In what was expected to be a close contest, turned out to be a rather one-sided affair as Kolkata beat Chennai by 6 wickets. Kolkata won the toss and opted to chase. Their bowlers were all over Chennai batters as the Ravindra Jadeja-led side had no answers to the opening burst by Umesh Yadav and Shivam Mavi.
Yadav accounted for both openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad (0) and Devon Conway (3), leaving Chennai tottering at 28-2 in four overs. Robin Uthappa played some crisp shots but was dismissed for 28. The wicket of Ambati Rayudu broke the spine of Chennai batters. Jadeja and Dhoni were at the crease in the 9th over. The duo struggled against Kolkata’s spinners and failed to break the shackles.
At one time, Chennai looked like finishing around the 110 run mark. However, the fans got to witness the Vintage Dhoni as he launched an attack on the Kolkata bowlers. He went on to score 50 off 38 balls and pushed Chennai to 131-5.
The target was not a big one but the bowlers had something to defend. However, Kolkata hardly broke a sweat in the chase and cruised to the win by 67 wickets. Ajinkya Rahane top scored for Kolkata with 44.
Here are some of the Tweets about today’s match
#CSKvKKR #CSKð“ƒ¬ #KKR
Here, for all those who needs to hear this:
The rate at which Dhoni and Jadeja played for CSK sparring the last 3 overs in Wankhede in a T20 is a daylight crime
Taking deep? While loosing it in middle overs itself?
— dethroned (@Pranam97) March 26, 2022
Just an appreciation tweet for Sheldon Jackson, the keeper ðŸ™Œ
— Sarah Waris (@swaris16) March 26, 2022
Well done kaptaan Saab ðŸ¥³
— Pratik (@Prat1k_) March 26, 2022
Ajinkya Rahane departs after a brilliant 44 in 34 balls. A great return for him in the IPL, he has made the opportunity count. pic.twitter.com/mCuGRH33Xi
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 26, 2022
It's okay… Just our first game out there… The boys will come back stronger… Maheesh Theekshana should have played today ahead of Santner.. Second option should have been Jordan… #IPL2022 #CSKvKKR
— Aviral RaiðŸ’› (@cric_fan23) March 26, 2022
Arey Ajju ðŸ¥º, well played ðŸ™Œ
— Aditi || Pat Cummins ðŸ (@Sev_Khamani) March 26, 2022
Dial 7 for rescue. ðŸ˜„
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 26, 2022
Also get ready to see everyone rep orange keeping gloves from now on xx #IPL #CSKvKKR
— Riyan Paragg (@ParagRiyan) March 26, 2022
Literally have tears in my eyes. Thank you for this knock, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) March 26, 2022
This is the Ajinkya Rahane of that Rajasthan Royals I knew and supported â¤ï¸ðŸ˜
— Udit (@udit_buch) March 26, 2022
MS Dhoni playing a match after 162 days and he scored 50*(38) – The best ever.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 26, 2022
Umesh bowling 3rd over in powerplay. Shreyas Iyer already a good captain in my book
— Pratik (@Prat1k_) March 26, 2022
Evening happiness ðŸ’›
Was seeing 7HALA scoring 50….ðŸ’›ðŸ˜Œâœ¨#Dhoni ðŸ’›#CSKvsKKR
— AkshayaðŸ’› (@Akshaya_SK08) March 26, 2022
Though m supporting #KKR today but u canâ€™t deny the fact that MSDâ€™s todays performance was a treat to watch after long time ðŸ”¥â¤ï¸#CSKvsKKR
— ðŸ•‰ (@iamlovablee) March 26, 2022
I m #CSKian and #MSDiam by heart but mark my word this #KKR team is little different under @ShreyasIyer15 and they could be the top contender to win this season #kkrVscsk #CskVsKkr @ImRaina @cricketaakash @IrfanPathan @IPL Best Wishes #TeamSRK â™¥ï¸
— GK (@Gauravb1ttu) March 26, 2022