All-round Shane Watson guides CSK to huge win

The seasoned Watson scored a 57-ball 106 and remained economical in his three overs, which also included the wicket of K. Gowtham, to help the yellow army record its third win.

 

TOSS UPDATE: Rajasthan Royals chooses to bowl

M. S. Dhoni confirms two changes from Chennai Super Kings; Karn Sharma displaces Harbhajan Singh, and Suresh Raina comes in for M. Vijay.

Rajasthan Royals also makes two changes; Heinrich Klaasen has been chosen to replace D'Arcy Short, while Stuart Binny replaces Dhawal Kulkarni.

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Indian Premier League moves to Pune, but this time, to serve as the home base for Chennai Super Kings. The team, brimming with confidence after two wins from three games, takes on Rajasthan Royals.

Both captains — M. S. Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane — will know a fair bit about the conditions in Pune as they had played for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant for the last two seasons.

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of Friday's IPL fixture between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, two returnees to the league after serving two-year suspensions.

It's CSK's first 'home' game in Pune; there will be home support, though, as fans from Chennai have been provided a booked train by the team management for travel to the city. Here is our preview of the encounter.