After restricting the Royals to 147 for six, Raina (61, 51 balls, 3x4, 1x6) and Hussey (79 not out, 55 balls, 8x4, 1x6) didn't face problems from RR bowlers during their century partnership.
When Raina was finally dismissed, CSK were just three short of a win.
Earlier, the star performer for the Royals with the bat was Rahul Dravid top scoring with a fluent 66 (51 balls, 10 fours).
Image: Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina (R) congratulate teammate Michael Hussey for scoring a half-century (50 runs) during the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 4, 2011.