In a highly anticipated clash of the NCF Women’s T20I series, Match 5 saw the female Yellowgreens of Nigeria locking horns with the determined team from Rwanda. The toss was won by the Nigerian side, and they opted to field first, looking to put pressure on the Rwandan batters.

The Nigerian bowlers came out with a fierce intent, determined to make an impact from the start. The female YellowGreens displayed exceptional bowling skills, restricting the Rwandan women to a total of 95 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. The Rwandan batters found it challenging to tackle the disciplined Nigerian bowling attack, struggling to build partnerships and gain momentum.


The standout performer for Nigeria in the first innings was Shola Adekunle. Her incredible bowling spell of 4 overs, conceding only 13 runs while taking an impressive 4 wickets, played a pivotal role in dismantling the Rwandan batting lineup, Adekunle’s ability to consistently hit the right areas and pick up crucial wickets earned her the well-deserved Player of the Match award.

With the target set at 96 runs, the Nigerian side approached the run chase with determination and skill. Favour Esiegbe, continuing her fine form from previous matches, anchored the innings with a composed knock of 36 runs off 54 balls, Salome Sunday played an explosive innings, scoring a quick 22 runs off just 11 balls, providing the necessary impetus to the Nigerian innings.
The Female YellowGreens showcased a clinical batting performance, reaching the target with ease and securing a convincing victory over Rwanda.

The positive response in the second innings highlighted the depth and balance in the Nigerian team, proving their mettle in both batting and bowling departments.


In the end, it was a comprehensive performance by Nigeria as they outplayed Rwanda in both batting and bowling. Shola Adekunle’s exceptional bowling spell and crucial wickets turned the game in Nigeria’s favor, earning her the Player of the Match accolade. As the NCF Women’s T20I series unfolds, the Nigerian team looks poised for more success, showcasing their skill, tenacity, and determination on the cricket field.