Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni followed his mates into the dug-out in the 11th over and it was all over bar the shouting as the Super Kings fell to 88 for four. Thereafter, it was a regular procession and the Super Kings innings came apart in sharp contrast to the Blues innings.
Warner and Shane Watson (21) started at a gallop, scoring freely as Bollinger went for 13 runs in his first over. Both batsmen took their chances with Warner coming up with a couple of audacious switch-hits to the ropes.
The 50 came up at the end of the fifth over and the Blues seemed to be well on way to a big total. However, Ashwin struck in the seventh over as Watson top-edged to Dhoni, playing across the line and the Super Kings heaved a sigh of relief.
Image: Chennai Super Kings Skipper MS Dhoni returns to pavilion after loosing his wicket during the Champions league T20-2011 match against New South Wales Blues in Chennai on Tuesday.