Chakravarthy then brought up his five-wicket haul as he dismissed Marcus Stoinis (6) and Axar Patel (9) in the 16th over.
IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana dedicates half-century to his late father-in-law
Rana played a flying knock of 81 off 53 balls studded with 13 fours and a six.
The left-handed duo stitched together 115 runs from just 59 balls to seize the momentum.
The England limited-overs skipper was bought at the auction for Rs 5.25 crore as he's set to reunite with the franchise after his stint from 2011-2013.
Other than Ganguly, the former left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir also inspired Rana as he observed the veteran for almost 12 years.