Suresh Raina scored a fine 27 runs off 15 balls in India’s six-wicket win against Sri Lanka in their Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 match at R Premadasa Stadium on Monday. In the process, the left-hander has gone past Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the T20I most runs chart. Raina, who came to bat at number four, now has 1452 runs in T20Is, while Dhoni has 1444 runs under his belt. Ahead of the Monday’s clash against the islanders, Raina needed 19 runs to go past his former captain Dhoni. Raina, who looked in ominous touch, smashed two boundaries and two sixes in his 15-ball knock before losing his wicket to Nuwan Pradeep.
Overall in world cricket, India captain Virat Kohli is third 1983 runs in the shortest format of the game. Kohli is behind New Zealand’s Martin Guptill who is on top with 2271 runs. Another New Zealander, Brendon McCullum, is number two with 2140 runs under his belt.
In his 71-T20I career, Raina has scored one century and four fifties at a strike rate of 133.70.Raina now has 1452 runs in T20Is