It’s frustrating to lose a close match: Gilchrist

May 10th, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS  

Kimberley, May 8 (IANS) Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist was frustrated after losing a close match to Kings XI Punjab here Saturday.
Kings XI pulled off a thrilling win with just one ball to go and kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gilchrist admitted that Deccan Chargers should have won the game that would have brightened their chances of making the last four.

“We should have closed that game out. It’s frustrating, but another great game of cricket,” the former Australian cricketer said.

Asked what will be their strategy in their remaining five games, Gilchrist said: “Every game we go into, we got to go in with an intention of winning. It’s still so tight, the competition is still so close. I don’t think any team walks away knowing that they are more secure, or knowing that they have a very good chance of making the semis.

“It’s still so even, nothing changes. Whether we won or lost today, we approach Monday (match against Rajasthan Royals) in the same way that we are going to try and improve in those areas and keep trying to get that result.”

Gilchrist was happy with return of his former team mates Andrew Symonds and Brett Lee in the IPL.

“We were obviously very keen to welcome (them) back into the fold. Symonds showed the class that the whole world has seen so often. This will be an enjoyable little period for him, just to be able play some cricket in a different environment.

“And Brett looked very impressive too. So that’s a credit to him to come back after a long spell with injuries. So… both played a huge part in the game,” said Gilchrist.

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