IPL 9: Know why Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming is disappointed with R Ashwin

Pune, April 25: After skipper MS Dhoni lashed out at his bowlers for the 2-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders at MCA stadium at Pune on Sunday, Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming said he too was disappointed with the bowling performance of his team.

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Fleming, during post-match conference, said he was very much disappointed with team's frontline bowler R Ashwin.

"Yeah I thought today was disappointing. I would have thought that he (R Ashwin) could have played a key role. But in terms of that line in the first six overs, he just struggled to get to grips with the pace and line he wanted to bowl. So we have to look at that but if we get conditions like that again I think he himself would concede he can be better," Fleming said during the post-match press conference.

When asked about the turning points of in the game that went down the wire Fleming said, "There were lots of turning points in the game there were a lot of scenarios when we let the pressure off. Two or three overs were 'ok' but next few overs were not good enough on this pitch."

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Pune Supergiants' dismal performance in the ongoing tournament is responsible for its fourth successive loss. After the loss, a visibly disappointed MS Dhoni said his bowlers failed to execute the plans yet again.

"It was the length (on where they lost the game). I thought it was difficult to hit the spinners as I told them not to pitch it up. But, I think after that there were some 5-6 sixes hit and we gave away 30 runs too many.

"When you have the bat or ball in your hand, it is up to you, nobody can help you. There are many bowlers who are not part of a settled team, that is something we need to look into. We also should score 10-15 runs more."

At one time Supergiants looked comfortably winning the match but poor bowling performance cost them the match.

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