Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals resume rivalry in Pune

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With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.

In their last match against Kings XI Punjab, Ambati Rayudu (49) and Dhoni (79) nearly handed Chennai a hat-trick of wins but they fell short by four runs. Weather wise, rain gods will remain far away from the game as such and warm weather conditions will prevail over Pune. However, he failed to take his team over the line as they lost the match by 4 runs.

Today's match of IPL t20 will start at 8 pm IST at Maharashtra Cricket Association on Friday. However, if you don't have the luxury of television or can't watch it on tv, then you can catch it on online streaming portals.

Chennai's home games have been shifted to Pune for security reasons, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni welcomed the move.

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Two-time champion Chennai Super Kings have won two consecutive matches against defending champions Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. It is a note that both the teams are in this IPL 2018 after two years of the ban.

CSK bowled the Royals out for just 140 to complete a clinical win that establishes them as early contenders for a playoff spot. The leg-spinner was introduced into the attack by Rahane in the 7th over. CSK would look to reverse their fortunes after going down fighting to KP XI in their last group encounter. In the first one, Dwayne Bravo made 68 off 30 balls. Capitalising on an early life after being dropped on eight, the former IPL Player of the Tournament raced to his half-century off just 28 deliveries to set a monster platform for the home side. Then, against KXIP, Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni scored 49 and 79 runs respectively. Due to healthier run-rate, the team is in the fourth position.

Coming to the bowling lineup, Shane Watson has shown his class and proved a crucial player. Rajasthan are struggling for consistency after two wins and three defeats from five.

For the vanquished Royals, only England's Ben Stokes made an impression with 45 as Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma and Bravo took two wickets each for Chennai. The live match CSK vs RR live streaming will also be available on Hotstar and JioTV.

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