Mumbai: 15th IPL 2022 The cricket festival started today in Mumbai. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders clashed in the first league match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on today. Kolkata won the toss and elected to bowl.
The Chennai team was in for a shock from the start. Starter Rudraj Kejriwal was disappointed to be out for nothing. Another player, Conway, was also dismissed for 3 runs.
Uthappa, who showed some action, was bowled out for 28 by Varun Chakraborty. Ambati Rayudu was run-out for 15 runs. At one point Jadeja was playing patiently.
Shivam Dubey was out for 3 runs. Tony, who came on for the 7th wicket, drove very sluggishly in the opening over. Thus, the run rate of the Chennai team went at a snail’s pace.
Chennai scored 131 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs. MS Dhoni scored 50, Uthappa 28 and Jadeja 26. Tony recorded a half-century off 38 balls. This includes 7 fours and a six.
Following this, Rahane and Venkatesh were the opening batsmen for Kolkata with a target of 132 to win. Venkatesh was out for 16. Rahane scored 44 off 34 balls. Nitish Rana, who came next, was out for 21. Sam Pillings was out for 25 runs.
In the end, Kolkata lost 4 wickets in 18.3 overs and scored 133 runs. Kolkata beat Chennai by 6 wickets. The team’s captain Shreyas was on the field with 20 and Jackson with 3.
Chennai’s Bravo took a maximum of 3 wickets. By winning the opening match.
In the end, Kolkata won by 133 runs for 4 wickets. Shreyas Iyer is unbeaten on 20. Kolkata recorded their first win of the current IPL series.