Namibia v Nigeria - ICC World Cricket League Africa Region Division One Twenty20 - Match Recap

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Namibia v Nigeria - World Cricket League Africa Region Division One Twenty20 - Match Recap
The first match of the ICC World Cricket League Africa Region Division One Twenty20 (T20) took place between Namibia and at the Kyambogo Cricket Ground, in Kampala, on July 9, 2011.
The fixture came to a secured an impressive 132 runs triumph against the Nigerians.
The match came as the opening fixture from the 7-day limited overs competition, featuring 5 nations from the African region, namely Nigeria, Namibia,
The bout between Namibia and Nigeria took off after the later won the toss and chose to bat.
Team Namibia kicked off their innings with left-handed batsman Louis and Oluseye Olympio.
The batting duo brought in an aggressive start to the day after scoring an adequate total for the side. However, by the end of the first quarter of the Namibian session, the team lost its opening batsman, Westhuizen.
The player was caught out by the Nigerian wicketkeeper, Ademola Onikoyi, off team captain, Endurance Ofem’s delivery.
Westhuizen left the crease after delivery an aggressive display with the bat. The Namibian’s innings produced 26 runs which included 5 boundaries and a six.
Skipper, proceeded with the forceful Namibian innings, leading the team into the final half of the session.
The pair engaged into a productive partnership of 96 runs which eventually came to an end with the start of the 13th over.
It was the skipper who had to return after being caught out on Olalekan Awolowo’s delivery. Williams played an impressive innings of 92 runs, falling just 8 runs off earning a century. The captain’s aggregate included 11 boundaries and 3 sixes.
The same over brought another wicket for the Nigerians, as new on the crease batter,, was again, caught out on Awolowo’s delivery.
By the time the batting side lost its 3rd wicket, Namibia had aggregated an impressive sum of 156 runs from 12.4 overs.
As the session proceeded, the Namibian side lost another 3 players; however, by the end of the innings, the team had managed to score a competitive total of 232 runs with a loss of 6 wickets.
In response, the However, the duo could not last long as the Namibian bowlers came hard on the opponents.
The Nigerian squad lost its first player, Onikoyi, in the 2nd over of the session. The player could only add a disappointing single to the total. Onikoyi was bowled out by Christi Viljoen.
A couple overs later, the Nigerians faced their second loss after Namibian bowler, Burger, secured Olayinka’s wicket. The Nigerian could score a single boundary, contributing 4 runs to his team.
The Namibians proved their dominance once again in the 5th over of the session. The over, owned by (3) and right
handed batsman (0).
However, Ramit Gill, accompanied by, finally brought a halt to the wicket loss after the two cruised into a partnership of 54 runs.
Yet again, the pair could not last long as Wian van Vuuren secured Gill’s wicket on a Leg before Wicket appeal.
Gill’s loss came as the 5th wicket for Namibians in the 14th over of the innings. By now, the Nigerian batsmen had only scored a disappointing total of 58 runs.
The Nigerian side finally went down in the final over of the day, which marked the first win for the Namibian side.



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