Shimron Hetmyer played a gem of a knock to guide Rajasthan Royals to a fighting 165/6 in 20 overs against Lucknow Super Giants. Off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham triggered a mini-collapse with a couple of crucial wickets to hurt RR but Hetmyer smashed unbeaten 59 runs to give his bowlers a fighting chance in the crucial clash.
Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bowl against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium. Lucknow made two changes to their playing XI as Marcus Stoinis got a place after returning from the Pakistan tour as he replaced Evin Lewis. While Dushmantha Chammera got a chance in place of Andrew Tye. Rajasthan also made a couple of changes as Rassie van der Dussen and Kuldeep Sen came in for Yashasvi Jaiswal and Navdeep Saini.