IPL 2022 : Kolkata start with a win over Chennai

IPL 2022 : Kolkata start with a win over Chennai

Match Summary :
Kolkata Knight Riders 133 for 4 (Rahane 44, Bravo 3-20)
Chennai Super Kings 131 for 5 (Dhoni 50*, Umesh 2-20)
by 6 wickets


Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets in the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Saturday.

Chennai posted a total of 131/5 from 20 overs. Former skipper MS Dhoni along with current skipper Ravindra Jadeja added unbeaten 70 runs for the sixth wicket to take the team to a respectable total. Chennai was once struggling at 61/5 from 10.5 overs after the duo took the field.

Full Scorecard Here : Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - IPL

Dhoni scored unbeaten 50 runs from 38 balls with 7 fours and a six while Jadeja remained unbeaten on 28 ball 26 which included a six off the last ball in the first innings.

Kolkata in reply chased down the target comprehensively with 9 balls and 6 wickets in hand. Opener Ajinkya Rahane was the top scorer for KKR as he scored 44 runs off 34 balls with 6 fours and a six. Almost all the batters got starts with Venkatesh Iyer (16), Nitish Rana (21), Shreyas Iyer (20*) and Sam Billings (25).

Dwayne Bravo picked up 3 wickets for Chennai as he finished with the figures of 3-20 from 4 overs.