The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament kicked off today with the opening match between last year’s champions Chennai Super Kings and runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR got off to a successful start today by defeating last year’s champions Chennai Super Kings in the first match of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament today.
KKR captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to field first.
Chennai Super Kings could score only 131 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of 20 overs.
Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK’s top scorer, scored 50 off 38 balls to record his first half-century of the tournament.
Robin Uthappa scored 28 runs while skipper Ravindra Jadeja scored 36 runs.
Umesh Yadav took 2 wickets for 20 runs.
Guys Chakraborty and Andre Russell took one wicket each.
Chasing a target of 132, the Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the target with three balls to spare in 18 overs.
Ajinkya Rahane scored 44 for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Sam Billings scored 25 points while Nitish Rana scored 21 points. Skipper Shreyas Iyer led the Kolkata Knight Riders to victory with an unbeaten 20 runs.
Dwayne Bravo took three wickets while Mitchell Santner took one.
Kolkata Knight Riders take the lead in the Indian Premier League (IPL) bonus points table.