CSK needed nine runs off the last over but the experienced Lankan paceman Malinga kept his nerve to concede eight.
Prior to the summit showdown of the 12th edition, pacer Rabada led the charts with 25 wickets in 12 matches before a back injury ended his campaign.
The in-form Indian pacer attributed his successful ODI comeback to his good Test performances over the last one year.
Shakib has played just once since returning from an injury he picked up during the Bangladesh Premier League final in January.
Sanju Samson's second IPL ton was overshadowed by Warner's blistering fifty as SRH beat RR.
Willey's arrival was delayed due to the impending birth of his second child.
The four primary contenders for the No.4 slot are Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul.
The Australian batsman is eager to play alongside Buttler in the upcoming edition of the IPL.
The 25-year-old pacer, who rose to fame during his stint with Gujarat Lions, feels he will stick to his stock delivery.
There have been a lot of discussions about how the World Cup-bound players need to effectively manage their workload during the IPL.
Chawla reckons that Kuldeep and Chahal will be able to make an impact at the upcoming World cup.
Security concerns have forced cancellation of the screening of a film on Chennai Super Kings, which was scheduled for Tuesday at 7pm at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
It will once again be interesting to see which players in the IPL will rise to the challenge against the best in the business.
The southpaw also opened up about his second homecoming and his role in the Capitals side.
On his return to SRH following his one-year suspension, the Australian opener picked up where he left off.