Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming termed the 60-run defeat of his team against Mumbai Indians on Sunday as a wake-up call before they proceed towards the business end of the tournament.
"Striving to get to 8-10 (victories) was what we aimed for. The nature of the competition is such that it has not been done before. There is a reason for that because getting up every day, performing well and being consistent is tough work. Today we were not just good enough to do that," Fleming told reporters on Sunday.
"Restricting them to 130-140 was a pretty good effort. With our batting line-up, it was more than a gettable target to chase. But we had a bad day in batting. If the players needed a wake-up call, then it certainly was one."