Loss to Kolkata Knight Riders will not affect semi-final chances: Fleming
Fleming says Chennai are obviously disappointed at going down to a team that had lost eight consecutive matches before last night.india Updated: May 19, 2009 15:39 IST
The stunning loss to Kolkata Knight Riders will not hurt Chennai Super Kings' semifinal chances, insists coach Stephen Fleming, who says the defeat has actually helped as the players are now out of their comfort zones.
"We are still in a good position. Looking at the table, there has got to be a lot of things to work against us for us not to go through, that's without winning the match," Fleming said.
"We have personal pride in terms of that performance, we want to finish well with a win to get up the table. But as far as the competition goes we are still in a healthy position," he added.
Fleming said Chennai are obviously disappointed at going down to a team that had lost eight consecutive matches before last night.
"We didn't take the defeat against Kolkata lightly. We knew they were going to be dangerous because they have nothing to lose. I think the biggest feeling we have is disappointment. That weren't able to execute any plans or any accuracy with the ball to be able to shut the game down.