In a thrilling continuation of their rivalry, Nigeria secured a decisive victory over Rwanda by 32 runs. The match, characterized by impressive individual performances and strategic play, saw Nigeria’s Female YellowGreens emerging triumphant.

The match began with Nigeria’s skipper winning the toss and electing to bat first. The decision proved wise as the side put up a competitive total, thanks to significant contributions from their top-order batters.

 

Anointed Akhigbe who provided stability with a patient 24 runs off 41 balls alongside Lucky Piety played a crucial role, remaining unbeaten with a well-crafted 23 runs from 25 balls, ensuring Nigeria set a challenging target for Rwanda. Salome Sunday was the standout performer, smashing 29 runs off just 12 balls, and displaying aggressive intent right from the moment she stepped in the crease.


First innings Score 104/5 (20.0) 

In response, Rwanda struggled to cope with the relentless bowling attack from the Nigerian side. The highlight of the 2nd innings was Lilian Ude’s sensational spell. She wreaked havoc on the Rwandan batting line-up, claiming an astonishing 6 wickets for just 7 runs in her 4 overs. Her devastating performance left Rwanda in disarray and significantly tilted the match in Nigeria’s favour.

Second Inning Score : 72/10 (19.0)

Christabel Chukwuonye also contributed effectively with the ball, taking 2 wickets in her 3 overs and conceding only 10 runs. The combined bowling and fielding efforts of the female YellowGreens ensured that Rwanda fell short of the target, managing to score well below the required runs.

Nigeria emerged victorious by 32 runs, continuing their dominance in this spirited rivalry. The player of the match accolade deservedly went to Lilian Ude for her extraordinary bowling performance, which single-handedly dismantled the Rwandan batting order and sealed the win for her team.

 

Nigeria’s comprehensive win highlighted their strength in both batting and bowling, setting the stage for more exciting encounters in the future.

The team’s Next match will be against Zimbabwe Women A tomorrow at 12: 45 pm (WAT).