Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most successful teams in IPL history. The team has won 4 IPL trophies along with 2 Champions League titles. CSK batters have been instrumental in their illustrious journey in the IPL and have often bailed the team out of trouble.
Let us have a look at the top 5 innings played by CSK batters in the history of the IPL:
Suresh Raina 87 off 25 balls vs Kings XI Punjab, Qualifier 2
Suresh Raina was unstoppable during that match. Chasing 226 runs, CSK lost an early wicket. Raina tore apart the bowling lineup and was merciless. It is undoubtedly one of the best performances in the history of the IPL, if not the best. Before being run out, Suresh Raina destroyed the Punjab bowlers with a strike rate of 348.
His ruthless 25-ball innings of 87 runs included 12 fours and 6 sixes in total. He made Chennai Super Kings equal Punjab’s dominance, but the middle order failed the team, and it cost Chennai Super Kings the game by 24 runs. Although Raina’s IPL performance came in a losing cause, it will always go down as his best performance.