Chennai Super Kings completely outplayed Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 54 of IPL trouncing the hosts by 77 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Chasing a record target of 224, Hyderabad were never in the hunt after beginning on the wrong foot losing Dhawan run out in the second over finishing on 146-8.
Parthiv Patel gave them hope with a positive knock of 44 off 30 balls with six boundaries and a six.
But the rest of the top order failed to fire as they buckled under pressure.
Perera briefly threatened to pull them out of the rut smashing two sixes and a six in his 13-ball 23.
Karan Sharma hit a defiant unbeaten 39 off 33 balls with three boundaries and six to bring some respectability to their run-chase.
Mohit Sharma had the best return of two for 28.
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings powered by half centuries from Michael Hussey (67) and Suresh Raina (99 not out) made a record 223-3 after being put into bat.
Murali Vijay made a breezy 29 off 20 balls smashing three consecutive sixes off one over from Sharma.
But it was Hussey and Raina who set alight Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium by plundering 133 runs off 72 balls during their second wicket stand.
Hussey smashed four sixes and five boundaries in his 42-ball 67 to regain the Orange Cup.
Raina continued the onslaught with some terrific batting blasting 11 fours and three sixes in hi 52-ball 99.
Dhoni fell cheaply while Jadeja cracked three boundaries in his unbeaten 14.
Ishant Sharma recorded the worst IPL figures of 4-0-66-0 while Perera claimed three for 45.
SUNRISER HYDERABAD INNINGS
Steyn hammers a six off Morris but is caught by Morris off the next ball. SRH 143-8.
D Steyn c Holder b Morris 14 (13b 1x4 1x6)
Steyn uppercuts Bravo for a boundary to point in the 19th over.
Karan Sharma hits a six and an edged boundary as Hyderabad tried to close the gap.
Bravo chokes Hyderabad giving away just four runs in the 17th over.
Jadeja runs out Mishra off his own bowling at the non-striker's end. SRH 110-7.
A Mishra run out 6 (8b 0x4 0x6)
Bravo concedes just five runs in the 15th over. SRH 109-6.
Holder bowls a tight over conceding just four runs. SRH 104-6 in 14 overs.
Perera smashes a six off Bravo but is out next ball as Badrinath takes a catch on his second attempt. SRH 99-6.
T Perera c Badrinath b Bravo 23 (13b 1x4 2x6)
Ashwin bowls a tight over conceding just four runs. SRH 91-5 in 12 overs.
Perera gets into his stride hammering a boundary and a six off Morris. SRH 87-5 in 11 overs.
Karan Sharma makes a positive start opening with a couple of boundaries off Ashwin. SRH 75-5 in 10 overs.
Patel breezy knock comes to an end flicking straight to Vijay at square leg. SRH 64-5 in 9 overs.
P Patel c Vijay b Sharma 44 (30b 6x4 1x6)
Sammy hits a six but is out next ball holing out to Morris off Mohit Sharma. 62-4.
D Sammy c Morris b Sharma 7 (3b 0x4 1x6)
Raina strikes with the ball in his first over dismissing Vihari with Vijay taking a brilliant catch in the deep. SRH 55-3.
G Vihari c Vijay b Raina 3 (8b 0x4 0x6)
Boundaries have dried up for Hyderabad with the pressure mounting as the asking rate spiralling. SRH 52-2 in 7 overs.
Ashwin strikes as Sangakkara poor tournament continues top-edging a sweep shot to Morris. SRH 46-2.
K Sangakkara c Morris b Ashwin 3 (9b 0x4 0x6)
Holder goes for 17 in his second over with Patel flicking two boundaries and a six with Bravo dropping a difficult chance. SRH 46-1 in 5 overs.
Spin introduced early with Ashwin conceding just five runs in his first over. SRH 29-1 in 4 overs.
Patel gets a couple of boundaries off Mohit's over which goes for 13. SRH 24-1.
Hyderabad suffer a major blow as Dhawan is run out by a brilliant hit from Dhoni. SRH 11-1 in 2 overs.
S Dhawan run out 3 (3b 0x4 0x6)
Patel gets a boundary off the first ball from Mohit Sharma as Hyderabad being chasing the daunting target of 224.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS INNINGS
Sammy goes for 20 in the final with Raina hitting a couple of boundaries but ends one short of a century as Chennai set a new ground record of 223-3.
Jadeja hits a couple of boundaries off Steyn providing no respite for Hydrabad. CSK 203-2 in 19 overs.
Raina continues to plunder runs hammering full tosses from Perera for a boundary and a six. CSK 193-3 in 18 overs.
Steyn drops a skier off the first ball from Dhoni but Sharma takes a brilliant catch on the boundary to dismiss the Chennai skipper. CSK 183-3.
MS Dhoni c K Sharma b Perera 4 (3b 0x4 0x6)
Perera bowls Hussey to end a wonderful knock and the 133-run stand for the second wicket. CSK 178-2.
M Hussey b Perera 67 (42b 5x4 4x6)
Ishant's figures of 4-0-66-0 are the worst in IPL history surpassing Dinda's figures of 4-0-63-0.
Ishant goes for 25 in his final over as Raina blast a six and four boundaries. CSK 177-1 in 17 overs.
Raina completes his half century off 35 balls while Hussey regaining the Orange Cap by slamming Mishra over extra cover for a six. CSK 152-1 in 16 overs.
Perera goes for 12 with Hussey and Raina hitting a boundary apiece. CSK 136-1 in 15 overs.
Another good over for Chennai with eight runs coming off Mishra. CSK 124-1 in 14 overs.
Hussey completes his 21st IPL half century off just 32 balls with four boundaries and three sixes. CSK 116-1 in 13 overs.
Raina is dropped by Karan at point off Mishra. CSK 111-1 in 12 overs.
Sammy's first over goes for 13 with Raina hitting a boundary while Hussey hammers his third six. CSK 104-1 in 11 overs.
Hussey swings Ishant over fine leg for a second six as Chennai power their way 91-1 at the halfway stage.
Hussey is unbeaten on 40 and Raina is on 20.
Karan goes for 14 in his second over with Hussey and Raina blasting a six each. CSK 79-1 in 9 overs.
Hussey and Raina hit a boundary apiece off Mishra's first over. CSK 65-1 in 8 overs.
Karan Sharma bowls a good first over conceding just five runs. CSK 55-1 in 7 overs.
Perera strikes in his second over as Vijay fends a short delivery behind to Patel. CSK 45-1.
M Vijay c Patel b Perera 29 (20b 2x4 3x6)
Vijay has gone berserk blasting three consecutive sixes of Ishant over the ropes hitting the ball out of shape. CSK 44-0 in 5 overs.
Perera goes for 13 in his first over with Vijay cracking the first two balls to the fence through square leg and cover while Hussey also pulls the final ball to the ropes. CSK 26-0 in 4 overs.
Steyn bowls another tight over conceding just two runs. CSK 13-0 in 3 overs.
Hussey hits the first boundary of the match punching Ishant to midoff and follows it up with another boundary over extra cover. CSK 11-0 in 2 overs.
Steyn opens the attack and bowls a maiden over to Hussey.
Hyderabad have won the toss and put Chennai into bat.
Hyderabad field an unchanged side.
Jason Holder been replaced by Ben Laughlin for Chennai.
SRH: P Patel, S Dhawan, K Sangakkara, H Vihari, T Perera, D Sammy, Ashish Reddy, K Sharma, A Mishra, D Steyn, I Sharma
CSK: M Hussey, M Vijay, S Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, D Bravo, C Morris, R Ashwin, J Holder, M Sharma
Sunrisers Hyderabad take on table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in Match 54 of IPL6 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
SRH, who have seven wins from 11 matches, are unbeaten at home this season.
CSK must be smarting after their reversal against Mumbai Indians.