Fast bowler Doug Bollinger, who had opted for Super Kings rather than his home team Blues, was taken to the cleaners. He conceded 48 runs in three overs as also the other bowlers.
The Super Kings response was as fiery with openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay indulging in hectic hitting, but then, the pressure was constant, and it eventually told on the batsmen.
Hussey was unfortunately to be ruled out leg before to Stuart Clark and then left-arm spinner Stephen O'Keefe dismissed Vijay and Suresh Raina, all scoring briskly but getting out attempting to step up the scoring.
Image: Chennai Super Kings M Hussey in action during the Champions league T20-2011 match against New South Wales Blues in Chennai on Tuesday.