In fact, the Super Kings went without a boundary for five overs in the mid-phase of the innings. However, towards close, Subramaniam Badrinath came up with some innovative shots to socre 31 not out and provided some respectability to the total.
On their part, the Mumbai Indians began well enough with openers Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan (16) putting on 46 in six overs before the Super Kings made deep inroads.
Left-arm seamer Thushara dismissed Dhawan with his very first delivery in the seventh over and then followed a dramatic collapse after Tendulkar left the field during the timeout.
The Mumbai middle-order batsmen virtually gifted their wickets away even as the Super Kings came up with some amazing catches besides some inspired fielding to apply more pressure on their opponents.
Towards the end, Harbhajan Singh gave some hopes to Mumbai with three sixes off Doug Bollinger, but it was all too little too late.
In Image: Sachin Tendulkar of the Mumbai Indians rests from the heat, as Mahendra Singh Dhoni of the Chennai Super Kings signals
Scores | Coverage: IPL 2010