Axar Patel (4), batting at No.5, too didn’t last long as he lofted a K Gowtham delivery straight to D’Arcy Shot at deep mid-wicket.
But Rahul and Stoinis went about their business calmly and helped KXIP snap their two-match losing streak.
At one point, Rahul was 48 off 43 balls, with KXIP requiring 43 off 24 balls. He then hit five boundaries in his next 11 balls to dash RR’s hopes for a win.
Stoinis supported Rahul as the Australian remained unbeaten on 23 off 16 deliveries, with two boundaries and a six.