CSK vs DC, IPL 2021: Comeback man Raina, Sam Curran information Chennai Tremendous Kings to 188/7 | Cricket Information

MUMBAI: Suresh Raina introduced his IPL comeback with a blazing 36-ball 54 and powered Chennai Tremendous Kings to a strong 188 for seven in opposition to Delhi Capitals on Saturday.
Sam Curran smashed away to 34 off solely 15 balls to prop up the CSK innings in direction of the top. Curran hit 4 fours and two sixes.

The final 5 overs yielded 52 runs for CSK, because of Curran’s power-packed innings.

Requested to bat first by Rishabh Pant, Ruturaj Gaikwad acquired CSK off the mark with a satisfying drive by means of the off facet between level and canopy, two deliveries after being overwhelmed all finally ends up by a Chris Woakes outswinger.

Final season’s runners-up DC did not have to attend lengthy for his or her first breakthrough as Avesh Khan (2/23 in four overs) had Faf du PLessis trapped in entrance of the wicket within the second over.
Within the first ball of the third over, Woakes had Gaikwad caught within the slip cordon as CSK slipped to seven for 2.

The English pacer drew Gaikwad right into a push with a ball that moved a barely on pitching.
In got here Raina — he had missed the final IPL owing to private causes — and within the firm of Moeen Ali, the seasoned campaigner revived CSK’s innings and appeared to place up a difficult whole in opposition to a robust DC batting line-up on the Wankhede Stadium.

Throughout his 24-ball 36, Moeen struck 4 boundaries and two sixes, enjoying a tremendous serving to hand to Raina.
Skilled off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lower quick Moeen’s innings when the all-rounder acquired himself into an uncomfortable place whereas going for a reverse sweep, the following top-edge ending in a very good catch by Shikhar Dhawan, who ran backwards from quick third man to carry on to the ball.
Ambati Rayudu got here in and straightaway acquired into the act, hitting a few sixes and a 4 to race away to 23 off 16 balls earlier than Tom Curran ended his keep within the center.
In the meantime Raina went about his job in a fashion that didn’t give the impression that he was coming again to top-flight after an extended hiatus.
Raina acquired himself going with a 4 off Woakes after which labored Ashwin for 2 successive boundaries, not afraid to bop down the wicket in opposition to the wily spinner’s flight.
Utilizing his ft properly, the veteran southpaw hoicked leg-spinner Amit Mishra for 2 and in addition acquired a most in opposition to Ashwin.
It was no completely different with Marcus Stoinis as Raina pulled the Australian medium pacer for an additional six earlier than being run-out following a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja (26).

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