Suresh Raina becomes first fielder to take 100 IPL catches

Royal Challengers Bangalore star AB de Villiers is second in the list with 84 catches, followed by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma (82).

Suresh Raina became the first cricketer in the history of the IPL to take 100 catches.   -  FILE PHOTO/K. PICHUMANI

Suresh Raina became the first cricketer in the history of the Indian Premier League to take 100 catches. The Chennai Super Kings batsman achieved the feat in the clash against Delhi Capitals at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.

Fielding at cover, Raina caught Prithvi Shaw off Deepak Chahar's bowling in the first over of the second innings to enter the record books.

In the last nine games for CSK, Raina did not take a single catch. The last time he took catches [three of them] was against Rajasthan Royals on March 31.

Most catches in the IPL

Suresh Raina 100

AB de Villiers 84

Rohit Sharma 82

Kieron Pollard 80

Virat Kohli 72


Earlier, Raina had a good day with the bat. The left-hander scored 59 off 37 balls which set the tone for CSK. Skipper M.S. Dhoni completed the task by smashing an unbeaten 44 off 22 balls to take his side to 179 for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs.

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