He now has 10 scalps this season and equalled the likes of Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami.
Archer also notched his career best figures in the IPL.
David Miller (40) now has 1,808 runs in IPL. He went past Mahela Jayawardene in terms of career IPL runs (1,802).
Ashwin races to 121 IPL scalps, Tripathi notches this feat
R Ashwin now has 121 career IPL wickets. The spinner has 11 scalps this season. RR batsman Rahul Tripathi smashed his maiden fifty in IPL 12. He now has four career IPL fifties to his name. This was his second for RR.
KXIP vs RR
How did the match pan out?
Punjab rode on a show by the top-order batsmen.
Rahul and Miller shared a crucial 85-run stand to lay a strong foundation.
After their dismissal, KXIP lost wickets, but R Ashwin (17*) provided a late cameo to help KXIP get past 180.
In reply, Tripathi played a solid hand, before KXIP hit back to snatch away the victory and complete the double over RR.