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Suresh Raina Birthday: 5 best innings of Suresh Raina in IPL history

Suresh Raina was pivotal for Chennai Super Kings since the first season of IPL. The yellow army bought him for 6,50,000 USD in the first IPL auction. Raina has been one of the consistent players with the bat in IPL history

aditya-pimpale Written By: Aditya Pimpale @AdityaPimpale6 [Published on: November 27, 2022 14:59 IST]
  • The blistering 25-balls 87 against KXIP (2014) - Raina played majestic innings of 87 at a top strike rate of 348 before getting run-out to give hope to CSK but getting wickets on a regular basis, KXIP won this game by 24 runs. He made the full use of powerplay to smash every bowler to put CSK ahead in the game.
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    The blistering 25-balls 87 against KXIP (2014) - Raina played majestic innings of 87 at a top strike rate of 348 before getting run-out to give hope to CSK but getting wickets on a regular basis, KXIP won this game by 24 runs. He made the full use of powerplay to smash every bowler to put CSK ahead in the game.
  • 98 off 55 balls against RR (2009) - In the second edition of the Mega Event, Raina came close to his first ton but got out on 98 but it remained his finest knock in a winning cause. Suresh Raina was in top form that year. In Centurion, Raina helped CSK to secure a vital win against the defending champions, Rajasthan Royals.
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    98 off 55 balls against RR (2009) - In the second edition of the Mega Event, Raina came close to his first ton but got out on 98 but it remained his finest knock in a winning cause. Suresh Raina was in top form that year. In Centurion, Raina helped CSK to secure a vital win against the defending champions, Rajasthan Royals.
  • A maiden hundred against KXIP (2013) - Raina scored his maiden IPL century against Kings XI Punjab in 2013 after getting missing out the hundred many times. He waited for six years to get his first-ever IPL century. While batting first, Chennai Super Kings lost his first wicket in 4th over and Raina arrived to lead the top order.
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    A maiden hundred against KXIP (2013) - Raina scored his maiden IPL century against Kings XI Punjab in 2013 after getting missing out the hundred many times. He waited for six years to get his first-ever IPL century. While batting first, Chennai Super Kings lost his first wicket in 4th over and Raina arrived to lead the top order.
  • Gritty 57 in IPL Final against MI (2010) - Raina continued his T20 form in the third edition of the Indian Premier League to help his franchise to bag the first-ever IPL title. He played a gritty knock in the final of the 2010 edition of the IPL. He put a match-winning partnership of 72 runs with captain MS Dhoni for the 4th wicket to set a strong total of 168.
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    Gritty 57 in IPL Final against MI (2010) - Raina continued his T20 form in the third edition of the Indian Premier League to help his franchise to bag the first-ever IPL title. He played a gritty knock in the final of the 2010 edition of the IPL. He put a match-winning partnership of 72 runs with captain MS Dhoni for the 4th wicket to set a strong total of 168.
  • Crucial 73 against RCB (2011) - A top player always shines in a crucial phase. A fifty in a tough situation is far better than a hundred in an open game. In IPL 2011’s playoff fixture against RCB, Chennai was struggling at 7/2 and they needed a much-needed partnership to reach a competitive total.
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    Crucial 73 against RCB (2011) - A top player always shines in a crucial phase. A fifty in a tough situation is far better than a hundred in an open game. In IPL 2011’s playoff fixture against RCB, Chennai was struggling at 7/2 and they needed a much-needed partnership to reach a competitive total.