Hope was restored by the determined Women to win their first game against Gambia by 7 wickets at the ACA/ NWA 2018 Women’s tournament on Friday, January 19.
Ghana, who won toss decided to field first, allowing The Gambia to enjoy the first innings and score 110-5 with Haddu Wally scoring 42-59, not out. Her team mate Marie Mendy scored 25-32.
Ghana’s Salia Rashida took 3-17 in 3 overs while Janet Alaare took 2-14 in 4 overs.
The game which had Ghana sleeping from the beginning, got fans wondering if they could salvage a win when they step up to bat.
3 wickets fell in 3 overs, with the first casualty falling at the second ball.
Felicia Serwaa then stood her grounds, together with Rhyda Ofori Amanfo and gave Ghana the win they needed, with Officials of the GCA finding their faith back.
Serwaa scored 38-30, not out, while Rayda scored 17-26, not out.
Ghana scored 111-3 in 13.5 overs, a score they’ve never made before.
On Oval B, Nigeria suffered at the latter stages of their tie with Sierra Leone, losing by 2 wickets.
Nigeria, after scoring 66-5 in the first innings had to work on their opponents strength and take their wickets; something they almost succeeded in.
Defending champions, Sierra Leone, scored 67-8 in 15 overs, a results that puts them second behind Ghana yet with 2 points too.
The T20 games will continue on Saturday, where Nigeria will play home to Ghana in a much touted match on Oval A.
Sierra Leone will remain at the Oval B and welcome The Gambia at 9:30am.
The second edition of the tournament is mainly sponsored by Africa Cricket Association, (ACA) with support from Tullow Oil, Parlays Biscuit, and Special Ice.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey