Earlier, David Miller won the toss and put the Saint Lucia Kings into bat. Their openers got off to a steady start before Jason Holder broke the stand by dismissing Niroshan Dickwella with a slower one in the 4th over. But Johnson Charles kept going from the other end, with some support from Faf du Plessis. However, in the 8th over, Justin Greaves bowled a slower delivery, forcing Faf to pull one at deep midwicket, only for the catch to be taken by Kyle Mayers.

Faf's dismissal made way for some quick wickets for the Royals in the middle overs, and the Kings were reduced to 90/5 in the 13th over. But a late flourish from Tim David and David Wiese put them back in the driver's seat, helping the team post a challenging total of 169/6 in their 20 overs. The sixth-wicket partnership between the duo yielded 79 runs.

In response, the Royals lost opener Quinton de Kock for a first-ball duck. But the dismissal had little effect on the team's intent towards the chase. Kyle Mayers and Corbin Bosh united to take the attack to the Kings bowlers. Corbin, in particular, was coming off an expensive bowling spell from the first innings. And once he had the bat in his hands, there was no looking back as he smashed 10 fours and a six en route to his 50-ball 81 that completely swung the momentum in the Royals' favour. 

Alzarri Joseph's three-wicket haul included the wickets of both Corbin and Mayers, along with the dangerous Azam Khan. But by then, things were already in control of their opponent. Skipper Miller finished things off inside the 19th over, with his unbeaten 29 that included three gigantic sixes.