Chasing a stiff target, Deccan lost two wickets early in the form of Daniel Harris (15) and Shikhar Dhawan (21).
The home side failed to build up any substantial partnership and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Openers Harris and Dhawan gave Deccan a good start, adding 32 runs in the first four overs.
Image: Deccan Chargers bowler Ankit Sharma (C) celebrates the wicket of unseen Chennai Super Kings batsman Murali Vijay during the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers at The Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on April 7, 2012.