IPL 2021: Suresh Raina throws his wicket away against MI, also loses a part of his bat

IPL 2021: Suresh Raina throws his wicket away against MI, also loses a part of his bat

Raina gave himself room and tried to smash Trent Boult straight down the ground. But then, the ball took the edge of his bat and settled into the hands of Rahul Chahar who was stationed at point.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: Disney+Hotstar)

The second leg of the 14th edition of the IPL is underway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians have locked horns with each other in the opening match of Phase 2 of the IPL.

The Chennai side wielded the willow first, and the hopes of the MS Dhoni-led outfit would have been on their batting talisman and the highest run-scorer for the ‘Men in Yellow’ in IPL cricket, Suresh Raina. But then, the left-handed batting legend flattered to deceive.

Raina’s first innings in the UAE leg of the IPL lasted just 6 balls before he was dismissed by left-arm seamer Trent Boult. The 34-year-old departed after contributing just 4 runs to the total. Raina gave himself room and tried to smash Trent Boult straight down the ground. But then, the ball took the edge of his bat and settled into the hands of Rahul Chahar who was stationed at point. In the process, Raina lost a small chunk of his bat as well.

You can watch the video of Suresh Raina’s dismissal here

Chennai Super Kings produce a mediocre performance with the bat

The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings produced a mediocre performance with the bat in their first match of IPL Phase 2. At the time of writing, the CSK scorecard reads 87/4 after 15 overs. The two batsmen who are currently out in the middle for the ‘Men in Yellow’ are Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad. While Jadeja is batting on 25, Gaikwad has helped himself to a 39-ball 46.

All 4 CSK batsmen who were dismissed could not even score in double digits. While Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali departed without troubling the scorers, Chennai skipper MS Dhoni departed for just 3 runs.

Trent Boult and Adam Milne were the star performers with the ball for the Mumbai Indians side. Both Milne and Boult have scalped 2 wickets apiece, and both of them have leaked just 11 runs in the 3 overs that they have bowled.