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Today in 2010, Raina scored India's first T20I century

NEW DELHI: It used to be on May 2, 2010, when Suresh Raina turned into the first Indian to score a century within the shortest layout of the sport. The left-handed batsman achieved the feat towards South Africa at Gros Islet in St Lucia all the way through the ICC World T20.

South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first. Raina came to the crease in the very first over of the innings as India lost opener Murali Vijay. Raina then went on to play a quickfire knock of 101 runs off simply 60 balls.

Raina's innings used to be studded with nine fours and 5 sixes.

Yuvraj Singh (37 off 30) played moment mess around to Raina and the duo stitched an 88-run partnership for the 3rd wicket to place India in a at ease place.

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India posted 186/5 within the allotted twenty overs and then effectively defended the whole by way of restricting the Proteas to 172/5 to win the fit by way of 14 runs. Yusuf Pathan scalped two wickets, while Ashish Nehra and Piyush Chawla took one apiece.

However, India did not make it to the semifinals of the match.

To date, Rohit Sharma has scored 4 T20I centuries, while KL Rahul has two to his identify within the shortest layout of the sport.

Raina has loved an excellent career within the shortest layout of the sport and is the second-highest run-getter within the Indian Premier League.

The left-handed batsman has played 193 fits for Chennai Super Kings and has managed to score 5,368 runs within the match thus far.

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