The Deccan Chargers began their chase of Chennai's 165/5 on a confident note. In the second over, Sunny Sohal sliced Doug Bollinger for a six over third man before smacking him for a four. Later in the over, the Super Kings messed up the chance for a simple run out.
Then Sohal went after Albie Morkel, carting him for three fours and a six as the score ticked over to 38/0 in 3 overs. Sohal knocked another maximum off Suraj Randiv to bring up the DC 50 in 4.2 overs, celebrated with a four and followed up with another maximum, off R Ashwin, to notch up his 50.
Shadab Jakati then got the breakthrough for Chennai when he bowled Sohal for 56 off 30 balls as the score read 72/1 in 6.5 overs. Jakati was not done with business, bowling Shikar Dhawan for 19 from 27 balls with thw score 90/2. Captain Kumar Sangakkara then took over, smashing a four and a six in the next two overs.
Soon after DC crossed 100, Morkel got rid of Bharat Chipli for 17 off 15 balls. A few quiet overs followed till Bollinger bowled Sangakkara for 15 off 12 balls. With J P Duminy and Cameron White at the crease, the Chargers kept motoring along, but the run-rate had dropped considerably.
The visitors needed 29 off the last two overs, when White was caught in the deep off Morkel for 13 off 18 balls. J P Duiminy tried to keep teh flame alive for his side with an inside-edged four off Morkel but was caught at long off at the end off the over. 23 runs were 5 required off the final over, but Dan Christian was run out for 1 in the second ball before the Chargers lost the match by 19 runs.