New Delhi: MS Dhoni’s unbeaten fifty went in useless as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) attained a straightforward six-wicket win over defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the IPL 2022 season opener at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders received the toss and opted to bowl first. The seasoned combo of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja pulled CSK out of a disaster as their unbeaten 70-run partnership powered the yellow military to a good 131/5 in opposition to Kolkata.
Shreyas Iyer & Co. have been good within the first 17 overs. Chennai was 5 wickets down after 12 overs as they stored dropping wickets. Dhoni and Jadeja then produced a really particular fifty partnership to attain 47 runs off the final three overs.
CSK have been 67/5 when Dhoni got here out to bat at quantity 7 within the eleventh over and from there he began constructing the innings earlier than launching an assault on the opposition. The veteran finisher scored 50 runs from 38 balls with 7 fours and a six. 34 runs in his innings got here off simply 16 balls.
CSK enjoying XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande
KKR enjoying XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy