The first 40 overs match for two years was won by NSK by 5 wickets. Royal Challengers batted first, and Arif celebrated his return to the province by taking a wicket with his very first ball. Royal Challengers fell to 39/5 before Mukul Diwan led a recovery. Mukul made 52, supported by 20 from Anmer Shahid, but the Challengers were bowled out in the 34th over. Abrar Khan, playing as a guest, took 3/24. 

NSK lost 5 wickets but took less than 23 overs to reach the target, Abhishek Doshi top scoring with 39, and Deep Patel making 36.