Back on the performance of MS Dhoni (37 not out) Shane Watson (26) and Faf Du Plessis (54), Chennai Super Kings set a winning target of 161 runs for Kings XI Punjab.
CSK won the toss and elected to bat first, got off to a better start with Shane Watson scored 26 off 24 balls Faf Du Plessis amassed 54 runs off 38 balls.
Suresh Raina, though played 20 balls, could only make 17 runs. But later Dhoni made 37 runs off 23 balls. As expected, captain of Kings XI Punjab, Ravchandran Ashwin became the nightmare of CSK and he proved his mettle on ball in front of his home people by taking all three wickets of CSK. In the stipulated 20 overs, CSK clocked 160 runs. Both Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu (21) played till the last ball.