Rahul’s 103 not out off 62 balls was laced with 12 fours and four sixes.
The second-highest scorer was Manish Pandey with 22 as other batters failed to make significant contribution.
When MI batted, all the Lucknow bowlers chipped in with wickets but special performance came from Dushmantha Chameera who conceded only 14 runs in 4 overs.
Brief Scores: LSG 168/6 (KL Rahul 103 not out off 62 balls, Kieron Pollard 2/8, Jasprit Bumrah 1/31)
MI 132 for 8 (Rohit Sharma 39, Krunal Pandya 3/19, Dushmantha Chameera 0/14).