RCB vs SRH wasn't a game of batsmanship but who hit most sixes which made the difference: Aaron Finch

"SRH were getting lucky in the first powerplay and they needed those to be sixes and Travis Head was the difference there," said Finch.

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The RCB vs SRH clash turned out to be a run-fest with over 500 runs (combined) being scored at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Aaron Finch came up to speak on how it wasn't a game of batsmanship but who hit more sixes.

Speaking exclusively to Star Sports Cricket Live, Aaron Finch spoke on the Sunrisers Hyderabad batting strategy. "They had to start at 14. And if you have one bad over it goes to 16. So it was never going to be a game where you talk about batsman ship, it's a game where you talk about who hit the most sixes and that was the difference. They were getting lucky in the first powerplay and they needed those to be sixes and Travis Head was the difference there, he started off as well, his intent to get the ball rolling and then a big courageous move to keep Klaasen at number 3 and say we need to keep going, we have a deep batting line up and we are going to put the bowlers to the sword here. 

Because a lot of times teams think that Klaasen has so much power to the back end, let's hold him back. Like Glenn Maxwell at times, you don't want to expose him right now because if he gets out, then we've got to rebuild. Teams don't think like that anymore, Dan Vettori has talked about that, play aggressive, play fearlessly and bear the consequence if it doesn't go right. If it does go right, you don't lose."

Finch spoke on the role of Dinesh Karthik in the team. "We'll once you've got 20, 25 years of experience behind you, and you've got that bulk of balls you've hit throughout your whole career since your five years old, you don't lose that ability to bat. So I think it works in their favour because they train specifically for that role which they play for their team, that's it. They don't over train, they aren't trying to improve on their skills or they aren't trying to improvise anymore, they just train specifically and that should be a lesson for players around the world, that you have to be really specific with your preparation and how you go about it. You can hit as many balls as you want, if you walk out to the middle with a clouded mind or are not fresh, you're going to find it hard no matter how well you're playing."

Varun Aaron shared his thoughts on the importance of Virat Kohli's wicket during the SRH vs RCB match, saying, "That was a good ball. Perfect line, perfect length. That's exactly where you want to pitch a googly. And Virat had a problem with the googly for a while now. It's not a huge problem, but he does get into trouble with the googly at times. And today was one of those nights. And you really can't leave everything for one person to do. The other Indian batters have to chip in. The other big names, big batsmen have to chip in. One batsman can't do the work every single game."

Former Indian cricketer Mithali Raj shared her thoughts on Virat Kohli and RCB's intent during the chase against SRH, saying, "They definitely had to put that kind of intent and take that approach as they were chasing 287 runs. And right from the first ball, both of the openers were showing the intent to score runs. There were a lot of mistimed shots, but that fetched them runs, which was very important. At the end of the power play, SRH and RCB were pretty much on par with just 2-3 runs difference. So that shows that they were in the chase."

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