History as Nigeria qualify for first ever World Cup
Nigeria secured a dramatic, first-ever spot inside the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2020, once they beat Sierra Leone via wickets on the very last day of the Africa qualifying match in Namibia. Arinaitwe plunders 102 not out of forty balls against Tanzania Namibia down Kenya to assert 2nd position Aho heroics sends Nigeria via Set 139 to win, Nigeria persisted a nervy chase, slipping to 87 for six at one factor, before the man of the healthy Peter Aho scored a valuable 21 not out to peer them domestic. The entire squad rushed onto the field in jubilation as they showed their seat at their first-ever global tournament.
U19 CWC Africa Q: Sierra Leone v Nigeria: The moment Nigeria made it to the U19 CWC, Aho had additionally taken wickets earlier, while Sierra Leone published 138 all out at Affies Park in Windhoek. Namibia had posted a massive victory over Kenya on the adjoining field, so Nigeria had to win. Sierra Leone furnished them with many demanding situations, as Haroun Kamara’s 58 from 60 balls propelled his aspect to a trying out the target. John Bangura chipped in with hearty 21, and Sierra Leone refused to tiptoe.
Osman Sankoh’s past due 24 additionally lifted the pace, and the previously unheralded Abdulrahman Jimoh took two quick wickets for Nigeria the quit to stop the target from getting any larger. In reaction, Nigeria persevered a tumultuous time of it, no longer aided utilizing a gathering typhoon. Isaac Danladi’s responsible 25 turned into important, even as Miracle Ikaige additionally lent a hand with a vital 22. But the wickets kept on tumbling, and the strain kept on mounting.
Aho’s nerveless intervention, mixed with occasional aggression, whittled down the target, and Nigeria had been helped over the line using the cheering Ugandan squad. Namibia, alternatively, had been understandably cheering on Sierra Leone, having finished a 198-run drubbing of Kenya. Skipper Divan, Los Angeles Cock, turned into again within the runs, with 88 from 102 balls, and Jan-Izak de Villiers introduced a regular 55, as Namibia piled at the races.
Ramon Wilmot had set them on their manner with a blitzkrieg 46 from just 31 balls, clubbing three sixes within the method. The hosts subsequently ended on 294 for 5, as they finished the event like freight teaches. They rolled Kenya over for ninety-six, with Mauritius Ngupita another time in the wickets. His three for 15 supplemented De Villiers’ burst in advance as Namibia rushed through the East Africans.
In the very last sport of the event, Uganda’s Zephaniah Arinaitwe clattered a 40-ball 102 to blaze his aspect to an eight-wicket victory. He made light paintings of a target after Tanzania have been bowled out for 144. Ashish Shah scored forty and Aahil Jasani 28, as Tanzania attempted to mount a challenging general. Skipper Frank Akankwasa and Juma Miyagi took three wickets apiece, as Uganda completed their match in a few styles. The level turned into then set for Arinaitwe to hammer nine sixes and six fours in his amazing innings.
He rushed to the total of one hundred forty-five in just 12.2 overs, demolished Tanzania, and finished off a dramatic week in Windhoek with quite a flourish. Scores in brief: Nigeria v Sierra Leone 138 all out (H Kamara 58, O Sankoh 24, A Jimoh for two) Nigeria 139 for eight (I Danladi 25, M Ikaige 22, P Aho 21 not out, O Sankoh three for 13) Nigeria won by using wickets Namibia v Kenya Namibia 294 for five ( D la Cock 88, J De Villiers fifty-five) Kenya ninety-six all out (S Ghataora 28, M Lupita 3 for 15, J De Villiers three for 24) Namibia gained by 198 runs Tanzania v Uganda Tanzania a hundred and forty-four all out (A Shah 40, A Jasani 28, J Miyagi 3 for 21, F Akankwasa 3 for 33) Uganda 147 for two (Z Arinaitwe 102 not out) Uganda received by using 8 wickets