By Ijeoma Okigbo
Nigeria has qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing Kwibuka T20 Women’s Cricket Tournament in Rwanda, after defeating Botswana by three wickets on Thursday.
The victory at the Gahanga International Stadium, Kigali, was Nigeria’s first win in four matches, after a hard-fought performance against the Southern African country.
Nigeria won the toss and elected to field.
Man-of-the-Match, Blessing Etim and Mary Desmond’s bowling abilities helped see the fall of four wickets, two each against Botswana.
Their opponents were limited to 106 runs, eight wickets out in 20 overs.
Nigeria came on to bat with impressive Captain Samantha Agazuma recording 23 runs in 29 balls including four boundary hits.
Etim followed with 14 runs in 21 balls faced as Nigeria raced to victory with one ball left, as they scored 108 runs for the loss of seven wickets.
Nigeria won by three wickets. The West African side will face Namibia in the semi-finals match on Friday.
The tournament is expected to end on Saturday.