Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, renowned for his remarkable fielding prowess, showcased his exceptional skills once more during the US Masters T10 League. His latest display came as he executed a direct hit to dismiss Fidel Edwards.
The US Masters T20 League encounter on August 19 in Lauderhill, Florida, featured a clash between California Knights and Texas Chargers. Among the numerous captivating moments of the TEC vs CAK match, one was orchestrated by the former Indian star, Suresh Raina.
In the final over of the Texas Chargers’ innings, left-arm pacer Pawan Suyal delivered a full-length ball outside the off-stump. Fidel Edwards drove the ball towards extra cover and sought a single. However, California Knights’ captain had alternate intentions. Swiftly seizing the ball, Raina aimed accurately at the non-striker’s end, hitting the target with precision and effectively dismissing Fidel Edwards.
The commentators were equally impressed by Suresh Raina’s direct hit in the US Masters T10 League. Prior to this, Raina had showcased his agility with a splendid catch to dismiss Texas Chargers’ opener Mukhtar Ahmed off Ashley Nurse’s bowling.
Shifting focus to the match itself, California Knights encountered an early setback with the dismissal of their opening batsman, Aaron Finch, without scoring. Nevertheless, Jacques Kallis and Milind Kumar surged aggressively against the Texas Chargers’ bowling attack following Finch’s departure.
Jacques Kallis hammered an impressive 64 runs off a mere 31 deliveries, comprising 8 fours and 3 sixes. His partner, Milind Kumar, delivered an electrifying performance, amassing 76 runs from just 28 balls, which included 7 fours and 6 substantial sixes.
Both batsmen remained unbeaten, steering their team to an imposing total of 158-1 within the stipulated 10 overs. Their remarkable partnership meant that skipper Suresh Raina didn’t get a chance to bat.
In the pursuit of the formidable target, Mukhtar Ahmed displayed aggressive batting, amassing 33 runs from just 10 deliveries, featuring 4 maximums. However, he lacked substantial support from the other end, resulting in a succession of wickets. Upul Tharanga also contributed 27 runs from 19 deliveries.