Nigeria U19 Cricket Team proved bookmakers wrong by defeating host Namibia in the opening game of the Africa Division 1. ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers played at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in faraway Windhoek, Namibia today, Sunday March 17, 2019.
Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat in first, scoring a total of 129 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs.
Samuel Mba was top scorer with 25 Runs off 100 balls supported by Miracle Ikaigbe 22 Runs off 48 balls (Not Out) & Emmanuel Boniface 19 Runs off 31 balls as the best contribution with the bat for team Nigeria.
in the second Innings, Namibia could not muster a decent partnership and were shell shocked when Nigeria bowled them all out for a meager score of 77 runs in 32.3 overs.
Captain of the Junior Yellow Greens, Sylvester Okpe stole the show by winning Man of the Match Award with a bowling statistic of 3 wickets for 16 runs in 7 overs, while Emmanuel Boniface also contributed with bowling figures of 2 wickets for 1 run in 2.1 Overs.
Nigeria won by 52 runs
Nigeria will lock horns with Kenya in their next fixture on Monday 18th March 2019.