Series: Nigeria Invitational 2022
Venue: TBS Cricket Oval
Toss: Sierra Leone
Result: Sierra Leone by 57 runs
A late start due to rain caused this fixture between Sierra Leone and The Gambia to be reduced to 9 overs per side.
What can you do with 9 overs? Let’s see. Sierra Leone’s Aminata Kamara won the toss and elected to bat first and the team set about putting on a show, despite the early loss of the captain.
The two Mabintys, King and Sankoh put on a 28 run partnership before both were dismissed when the total was in the 30’s, but they had set both the platform and the tone, allowing the remaining batters to swing the bat freely. Sierra Leone finished their brief innings at 67/9, a run rate of 7.44.
The Gambia lasted the full 9 overs, to their credit, but runs were few and far between and they finished with just 14 runs for their efforts. Fatu Pessima once again in the wickets with 2-3, while Mabinty Sankoh completed a good double by taking 1-1 to go with her match high of 16 to receive Player of the Match.
Sierra Leone 67/5 (Mabinty Sankoh 16, Mabinty King 10, Zainab Kamara 10, Fatoumata Singhateh 1-11, Kumba Bah 1-11) 9 overs
The Gambia 14/6 (Fatoumata Singhateh 7, Fatu Pessima 2-3, Mabinty Sankoh 1-1) 9 overs
Player of the Match: Mabinty Sankoh