Suresh Raina first to reach 5000 IPL runs

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Raina is the top scorer of the IPL
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Raina is the top scorer of the IPL

Suresh Raina had his name entered in the history books of the Vivo IPL, on 23rd of March, as he became the first batsman to cross the 5000 runs mark.

Just 15 runs away from the record, Raina scored the 5000th run as a single towards the fine leg. This has come in the first match of this year’s IPL, against the Royal Challengers from Bangalore.

However, shortly after reaching the milestone, Raina mistimed Moeen Ali for a big shot and Shivam Dube took an easy catch at long-on. He scored 19 runs in the match.

So far, in the 177 IPL matches, he has played, Suresh Raina has scored 35 half-centuries and 1 century. In the 2 years when CSK was banned from the tournament, Raina was the skipper of the Gujarat Lions.

Out of the total tally of runs, 841 runs came while playing for the Gujarat Lions.

Out of all the seasons he has played in, Mr.IPL scored 548 runs in the 2013 season, his best till date, which also included his only IPL ton against the KXIP.

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