In a recent match of the US Masters T10 League, former Team India batter Suresh Raina once again showcased his exceptional fielding skills by dismissing Fidel Edwards with a remarkable direct hit. The game between California Knights and Texas Chargers took place on August 19 in Lauderhill, Florida, and featured several exciting moments, including Raina’s standout play.
During the Texas Chargers’ innings, left-arm pacer Pawan Suyal bowled the final over. Fidel Edwards hit a full-length delivery towards extra cover and attempted a quick single. However, Raina, the captain of California Knights, reacted swiftly, collected the ball, and accurately threw it to the non-striker’s end, hitting the stumps directly to dismiss Fidel Edwards.
Raina’s performance left the commentators impressed, and he had previously taken a brilliant catch to dismiss Texas Chargers’ opener Mukhtar Ahmed off Ashley Nurse’s bowling.
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In terms of the game’s progression, California Knights faced an early setback with the dismissal of their opening batter Aaron Finch without scoring. However, Jacques Kallis and Milind Kumar then delivered a stunning batting performance against the Texas Chargers’ bowling attack. Jacques Kallis scored an explosive 64 runs off just 31 deliveries, including 8 fours and 3 sixes, while Milind Kumar played an outstanding knock, scoring 76 runs off only 28 deliveries, with 7 fours and 6 sixes.
Both Kallis and Kumar remained unbeaten and guided their team to an imposing total of 158-1 in their allotted 10 overs. This impressive batting display by the duo meant that skipper Suresh Raina did not get a chance to bat in this particular match.
During the Texas Chargers’ chase of the challenging target, Mukhtar Ahmed showcased his aggressive batting style and scored 33 runs off just 10 deliveries, hitting 4 maximums. However, he lacked support from his teammates as wickets kept falling. Upul Tharanga contributed 27 runs off 19 deliveries.
Ashley Nurse emerged as a key figure for the California Knights, delivering an excellent bowling performance by taking 3 crucial wickets and conceding just 12 runs in his 2 overs. As a result, the Texas Chargers fell significantly short of the target, managing only 110-8 in their allotted overs in the US Masters T10 League match against the California Knights.