The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) played like champions in the CLT20 2014, but they faltered at the last hurdle and surrendered before the Raina storm. The Chennai Super Kings thrashed KKR by 8 wickets to win the Champions League T20 title. Suresh Raina scored an unbeaten hundred.
The victory target of 181 looked so simple, as Suresh Raina punished the KKR bowlers heavily. The KKR missed Sunil Narine badly, as he was barred from playing in this crunch game due to suspected bowling action. CSK reached 185.2 in 18.3 overs. Brendon McCullum scored 39, while Raina remained unbeaten on 109 off 62 balls with 6 boundaries and 8 sixes. Dhoni remained not out on 23. Raina was declared ‘Man of the Match’. He was also declared as the ‘Man of the Series’.