Chennai Super Kings are one of the most successful teams in IPL. The Dhoni-led side has always been a side to beat in the tournament. One of the biggest strength of the team over the years has been it's power-packed batting line-up.
The Super Kings team management has always banked on experienced batsmen to deliver the goods. In the initial years, Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey formed the backbone of CSK's batting, whereas the likes of Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith and Faf du Plessis gave blistering starts to CSK in the latter years.
CSK has also been extremely lucky to have a strong Indian batting contingent. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Murli Vijay have scored big runs for the franchise over the years. Also, in Albie Morkel and Dwayne Bravo, CSK has had the best T20 finishers in the world at their disposal.
With so many batting superstars in the side, Chennai Super Kings were always bound to make big scores through the course of the IPL.
Here are Chennai Super Kings' top 5 totals in their glorious IPL history.
#5 211/4 vs Delhi Daredevils, 2018
CSK were on a roll in IPL 2018. The champion side making a comeback in IPL after two years looked like a team on a mission.
In a group stage match that was played at Pune against Delhi Daredevils, CSK scored 211 runs batting first. The experienced Shane Watson gave CSK a rollicking start, scoring 78 runs in just 40 balls. Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni, who were in terrific form that season, finished the innings in style. Rayudu hit 41 while Dhoni remained unbeaten scoring 51 off just 22 balls.
The now-defunct Delhi Daredevils tried their level best to reach the target but failed to do so as they lost narrowly by 13 runs.