Peculiar Agboya brought Class and brilliance to play in the matchday 2 fixture between the Nigeria senior women’s Cricket team and Rwanda at the ICC women’s T20 World Cup Africa region qualifiers as Nigeria defeated her opponent by 3 runs (via DLS method) after rains disrupted the thrilling encounter, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
Peculiar was by miles the best player of the day, outscoring all other players in the game with her combined bowling and batting performance. She bowled 3 wickets in the first innings and scored 19 runs off 17 balls before it started raining heavily in the second innings.
Leonard Nhamburo’s led side won the toss and elected to bat first. Rachael Samson, Favour Eseigbe, Lucky Piety and Peculiar Agboya teamed up effectively in their fielding to truncate the game plan of the Central Africans, bowling out 9 wickets, leaving them with just 88 runs at the end of the first innings.
Nigeria bounced into the second innings full of confidence, scoring 49 runs for the loss of 4 wickets after 10.3 overs, after which the rains came in. It therefore became imperative for the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) system to be employed in calculating the final outcome of the game.
After her impressive performance, Peculiar Agboya was named player of the match by both the ICC Women T20 international and the Nigerian Cricket Federation.
During the game, another player made her debut for the Female Yellow Greens, it was Victory Igbinedion of the Edo State Under 17 female team.
Meanwhile, Christabel Chukwuonye was also in action for Nigeria, as she increased her runs tally during the game, despite the abrupt end of the game.