Free Press Journal

Raina fires quick 91


Suresh Raina hit an aggressive 91 in his first first-class match after a brief illness-related lay-off as Uttar Pradesh sniffed victory over Railways.

Raina, who did not play in the New Zealand ODI series after being named in the India squad due to an illness, played a captain’s knock to help UP score 330 all out in their second innings at the SCA Stadium.

Raina hit nine fours and two sixes in his 106-ball innings. His innings is expected to draw attention of national selectors when they pick the Indian team for the home ODI series against England next month.

Kuldeep Yadav (19), who was sent as night-watchman yesterday, hung around for 17 overs in the morning and added 37 runs to overnight 64 for 2 along with Shivam Chaudhary (124).