Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has blamed the batsmen for his team's nine-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in their Pepsi IPL opener and said the manner in which some of them got out was "not acceptable".
"The pitch was fine. The score was achievable and at half time we were pretty comfortable. I must say the batting was below standard, considering the experience in our line-up," said Fleming at the post-match press conference.
"Some of the dismissals were truly out of character. It is not acceptable," he added.