It was an extraordinary innings by Shane Watson: Stephen Fleming

May 14, 2013, 01:00 IST | Agencies

Chennai Super Kings' coach Stephen Fleming hailed Shane Watson's knock of 70 against them and termed it 'extraordinary'.

“It was an extraordinary innings by Shane Watson. When everybody else was struggling on a lively surface, he changed the complexion of the game like a flick of a switch. He turned the game around so quickly,” Fleming said. 

Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming

Needing 142 for a win, Rajasthan Royals lost three wickets inside five overs but Watson came out and turned the game on its head with his 34-ball knock.

Fleming opined that his bowlers were in control of the game till Watson made his way to the middle. “The bowling was good and our bowlers had delivered till then.

Shane Watson
RR’s Shane Watson en route his 34-ball 70 against CSK on Sunday

It is rare when we see a five-seamer attack here and we relied on R Ashwin for spin. But he was clobbered for 23 runs in his first over and this worked like a catalyst for them,” he said. 

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