Nigeria’s female Yellow Greens on Wednesday rose from their 49 runs defeat to Tanzania on match day 2 of the ongoing NCF women’s T20 invitational tournament to hand Rwanda women’s team a five-wicket defeat at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval, Lagos.

Following a setback in their previous match against Tanzania, Nigeria displayed resilience and determination, preventing Rwanda to nine wickets in the first innings.

The Yellow Greens then managed to score 99 runs for the loss of five wickets within the allocated 20 overs (99/5).

Salome and captain Etim Blessing contributed to Nigeria’s success by securing four wickets, while Sola Adekunle’s stellar performance earned her the title of Player of the Match, with four dismissals, including Rwandan captain Marie Bimenyimana.

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Despite a brief resurgence from Rwanda, led by Henriette Ishimwe’s top score of 23 runs, they concluded their innings with 96 runs after the allotted 20 overs.

Nigeria sealed the victory before the 20th over, with Salome delivering the final blow, securing a boundary to reach 99-95, narrowly edging out Rwanda by a head-to-head margin of 11-10.

With both teams set to face off again on Sunday, anticipation builds for what could be the tournament’s decisive match.