Champions League Twenty20: Suresh Raina Best T20 Player in the World, Says Brendon McCullum

Suresh Raina's sensational hundred for the Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twent20 final against Kolkata Knight Riders left IPL's first centurion Brendon McCullum stunned.

updated: October 05, 2014 22:05 IST
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Suresh Raina celebrates his maiden ton in CLT20.


New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was left floored by Suresh Raina's blazing ton that helped Chennai Super Kings end Kolkata Knight Riders' run of 14 straight wins in the Champions League Twenty20 final in Bangalore on Saturday. (Also read: Raina's 109 best knock I have ever seen, says Faf du Plessis)

Chasing 181, the Super Kings were reduced to 9/1 in the first over, before Raina walked in to clobber an unbeaten 109 off 62 balls as the former IPL champs crushed the reigning IPL title-holders by eight wickets.

McCullum, who hit 39 in a 118-run stand for the second wicket with Raina was a mere spectator at the non-striker's end for most of the innings. Not very often has the explosive Kiwi batsman been reduced to an onlooker and that spoke volumes of Raina's dominance against a KKR attack that comprised Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla and Team India's latest entrant, Kuldeep Yadav. (Also read: Raina sets multiple CLT20 records)

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