Raina scores 5,000 IPL runs

Sports Saturday 23/March/2019 23:21 PM
By: Times News Service
Raina scores 5,000 IPL runs

Chennai: Suresh Raina outpaced Virat Kohli to become the first player to score 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the tournament opener between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on Saturday.

Raina, the leading run-scorer in the tournament, needed just 15 runs to reach the milestone when he walked out to bat after Shane Watson's departure.

Kohli needed another 52 runs to reach 5,000 runs and 38 runs to overtake Raina before the start of the match but was dismissed for six runs as MS Dhoni invited RCB to bat first in Chennai.