Mohsin Khan starred with the ball for Lucknow by claiming three wickets as the Lucknow Super Giants beat the Punjab Kings by 20 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.
After being asked to bat first, Kagiso Rabada struck early for Punjab by dismissing LSG skipper KL Rahul (6) caught behind the stumps.
The pair of Quinton De Kock along with Deepak Hooda added 85 runs for the second wicket before the former (46) nicked one behind the wicket keeper.
Hooda was run out by a brilliant direct hit by Jonny Bairstow from the deep for 32. Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni fell cheaply to Rabada in the 15th over.
Rahul Chahar then got into the act by dismissing Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder as Lucknow slumped to 126/7.
However a late flourish from Dushmantha Chameera and Mohsin Khan took the Super Giants to 153/8 in their allotted 20 overs.
For Punjab, Kagiso Rabada claimed figures of 4/38 while Rahul Chahar bagged 2 wickets.
Chasing 154, Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan got Punjab off to a solid start. The pair put on 35 runs for the opening stand before the former fell to a well judged catch by Rahul at mid off for 25.
Dhawan (6) was then cleaned up by Ravi Bishnoi as he missed a sweep shot. Bhanuka Rajapaksa fell soon after as Punjab slumped to 58/3.
Liam Livingstone scored a 16 ball-18 before perishing to Mohsin Khan. The Punjab Kings lost half their side for 92 when Krunal trapped Jitesh Sharma (2) leg-before wicket with an arm ball.
Jonny Bairstow scored a fine 32 as he perished to Chameera, slashing at a full and wide delivery to Pandya at deep third man.
Mohsin dismissed Rabada (2) and Rahul Chahar (4) in his last over as the Punjab Kings were restricted to 133/8, losing the contest by 20 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants 153/8 (de Kock 46, Hooda 34, Rabada 4-38) beat Punjab Kings 133 for 8 (Bairstow 32, Agarwal 25, Mohsin 3-24, Krunal 2-11) by 20 runs