Riding on Raina’s blistering knock, Chennai got their campaign in the T20 event back on track as they had just one win from five matches before coming to this clash.
The victory was also a sweet revenge for Chennai, who had lost all their matches, including final to Rajasthan in the inaugural edition of the event last year in India.
Raina single-handedly shaped the Chennai innings, taking them to a decent 164 for five after sent in to bat at the SuperSport Park.
They then restricted the defending champions to 126 for nine in 19.3 overs to register their win as Kamran Khan did not come out to bat because of injury.
The defending champions, heavily relying on Yusuf Pathan’s performance, failed to build partnerships and paid the price.
Only Ravinder Jadeja (37) put up some resistance and once Pathan (20) was dismissed their fate was sealed.
Laxmipati Balaji was most successful bowler for Chennai with his impressive 3.3-0-21-4 figures. Albie Morkel (2/21) and Jacob Oram (2/27) took two wickets apiece.

Indian Premier League Season 2 is beginning today with the first match being played between master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai Indians and Indian skipper Mahandra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait will be missing from Shane Warne’s defending champion Rajasthan Royals when the IPL. IPL todays match will be the two indian javans Dhoni and Sachin.

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