The much-anticipated Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added just 3 runs. Ambati Rayudu (45 off 25 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (33 off 13 balls) were the next to bat. Thus, Chennai team lost 4 wickets at the end of 20 overs and scored 179 runs.
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The Delhi team was in for a shock start as they were all set to win by 180 runs. Prithvi Shah was bowled out for no runs. Ajinkya Rahane added just 8 runs. Thus, the Delhi team stumbled, losing two wickets for 26 runs.
At the other end, Shikhar Dhawan was playing aggressively while Shreyas Iyer was dismissed for 23. Marcus Steinis, who came next, added 24 off 14 balls to give Chennai a crisis.
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Shikhar Dhawan, who continued to play aggressively, hit 14 fours in 58 balls, including a six off 101 runs. With 17 runs needed in the last over, Akshar Patel smashed three sixes to give Delhi the lead.