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IPL 9: Stephen Fleming: Duckworth-Lewis method is rubbish

Kolkata: Rising Pune Supergiants chief coach Stephen Fleming has expressed his displeasure over the Duckworth-Lewis method, calling it 'rubbish' as his side lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

Rising Pune Supergiants chief coach Stephen Fleming
Rising Pune Supergiants chief coach Stephen Fleming

Pune were 103-6 in 17.4 overs when rain halted play at the Eden Gardens on Saturday night. When play resumed, the Knights were given a revised target of 66 runs in nine overs via the D/L method which almost killed the contest for Supergiants.

"Duckworth-Lewis is rubbish. As soon as you get to D/L, the game is over. I've been saying that for years. The others have said it as well but there's no point carrying on too much about it," Fleming said at the post match media conference just after KKR chased down the target in five overs.

'Step in, ICC'
Asked if the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to have a look into the method, the former New Zealand captain said: "It needs to be addressed. There's no willingness to change. It's not made for a T20 game. It's just ridiculous really and until it's addressed you just hope the skies don't open up."

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