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    In pics: the Chennai juggernaut

    • With two back-to-back IPL titles to go with the 2010 CLT20 trophy, Chennai Super Kings will be the team to beat in the third edition of the Champions League. (AFP Photo)

    • Chennai successfully defended their IPL title even when Royal Challengers Bangalore were pipped to surprise them in the final. (AFP Photo)

    • They more than made up for their absence in the inaugural edition by winning the tournament in 2010, making it a double for them after the IPL triumph same year. (Getty Images)

    • Mumbai Indians were on a roll in the tournament but Captain MS Dhoni led the Kings smartly in the final to earn the first IPL trophy for his franchise. (Agency Photo)

    • CSK's IPL journey, which began with the tournament's first edition in 2008, failed to pass the final hurdle where they finished second best against Rajasthan Royals in the final. (Agency Photo)

    • Chennai were the hot favourites to win the second edition of the IPL held in South Africa but were checked by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the semifinal. The loss also meant that Super Kings missed out on the Champions League berth in 2009. (Getty Images)