Pursuing a daunting 203-run goal, Darren Sammy fought with the and cramp charged-up resistance to score an assaulting 25-ball 50 while skipper Shikhar Dhawan hit on a 34-ball 48 top of the sequence but their attempts proved limited ultimately.
Sammy seemed determined to not go down without a fight but the pressure of mounting runrate counted heavily on Sunrisers as they ended for seven at 190.
Sent in to bat, Raina’s 57- Dhoni’s pyrotechnics perfectly matched ball 84 as the hard hitting on local skipper broke the natures of the Sunrisers bowlers with his callous batting show to propel Chennai Super Kings into a huge 202.
There was no mistaking the impact the coming of Dhoni had on the innings and it could not be better understood by any one than Sri Lankan all rounder Thisara Perera, who was smashed for five sixes that are enormous in the 18th over.
Dhoni played with a leader’s innings of the finest arrangement and, jointly with Raina, put on a 60-run partnership in just 23 balls. 76 runs were generated by the last five overs .
Before the coming of Dhoni, the show belonged wholly to his strong stroke-play and Raina.
Walking directly into bat after the termination of opener Murali Vijay, Raina unleashed an assault in the middle part of the innings on the Sunrisers pacers, starting them over the mid-wicket long