At Durban, April 27, 2009. Deccan Chargers won by six wickets. Toss: Deccan Chargers. Chennai Super Kings 165-6 (20 overs) (M. L. Hayden 49, J. D. P. Oram 41*); Deccan Chargers 169-4 (19.3 overs) (A. C. Gilchrist 44, H. H. Gibbs 69*). Deccan Chargers 2 pts. Man of the Match: H. H. Gibbs.
Gilchrist's 19-ball firework display and a more restrained effort from Gibbs (56 balls) kept their side in charge despite some tight middle-overs bowling from spinners Muralitharan (4-0-17-1) and Raina (4-0-18-2). Chennai's total was around 20 short of par on a good batting pitch, despite some fierce striking from the tall and broad-shouldered pair of Hayden and Oram at either end of the innings.