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RESULT
1st Match (N), Wankhede, March 26, 2022, Indian Premier League
(18.3/20 ov, T:132) 133/4

KKR won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
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Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings 131/5(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 133/4(18.3 overs)

11.25pm That's all we have for you from this game. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Looking forward to your company for Sunday's double-header. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Shashank Kishore and Chandan Duorah. Stay safe and take care.

Srinivash Varma: "Haha feels so strange to not hear MSD after the match... Felt strange MSD picking up award without hearing from him "

Umesh Yadav is the Player of the Match: Wickets in the powerplay is important. Team's role is what I carried out today. Usually I've been focusing on my rhythm. I'm thankful to my trainers for keeping me in shape.

Shreyas Iyer: There's always tension when MS Dhoni is batting, especially in the last three overs when the dew is coming. The franchise has been supportive, right from the CEO and support staff. We just have to carry the momentum from here. It was definitely spongier than we imagined. I've grown up playing here and I thought the wicket would be flat. Umesh has been working very hard at the nets and practise session. Chuffed to see him perform at his best today.

11.10pm CSK's old boys Dhoni and Bravo sparkled, but the rest of the line-up faded away. KKR put together a near-perfect opening game. Shreyas Iyer won the toss on captaincy debut and eventually closed out the chase.

In the early exchanges, KKR's seamers hardly offered anything full, Varun and Narine then tightened the screws in the middle overs. Dhoni turned the clock back with some mighty blows at the death to haul CSK to 131 for 5. In the chase, KKR shaved 43 runs off the target in the powerplay without losing a wicket and they eventually eased to victory, despite Bravo's trickery. Do stick with us for the post-match presentation.

Jadeja: I think dew will be vital and it will play a part. If you win the toss, you will definitely look to bowl first. In the first six overs, it was damp and in the second half, the ball was coming on. We were looking to drag the game as deep as we can. Bravo bowled brilliantly and everybody did a good job with the ball. As a batting unit, we didn't get partnerships. We will try to do better next game.

Jackson: The management and staff are brilliant. They're backing me and I'm grateful to them. He [Dhoni] has always been my inspiration - whatever he does I will look to emulate him.

RajatMaheshwari: "Well done to Bravo. Deserves to be on the all time wicket taking list at IPL. IPL future hall of famer !!"

Ashish Nehra: "Malinga took 170 wickets in 471 overs to Bravo's 490 overs. Both these players are legend.... wait for it.... dary, Legendary. "

Tinura: "Nevertheless, Dhoni scored a fifty, Bravo got 3, and both are now actively became contenders for orange and purple caps respectively. Enough for me (with mad scientist laugh) "

Gautam: "Perfect example of excellent team work by KKR. Dhoni and Bravo were the standout individual performers of the game but CSK were never really into the game"


18.3
4
Milne to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

hoicked away to the midwicket boundary. Shreyas Iyer closes the game out on his KKR debut

18.2
2
Milne to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs

fullish and outside off, sliced to the right of deep third man. Rayudu takes a tumble and lands rather awkwardly, jamming his knee into the turf. Tommy Simsek is out to tend to Rayudu

18.1
1
Milne to Jackson, 1 run

middle-stump yorker, squirted out to mid-off

Milne returns

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 126/4CRR: 7.00 RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Sheldon Jackson2 (2)
Shreyas Iyer14 (17)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-20-3
Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-25-0

Srihari: "Familiar problems for Chennai. Only their long timers performing. New comers find it tough to get going. "

17.6
1
Bravo to Jackson, 1 run

slower ball, floated full and dips at off stump, forced down to long-on. End of a fine shift from Bravo: 4-0-20-3

17.5
1
Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

speared into the blockhole, jammed wide of mid-off

17.4
1
Bravo to Jackson, 1 run

lifter outside off, flapped behind to Dhoni

Jackson is the new batter

17.3
W
Bravo to Billings, OUT

DJ Bravo draws level with Malinga on this list. Billings holes out to Tushar at deep midwicket. Slower ball, hides it away from Billings. Tugged away to the outfielder

Sam Billings c Deshpande b Bravo 25 (25m 22b 1x4 1x6) SR: 113.63
17.2
1
Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

back of a length on middle, chipped down to long-on

17.1
Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, no run

dipping low full-toss, on off, pushed back to Bravo

end of over 179 runs
KKR: 122/3CRR: 7.17 RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Sam Billings25 (21)
Shreyas Iyer12 (14)
Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-25-0
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-16-2
16.6
Jadeja to Billings, no run

short and wide of off, slapped away to extra-cover, where Rayudu, I think, fumbles. Nevertheless, it's a dot

16.5
1
Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

shortish and spins away slightly outside off, chopped away to the right of short third man

16.4
1
Jadeja to Billings, 1 run

another dart from Jadeja, Billings take another trip down the pitch and hits it down to long-on

Rajshekhar: "This match is a lost cause, CSK should now try to protect NRR and come back stronger next match"

16.3
6
Jadeja to Billings, SIX runs

down the track and muscled over midwicket for six. Darted into the stumps, Billings charges out of the crease and holds nothing back

16.2
Jadeja to Billings, no run

down the track and drilled back to Jadeja

Jadeja wipes the ball with the towel

16.1
1
Jadeja to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run
end of over 169 runs
KKR: 113/3CRR: 7.06 RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 from 24b
Shreyas Iyer10 (12)
Sam Billings18 (17)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-16-2
Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-16-0
15.6
1
Bravo to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

back of a length and angling into a solid punch down to long-on

Deekshant: "Another couple of wickets and CSK can pose a challenge to KKR. Otherwise its the clear victory for the Knight Riders."

15.5
1
Bravo to Billings, 1 run

yorker, jammed out between deep midwicket and wide long-on

15.4
4
Bravo to Billings, FOUR runs

on a length and outside off, 100.1ks slower ball. Billings jumps across off, delays the sweep, and then hits it over square leg

15.3
2
Bravo to Billings, 2 runs

on-pace short ball, wide of off, Billings cracks it away through the off side. Milne tears across to his left from sweeper, slides to cut it off to a double

15.2
Bravo to Billings, no run

there's the big dipper from Bravo. This low-full toss is hauled away into the leg side

Best performances - batters
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni CSK
50 runs (38)
7 fours1 six
Control
71%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
2 fours0 six
579611129
AM Rahane
AM Rahane KKR
44 runs (34)
6 fours1 six
Control
68%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
1 four0 six
787141106
Best performances - bowlers
DJ Bravo
DJ Bravo CSK
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
UT Yadav
UT Yadav KKR
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
KKR
Umesh Yadav
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days26 March 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Anil Chaudhary
India
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
India
Virender Sharma
Reserve Umpire
India
Chirra Ravikanthreddy
Match Referee
India
Manu Nayyar
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Chennai Super Kings 0
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