Umesh Yadav was hit for 59 runs in his four overs. However, Rahane got going and made up for Short's struggles with a brisk 36. Short also fall in the next over cheaply for just 11 (17).
Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal (2-22) was the best bowler for Bangalore and, although Chris Woakes also picked up two wickets, he was expensive and conceded 47 runs.
Chasing a record 218 for victory, the home side lost Brendon McCullam again in the first over.
At the end of 15th over, KXIP were 122 for 7 and they could add 33 more runs at the expense of three wickets thanks to Ashiwn's 21-ball 33 which was laced with three fours and a six. Luckily these missed chances didn't cost the team a win.
Rajasthan batsman Sanju Samson was the new owner of the Orange Cap after Matchday 9 of IPL 2018 on Sunday. Remarkably, Samson could only muster 12 runs from his first 11 deliveries, before unleashing an attack that stunned the hosts, plundering 80 runs from his next 34 balls.
The top gun who walked in after skipper Ajinkya Rahane provided the desired start for his unit with a quick fire (36), dominated the two good partnerships he stitched with Ben Stokes (27) and later with Jos Butler (23).More news: Kylie Jenner Rocks Bright Pink Hair at Coachella
Short's spin problem: With a high price tag and even higher expectations after a stellar Big Bash League season, D'Arcy Short hasn't had the start to the IPL he or the Rajasthan Royals would've wanted.
The first game will be played between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.
RCB are now sitting in the fifth position on the points table, while RR are placed on the sixth position on the points table. From there on, it was RR's game as seldom does RCB pull of stunning wins without their two mainstays. Buttler hit a six against Woakes and two fours against spinners Chahal and Pawan Negi before losing his wicket to Woakes. Royals had done it once previously as well, in a rain-shortened game against Delhi Daredevils. With the likes of Suresh Raina and Kedhar Jadhav out of action, CSK will have to strike a balance between the Indian and overseas players to ensure they put a match-winning unit out at the PCA Stadium.
With 100-plus required in seven overs, Mandeep Singh (47) was the last remaining specialist batsman.
Bangalore was restricted to 6-198-6 in reply, left behind in its run-chase once captain Virat Kohli (57 off 30) and AB de Villiers (20 off 18) holed out in the deep off legspinner Shreyas Gopal (2-22).