IPL 2022: KKR Defeat CSK By 6 wickets

IPL 2022 CSK Vs KKR Live Score Updates: KKR defeat CSK by 6 wickets

IPL 2022 CSK Vs KKR Cricket Match ball to ball commentary, Cricket Live Score: Chennai Super Kings reach 131/5 after Dhoni’s explosive 50.

IPL 2022 CSK vs KKR Live Cricket Score: A clinical bowling display helped Kolkata Knight Riders restrict Chennai Super Kings to a modest 131 for 5 in the IPL opener on Saturday.

Opting to bowl, Umesh Yadav snapped two wickets, while Varun Chakravarthy (1/23) and Andre Russell (1/38) also kept things in check as CSK found the going tough at the Wankhede stadium. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, playing for the first time after 12 seasons without wearing the captain’s armband, was the top scorer for CSK with an unbeaten 50 off 38 balls, while skipper Ravindra Jadeja (26 not out) and Robin Uthappa (28) also chipped in with useful contributions.

Starting XI:

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja(c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni(w), Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2022 – Match 1

IPL 2022 CSK Vs KKR Live Score Updates: Chennai Super Kings take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match of the season at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

KKR win by 6 wickets

Last two overs but probably this match will be over in the penultimate over. CSK has dragged this match very deep and that’s praiseworthy. They just need 3 runs now. And Shreyas has finished this off. KKR win by 6 wickets!!

Bravo gets 3

KKR are almost home now as chants of KKR KKR ring around the Wankhede. But that’s a wicket. Against the run of play. Billings innings comes to an end as Bravo gets his 3rd wicket. KKR 123/4 after 17.3 overs. And now Bravo has the most wickets in the history of IPL.


That’s a massive six by Billings. Absolutely thrashed over wide long-on. Billings keeping busy. Kolkata Knight Riders closing in on a much-needed victory. KKR 122/3 after 17 overs.


That’s a boundary now. He couldn’t get the sweep right against the spinners, but he does sweep Bravo. Great, intelligent batting by Billings. 9 off this over. KKR 113/3 after 16 overs.

100 up for KKR

That’s 100 up for KKR off that delightful reverse sweep by Billings. KKR ticking along nicely. 6 runs off this over. KKR are 104/3 after 15 overs.

CSK waste review

Billings to face Santner now. Kolkata Knight Riders are comfortable, without any need to hurry. There are plenty of overs still left. There’s a review for LBW and that’s a wasted review. KKR 98/3 after 14 overs.


OUT!!! That’s the third wicket which the Knight Riders lose. It’s still not beyond them but CSK are giving it a go. KKR 87/3 after 11.4 overs.

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Rana departs!

Bravo gets another one for CSK. Rana departs after scoring 21 runs. Bravo bowls and excellent over. KKR 76/2 after 10 overs.

Four for Rahane!

Rahane glances well and picks a boundary off Bravo. He just guides it well and the outfield does the rest. CSK are under pressure now. KKR 76/1 after 9.4 overs.


Rana slogs and gets a six off Mitchell Santner. He is looking in full control. CSK will look to get rid of Rana as soon as possible. KKR 66/1 after 8.1 overs.


Nitish Rana hits it over the covers and gets a boundary. Shivam Dube gives a room and Rana capitalizes. Rana will mow look to finish the game for KKR. He hits another one against Dube. Rana is looking dangerous now. KKR 54/1 after 7.3 overs.


Bravo gets a crucial wicket of Venkatesh Iyer. CSK are back in the game now as Bravo proves his worth. Venkatesh Iyer looks to drive the ball but ends up edging the ball and Dhoni does the rest. KKR 43/1 after 6.2 overs.

Mitchell Santner to bowl!

Rahane starts with a four, and times it to perfection. Mitchell Santner ends the over well.  KKR 43/0 after 6 overs.

Boundary for Iyer!

Venkatesh Iyer hits a beautiful cover drive and gets a boundary. Iyer is taking Deshpande for granted now. Again, Rahane ends the over with a class shot and gets a boundary. KKR 35/0 after 5 overs.

Milne to bowl again!

Adam Milne is clocking 140 consistently. He has some serious pace. After struggling for a while, Rahane smashes one to the boundary. What a solid straight drive by Rahane. He ends the over with a terrific pull shot for a six. KKR 25/0 after 4 overs.

Tushar Deshpande again!

Tushar Deshpande is attacking with the ball but Venkatesh Iyer hits him a wonderful boundary. KKR are in a hurry now. KKR 15/0 after 3 overs.

Adam Milne starts!

Adam Milne bowls an economical over. He puts pressure on Venkatesh Iyer with his lethal pace. CSK will be looking for more such overs. KKR 8/0 after 2 overs.

Tushar Deshpande to start!

Deshpande bowls a good length outside off. Rahane looks in complete control with the bat. He is easily facing Deshpande. KKR 6/0 after 1 over.

Destructive Dhoni

You can’t take the leader out of Thala Dhoni! Arrived, rescued and stamped his authority.
24th IPL half-century for the ‘Super King’.
His first IPL fifty since April 21, 2019 (84* vs RCB).

CSK 131/5 after 20 overs

On to the last over now. And MS Dhoni has been the absolute star for the CSK innings. That’s a four by Dhoni to backward square leg. He is absolutely cutting loose on the KKR bowlers. And that’s another 4 to follow. Half helicopter shot and that has raced to the boundary!!! And that brings up his 50!!! What an innings he has played. And Jadeja has hit a 6 to end the innings. 47 runs off the last 3 overs. CSK 131/ 5 after 20 overs.

The Indian board has decided to host 70 IPL games in Mumbai, which is known for its traffic snarls. (Twitter/IPL)

A trip from the Trident hotel in South Mumbai to New Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium on a busy evening takes nearly two hours but for the next two months, the Indian cricket board believes they can’t afford for that to happen to cricket’s mightiest superstars.

As the IPL kicks off, the Mumbai Police, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and other government agencies will be part of some logistics brainstorming sessions as the ten-team tournament will be played in Mumbai and Pune starting from March 26. The Indian board has decided to host 70 IPL games in Mumbai, which is known for its traffic snarls.

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