Chasing a huge target of 258 runs, Punjab Kings suffered a series of setbacks right from the start. Captain Shikhar Dhawan (1) and Prabhasimran Singh (9) were out for single digit scores. Atharva (66: 8×4, 2×6 off 36 balls) who came next hit the ball. He got some support from Sikander Raza (36: 4×4, 1×6 off 22 balls). But.. the gap between balls and runs has already increased hugely. So both of them had to go for hitting every ball. Then Livingstone’s (23: 2×4, 1×6 off 14 balls) brilliance was limited to one over in the middle overs. In the end Sam Karan (21: 2×4 off 11 balls, 1×6) and Jitesh Sharma (24: 3×6 off 10 balls) played aggressively and tried to reduce the margin of defeat. Shah Rukh Khan (6), Rahul Chahar (0), Kagiso Rabada (0) came and went in the last. With one ball left, Punjab were bowled out for 201 runs. Among the Lucknow bowlers, Yash Thakur took four wickets, Naveen Ul Haq three wickets and Ravi Bishnoi two wickets.
Earlier in the match, the Lucknow team, who lost the toss and batted first, registered a score of 257 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Stoinis (72: 40 balls 6×4, 5×6), Kyle Meyers (54: 24 balls 7×4, 4×6), Pooran (45: 19 balls 7×4, 1×6), Badoni (43: 24 balls 3×4, 3×6) exploded. These four did not stop hitting at any stage even though wickets were falling on one side. With that, Lucknow was able to register the second highest score in the history of IPL. The then Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 263 against Pune Warriors in 2013 was the highest in the record. Among Punjab Kings bowlers, Rabada took two wickets. Arshadeep Singh, Karan and Living Stone each took wickets.