Batting first, Chennai Super Kings scored 208 for 6 in 20 overs. Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Dewan Conway put on 110 for the first wicket. Ruturaj Gaikwad hit 41 off 33 balls with four fours and a six off Nokia. Dewan Conway scored 87 off 49 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes before Khalil Ahmed was caught by the bowling keeper.
Shivam Dubey, who came into the crease in the first down, hit 32 off 19 balls with two fours and two sixes. After that no other player except Dhoni could excel. Dhoni was unbeaten on 21 off 8 balls with one four and two sixes. Rayudu 5 (6), Moin Ali 9 (4), Oothappa 0 (1) lost wickets immediately. Among the Delhi bowlers, Nokia took three wickets, Khalil Ahmed two and Mitchell Marsh one.
The Delhi Capitals were all out for just 209 as Chennai set a target of 209. Opener Shreekar Bharat made his way to the pavilion for just 8 runs. With David Warner out for 19 (12), Delhi lost two wickets for 36 runs. Mitchell Marsh 25 (20) and skipper Rishabh Pant 21 (11) were both promising but Moin Ali bowled backwards.
Rifle Patel 6 (3), Rowman Powell 6 (3), Akshar Patel 1 (3) fell short and lost 7 wickets for 85 runs. With that, the defeat of Delhi was almost over. Kuldeep Yadav made 8 off 17 balls and was bowled by Simarjit. Shardul Thakur scored 24 (19) while Khalil Ahmed was ducked. Among Chennai bowlers, Moin Ali took three wickets while Mukesh Chaudhary, Simarjit Singh and Bravo took two wickets each. Mahesh Teekshan took one wicket.