National U-19 cricket team, the Junior Yellow Green, have inched closer to the South Africa 2020 World Cup qualification, after upsetting tournament favourites Uganda, with 30 runs, to remain the only unbeaten team at the African qualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia.
Nigeria struggled in the openings stages of the game as they lost four wickets in the opening 15 overs with just 14 runs on the board. But captain Sylvester Okpe’s partnership with Samuel Mba secured a life-saving 54 runs that eventually raised the tally to 110 before running all out at 48 overs. .
In all, Mba had 56 runs off 135 balls, supported by Okpe with 26 runs as the best performer with the bat for Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Mohamed was named Man-of-the-Match with a heroic statistics of four wickets for 26 runs in 8.1 overs as Nigeria won by 30 runs to go top of the table.