Nigeria off the mark at the ICC Women’s U-19 World Cup Qualifiers in Botswana

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By Kirunda Wycliffe 

Result

Mozambique 46/10 in 13.3 overs

Nigeria 47/1 in 4.3 overs 

Nigeria won by 9 wickets 

After a tough period of two games at the ongoing ICC Women’s U19 World Cup Qualifiers in Botswana, Nigeria managed to test how good it feels to register a win.

With a lot of positives from the first two losses they registered, Nigeria managed to edge Mozambique to register their first win of the tournament as they displayed class with the bat.

Mozambique won the toss and elected to bat first against Nigeria but failed to put up a big score that they could have defended as they registered a loss to the scoresheet.

Mozambique were troubled from the first ball, struggling to overcome Nigeria’s bowlers that saw only Fernanda Zavala post a double figure (12 runs off 14 balls) helping the team post a total of 46/10 in 13.3 overs.

In the chase, Nigeria’s Divine Uranta and Peculiar Agboya looked aggressive with the bat as they seemed ready to finish the task at hand, batting to the end ,scoring 11 runs off 14 balls and 25 runs off 11 balls respectively to gift Nigeria their first win of the tournament.

Nigeria chased down the required score in 4.3 overs with a loss of one wicket.

Both teams will be back in action today, Wednesday with Mozambique taking on Rwanda while Nigeria will lock horns with Malawi.

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