Australians Steve Smith and Aaron Finch lifted Pune Warriors to a 24-run Indian Premier League victory over the Chennai Super Kings on Monday night.

Smith finished 39 not out, while Finch belted a quickfire 67 as the visitors posted 5-159.

The Warriors smashed 16 runs off their penultimate over, with allrounder Smith crashing a six and a four off consecutive balls from compatriot Dirk Nannes.

Smith, in his first IPL game of the year, then snaffled three catches while countryman Mitch Marsh snared bowling figures of 2-35 as Pune restricted the hosts to 8-135 from their 20 overs.

Finch, who made his international debut in January, started his IPL campaign with scores of 64, 0 and 67.