Nigeria sits firmly on top of the table as they make it 2 wins from 2 games in match day 2
DAY 2 MATCH REPORTS FOR THE NCF WOMEN’S T20 INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
• Nigeria sits firmly on top of the table as they make it 2 wins from 2 games beating Cameroon by 7 wickets
• Celina Bull of Sierra Leone hits tournament first 6’ against Ghana to round off a very brilliant bating performance.
• Sierra Leone beats Ghana by 7 wickets to take maximum points and ensure bragging rights for another 12 moon cycle.
DAY 2: MATCH 1
Nigeria vs Cameroon
Cameroon made their debut in this tournament with memories from the ICC Under-19 qualifiers still on the minds of everyone where they made history with 3 run outs of the non-striker in one game.
Nigeria juggled their team a little with Rachael Samson replacing Chinyenum George as they were put in to field losing the toss to Cameroon who chose to bat first. Opening bowling pair for Nigeria was tidy on the wickets to restrict Cameroon to 21 runs for the loss of 1 wicket at the end of the power play over. Wickets continued to fall with the runs coming in trickles with Cameroon sitting on 49 runs after 15 overs losing 6 wickets. Cameroon eventually finished with 58 runs all out in 20 overs.
Madeline Nseke scored 15 runs off 26 balls, supported by Michele Ekani with 14 runs off 24 balls as the best bating figures for Cameroon.
Esiegbe Favour of Nigeria got 3 wickets conceding 4 runs in 3 overs and Addulrasaq Rukayat taking 2 wickets conceding 9 runs in 4 overs.
In the second innings Nigeria continued to struggle with the bat in the power play over losing 3 wickets in the first 3 overs, not taking anything away from the impressive bowling from Cameroon’s opening pair of Edwige Guehoada and Abele Tchouabo with 2 and 1 wicket each. Agatha Uadiale once again was relied upon to provide the necessary experience to steer the Nigeria team over the line will 11 runs off 11 balls, supported by Salome Sunday with 17 runs off 17 balls.
Nigeria eventually chased down the score posted by Cameroon to record a total of 60 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 7.4 overs.
Esiegbe Favour was named player of the match with statistics of 3 wickets, conceding 4 runs in 3 overs and scoring 6 runs off 9 balls.
Nigeria won by 7 wickets
DAY 2: MATCH 2
Sierra Leone vs Ghana
With both teams playing for points to get back into the tournament and bragging rights in the West Africa region, there was so much to play for as they both lost their opening games respectively.
Ghana won the toss and elected to bat first sending in Sierra Leone to bowl. Sierra Leone started brightly with the ball by taking 2 wickets in the first 2 overs. At the end of the power play of 6 overs, Ghana was 22 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Ghana continued to lose wickets without scoring much to eventually settle for a 67 runs all out in 19.3 overs.
Komalpreet Grewal scored 19 runs off 34 balls as the only double figure and best bating performance for Ghana.
Alice Fillie got 3 wickets, conceding 9 runs in 4 overs, supported by Isha Quee with 3 wickets conceding 13 runs in 4 overs and Janet kowa with 2 wickets conceding 15 runs in 3.3 overs.
In the second innings, Sierra Leone showed composure in their run chase to record a total of 25 runs for the loss of no wicket in the first 6 overs. Ghana eventually got 2 quick wickets to try and get back into the game but Sierra Leone were determined to have the result and the bragging rights so they played a more controlled innings to chase down the total, scoring 68 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 12.2 overs.
Highlight of the match was when Celina Bull sent the stands into wild cheers hitting the first maximum of the tournament with a brilliant pull shot over mid-wicket.
Cynthia Konadu and Emmanuella Nyaaba both got 1 wicket each conceding 20 and 15 runs respectively as the best bowling efforts for Ghana.
Alice Fillie of Sierra Leone was named player of the match with statistics of 3 wickets, conceding 9 runs in 4 overs.
Sierra Leone won by 7 wickets
WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH
Rwanda vs Sierra Leone (9:30 am)
Cameroon vs Ghana (1:30pm)
THURSDAY 30TH MARCH
FRIDAY 31ST MARCH
Ghana vs Nigeria (9:30am)
Rwanda vs Cameroon (1:30pm)
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL
Sierra Leone vs Cameroon (9:30am)
Nigeria vs Rwanda (1:30pm)
SUNDAY 2ND APRIL
3rd Place (9:30am)
MONDAY 3RD APRIL
MUSA EHIZOJE BODIE
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