Leading the side from the front, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis banged a 64-ball 96 to assist his side put up 181/6 against Lucknow Super Giants.
In response, LSG got off to wobbly start and lost Quinton de Kock and Manish Pandey cheaply.
KL Rahul was dismissed on 30. Krunal Pandya contributed a good 28-ball 42 prior being removed by Glenn Maxwell.
In the meantime, Lucknow began the match on a solid note as Dushmantha Chameera eradicated Anuj Rawat and Virat Kohli in consecutive balls.
Maxwell also flunked to do much with the bat. Faf du Plessis then summed an imperative 50-plus stand for the 5th wicket with Shahbaz Ahmed.
Dinesh Karthik came back undefeated on 13 off 8 balls. Both the teams enter the clash on the back of impressive victories and have fielded an unchanged playing XI.