In a thrilling weekend at the Seniors Masters League 2023-24, the Chümou Blasters emerged as frontrunners, securing the top spot in the SML table with two victories.
Captain Bovika led the Blasters to set a challenging target of 162 runs for the Kohima Legends in the first encounter. Despite a valiant effort, the Legends fell short by just 9 runs, with Thejabelhou topped scoring at 38.
The excitement continued into the night match as the ESA Warriors triumphed over the Lhomithi Veterans by 25 runs. Pankaj’s impressive 46 runs and Captain Along Pongen’s contribution of 33 runs propelled the Warriors to victory. Despite Khitilo’s hard-earned 35 runs for Lhomithi Veterans, they couldn’t overcome the ESA Warriors, ultimately falling short of the target.
Sunday’s clash saw Kohima Old Boys set a formidable target of 187 runs for the NIT Nagaland Super Kings. Masetshilong and Kevilelie led the charge with scores of 38 and 34 runs, respectively.
The Kohima Old Boys also showcased a dominant bowling performances, bundling out NIT Nagaland Super Kings for a mere 87 runs. Adding to the spectacle, Vizalie Shuya secured the first hat-trick of the tournament.
The Seniors Masters League, introduced for the first time, aims to reunite senior players of the state, featuring matches exclusively on weekends. The league promises more exciting showdowns as teams compete for supremacy on the cricket field.