Kenya continued with superlative performance with victory at the on-going 7th edition of the Kwibuka Twenty20 Women’s International Tournament at Gahanga Stadium in Kigali.
Kenya edged out Nigeria with 8-wicket win with 11 balls to spare with Nigeria captain Samantha Agazuma winning a toss and declared that a target of 130 runs.
Blessing Etim (34 runs off 33 balls) and Salome Sunday with an unbeaten 45-ball 33 were the bedrock of their side’s innings, helping Nigeria inch close ending on 108 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.
But Kenya’s opening batters slowly and steadily quietened the vocal West Africans as they raced to 71 runs before the first wicket of Veronicah Abuga (33 runs off 36 balls) fell in the 13th over.
Captain Margaret Banja, who had claimed two wickets with the new ball, got her team over the finish line with an unbeaten 12 runs alongside wicket-keeper-cum-batsman Sharon Juma (10 runs not out) as Kenya safely reached home on 109 runs for 2 wickets in 18.1 overs.