Cricket Mon, 16 May 2011

Nigeria beat Ghana

Nigeria's senior national cricket team continued on a winning note at the ICC Africa Cricket League (ACL) T20 tournament, which started on Saturday in Benoni, South Africa, by defeating Ghana by 7 wickets.

Nigeria faced the West African counterparts Ghana, in what turned out to be an extremely exciting game. Ghana batted first and posted a modest 114 for 8 in their 20 overs. Obed Harvey scored 24 of 36 whilst SK Awiah scored 40 runs. O. Awolowo took 5 wickets for 24 runs in a magnificent bowling display.

In pursuit of the modest total, Nigeria were soon in trouble at 20 for 2 in the 6th over. Yet again Sean Philips managed to stabilize the innings (39 of 45) and he was assisted by Ramit Gill who scored an half century to steer Nigeria to an exciting win in the 19th over. Vincent Ateak performed well with the ball for Ghana and took 2 wickets for 7 runs but could not prevent Nigeria from wining by 7 wickets.

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