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KKR thump CSK within the IPL 2022 opener match in Wankhede Stadium

KKR thump CSK within the IPL 2022 opener match in Wankhede Stadium

KKR thump CSK within the IPL 2022 opener match in Wankhede Stadium: Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday defeated Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) within the match opener held on the Wankhede Stadium. KKR convincingly received an higher hand towards CSK and gained the match by six wickets to open their account within the Tata IPL 2022.


Earlier, KKR gained the toss and opted to area first. Chennai couldn’t get off to a nice begin as each the openers had been dismissed cheaply by speedster Umesh Yadav. 

Hero of the IPL 2021, Ruturaj Gaikwad registered a duck whereas Devon Conway threw his wickets in 3 runs submit just a few dot balls. 

Robin Uthappa appeared in chic contact, nevertheless, the right-handed batter was stumped as he jumped down the observe towards thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Uthappa performed a brief knock of 28 runs from 21 deliveries with the assistance of two fours and as many sixes.

Owing to sensational bowling efficiency, CSK’s center order was dropped at the crease within the early a part of the innings. Ambati Rayudu and skipper Ravindra Jadeja had been within the center within the ninth over.

Skipper Ravindra Jadeja had a horrible evening with the willow in hand as he couldn’t match his dot ball proportion. The dashing celebrity was suppressed by the captaincy cost and will solely rating underwhelming 26 runs from 28 balls. His unbeaten innings included only one six, which got here off within the final supply of CSK innings.

Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu and Shivam Dube had been additionally despatched again by the KKR. While the previous was the sufferer of a mix-up and misplaced his wicket run-out, the latter was caught on the mid-wicket.

Along with Ravindra Jadeja, former skipper MS Dhoni was within the center to regulate the innings. Dhoni, although, didn’t take a look at his finest throughout the preliminary section, he flipped the desk within the final two overs. The celebrated finisher did precisely what was anticipated from him and saved CSK from excessive embarrassment within the season opener towards KKR.

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MS Dhoni scored an important 50 runs unbeaten knock in 38 balls which got here with the assistance of seven fours and a six.

Owing to the valiant efforts of Dhoni, CSK might amass a complete of 131 runs in 20 overs within the lack of 5 wickets.

In pursuit of a modest whole, KKR received off to an honest begin because the opener scored over 40 runs earlier than the primary wicket. Ajinkya Rahane scored 44 runs off 34 balls whereas Venkatesh Iyer might contribute with 16 runs.

Going ahead to finish the goal, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings all performed their half to steal victory convincingly. The three batters scored 21, 20* and 25 runs respectively.

KKR chased down the full in 18.3 overs and bagged two factors in its first encounter of the Tata IPL 2022.

Pacer Umesh Yadav was awarded the Player of the Match award for his sensational spell of bowling. Yadav scalped two wickets in 4 overs by gifting away 20 runs.

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