Plessis gave away his wicket in the sixth over bowled by Sunil Narine, who then continued with his great bowling performance to end his over as a wicket-maiden.
Rayudu and Jhadhav too were sent back to the pavilion in quick succession as Kolkata bowlers did not let any good partnership prosper but could not stop Chennai from adding runs to the board.
The duo formed a much-need partnership of 40 runs before Narine got hold of Dhoni. Ravindra Jadeja came out to bat and started hammering boundaries along with Raina, highest run-scorer for CSK scoring 58 and put his team on a comfortable position to clinch their seventh victory in the season.
Earlier in the day, CSK won the toss and put the hosts to bat first. Kolkata got off to a decent start but the opening partnership between Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine did not last long as Mitchell Santner provided CSK with their first breakthrough as Narine gave a simple catch to Plessis off Santner's delivery.
Lynn became a victim of Tahir and brought Andre Russell on the field. But Russell too was sent back by Tahir, who with this wicket bagged the purple cap, having 13 wickets under his belt.
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings (S Raina 58*, R JAdeja 31*, S Narine 2-19) defeated Kolkata Knight Rider (C Lynn 82, N Rana 21, I tahir 4-27) by five wickets.
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