Wellington: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming continued a strong start to his coaching career by winning consecutive Indian Premier League titles, which ensured that big money flows into his bank account, one year into a new three-year deal with Chennai Super Kings.
Fleming won the battle of former New Zealand skippers when Chennai beat the Daniel Vettori-captained Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in the final.
Chasing an unlikely 206 to win, Bangalore reached 147-8. West Indies star Chris Gayle, who had smacked 608 tournament runs at an average of 76 and a strike rate of 183, was removed in the first over.
Fleming enjoys the right chemistry with skipper MS Dhoni and other players emulate this camaraderie.
CSK was also precise in its planning and execution. And the side fielded marvellously well too.
CSK was a popular winner. The side also took home the Fair Play award.