Earlier, Vijay and Michael Hussey (22) took heavy toll of the depleted Delhi bowling to put on 68 runs in eight overs for the first wicket. Thereafter, Vijay and Suresh Raina (27) added 59 for the second wicket to provide a solid platform for a big total.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, coming in at No.4, blasted a 10-ball 23 while Vijay at the other end batted with panache as he went on to complete his second IPL century and the first of the current season.
Vijay did chance his arm and rode his luck, but on the day, he was in imperious form, hitting through the line and timing the ball to perfection.
Later, West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo carved a 12-ball 33 in his 39-run stand with Vijay who was the last to be out, caught short of the crese attempting a second run, but by then, the match was totally in the Super Kings bag.
In Image: Chennai Super Kings' batsman Murali Vijay celebrates scoring a century