In a closely contested T20 encounter, Nigeria faced Namibia, showcasing their skills in both batting and bowling.

Toss Decision:
Opting to take control from the beginning, Nigeria won the toss and elected to bowl, looking to restrict Namibia’s innings.

Namibian Innings:
Namibia set a challenging target of 122 for 2 in 20 overs. Y Khan played a pivotal role, anchoring the innings with 59 runs. M Gorases contributed a valuable unbeaten 26, while S Wittmann added 24. Nigeria’s bowling effort saw notable performances from Piety Lucky, who claimed 1 wicket for 17 runs, and Adeshola Adekunle, who secured 1 wicket for 22 runs.


Nigerian Response:
Facing a target of 123 for victory, the Female YellowGreens put up a spirited effort but concluded their innings at 113 for 7 in 20 overs. Piety Lucky showcased her batting prowess with a notable 43 runs from 49 balls, and contributions from Peculiar Agboya (24) and Blessing Etim who celebrated a milestone of 50 T20 international career matches and scored 20 runs off 11 balls before she was caught at the boundary, demonstrated the team’s resilience.

Despite a valiant effort, Namibia emerged victorious, securing the win by 9 runs. While Nigeria faced a defeat, the match highlighted the team’s competitive spirit and showcased individual performances that will undoubtedly contribute to their continued growth in the tournament.

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