Chennai Super Kings lost their fourth game of the season as they went down to KKR by 10 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The batsmen failed to back up the good job y the CSK bowlers. CSK coach, Stephen Fleming, after the loss said in the press conference that with the kind of side they fielded yesterday, they should have got the job done. CSK went down from 90 for 1 in 10 overs to 157 for 5 after their allotted 20 overs to lose the game by 10 runs.
Disappointed To Let It Slip – Stephen Fleming
CSK Head coach Stephen Fleming said that they could have got the job done as well as adding that they would not have a problem moving on from the defeat. He further stressed that one of their top-order batsmen should have continued and scored 70 plus.
“You are looking at players going on and making 75 or more and continue that partnership for five more overs, the game would have been a lot more different. KKR hung in there and put pressure on us. We couldn’t accelerate in the end. We are disappointed that we let it slip.”
He further said that the margin of error in these games with par totals ie very less. The opposition can comeback into the game, if given an opportunity and that is exactly what happened.
“The performances like today, with the experience we’ve got, we should put it away,” he said after the game. “Ideally, you want one batsman to bat through. If you give an opening to an IPL team, they’ve got quality players to take it. Today with Narine holding overs back, it made it very difficult in the end,” Stephen Fleming further added.
The CSK bowlers did a good job of pulling things back against KKR. From 93 for 2 in the first ten, the CSK bowlers bowled them out for 167. KKR scored only 72 for 8 in the last 10, which proved to be just enough on the night. Karn Sharma (2 for 25) and Dwayne Bravo (3 for 37) did the damage in the back end for CSK.