Winning the toss, CSK opted to bat first and posted a mammoth total of 240 runs against KXIP. Michael Hussey scored an unbeaten 116 runs off 56 balls.
In reply, Punjab managed to score 207 runs as CSK won the game by 33 runs. It was a winning start for the men in yellow in the tournament.
It was a grand beginning for a team who ultimately became the most successful team in the history of the tournament. They played 5 finals out of 8 and won twice.
As the Chennai-based franchise complete 10 years in IPL, fans flocked twitter to wish and celebrate the '10 super years of CSK'.
Here are the some of the tweets:
CSK fans hailed captain MS Dhoni
CSK fans hailed their captain MS Dhoni.
CSK fans missing their heroes
Chennai Super Kings fans go down the memory lane.
Down the memory lane
Nostalgia grips Chennai Super Kings as they share photographs of their players in local attire.
Hemang Badani shared his memory with CSK
Former India international and CSK southpaw Hemang Badani shared a photograph from his time at the team.
CSK fans express their love for the team
This shows how passionate the Chennai fans are about CSK.
A fan wished CSK Happy Birthday
A fan wished CSK Happy Birthday as the team played their first IPL match on April 19 2008.
Nostalgic CSK fans
CSK fans became nostalgic celebrating 10 years of the team.
Shout out for former coach Stephen Fleming
CSK fans remember the contribution of former coach Stephen Fleming.
CSK fans want their captain back
CSK fans desperately want their captain fantastic MS Dhoni back in the team next season.
CSK fans remember their IPL 2011 triumph
Chennai Super Kings fans remember their IPL 2011 triumph.