Nigeria beat Ghana by 62 runs to win their third game at the ongoing Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) Women’s Invitational in Lagos.
The game at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Cricket Oval on Friday saw the Ghanaian team winning the toss and opting to field first.
Nigeria had a slow start to the game but Salome Sunday 27(18) and Agatha Obulor 25(34) helped to keep the scoreboard ticking for the Nigerian side.
The hosts eventually sailed to 120 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs.
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In the second inning, Ghana relied on Rasidatu Salia 20(29) and Komalpreet Grewal 11(23) to help see the side reach the target but their efforts were not enough.
Nigeria’s Racheal Samson 4/18 and Peculiar Agboya 2/18 did the damage against the Ghanaian side as they limited their West African rivals to 58 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
After the game, Rhyda Ofori, Captain of the Ghanaian side, said there are lots of lessons garnered so far from the tournament.
“We lost all our matches in the tournament, but it’s not the end of women’s cricket in Ghana.
“We have learnt some lessons here and we will take it home and improve on our game. Hopefully, we will come back better and stronger,” Ofori said.
The tournament, which began on Monday, is expected to end today.
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