In the last game of the opening day of Marco NL Cricket T20 2023, the NL Lions faced off against the defending champions, the Newfoundland Super Kings (NSK). The encounter proved to be completely one-sided, with the NSK showcasing their dominance and emerging triumphant by 7 wickets.

Opting to bat first, the Lions endured a disastrous start as both their openers departed without troubling the scorers. With a score of 4 for 15 in just 4.4 overs, the Lions found themselves in a precarious position. Captain Madhu, accompanied by Isura, attempted to stabilize the innings, but their efforts fell short in restoring the momentum. Eventually, the Lions were bowled out for a meager 49 runs in a mere 13.1 overs. Prahar was the standout bowler for the NSK, claiming an impressive 3 wickets for 14 runs, while Negi made a notable contribution with 2 wickets for 4 runs.

Chasing the target, the NSK encountered a brief moment of concern as they lost 3 wickets for 22 runs. Chamila delivered a brilliant bowling performance, accounting for 2 wickets while conceding just 14 runs. However, Mandeep (16 off 19) and Negi (15 off 11) displayed composure and skill to comfortably guide their team to victory with more than 10 overs to spare.

Overall, it was a commanding performance by the NSK, firmly establishing their dominance over the NL Lions.