Top 6: Highest Powerplay Scores of CSK in IPL (Updated)

Chennai Super Kings is the second most successful franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League as having been victorious in four IPL editions. 

MS Dhoni has successfully led the franchise for 14 long years. Before the 2022 edition, he handed over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja and would have dropped a hint of his retirement. 

CSK haven’t been able to do anything significant in the first two seasons of the IPL, but they entirely owned 2010 & 2011. The franchise has got many match-winning candidates – the leading IPL wicket-taker Dwayne Bravo, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and especially the Proteas batter Faf Du Plessis, who majorly helped his side in winning the final game of IPL 2021.

The two significant aspects of Chennai batting are their up-beating top order & perfect finishing aces. At the top, many big names like Faf Du Plessis, Shane Watson, Dwayne Smith, and Suresh Raina have worked with the team. At the same time, all of these frontline batters have exploded on their given day for Chennai Super Kings for gauging their impact in batting. 

In this article, we shall discuss the top 6 highest powerplay scores made by CSK in the history of IPL.

#1 CSK (100/2) vs KXIP in 2014

In a disappointing play-off encounter against Kings XI Punjab, Chennai has registered their top-notch powerplay figures in the IPL. With his innings of 87(25), Suresh Raina has owned the batting game of CSK, but he was only able to take the team to the score of 202/7 while pursuing the aim of 227 runs set by Punjab. But, on a positive note, CSK has achieved its highest powerplay IPL score of 100/2 in this encounter. In the end, KXIP had clinched the victory by 24 runs and secured their place in the finals with Kolkata Knight Riders. 

#2 CSK (90/0) vs MI in 2015

Chennai Super Kings has conscripted their second-highest powerplay total in a league match against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2015. The best of Brendon McCullum, 46(20) & Dwayne Smith, 62(30) has come on the day, making a powerplay tally of 90/0 in the first 6-overs. Batting first, Mumbai Indians set the target of 184-runs as Rohit Sharma’s heroic half-ton inspired their innings. But, later, the aim was quickly chased down by CSK with 6 wickets and 20 balls to spare in their 20-overs slot.

#3 CSK (75/1) vs KKR in 2018

In a thrilling chase against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2018, CSK has stamped their 3rd highest powerplay play to score in the IPL. The short cameos of Sam Billings, Shane Watson, and Ambati Rayudu have helped them to finish the pursuit of just one ball before. Their powerplay tally was at 75/1 in 6 overs as the Chennai openers had punished the bowlers. CSK pulled off a superb victory by 5 wickets, and Sam Billings was handed the player of the match award for his knock of 56(23). 

#4 CSK (73/1) vs LSG in 2022

In a defeat-facing encounter against the new side of the circle Lucknow Supergiants, CSK’s top order batters Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali had owned the power play batting phase. They have made 73 runs in their allotted 6-overs and helped the team make the total of 210/7. While LSG made a superb chase by making the figures 211/4, it included the match-winning knocks of Quinton De Kock and Evin Lewis. 

#5 CSK (70/0) vs KXIP in 2014

Chennai Super Kings has been invited to bat first against the good-looking Kings XI Punjab in the league encounter of IPL 2014. But, for some time, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum have regretted the KXIP for their decision of bowling first. Smith’s 66(43) and McCullum’s 67(45) have given an excellent start to CSK, as their power play figures were hovering at 70/0. But unfortunately, they lost the battle in the end as KXIP made a clinical chase to the target of 206 runs. This figure stands at the fifth position in the list. 

#6 CSK (69/1) vs RR in 2018

In a first league match, CSK was crushed against Rajasthan Royals by a huge victory margin of 64 runs. Batting first, the star Aussie opener Shane Watson has smacked a century knock of 106(57), and CSK has reached their 5th best powerplay tally of 69-runs, which took Chennai Super Kings to the mountainous total of 204/5 in the allotted quota of 20-overs. And as RR came out to bat, their overhyped batting line-up was rattled out on a total of 140 as Dwayne Bravo & Shardul Thakur had spelled their bowling magic all over the arena.

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