IPL 2019: Suresh Raina stepped it up for Chennai Super Kings in their last league game against Kings XI Punjab. Raina came into bat early after the dismissal of Watson for seven. Raina scored a brilliant 38-ball 53 to power CSK to 170/5 in 20 overs. Raina’s innings comprised of two sixes and five fours. But it was Raina’s wife who stole the show from the stands. An elated Priyanka gave a flying kiss to Raina after the southpaw reached his 3rd fifty of the season. Raina also brought up 800 runs against the opposition. Also Read - What Makes a Team Successful in The IPL - Talking Points
Here is the video where you can see an elated reaction from Raina’s wife after the southpaw reaches fifty: Also Read - CSK Star Suresh Raina Touching Harbhajan Singh's Feet Ahead of KKR IPL 2021 Game Goes Viral | VIDEO
Meanwhile, Faf Du Plessis would feel unlucky as he missed out on his maiden IPL hundred. He scored a breathtaking 96 off 55 balls. His innings was laced with four sixes and 10 fours. Curran with three for 35 was the pick of the KXIP bowlers.
Meanwhile, the visitors remained unchanged, whereas, Punjab made one change in their team as Harpreet Brar came in for Arshdeep Singh.
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, M.S. Dhoni (Captain/wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami