IPL 2022: KKR beat CSK by 6 wickets on the Wankhede in season opener.© BCCI
Ajinkya Rahane’s knock of 44 runs put Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s half-century in useless as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Chennai Tremendous Kings within the opening recreation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, right here at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Rahane scored 44 runs whereas Umesh Yadav scalped two wickets as KKR registered a six-wicket victory over CSK with 9 balls to spare.
Chasing 132, KKR openers Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer supplied their workforce with an excellent begin as they scored 43 runs within the powerplay. CSK lastly heaved a sigh of reduction when Venkatesh acquired caught by Dhoni on Dwayne Bravo’s supply.
Nitish Rana then joined Rahane and troubled the CSK bowlers for a short time period and departed after scoring 21 runs, with 76 runs on the board. Following Rana’s dismissal, Rahane additionally perished on Mitchell Santner’s supply as he acquired caught by Ravindra Jadeja, leaving the workforce’s whole at 87/3 in 11.4 overs.
KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings got here to the crease and anchored the innings. The duo took the rating to 123 however earlier than they might take their facet via the victory line, Billings acquired dismissed by Bravo for 25 runs.
Later, Shreyas, who was then joined by Sheldon Jackson, ended the match with a boundary with 6 wickets and 9 balls remaining in hand.
Earlier, Dhoni scored an unbeaten half-century to offer CSK, which was led by Jadeja, with a good whole of 131/5, after they confronted an early lack of wickets.
CSK will now be going through Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) of their subsequent conflict on March 31 whereas KKR might be going up towards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on March 30.
Temporary rating: Chennai Tremendous Kings (Dhoni 50*, Jadeja 26*; Umesh Yadav 2/20) vs Kolkata Knight Riders 133/4 (Rahane 44, Billings 25; Bravo 3/20).
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