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.
Chasing 139 for a win, RCB defeated CSK by five wickets.