Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina's ton helps India trounce England by 133 runs in 2nd ODI

Suresh RainaCardiff : Suresh Raina smashed his first overseas century as India began their one-day campaign on a resounding note when they trounced England by 133 runs in the second ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series at Sophia Gardens, here on Wednesday.

Put into bat, India, who are looking to put their Test debacle behind them in the limited-overs format, rode Raina's 75-ball 100 to post a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs. The 144-run fifth-wicket partnership between Raina, who registered his fourth ODI century, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (52) was the highlight of the Indian innings.

CSK books IPL semifinal spot following 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in `eliminator`

CSKJohannesburg, May 29 - The Chennai Super Kings has booked a spot in the semifinal of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) following a seven-wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians in the IPL Eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Led by Suresh Raina, Chennai, which will meet Kings XI Punjab in the semifinal round, chased down Mumbai's par-score of 173 for eight, ending on 176 for three with eight balls remaining.

India demolishes Pak by seven wickets in World T20 opener

team indiaSydney, Mar 22 - Pakistan has failed to break their World Cup jinx against arch-rivals India, which defeated them by seven wickets in their opening World Twenty20 clash on Friday in the Super-10 round at Dhaka.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra grabbed two wickets for 22 runs in four overs while Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave India a flying start with a 54-run opening stand in eight overs as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men surpassed the modest total of 7-130 with nine deliveries to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Raina breaks into top 10 for first time

Suresh-RainaDubai, Jan 28 : India batsman Suresh Raina has broken into the top-10 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in his career.

Raina has jumped 15 places to 10th in the latest rankings released Monday. Raina was named player of the series against England after he scored 277 runs in the five-match series at an average of 92.33. Raina's efforts also helped him achieve a career-best 669 ratings points.

Another batsman inside the top 10 to improve his ranking is England captain Alastair Cook, who has moved up one place to seventh.

India beat England by five wickets

/Suresh-RainaMohali, Jan 23 : India beat England by five wickets in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) here at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium Wednesday.

Put in to bat, England made 257/7 in the 50 overs, which India chased down in 47.3 overs.

Suresh Raina top scored with an unbeaten 89 off 79 balls. (IANS)

Rahane, Raina power India to 187 in second ODI

Rahane, Raina power India to 187 in second ODISouthampton, Sep 7 - Ajinkya Rahane's 54 and Suresh Raina's blistering 40 off 19 balls took India to 187 for eight against England in the rain-hit second One-day International at the Rose Bowl here Tuesday.

Parthiv Patel (28) got India off to a flying start and Rahul Dravid (32) provided good support to Rahane, who scored his maiden fifty in One-day Internationals.

Raina's cameo towards the end propelled the visitors to a formidable total.

Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann proved expensive but ended up with three wickets each.

Indian team ended up in style

Indian team ended up in styleIndian team accomplished their tour with a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the Zimbabwean team in the second and final Twenty20 international. Skipper Suresh Raina led from the front and scored massive 72 runs not out. Target was of 141 runs and Team India has made 144 for 3 in 18 overs at the Harare sports club. Raina came in to the field after the Naman Ojha (10) in fifth over of the session and stayed till the end.

Raina named captain for Zimbabwe series

Suresh-RainaIt was déjà vu for the young UP batsman Suresh Raina. He was the leading the Chennai Super Kings last month at the absence of the injured Skipper MS Dhoni. But he probably didn't know it then, it was a sign of some good things to come. He will be captaining team India for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe.

Centurion Raina thanks the skipper

Suresh RainaSuresh Raina has credited the India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for such a brilliant hundred in the match against South Africa in Twenty 20 World Cup. He has become the third player in the Twenty 20 history to score a ton after Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum. Raina has scored a superb knock of 101 runs in that match.

Kaif, Raina score unbeaten fifties in Duleep Trophy

Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina have scored unbeaten half centuries for the Central Zone against the East Zone on the first day of the test match in Duleep Trophy at Gandhi Sports Complex Ground in Amritsar on Tuesday.

East Zone skipper S Tiwari won the toss and opted to field first. Central Zone got to a bad start as their both openers returned to pavilion without scoring even a single run. Central zone openers T Srivastva and J Saxena both scored ducks.

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