Chennai Super Kings Faltered Because of Slow Ranchi Pitch: Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings posted 139 and bowled well on a slow track only to eventually lose the match by five wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

updated: May 20, 2014 17:15 IST
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Ranchi: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his team's defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore to a slow pitch in their IPL-7 tie played at the JSCA Stadium here.

"One of the main reasons for the defeat was difficult batting (conditions) on a slow pitch," Fleming said in the post-match press conference here on Sunday.

Though the match was a low-scoring contest, Fleming said Chennai players were fighting till the end to win and collect full points.

The former New Zealand captain lauded south-paw Suresh Raina for his spectacular innings of 62 runs off 48 balls in the match.

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