Suresh Raina becomes first batsman to reach 5000 IPL runs

Suresh Raina, on Saturday, became the first batsman to breach the 5000-run mark in the IPL. He got to the milestone with a single.

A vital part of the Chennai Super Kings line-up, Raina's lone century came against the Kings XI Punjab in 2013.   -  k. pichumani

Suresh Raina, on Saturday, became the first batsman to breach the 5000-run mark in the IPL. He got to the milestone with a single. Raina has 5000 runs from 177 matches at a strike-rate of 138.15 including 35 fifties and one hundred. A vital part of the Chennai Super Kings line-up, Raina's lone century came against the Kings XI Punjab in 2013.

Suresh Raina became the first batsman to score 5,000 IPL runs.

 

His 53-ball 100 was studded with seven boundaries and six sixes. A year later, the flamboyant southpaw clubbed a stunning 62-ball-109 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to guide Chennai Super Kings to its second title in the now-defunct Champions League T20.

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