naman Ojha (0) with his last ball. After over one, the Sunrisers were 6/2.
Asked about the team management opting for Johan Botha instead of Pat Cummins, Gambhir said: "We thought that Tendo (Ryan ten Doeschate) could give us a couple of overs and we wanted to lengthen the batting and play freely. It's a psychological boost for us if we knew we batted deep. And with Johan and his experience in the death as well.
"Piyush bowled well as well. Been very unlucky with the weather and with a proper 40 over game, we have the personnel to play really well".