CSK batsman Suresh Raina made his IPL 2021 debut brilliantly. CSK batted first against Delhi and the highlight of their innings remained Raina. Raina’s batting remained the same for which he is known. His stormy style was seen against Delhi and he scored a half-century in his innings with 4 sixes and 3 fours.
Suresh Raina 54 Runs on 36 balls vs Delhi capitals
Suresh Raina scored 54 off 36 balls against Delhi in the first match of the 14th season of IPL and this was his 39th half-century in this league. In IPL, he has now come jointly with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the number two position in scoring the most half-centuries. Now, in this league of Raina, Virat and Rohit, Indian batsmen have reached 39-39 fifties. In this case, Shikhar Dhawan is at number one with 41 fifties.
Indian batsmen who have scored most fifties in IPL-
41 – Shikhar Dhawan
39 – Suresh Raina
39 – Virat Kohli
39 – Rohit Sharma
Suresh Raina made an embarrassing record
With his batting, Suresh Raina played a big role in bringing the team’s score to 188 in 20 overs and also strengthened the middle order. He played a brilliant innings of 54 runs, but the way he was run out was disappointing. This was the 14th time in IPL when Suresh Raina was run out. Now he has come at number three in terms of maximum run-out in this league. He left behind Ambati Rayudu, who has been run out 13 times in this league so far. At the same time, Gautam Gambhir is at number one in the case of runouts in IPL, while Dhawan is at second place.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw Partnership vs Csk IPL 2021
Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw appeared in amazing form against CSK in the first match of IPL 2021. Prithvi Shaw had scored the most runs for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy before IPL and earned the team a title win. He continued his same form and played a stormy innings against CSK in the very first match for Delhi. In this match, Delhi won by 7 wickets.
Prithvi forms a tremendous partnership with Dhawan
Prithvi Shaw scored a stormy 72 off 38 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 9 fours in the first league match against CSK. He shared a 138-run partnership with Dhawan for the first wicket and gave the team a very strong start. These two batsmen together formed the second largest partnership against CSK. Dhawan and Prithvi together broke the record of Bisla and Kallis. They both shared a 136-run partnership against Chennai in 2012. Now the pair of Prithvi and Dhawan have come second in this case, while the pair of Rahane and Watson are in the first place in this case.
The three biggest partnerships against CSK in IPL-
144 runs – Rahane and Shane Watson – 2015
138 runs – Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan – 2021
136 runs – Bisla and Kallis – 2012
Prithvi and Dhawan form the third largest opening partnership for Delhi
Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw shared a 138-run partnership in the first match of IPL 2021 against CSK and it proved to be the third largest opening partnership for Delhi in the IPL. For Delhi, the record of the first largest opening partnership in IPL is in the name of Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene, while the second number is Sehwag and David Warner.
With the help of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, the Delhi Capitals defeated Chennai by 7 wickets in their first match of the 14th season of IPL. After losing the toss at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium to bat first, Chennai Super Kings scored a respectable score of 188 runs after losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. After this, due to the batting of Dhawan and Prithvi, Delhi easily achieved this target in 18.4 overs. Dhawan scored 85 runs and Prithvi played a stormy innings of 72 runs. At the same time, Raina scored the highest 54 runs from Chennai.
Fact – Chennai have suffered defeat in the last three matches against Delhi in the IPL. This is the first time in the history of IPL when the Chennai team has lost to Delhi three times in a row.
Fact – Largest opening partnerships for Delhi – Jayawardene and Sehwag – 151 runs (against Mumbai in 2013) – Warner and Sehwag – 146 runs (against Punjab in 2011) – Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan – 138 (against Chennai today )