Nigeria’s senior female cricket team, the Female Yellow Greens, have been crowned champions of the 2023 Nigeria Cricket Federation Women’s T20i tournament with a nine-run win over Rwanda in Lagos on Sunday.
The Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval was soaked in tension as the top two sides in the tournament went up against each other in a repeat of last year’s final.
Meeting the reigning champions for the second time in two days, Nigeria had the mission of avenging their loss in last year’s final and also avoid a repeat of their defeat on match-day five.
In the end, Rwanda posted 90 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.
For her incredible batting which saw Nigeria over the line in the first innings, Salome Sunday was awarded player of the match after scoring 48 runs.