IPL-2022, Match 1, CSK vs KKR Highlights: In the opener game of the TATA IPL 2022, KKR comfortably defeats the defending champions CSK by 6 wickets, thanks to the KKR bowling department which was enough to make the CSK top-order collapse.
Chennai started their batting innings in a poor way as both the openers Gaikwad and Conway were sent to the pavilion in quick succession by Umesh Yadav. The struggle continues when CSK lost Uthappa and Rayudu in the middle order when they were looking to open their arms and smash the bowlers all around the park. Shivam Dubey too wasn’t able to make any impact.
Now comes the vintage MS Dhoni smashing 50* runs in 38 balls, his first fifty since 2019(every Mahi fan crying in the corner with happiness) in the Indian Premier League. The Ex-skipper MS Dhoni’s partnership with the newly elected skipper Jadeja is the reason why CSK was able to put a respectable table on the board.
The momentum was on the KKR’s side as they easily managed to chase the target with 9 balls remaining, a special thanks to Ajinkya Rahane’s 44 run innings which gave KKR a solid start along with Venkatesh Iyer. Small cameos played by the middle-order batters were enough to pull for KKR to pull off a win even after a Brilliant bowling performance from Bravo picking up 3 wickets for Chennai. A bit of relaxation to the KKR fans as they took some sort of revenge for their loss in the finals of the IPL 2021.
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings: 131/5 (MS Dhoni 50*, Robin Uthappa 28; Umesh Yadav 2/20) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders: 133/4 (Ajinkya Rahane 44, Sam Billings 25; Dwayne Bravo 3/20) by 6 wickets.
Can Kolakata do Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo le in TATA IPL 2022? Only time will answer this question!