In an outstanding display of cricket, the Nigeria Women’s team secured a comprehensive victory over Malawi Women by 90 runs. The match featured some remarkable performances from the top batters and bowlers, highlighting the depth of talent within the Nigerian squad.

Igbinedion Osaivbie Victory opened the innings with a solid performance, scoring 25 runs off 23 balls before being caught by Mercy Kudimba off the bowling of Lydia Dimba. Her early stability set the foundation for the innings.

However, it was Lucky Piety who truly shone with the bat. Displaying a mixture of power and precision, Piety amassed an impressive 70 runs off 48 balls, taking the attack to the Malawi bowlers and anchoring the Nigerian innings. Her innings was pivotal in setting a formidable total for Malawi to chase.

Adding to the fireworks, Salome Sunday who achieved her 1000 wt20i runs milestone delivered a spectacular unbeaten knock of 48 runs off just 20 balls. Her aggressive batting ensured that Nigeria posted a commanding total, leaving the opposition with an uphill task.

Defending a strong total, the female YellowGreens bowlers complemented the efforts of their batters with a disciplined and aggressive performance.

Agboya Peculiar led the bowling attack with precision, conceding just 14 runs in her 4 overs and claiming 2 crucial wickets. Her ability to contain the runs while taking wickets applied immense pressure on the Malawian batters.

Lucky Piety was exceptional with the bat and made significant contributions with the ball. She bowled 4 overs, giving away only 14 runs and taking one wicket, showcasing her all-round capabilities.

Christabel Chukwuonye also delivered an impactful performance, bowling 2 overs for 10 runs and picking up 2 wickets. Her breakthrough in the middle overs further dismantled the Malawian batting lineup.

With Nigeria Women winning by a decisive margin of 90 runs, and finishing fourth on the tournament log, they will face the Host Rwanda in the 3rd vs 4th place playoff tomorrow at 12:15 PM (WAT)