Chasing a stiff target of 166, the defending champions restricted Chargers to 146 for eight in 20 overs despite a flying start by the visitors.
Pint sized Chargers opener Sunny Sohal (56, 30 balls, 6x4, 4x6) initially scared Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men with some clean hitting but once he was gone CSK came back into the match. Credit should be given to CSK as Chargers had raced to 71 for no loss in only 6.4 overs courtesy Sohal.
In Image: Chennai Super Kings bowler Doug Bollinger(2nd R) celebrates taking the wicket of Deccan Chargers batsman Kumar Sangakara with his teammates
Scorecard | IPL 2011