Chennai Super Kings slowed down after the 10th over and still managed to post a mammoth 217/7 in their 20 overs.

MS Dhoni came out and hit two back to back sixes and played his first match since 2019 at Chepauk much to the delight of CSK fans.

KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bowl first,

After which Lucknow Super Giant landed. Bad start with the ball. Under the leadership of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chennai Super Kings took full advantage of this.

Gaikwad and opening partner Devon Conway put on a 79-run stand in the powerplay.

Which is the highest for CSK at Chepauk in the history of IPL. He eventually fell for 57 off 31 balls,

The Kiwis lost their wicket while Conway scored 47 off 29 balls.

There was a slight drop in CSK's scoring rate with Shivam Mavi and Moeen Ali struggling to get going.

But before getting out, the pair tried to hit their big shots.

Along with Rayudu, the rest of the players played an unbeaten inning of 27 runs in 14 balls.