After reuniting spirits, the Ladies Patriots of Sierra Leone faced Ghana today at the Tawafa Balewa Square for an 87 run win in the glowing Lagos sun.
The ladies won the toss and opted to bat first, posting 136 runs for the loss of one wicket in 20 overs. They set a target of 137 for the Ghanaians who only replied with 49 runs all out in 12.2 overs.
Sierra Leone’s Fatu Pessima won Player of the Match award after her exemplary performance.
On Monday, the Ladies opened the Nigeria Invitational Tournament with a 42 run loss against host.
Sierra won the toss and opted to field. The Nigerians capitalized on the Ladies’ poor fielding and scored 131 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs. Salome Sunday led the Nigerian side with 63 runs while Captain Blessing Etim went for 28.
Sierra Leone replied with 89 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Opening batswoman Mabinty King scored 29 runs while Ann Marie Kamara went for 27.
Captain Etim bagged Woman of the Match award after Rwanda had defeated Ghana by 82 runs.
Tomorrow, Rwanda will host Sierra Leone in the morning hours while Gambia take on Ghana in the afternoon. Teams will rest on Thursday for continuity on Friday with Nigeria hosting Ghana in the first match. In the second match on Friday, Rwanda will welcome Gambia.
Sierra Leone will rest on Friday for their third match against Gambia on Saturday. The third place and the final match of the tournament will take place on Saturday. The visiting teams will depart Nigeria on Sunday.
SLCA Media and Communications Department