After Indian selectors restored their trust in Suresh Raina by calling him back in the ODI outfit for the forthcoming Bangladesh tour, the southpaw celebrated his comeback in style by smashing a match-winning half century on Sunday against Mumbai Indians, in the first eliminator of IPL 7 at Chepauk, Chennai.
Suresh Raina smashed an unbeaten half-century as Chennai Super Kings booked a berth in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win over holders Mumbai Indians in the IPL eliminator here on Wednesday.
Even though two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings have replaced their key player Dwayne Bravo with David Hussey, it is yet to be seen whether the Australian all-rounder can get a place in CSK`s star batting line-up.
Following his team`s eight-wicket drubbing at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in a Pepsi IPL match here on Thursday, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist attributed the loss to the "slow and dry" track at the PCA Stadium.
Their road to the next level has become much stiffer after today`s defeat but Kings XI Punjab batsman David Hussey asserted that they can win next five of the six matches to qualify for the knock-out stage.
Opener Michael Hussey slammed a blistering 54-ball 86 as Chennai Super Kings produced an aggressive brand of cricket to roll over Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in their Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Wednesday night.