Asked to bat, Lucknow made 125 for seven in their 19.2 overs when rain interrupted play.
Lucknow lost their top-order cheaply. They were reduced to 44 for five when all seemed lost for them. Then Nicholas Pooran teamed up with Ayush Badoni to revive the innings. Pooran and Badoni added 59 runs for the sixth wicket. Pooran made 20 off 31 balls. Then Badoni carried on as he remained unbeaten on 59 off 33 balls with two boundaries and four sixes. When rain halted play, Lucknow was placed at 125 for seven in 19.2 overs. The best bowlers for Chennai were Moeen Ali (2-13), Maheesh Theekshana (2-37) and Matheesha Pathirana (2-22).
Lucknow Super Giants: 125-7 (19.2)
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Kyle Mayers-3.4 ov), 2-27 (Manan Vohra-5.4 ov), 3-27 (Krunal Pandya-5.5 ov), 4-34 (Marcus Stoinis-6.5 ov), 5-44 (Karan Sharma-9.4 ov), 6-103 (Nicholas Pooran-17.4 ov), 7-125 (Krishnappa Gowtham-19.2 ov)
Lucknow Super Giants: Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya (captain), Karan Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi; Subs: Quinton de Kock, Yash Thakur, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Deepak Hooda
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper & captain), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana; Subs: Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh
Impact player: Ambati Rayudu for Maheesh Theekshana (1st innings, 17.4 ov)
Toss: Chennai Super Kings, elected to field
Venue: Ekana Crickt Stadium, Lucknow
Start time: 1000 hrs GMT
Match officials: Anil Chaudhary, Nikhil Patwardhan (On-field Umpires); Chris Gaffaney (TV Umpire); Mohit Krishnadas (Reserve Umpire); Prakash Bhatt (Match-referee)