IPL 2022 CSK Vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the IPL opener on Saturday.
Invited to bat, CSK rode on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten fifty and contributions from skipper Ravindra Jadeja (26 not out) and Robin Uthappa (28) to manage a modest 131 for 5. Dhoni, playing for the primary time after 12 seasons without wearing the captain’s armband, slammed seven fours and a six in his 38-ball innings.
In reply, KKR overhauled the target, scoring 133 for 4 in 18.3 overs. For KKR, Umesh Yadav snapped two wickets, whereas Varun Chakravarthy (1/23) and Andre Russell (1/38) also stored issues in the test as CSK discovered the going tough on the Wankhede stadium. Dwayne Bravo was probably the most successful bowler for CSK, snapping 3 for 20 in his quota of 4 overs. Mitchell Santner (1/31) took one.
Chennai Super Kings: 131 for five in 20 overs (MS Dhoni 50 not out; Umesh Yadav 2/20).
Kolkata Knight Riders: 133 for 4 in 18.3 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 44; Dwayne Bravo 3/20).