In the first match of IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the match by 6 wickets with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) due to great performance in batting and bowling.
Earlier KKR won the toss and chose to bowl first thus CSK first batted and made a low score of 131/5 (20) due to great bowled by Umesh Yadav 2/20 (4), Varun Chakravarthy 1/23 (4), and Andre Russel 1/38 (4). MS Dhoni 50* (38), Robin Uthappa 28 (21), and Ravindra Jadeja 26* (28) were good batting from the CSK side. CSK set a target of 132 runs in 20 overs for KKR to win the first IPL match
During chasing, KKR loses 4 wickets, reached the target in only 18.3 overs, and won the match by 6 wickets with CSK due to great batted by Ajinkya Rahane 44 (34), Sam Billings 25 (22), Nitish Rana 21 (17), and Shreyas Iyer 20* (19). Dwayne Bravo 3/20 (4), and Mitchell Santner 1/31 (4) were good bowling from the CSK side.
Umesh Yadav (KKR) 2/20 (4) was declared as the Player of the Match due to his great performance in bowling.