At Port Elizabeth, April 20, 2009 (floodlit). Chennai Super Kings won by 92 runs. Toss: Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings 179-5 (20 overs) (P. A. Patel 30, M. L. Hayden 65); Royal Challengers Bangalore 87 (15.2 overs) (M. Muralitharan 3-11). Chennai Super Kings 2 pts. Man of the Match: M. Muralitharan.
After defeat in the tournament opener, Chennai bounced back in style: first Hayden sprinted to 65 from 35 balls, with nine fours and two sixes, then Muralitharan and Flintoff (3-0-11-1) bowled with guile and pace.