Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin came away with three for 24 while left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati picked up two for 40 after seamers Ben Hilfenhaus and Albie Morkel had made early inroads with the new ball.
The Super Kings, having run into top form, outclassed their opponents in a display that will straightaway make them favourites to win the final on Sunday.
The Daredevils lost the plot at the start itself. Leaving out Morkel in preference to all-rounder Andre Russell raised eyebrows. Worse still, including local off-spinner Sunny Gupta for his first IPL game and giving him the new ball proved a disaster as he went for 47 runs in his four overs, including 24 in his first two that sent the Super Kings on their way.
In Image: Chennai Super Kings' bowler Dwayne Bravo, right, dances to celebrate the dismissal of Delhi Daredevils batsman Ross Taylor, left