ICC U-19 Qualifier: Nigeria’s Junior ‘Yellow Greens’ Over-run S’Leone

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Nigeria made quick work of West African counterparts Sierra Leone at the on-going ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers, Africa Division 2, on the Main Oval of Sahara Park Willowmoore,  South Africa, to run out winners with 49 runs.

Nigeria, so far unbeaten, took on Sierra Leone and, after winning the toss, chose to bat.

The Nigerian fight for top of the log just made them more persistent in the game against Sierra


Sylvester Okpe scored an amazing 88*(6:4’s) and taking wickets for Sierra Leone was Osman Thomas Sankoh who took 3 wickets for 49 runs in 10 overs.

Nigeria finished off at 209 for the loss of 10 wickets in 48.3 overs.

Sierra Leone, quite aware of the target put in place for them to conquer, went in with all their

might but were met with great resistance to 160 for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

OT Sankoh made 32 runs off 79 balls (2:4’s) and on the bowling end, C. Akachukwu, I. Uboh, and E. Olaleye took 2 wickets each for Nigeria..



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