In an emphatic performance, Nigeria defeated Cameroon by 9 wickets at the Kwibuka Women’s T20I. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Cameroon was bowled out for a mere 26 runs in 18.2 overs, facing a relentless Nigerian bowling attack.

Cameroon’s batting lineup crumbled under the pressure from Female YellowGreens bowlers. Lilian Ude was the standout performer, delivering an exceptional spell of 4 overs, including 2 maidens, taking 4 wickets for just 7 runs. Peculiar Agboya also showcased her skills, conceding only 6 runs in her 4 overs while claiming 2 wickets.

The Nigerian captain, Favour Eseigbe, along with Shola Adekunle, Anointed Akhigbe, and Lucky Piety, each contributed a wicket, ensuring that Cameroon couldn’t build any significant partnerships.

Second Innings:

Nigeria’s chase was swift and decisive. Opening batters Favour Eseigbe and Esther Sandy set the tone, with Eseigbe scoring an unbeaten 11 runs off 12 balls. Esther Sandy contributed 14 runs off 10 balls before being caught by Madeleine Laure.

With the target in sight, Lucky Piety joined Eseigbe at the crease. The pair quickly wrapped up the match in just 3.5 overs, securing a comprehensive victory for the Female Yellow Greens.

Lilian Ude was deservedly named Player of the Match for her outstanding bowling performance, which dismantled the Cameroonian batting lineup and set the stage for Nigeria’s dominant win.

The Female YellowGreens demonstrated their prowess and determination, setting the tone for the tournament with a stellar performance as they face Kenya Tomorrow 2nd June 2024, at 12:45 PM (WAT).