Rain stopped play after Jonny Bairstow's free-spirited 91* took England to 200/6 at lunch.
Shubman Gill is the only specialist opener while Shardul Thakur as seamer all-rounder has been preferred over veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Shardul lauded his colleagues in the bowling department, saying frequent wickets always kept Punjab under the pump during their chase.
While Pant and Amre have been fined their entire match-fee, Thakur was penalised 50 per cent of his match-fee, IPL said in a release.
Dinesh Karthik smashed an unbeaten 66 while all-rounder Glenn Maxwell played a sublime knock of 55 to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a defendable target of 189/5.
Shardul Thakur, who has made vital contributions with ball and bat in the ongoing IPL so far, said he aims to make an impact in every match.
In terms of US Dollars, there were 20 million-plus buys, the biggest by far at any IPL auction with most of the beneficiaries being Indian T20 specialists.
The 10 teams in the league, following the addition of Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants, will be bidding heavily for the Indian players in a list of 590 cricketers, including 227 overseas ones.
If they execute their plans to perfection, India’s fast bowlers could add Johannesburg to the list of overseas cities where they have won a Test in last one year
India seized control of the first Test against South Africa on the third day by extending their overall lead to 146 runs.
Shardul Thakur has been preferred by the Indian team management ahead of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav because of his superior batting skills.
For New Zealand, pacer Adam Milne replaced keeper Tim Seifert with Devon Conway set to don big gloves.
Important to have sixth bowling option, Hardik needs to be fit to bowl one or two overs: Virat Kohli
Hardik Pandya has started bowling in the nets but the skipper didn't give any assurance that the all-rounder would be bowling against New Zealand.
CSK's Thakur took KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer's wicket to break the opening partnership which was the turning point of the game.
With pace all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who plays for Mumbai Indians, not bowling during the IPL because of fitness issues, the selectors wanted a cover for him.
India's injury woes compounded as Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur join Hardik Pandya in Asia Cup pull-out list
Deepak Chahar has replaced Pandya in the squad, Ravindra Jadeja will come in for Axar, while Siddharth Kaul will be flown in as reinforcement for Shardul, the BCCI confirmed on Thursday.