Nigeria have won their third game against Ghana by 62 runs at the ongoing Nigeria Cricket Federation Women’s Invitational in Lagos. The game which was held at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval on Friday saw the Ghanaian team win toss and opted to field.
Nigeria had a slow start to the game but usual suspects Salome Sunday 27(18) and Agatha Obulor 25(34) helped keep the scoreboard ticking for the Nigerian side.
The hosts eventually sailed to 120 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs.
In the second innings, Ghana relied on Rasidatu Salia 20(29) and Komalpreet Grewal 11(23) to help see the side reach the target but their efforts weren’t 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 were lots of lessons garnered so far from the tournament.
Meanwhile, host Nigeria will face Rwanda in the last group game while Sierra Leone will face Cameroon, both on Saturday.
The tournament, which began on Monday, is expected to end on Sunday.