In contrast, CSK are coming off a clinical seven-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders and are sitting pretty at the top of the table with five victories from six games.
The Rajasthan Royals have a 20-5 win-loss record in run-chases at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
The win sends Chennai top of the IPL ladder, after the Sunrisers Hyderabad's crushing defeat to the Mumbai Indians. The Royals, on the other hand, are still struggling to find their bearings.
Rayudu, meanwhile, brought up his first fifty of the season as he and Dhoni added 95 runs from 71 balls to keep CSK alive in the game.
Kuggeleijn finished with figures of 2/37 from his four overs, as the Super Kings claimed the win by 22 runs.
He lost Rayudu in the 18th over and with 30 needed from the final 12 deliveries, Dhoni, known for his finishing prowess, got his team in a winning position despite struggling with cramps in the final few overs.
Dhawal Kulkarni bowled a flawless away going delivery that squared up Shane Watson (0) while Suresh Raina (4) was beaten by a direct throw. As the Jaipur track known to remain low and slow - it would be ideal to pick batsmen, who can build the innings wisely.
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MS Dhoni has won 99 matches as captain in the IPL.
Bowling: Keeping the nature of SMS strip in mind, the role of Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Gopal become very crucial for their respective sides. Imran Tahir and Deepak Chahar would be their leading bowlers. In their bowling department, opening bowlers Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, have failed to get the early breakthrough and Shreyas Gopal has been the only saving grace in the bowling department.
Off-spinner Narine followed up with two wickets for 24 runs from 3.2 overs, but South Africa worldwide captain Faf Du Plessis hit 43 not out to lead a successful run chase for CSK with 16 balls remaining.
Deepak Chahar was the most successful bowler for CSK with three for 20 from four overs, and former India global Harbhajan Singh and South Africa worldwide Imran Tahir took two wickets apiece.
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