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IPL 2022, CSK vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders defeating Chennai Super Kings by 6 Wickets

IPL 2022, CSK vs KKR Match Highlights - The first match of the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made a winning start to their campaign in IPL 2022. KKR defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 6 wickets in the first match of the tournament on Saturday. CSK, led by Ravindra Jadeja, gave a target of 132 runs, which Kolkata achieved with 9 balls to spare for the loss of 4 wickets.

Opener Ajinkya Rahane scored 44 runs for KKR. He hit 4 fours and 1 six in his innings of 34 balls. Apart from them, Sam Billings (25), Nitish Rana (21), captain Shreyas Iyer, (20 not out), Venkatesh Iyer (16) and Sheldon Jackson contributed 3 not out. Dwayne Bravo took three wickets and Mitchell Santner took one wicket for Chennai.

After losing the toss and batting first, Chennai made a score of 131 for the loss of 5 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Chennai Super Kings did not start well. While opener Rituraj Gaikwad was dismissed in the first over without opening an account, debutant Devon Conway returned to the pavilion in the fifth over after scoring just 3 runs.

Robin Uthappa (28 in 21 balls) took control of Chennai’s innings for some time but he too lost a wicket in the eighth over. Ambati Rayudu (15 off 17 balls) seemed to be in a bit of momentum but was run out in the ninth over. Shivam Dubey (3)’s bat remained silent.

Former captain MS Dhoni and current captain Ravindra Jadeja took the lead after Chennai fell for 5 wickets for 61 runs. Both shared an unbroken 70-run partnership for the sixth wicket and took the team to a respectable score.

Dhoni remained unbeaten on 50 off 38 balls. He hit 7 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Jadeja scored 26 runs in 28 balls with 1 six. For KKR, Umesh Yadav took two while Andre Russell and Varun Chakraborty took one wicket each.

Chennai’s dominance against KKR

Chennai’s dominance has been seen against Kolkata. Both the teams have played a total of 27 matches in the IPL so far, with CSK winning 17 times. At the same time, KKR could win only in 9 matches. During this, both the teams also competed in the finals of 2012 and 2021.

Let us tell you that in the last season, Chennai and Kolkata faced each other thrice and CSK won all the matches. Both the teams have met twice at the Wankhede Stadium, in which Chennai and Kolkata lost once each.

CSK vs KKR Playing-11

Chennai Super Kings:  Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dubey, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tushar Pandey.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty, Umesh Yadav.

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