The result puts Chennai top of Group B, with two wins from two. They are the only side to have reached that mark so far.
It was a high-scoring match. The Super Kings raced to 202 for four in their 20 overs, before doing enough to keep the Sunrisers at bay.
The star of the show was CSK captain MS Dhoni. His innings was brutal, finishing on 63 not out from just 19 balls. There were eight sixes in the knock, with five in one over to a particularly shell-shocked Thisara Perera.
Suresh Raina had earlier set the platform with a 57-ball 84.
Parthiv Patel (38 off 28) and Shikhar Dhawan (48 from 34) made a decent fist of the chase, with their opening partnership adding 88 runs in good time.
Thereafter, there was little more firepower. Only Darren Sammy, who blasted five sixes in a 25-ball 50, kept Hyderabad's faint hopes alive.
He fell with 27 needed from eight balls, and the rest was inevitable.
Here is the scorecard, as given by the official CLT20 website:
|Chennai Super Kings Innings (Run Rate: 10.10)||Runs||Balls||SR||4s||6s|
|Murali Vijay||c Shikhar Dhawan b Dale Steyn||0||2||0.00||0||0|
|Michael Hussey||c Parthiv Patel b JP Duminy||23||21||109.52||2||1|
|Suresh Raina||c Thisara Perera b Dale Steyn||84||57||147.36||9||1|
|Subramaniam Badrinath||c Dale Steyn b JP Duminy||13||18||72.22||0||0|
|MS Dhoni||NOT OUT||63||19||331.57||1||8|
|Dwayne Bravo||NOT OUT||6||4||150.00||0||0|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 12)||13|
|Total||(4 wickets; 20/20 overs)||202|Bowler O R W Econ Dots Dale Steyn 4 23 2 5.75 12 Ishant Sharma 4 40 0 10.00 8 JP Duminy 4 27 2 6.75 7 Amit Mishra 2 13 0 6.50 5 Thisara Perera 3 60 0 20.00 2 Darren Sammy 3 39 0 13.00 1 Fall of Wickets 1/0 (Vijay, 0.2 ov) 2/45 (Hussey, 6.2 ov) 3/115 (Badrinath, 14.1 ov) 4/175 (Raina, 18.2 ov)
|Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings (Run Rate: 9.50)||Runs||Balls||SR||4s||6s|
|Parthiv Patel||run out (Suresh Raina)||37||28||132.14||6||0|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c MS Dhoni b Ravichandran Ashwin||48||34||141.17||7||1|
|JP Duminy||b Suresh Raina||0||3||0.00||0||0|
|Thisara Perera||c Murali Vijay b Dwayne Bravo||12||11||109.09||0||1|
|Darren Sammy||b Jason Holder||50||25||200.00||2||5|
|Ashish Reddy||c MS Dhoni b Dwayne Bravo||3||4||75.00||0||0|
|Karan Sharma||c Murali Vijay b Jason Holder||11||9||122.22||2||0|
|Dale Steyn||NOT OUT||10||5||200.00||0||1|
|Hanuma Vihari||NOT OUT||5||3||166.66||1||0|
|Extras||(nb 2, w 8, lb 4)||14|
|Total||(7 wickets; 20/20 overs)||190|