Nigeria Women qualifies for semi-final in the Kwibuka tournament

Nigeria Bounce back to claim final semi-final spot after beating Botswana in the last group games.

After a disappointing start to the Kwibuka Tournament in Kigali, Rwanda, The Female Yellow Greens beat Botswana by 2 wickets in a Nerve Wrecking encounter to claim the final semi-final spot.

Nigeria won the toss and elected to bowl first, sending in Botswana to bat.

Botswana scored a total of 106 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs

In the second innings, Nigeria shuffled the bating line-up with captain Samantha Agazuma and Omonye Asika opening proceedings. Nigeria were comfortable in the run chase and looked as though it will be a smooth ride, but a genuine fight back from Botswana saw Nigeria struggling in the later stages as wickets fell rapidly.

In the end, Nigeria was able to crawl over the finish line by scoring 107 to win the game by 2 wickets and 1 ball to spare.

Nigeria will face Namibia in the first semi-final while Host Rwanda will play Kenya in the second semi-final tomorrow 11th June 2021.

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