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CSK skipper MS Dhoni smashes a boundary against Delhi Daredevils in their IPL 2013 matchDeepak Malik/IPL/SPORTZPICS

Delhi Daredevils just want to bury a huge hole and go into hiding right about now.

It is now six games of IPL 2013 without a win, as Chennai Super Kings mauled the home side for an 86-run victory at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Michael Hussey (65) and MS Dhoni (44) helped CSK to a strong total of 169 for four, before Delhi's batsmen capitulated without a fight, bowled out for 83, to hand the away side their 50th victory in IPL.

The Delhi openers Virender Sehwag and David Warner needed to give their side a good start if they were to stand any chance of overhauling the total, but the much-vaunted duo again failed to live up to the expectations.

Sehwag started well, smashing a glorious six over midwicket off Albie Morkel's first over, but the excitement pretty much ended there.

Warner went in the second over, playing on to Mohit Sharma for just one, before Manprit Juneja followed suit soon after off the same bowler.

Mahela Jayawardene and Sehwag tried to build a partnership to keep the home side's hopes of picking up their first win of the season alive, but wickets of the two from successive deliveries put paid to those hopes emphatically, as Daredevils went from 30 for two to 30 for four.

Jayawardene was the first to go, trapped in front by Chris Morris for an 11-ball six. Sehwag lost his wicket in the first ball of the next over, holing out to Michael Hussey at square-leg as Sharma (three for 10) celebrated his third wicket.

It was just a procession if wickets really, as Delhi surrendered with barely a whimper with Jeevan Mendis, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar and Morne Morkel failing to make an impact.

Only Kedar Jadhav (31, 28b, 3x4) put up any resistance, but even he could not hang around much longer as the as the Daredevils were eventually bowled out for 83.

Earlier, the CSK innings went according to plan, with Michael Hussey anchoring the innings perfectly as the batsmen around him gave good support.

After a steady, not flashy, start from the away side, with the score on 30 for one in 4.2 overs, Murali Vijay had to walk back to the pavilion, given lbw off Morne Morkel's bowling.

Suresh Raina, who has not quite hit the traps in IPL 2013, came in and gave good company to Hussey as CSK chugged along in the middle overs, before launching the final assault.

The duo put together 60 runs in 8.2 overs, before Raina (30, 32b, 5x4) edged one to wicketkeeper Jadhav, with Irfan Pathan taking the wicket.

The wicket actually worked to CSK's advantage as it brought that lethal man MS Dhoni to the crease.

Hussey (65, 50b, 6x4, 2x6) and Dhoni built a wonderful third wicket partnership of 74 from just 6.4 overs -- that is at 11.1 runs an over -- as CSK propelled themselves to a total well beyond the Daredevils.

Dhoni (44, 23b, 5x4, 1x6) was in the mood, bringing out his patented helicopter shot to great effect, but one slap straight back to the bowler off Ajit Agarkar particularly stood out - it was a shot that only Dhoni could have played.

After the 18th over from Morne Morkel went for 19 runs, Delhi pulled things back a little bit, as Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo lost their wickets in the final over, but 169 for four was more than enough to post a convincing win.