The Nigeria Women’s Cricket Team, the Female Yellow Greens, delivered an outstanding performance to secure a comprehensive victory over Botswana by 9 wickets at the Kwibuka Women’s T20i tournament.

Botswana, having elected to bat after winning the toss, struggled to build momentum against Nigeria’s disciplined bowling attack. They were restricted to a total of 56 runs all out in 20 overs. The star performers for Nigeria’s bowling unit were:

*Ude Lilian*: 4 overs, 2 maidens, 2 runs, 3 wickets

*Lucky Piety*: 4 overs, 1 maiden, 14 runs, 3 wickets

*Peculiar Agboya*: 4 overs, 1 maiden, 4 runs, 2 wickets

*Peace Usen*: 4 overs, 9 runs, 1 wicket

The disciplined and aggressive bowling from these players dismantled the Botswana batting lineup, leaving them with a modest total to defend.

In response, the Female Yellow Greens showcased their batting skill. Opening the innings, Igbenedion Victory remained unbeaten with a steady 19 runs off 29 balls. Anointed Akhigbe contributed 13 runs off 12 balls before being bowled by Goabilwe Matome. Lucky Piety then joined Victory at the crease and played a crucial knock, scoring an unbeaten 19 runs off just 11 balls, including the match-winning boundary.

With this stellar performance, Nigeria chased down the target in just 8.4 overs, securing a dominant win by 9 wickets. The player of the match was deservingly awarded to Lucky Piety for her exceptional all-round performance, contributing significantly with both bat and ball.

Match Summary:

Botswana Innings 56 all out in 20 overs

Top bowlers: Ude Lilian (3 wickets), Lucky Piety (3 wickets), Peculiar Agboya (2 wickets), Peace Usen (1 wicket)

Nigeria Innings: 57/1 in 8.4 overs

Top scorers: Igbenedion Victory (19* runs off 29 balls), Lucky Piety (19* runs off 11 balls), Anointed Akhigbe (13 runs off 12 balls)

Result: Nigeria won by 9 wickets

Player of the Match: Lucky Piety

Nigeria will face the host nation Rwanda Tomorrow 4th June, 2024 08:15 am as they continue their campaign in the Kwibuka Women’s T20I tournament. The team is focused and determined to carry this momentum forward.