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Cricket: Nigeria Claim Third Win At NCF T20i

todayMarch 1, 2024 6

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Nigeria’s senior women’s cricket team, the Female Yellow Greens, continued their stride in defending their title at the Nigeria Cricket Federation Women’s T20i invitational tournament, with another five-wicket win against Sierra Leone at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval on Thursday, The PUNCH reports.

Sierra Leone won the toss and elected to bat first, but their innings was met by Nigeria’s superb bowling, as they posted 91 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.

Beating the target in the second innings was quite easy for Nigeria as Leke Oyede’s side produced the needed 92 runs in 15 overs, dropping five wickets in the process.

Player of The Match, Lilian Ude, was particularly a thorn in the flesh of the fellow West Africans with a stellar bowling spell of four overs which got four wickets as well. She also made 11 runs in the second innings to walk away with the N150,000 cash prize for the honour.

It’s Nigeria’s third win at the four-nation tournament, as they have now completed the double over their fellow West Africans as well as another pulsating five-wicket win over arch rivals Rwanda on Wednesday.

With the win, Nigeria and debutants, Tanzania, are joint-top of the leaderboard with six points each, although the Tanzanians have a better net run rate.

Both leaders will face off in a potentially deciding match on Saturday while Rwanda and Sierra Leone will also play against each other in the penultimate round of matches.Tanzania are the highest-ranked team at the tournament and have beaten Nigeria in their first meeting on Monday, but the Female Yellow Greens will fancy their chances against them on Saturday.

Written by: Editorial Team

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