The second phase of IPL 2021 began on an unsavory note for Suresh Raina as he was dismissed awkwardly during Chennai Super Kings‘s match against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Stadium. The South African pacer, Dale Steyn went on to say that the southpaw looked ‘like a schoolboy cricketer’ when dismissing him in such a manner! It would sound more appropriate if you said “the bad dismissal”.
“Milne (Adam) and Boult (Trent) definitely started really well. Boult especially to Raina. He ran in, they set that field, an aggressive leg-side field and you can see immediately Raina just thought he didn’t want anything of it. He looked like a schoolboy cricketer at a point there. I was like I couldn’t believe this was an international player doing what he was doing and almost embarrassingly his bat broke and got out“, said Dale Steyn while speaking on ESPNcricinfo.
CSK vs MI: Suresh Raina’s Unfortunate Dismissal
Despite New Zealand speedster Trent Boult bowling a length ball as ‘Chinna Thala’ attempted to hit him into the stands, Raina failed in timing his shot and instead it made contact with the bottom of his blade. While he was knocked unconscious for just two minutes before coming back on strike again – Rahul Chahar stationed himself at point guard waiting patiently by four runs that would be added onto India’s scorecard forevermore after they sealed an unlikely victory over their opponents from down under this past summer ICC Cricket World Cup tournament finals.
CSK vs MI Result
Coming back to the contest, CSK were in a spot of bother after being reduced to 24/4 in their Powerplay overs before Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja’s eighth-wicket stand for 81 runs. The duo played an anchor role as the former champions managed an inspiring 156 from 50 overs; scoring at more than 3 runs per over!
Saurabh Tiwari tried his best to keep MI in the hunt but the defending champions lost wickets at regular intervals. He batted right till he received no support from other ends as it became evident that their title would not be retained for much longer with a meagre 136/8 made off 20 overs which included 50 runs scored by one batsman alone; mere statistics say nothing when they don’t have emotion behind them! By winning this match and maintaining 6 wins out of 8 matches played so far into IPL 2021 Points Table ranking first place where 12 Teams remain after Week 7 of Play.