Chennai Super Kings is the franchise that is usually renowned for the name of the legend MS Dhoni. He has led the way for CSK for a long while of 14 years. In which the team was successfully cashed in into the four IPL grand finales. The team has got many champion players in the past, and this side of vintage Dhoni is most notorious for its vintage batting. The intact batsmen like Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Faf Du Plessis, and Dwayne Smith have pushed the team to its best in their era. Here are the top ten batters for CSK in terms of runs scored.

Chennai had made its high voltage rivalry with the Western derby of Mumbai Indians. Both sides have met in many encounters, and few of them had high-strung ones.

Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni are the two faces of CSK’s batting; one is highly consistent in the approach, whereas the other is ruthlessness in the power-hitting. Raina has appeared in 205 matches and becomes the fourth top run-getter in the history of the Indian Premier League. CSK’s batters have displayed their super showdown of batting on many occasions, which astonishes their buffs several times.

But, here are the top 5 occasions that have registered as the highest total of CSK in the history of the Indian Premier League.

1) 246/5 vs RR (2010)

The score enlisted at the no1 position in the list is also the highest figure in the history of IPL. Batting first against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2010, Murali Vijay has smashed a fantastic ton of 127*(56), including 8 fours & 11 sixes in the knock, which took the CSK’s innings to the flyer of 246/5 in the quota of 20-overs. In the second half, Rajasthan had also put their whole blood & sweat into the chase of 247-runs, but they were curbed to 223/5. And at the end, CSK managed the victory by 23-runs over KXIP.

2) 240/5 vs KXIP (2008)

Chennai Super Kings made their second-highest total against Kings XI Punjab in 2008, where Mike Hussey played a heroic inning. At the venue of Mohali, the Aussie opener Michael Hussey has scored its maiden IPL ton of 116*(54). Also, Mathew Hayden & Suresh Raina have been manoeuvring in the supporting roles with Hussey. In the end, CSK scored a building block of 240/5 and later won the game by 33 runs. Hussey has been given the ‘Player of the Match’ trophy for his magnificent century.

3) 223/3 vs SRH (2013)

In a league encounter of IPL 2013, CSK made their third-highest total against Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH has forced CSK to bat first by winning the toss, but they might get happy after looking at the bulky end score of 223/3 in 20 overs. Suresh Raina has played the knock of 99* in 53 deliveries with a strike rate of 190.40. As SRH came down to chase the target in the second half, they were dominantly curbed at the figures of 146/8(20).

4) 222/5 vs DD (2012)

In the 2nd Play-off encounter of the year 2012, Chennai Super Kings crushed the side of Delhi and stamped their 4th highest total in the IPL. The opener Murali Vijay has made the second century of his IPL career, and Super Kings posted the score of 222/5 in 20-overs. Lastly, Chennai has defeated DD by 86 runs and nominated themselves for the finals of IPL 2012 along with Kolkata Knight Riders as an opposition.

5) 220/3 vs KKR (2021)

In the 15th league match of IPL 2021, the spectators of Wankhede Stadium witnessed the nail-biting encounter between CSK & KKR. For Chennai, Faf Du Plessis 95*(60) and Ruturaj Gaikwad 64(42) has done the trick with their attacking knocks. Both the stalwarts have taken CSK to the tough-looking total of 220-runs. And as expected in the late evening, Kolkata batters had fought back so hard in the start, but they were kept sealed on the figure of 202/10 after the end of 20-overs. At the termination point, Chennai beat KKR by 18 runs and stepped ahead in the race of play-offs.

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