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Winning Start for Shreyas Iyer as KKR Beat Ravindra Jadeja’s CSK by Six Wickets in Season Opener

Winning Start for Shreyas Iyer as KKR Beat Ravindra Jadeja’s CSK by Six Wickets in Season Opener

Shreyas Iyer’s management expertise outshone Ravindra Jadeja’s within the season opener of IPL 2022 as Kolkata Knight Riders registered a snug six-wicket win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium. Ajinkya Rahane, who not too long ago misplaced his place in India’s Test squad, silenced his critics with an important 44-run knock to arrange the platform for his new franchise in a profitable run chase. Shreyas hit the profitable runs in his first match as KKR captain as his crew chased down the 132-run goal with 9 balls to spare.

Veteran Chennai Super Kings wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni turned again the clock to smash his first IPL century since 2019. Dhoni ended his century drought to tug his crew to a preventing whole of 131/5 after a really sluggish begin towards a high-quality KKR bowling assault.


Chasing the goal of 132, KKR have been off to a stable begin as Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer shared a 43-run stand for the opening wicket. However, Dwayne Bravo received the higher of Venkatesh (16) with a slower one as he edged that to Dhoni behind the stumps. Rahane was then joined by Nitish Rana who additionally scored essential 21 runs earlier than turning into the second sufferer of Bravo.

Rahane, who was wanting in nice contact, was dismissed by New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner. The veteran India batter tried to play a giant shot over mid-wicket however missed the connection and received caught by Jadeja.

After Rahane’s departure, Sam Billings and Iyer shared a gritty 36-run stand for the fourth wicket to take the sport nearer. Billings was dismissed on 25. In the top, Iyer hit a boundary to seal the sport for KKR as he remained unbeaten on 20.

Also Read: Vintage MS Dhoni Turns Back Clock With Fighting Half-Century in Season Opener Against KKR

Bravo was the choose of the bowlers for Chennai as he claimed three wickets.

Earlier, it was a typical MS Dhoni knock as he paced his innings effectively after beginning sluggish on a difficult batting floor. The veteran wicketkeeper was batting on 7 off 17 balls however he managed to change gears on the proper time to smash 43 off the final 21 balls to finish his half-century within the closing over of the innings.

Opting to bowl, Umesh Yadav snapped two wickets, whereas Varun Chakravarthy (1/23) and Andre Russell (1/38) additionally stored issues in verify as CSK discovered the going robust on the Wankhede stadium.

Apart from Dhoni, newly appointed skipper Ravindra Jadeja (26 not out) and Robin Uthappa (28) additionally chipped in with helpful contributions for CSK to place up a preventing whole on the scoreboard.

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