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IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer Starts KKR Captaincy Stint With Six-Wicket Win Over CSK - Highlights

Kolkata Knight Riders took sweet revenge of last year's final defeat against Chennai Super Kings with a comfortable win in IPL 2022 season opener. Get highlights of CSK vs KKR.

IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer Starts KKR Captaincy Stint With Six-Wicket Win Over CSK - Highlights
Kolkata Knight Riders' Shreyas Iyer is in all smiles after beating Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022.

Chennai Super Kings' life without MS Dhoni as their captain began on a sour note as the defending champions slumped to a six-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022 opener on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium. It was sweet revenge for Kolkata Knight Riders after they had lost to the same opponent in last year's IPL final in Dubai. Everything went right for new KKR captain Shreyas Iyer from the start. The bowlers kept the CSK batters in check with regular wickets from the start before MS Dhoni's late 38-ball unbeaten 50 took CSK to 131/5. In the last three overs, CSK amassed 47 runs with Dhoni stitching 70 runs with his new captain Ravindra Jadeja for the unbroken sixth wicket. In reply, KKR never had any trouble. Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer gave the two-time champions a flying start before some quick wickets brought CSK back into the game. In the end, Shreyas saw his team home with a boundary off Adam Milne in the 19th over. Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo equalled Lasith Malinga's IPL record for most wickets. Both are at 170 wickets now. Get highlights of CSK vs KKR.

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  • 26 Mar 2022 / 11:29 PM

    Captains Speak

    Ravindra Jadeja (CSK): The wicket was a little damp in the first 6-7 overs. We were trying to take the game deep. Everybody bowled well given the dew. Bravo bowled very well.

    Shreyas Iyer (KKR): There is always tension when MS Dhoni is batting. Just need to carry the momentum. This is one place I love to play. I grew up here. I thought it would be flat. It was pretty easy for me with the bowling line-up I had. Umesh has worked hard in the nets and did well in the practice games too. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 11:04 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders Win

    That's it. Shreyas Iyer begins his KKR captaincy debut with a six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium.  Umesh Yadav is the Player of the Match for his 4-0-20-2. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:58 PM

    Stat

    With the wicket of Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo equalled Lasith Malinga for most wickets in IPL. Both are on 170 IPL wickets. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:58 PM

    Bravo Strikes Again

    Just what KKR not wanted at this moment. Sam Billings, trying to clear the ropes hits straight at the hands of Tushar Deshpande off Dwayne Bravo for 24. KKR 123/4 (17.3)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:52 PM

    Sam Power

    Sam Billings looks like to finish the game early. The Englishman dances down the tracks off Ravindra Jadeja to send the new CSK skipper into the stands. KKR 120/3 (16.3)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:44 PM

    100 For KKR

    With just 34 runs required in the last six overs, Kolkata Knight Riders need not hurry things up. Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings just need to find the gaps and not let things for the end. KKR 104/3 (15)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:31 PM

    Rahane Misses 50

    Soft Dismissal! KKR lose their third wicket as Ajinkya Rahane goes back for 44. Mitchell Santner gets a wicket. KKR 87/3 (11.4)  

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:26 PM

    Bravo Strikes

    Just what CSK wanted at this moment. Nitish Rana's brief stay in the middle comes to an end as he hits at the hands of Ambati Rayudu at short fine-leg. Dwayne Bravo gets his second. Ajinkya Rahane has entered the 40s. Shreyas Iyer is in the middle. KKR 76/2 (10)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:14 PM

    Super Rana

    What A STRIKE! Nitish Rane gets down on one knee and sends Mitchell Santner straight over mid-wicket for a six. KKR 67/1 (8.3) 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:05 PM

    Bravo Strikes

    Dwayne Bravo gives CSK the breakthrough. Venkatesh Iyer slashes a wide delivery from Bravo and MSD completes things behind the stumps. Bravo celebrates with his new dance moves. Nitish Rana comes in the middle. KKR 43/1 (6.2) 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 10:00 PM

    More Boundaries

    Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer are dealing in boundaries here in Wankhede. Rahane is batting on 27 while Iyer is unbeaten on 15. KKR 43/0 (6)  

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 9:51 PM

    Steady Start

    Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane have given Kolkata Knight Riders a steady start in their chase. Meanwhile, Rahane just places his bat as the ball goes straight over the head of Adam Milne for a boundary before simply dispatching the Kiwi for a flat six over backward square leg boundary. KKR 25/0 (4)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 9:37 PM

    Rahane Class

    Ajinkya Rahane starts with a beautiful cover drive off Tushar Despande to start the KKR chase in the first over. KKR 6/0 (1)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 9:34 PM

    KKR Chase Starts

    The players are back in the middle. Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer are opening the batting for KKR while Tushar Deshpande has the ball for CSK. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 9:18 PM

    Innings Break

    A brilliant fifty from MS Dhoni has taken Chennai Super Kings to 131/5 in 20 overs. The former captain finishes with 50 not out from 38 balls. It was also Dhoni's 24th IPL fifty. CSK scored 47 runs in the last three overs. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 9:12 PM

    MSD Is Back

    MS Dhoni is turning it on for Chennai Super Kings with some big hits towards the end. CSK 113/5 (19)  

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 9:03 PM

    Big Over

    CSK are showing the intent but are unable to find the gaps. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has found the gaps thrice off Andre Russell to close in on the 100-run mark. Big over for CSK with 14 runs. CSK 98/5 (18)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:44 PM

    Support From Pakistan

    Body in Pakistan, but mind in India. Australia's Pat Cummins has a message for his KKR teammates. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:39 PM

    CSK In Trouble

    CSK are going nowhere here at Wankhede. KKR have bowled really well today and have never let the opposition batters settle in. CSK also have themselves only to blame for a couple of wickets. How far can Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni take CSK? CSK 65/5 (12)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:29 PM

    More Misery

    Another Chennai Super Kings batter goes down. There was no footwork from Shivam Dube at all and ends up giving a simple catch to Sunil Narine. Andre Russell gets a wicket. MS Dhoni comes in the middle. CSK 61/5 (10.5) 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:24 PM

    Halfway Stage

    Kolkata Knight Riders are clearly on top at the end of 10 overs. CSK have lost their top four cheaply. New captain Ravindra Jadeja and Shivam Dube are in the middle. CSK 57/4  

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:22 PM

    Felicitations

    Meanwhile, after the toss, BCCI felicitated Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, bronze-winning boxer Lovlina Borgohain along with the Indian men's hockey team who bagged an Olympic medal after 41 years. Captain Manpreet Singh came on behalf of the whole team. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:16 PM

    Huge Mix-Up

    Chennai Super Kings are doing all the wrong things here at Wankhede. A huge mix-up in the middle saw Ambati Rayudu short of the crease. There wasn't a run but Rayudu wanted it. Ravindra Jadeja sends him back and by the time Rayudu makes up his crease, Shreyas Iyer does the rest. CSK 52/4 (8.5)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:11 PM

    Gone In A Flash

    Wonderful Gloveword by Sheldon Jackson! He does a MSD behind the stumps to dislodge the bails in a flash. Robin Uthappa goes back for 28. Varun Chakravarthy is the happy bowler. Ravindra Jadeja comes in the middle. CSK 49/3 (8) 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 8:03 PM

    Powerplay

    At the end of the powerplay, Chennai Super Kings are 35/2. Varun Chakravarthy could have got his first wicket but the ball just grazed Ambati Rayudu's leg stump before going for a four. Replays showed the bails danced a little before settling in.

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:56 PM

    Umesh Strikes Again

    Umesh Yadav gets his second wicket in the match. Devon Conways ends up at the hands of Shreyas Iyer for just three. CSK 28/2 (4.1) 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:53 PM

    Robbie Class

    Robin Uthappa is simply enjoying in the middle. The former KKR man just hammered Shivam Mavi for a six and a four in the same over. CSK 28/1 (4)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:43 PM

    Quite Start

    KKR hve so far kept the CSK in check. Robin Uthappa the first boundary of the IPL 2022 while Devon Conway gets his first IPL run with a single. CSK 8/1 (2)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:35 PM

    KKR Strike

    OUT! Nitish Rana takes a blinder in the first slip to give KKR a great start. Ruturaj Gaikwad departs for a duck off Umesh Yadav. Robin Uthappa comes in the middle. CSK 2/1 (0.3)

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:31 PM

    No Ball To Start

    Chennai Super Kings are off the mark in IPL 2022 with a no ball from Umesh Yadav. For the record, Umesh Yadav played just two games in 2022 IPL. He didn't get a game last year. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:30 PM

    Let's Start

    Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway open the batting for CSK. Umesh Yadav with the ball for KKR. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:14 PM

    Player Speak

    Andre Russell (KKR): We missed the finals against these guys last year so I am looking forward to this game. Hopefully, I can give the fans what they want. I think we have a balanced squad this time and a confident captain in Shreyas Iyer. He just has the confidence and that's what we need.

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:09 PM

    Playing XIs

    KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

    CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 7:02 PM

    Toss

    Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and decided Kolkata Knight Riders will bowl first. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 6:58 PM

    Team News

    Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane and Sam Billings receive their first Kolkata Knight Riders caps. KKR have opted with just three overseas players in Billings, Russell and Sunil Narine. For CSK, Devon Conway, Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne and Mitchell Santner are the four foreigners.  

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 6:58 PM

    Pitch Report

    There is a slight breeze blowing down the ground. The pitch looks absolute batting paradise. There is not much spin in this wicket. Statistics-wise, the team batting second have won six times compared to the team batting first (four). Plenty of runs are expected.

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 6:52 PM

    Flashback

    The last time Kolkata Knight Riders met Chennai Super Kings in the IPL was in Dubai in the 2021 final. CSK prevailed by 27 runs. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja's men have arrived at the Wankhede. 

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 6:32 PM

    No Tim Southee

    New Zealand pacer Tim Southee won't be available for KKR today as the Kiwi got married earlier this week and joined the squad late, head coach Brendon McCullum informed on the eve of the game. Wishing Tim a Happy Married life!

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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  • 26 Mar 2022 / 4:52 PM

    Advantage CSK?

    The Wankhede Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Chennai Super Kings. The Yellow Army have won four out of the five fixtures here. On the other hand, KKR have lost 10 of the 11 matches they have played here.

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 3:23 PM

    Likely XIs And Squads

    CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Chris Jordan, Dwayne Bravo, Tushar Deshpande, Adam Milne.

    Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Tushar Deshpande, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Subhranshu Senapati, Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary, KM Asif, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma.

    KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Chamika Karunaratne, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav.

    Squad: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Chamika Karunaratne, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Mohammad Nabi, Sheldon Jackson, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Aman Hakim Khan, Tim Southee, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar.

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 3:06 PM

    KKR, Jinxed?

    Kolkata Knight Riders have won just one out of the 11 IPL games played at Wankhede Stadium. They have the lowest win percentage - 9 per cent -- among IPL teams at this iconic venue in Mumbai.

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 1:59 PM

    Debut For Conway?

    New Zealand batsman Devon Conway could make his IPL debut. Conway was part of NZ's T20 World Cup 2021 squad and the right-hander has a strike rate of close to 140!

  • 26 Mar 2022 / 1:54 PM

    No Moeen, No Chahar

    Chennai Super Kings will miss two key players in the IPL 2022 opener vs KKR. Moeen Ali had visa issues and serving quarantine while Deepak Chahar, a 14-crore buy, is injured.

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