Suresh Raina becomes first player to cross 2000 runs in IPL

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 30, 2012 20:16 hrs

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina on Monday became the first-ever batsman to cross 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League.

Raina achieved the feat during the course of his 44-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Prior to this match, the left-handed Raina had 1865 runs from 64 matches at an average of 35.86.

Raina, who top-scored for his team on Monday, has been playing in the cash-rich Twenty20 league since its inaugural edition in 2008.

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