Champions League Twenty20: Suresh Raina Equals Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Slamming Sixes

Suresh Raina has become the first Indian to complete 5000 Twenty20 runs. He slammed a match-winning 43-ball 90 in a Champions League Twenty20 match for Chennai Super Kings on Monday, catching up with Mahendra Singh Dhoni in clubbing sixes.

updated: September 23, 2014 19:13 IST
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Suresh Raina's 43-ball 90 boosted Chennai Super Kings to 242/6 vs Dolphins in the Champions League Twenty20.


Suresh Raina is having a good run with the bat from India's ODI series in England. Raina stroked a 43-ball 90 against Dolphins in Bangalore on Monday to help Chennai Super Kings secure a crucial Champions League Twenty20 victory. En route, Raina either equalled or surpassed a few milestones.

"I am hitting the ball very well and God has been very kind. I am working very hard on my game and there are still two games to go and make the knockout rounds," Raina said in a post-match chat.

The left-handed Chennai all-rounder has proved himself to be a specialist in limited overs cricket. Raina has completed his 5,000 runs in Twenty20 -- his tally being 5023 (average 34.88) in 183 matches. Raina is the first Indian and the seventh batsman to complete 5,000 runs in Twenty20.

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