Asked to bat first, Lucknow posted 257 for five in their 20 overs and in their response Punjab finished on 201 in 19.5 overs.
Earlier, Lucknow was well served by Kyle Mayers' blitzkrieg. Mayers made 54 off 24 balls with seven boundaries and four sixes. After Mayers fell, Ayush Badoni teamed up with Marcus Stoinis to add 59 runs for the third wicket. Badoni made 43 and then Stoinis smoked 72 off 40 balls with six boundaries and five sixes. Then Stoinis added 76 runs for the fourth wicket with Nicholas Pooran. In the end Lucknow finished on 257 for five in their 20 overs. For Punjab the most successful bowler was Kagiso Rabada (2-52).
In their response, Punjab was reduced to 31 for two. Then Atharva Taide teamed up with Sikandar Raza to add 78 runs for the third wicket. Taide made 66 off 36 balls with eight boundaries and two sixes. Raza made 36 off 22 balls. After Taide and Raza fell, the innings lost momentum. Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma did try their best but it did not work out. In the end Punjab finished on 201 in 19.5 overs. For Lucknow nine bowlers were employed. Yash Thakur (4-37), Naveen-ul-Haq (3-30) and Ravi Bishnoi (2-41) were the best bowlers.
Lucknow Super Giants: 257-5 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (KL Rahul-3.2 ov), 2-74 (Kyle Mayers-5.5 ov), 3-163 (Ayush Badoni-13.3 ov), 4-239 (Marcus Stoinis-18.2 ov), 5-251 (Nicholas Pooran-19.4 ov)
Punjab Kings: 201 (19.5)
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Shikhar Dhawan-0.5 ov), 2-31 (Prabhsimran Singh-3.4 ov), 3-109 (Sikandar Raza-11.3 ov), 4-127 (Atharva Taide-12.6 ov), 5-152 (Liam Livingstone-15.2 ov), 6-178 (Sam Curran-16.6 ov), 7-192 (Jitesh Sharma-17.5 ov), 8-193 (Rahul Chahar-17.6 ov), 9-197 (Kagiso Rabada-18.4 ov), 10-201 (M Shahrukh Khan-19.5 ov)
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (captain), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur; Subs: Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, Mark Wood
Impact player: Amit Mishra for Kyle Mayers (2nd innings, 5.6 ov)
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Atharva Taide, Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wicket-keeper), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Brar, Arshdeep Singh; Subs: Mohit Rathee, Matt Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar
Impact player: Prabhsimran Singh for Gurnoor Brar (1st innings, 8.6 ov)
Toss: Punjab Kings, elected to field
Venue: PCA Stadium, Mohali
Start time: 1400 hrs GMT
Match officials: Nitin Menon, Vinod Seshan (On-field Umpires); Saiyed Khalid (TV Umpire); VM Dhokre (Reserve Umpire); Shakti Singh (Match-referee)