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History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by IntrovertedK(m): 11:34pm On Mar 23
Nigeria secured a dramatic, first ever spot in theICC Under-19 World Cup in 2020, after they beat Sierra Leone by two wickets, on the final day of the Africa qualifying tournament in Namibia.
Set 139 to win, Nigeria endured a nervy chase, slipping to 87 for six at one point, before man of the match Peter Aho scored a priceless 21 not out to see them home.

The entire squad rushed onto the field in jubilation, as they confirmed their seat at their first ever global tournament
Aho had also taken two wickets earlier, when Sierra Leone posted 138 all out at Affies Park in Windhoek. On the adjacent field, Namibia had posted a massive victory over Kenya, so Nigeria simply had to win
Sierra Leone provided them with plenty of challenges, as Haroun Kamara's 58 from 60 balls propelled his side to a testing target. John Bangura chipped in with hearty 21, and as Sierra Leone refused to go quietly.
Osman Sankoh's late 24 also lifted the tempo, and the previously unheralded Abdulrahman Jimoh took two quick wickets for Nigeria the end, to stop the target getting any bigger.

In response, Nigeria endured a tumultuous time of it, not aided by a gathering storm. Isaac Danladi's responsible 25 was crucial, while Miracle Ikaige also lent a hand with a vital 22. But the wickets kept on tumbling, and the pressure kept on mounting.
Aho's nerveless intervention, mixed with occasional aggression, whittled down the target, and Nigeria were helped over the line by the cheering Ugandan squad. Namibia, on the other hand, were understandably cheering on Sierra Leone, having completed a 198-run drubbing of Kenya.
Skipper Divan la rooster was again in the runs, with 88 from 102 balls, and Jan-Izak de Villiers added a steady 55, as Namibia piled on the runs. Ramon Wilmot had set them on their way with a blitzkrieg 46 from just 31 balls, clubbing three sixes in the process.

The hosts eventually ended on 294 for five, as they finished the tournament like a freight train. They rolled Kenya over for 96, with Mauritius Ngupita yet again in the wickets. His three for 15 supplemented De Villiers' burst upfront, as Namibia rushed through the East Africans.

In the final game of the tournament, Uganda's Zephania Arinaitwe clattered a 40-ball 102, to blaze his side to an eight-wicket victory. He made light work of a target, after Tanzania had been bowled out for 144.
Ashish Shah scored 40 and Aahil Jasani 28, as Tanzania tried to mount a challenging total. Skipper Frank Akankwasa and Juma Miyagi took three wickets apiece, as Uganda finished off their tournament in some style.
The stage was then set for Arinaitwe to hammer nine sixes and six fours in his astonishing innings. He rushed to the total of 145 in just 12.2 overs, to demolish Tanzania, and finish off a dramatic week in Windhoek with quite a flourish.


Scores in brief
Nigeria v Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone 138 all out (H Kamara 58, O Sankoh 24, A Jimoh two for 2)

Nigeria 139 for eight (I Danladi 25, M Ikaige 22, P Aho 21 not out, O Sankoh three for 13)

Nigeria won by two wickets

source: https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/1112690&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwiXwue-pZnhAhUiMuwKHcO5ALgQFggPMAA&usg=AOvVaw359UrMduKoCe5Q9wQJXHR6

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by JudgeOGBUNABALI(m): 5:05am On Mar 24
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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by Mcdreamy15: 5:06am On Mar 24
wink na we dey there... na we get am

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:06am On Mar 24
CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!

Thanks for putting our country's name in the history book of cricket.

Now, go and make us proud.
This is just the beginning of your success.

Go and conquer!!

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by subchris(m): 5:07am On Mar 24
attendance lo sure

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by FlokiBanks24(m): 5:07am On Mar 24
Congratulations to the team I really appreciate there efforts to prove us wrong that you guys can play this game well and win the cup back to Nigeria ��

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by Melison(m): 5:08am On Mar 24
Mcdreamy15:
wink na we dey there... na we get am
Lol make India catch una

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by LZAA: 5:09am On Mar 24
MANNABBQGRILLS:
CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!

Thanks for putting our country's name in the history book of cricket.

Now, go and make us proud.
This is just the beginning of your success.

Go and conquer!!

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by olayemioshiyemi: 5:10am On Mar 24
Nextlevel is certain grin

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by AAinEqGuinea: 5:11am On Mar 24
Hopefully dullard Buhari doesn't leave them stranded in Atlanta like he did the Super Eagles.

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:11am On Mar 24
olayemioshiyemi:
Nextlevel is certain grin
CONFIRM!! cheesy

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by stargazer22: 5:18am On Mar 24
One of the few games I still don't understand. Maybe when Nigeria becomes more prominent in it I will put in more effort to understand the game.
grin
Anyways, congrats guys. But na India or Pakistan go still Win the cup. That's the only game they are good at.

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by deji17: 5:22am On Mar 24
All the first good things always happens under Buhari.

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by baratech: 5:23am On Mar 24
Nice

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by WilliamsChelster(m): 5:24am On Mar 24
deji17:
All the first good things always happens under Buhari.
Good what?

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by AAinEqGuinea: 5:25am On Mar 24
stargazer22:
One of the few games I still don't understand. Maybe when Nigeria becomes more prominent in it I will put in more effort to understand the game.
grin
Anyways, congrats guys. But na India or Pakistan go still Win the cup. That's the only game they are good at.
if you don't research the sport, you'll have to be abroad and maybe attend a predominately white school to understand this sport. It's worth learning.

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by FullBlastLight: 5:27am On Mar 24
Cricket na beta sport?
Wich one be wickets wey dem dey mention there again?
Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by deji17: 5:28am On Mar 24
WilliamsChelster:
Good what?

Like qualifying for Cricket World Cup for the first time

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by Topmaike007(m): 5:29am On Mar 24
Are you saying we are already in the next level cheesy..wow I am so happy,they should not just pair us with India and South Africa that's what I have to say
Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by WilliamsChelster(m): 5:31am On Mar 24
deji17:


Like qualifying for Cricket World Cup for the first time
Na cricket make dem vote am?

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by BruncleZuma: 5:31am On Mar 24
grin grin grin grin
Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by Ekpekus(m): 5:32am On Mar 24
Na India and Pakistan strong hold be this sport.
Kudos to these guys for carving this niche in 9ja

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by Topmaike007(m): 5:33am On Mar 24
Under Buhari we collected our first ever u17 World cup,I hope we collect this one also... goodluck guys

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by oluseyiforjesus(m): 5:37am On Mar 24
Pakistan came to my mind

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by Lenadiva(f): 5:37am On Mar 24
Congratulations guys. But why do we have yellow colored on our jerseys
Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by AAinEqGuinea: 5:45am On Mar 24
omoluabi001:


Your case is so so pathetic. Deal with it, he is your President for the next 4 years. Bigot

From a recent election that has only went backwards in time and seen more fatalities and violence than GEJ vs Buhari in 2015... an election that would clumsily and forcefully be postponed at the last minute, in which many political contests were STILL ruled void and dismissed due to absolute chaos despite yet another tyrannical advocacy of death to anyone involved in what is perceived to be meddling in election spoken directly from dullard Buhari...ballot boxes being stolen, underage votes including children voting and the unending count or re-count of ballots weeks/months after what should be a general election... you should be the one reevaluating who's really pathetic here to vote a dead dullard as leader of a progressive and promising country into a second term, while yelping "Hope and Change" YET AGAIN. Keep believing in your mistakes.

Id believe in Kanu over Buhari in any life time.

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by udemzyudex(m): 5:50am On Mar 24
stargazer22:
One of the few games I still don't understand. Maybe when Nigeria becomes more prominent in it I will put in more effort to understand the game.
grin
Anyways, congrats guys. But na India or Pakistan go still Win the cup. That's the only game they are good at.

Indians, Pakistan na their baby.
Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by rummmy(f): 5:51am On Mar 24
Topmaike007:
Under Buhari we collected our first ever u17 World cup,I hope we collect this one also... goodluck guys
i smell lies.... Under buhari, we witnessed the worst election so far, under buhari, sycheles scored Nigeria for the first time, under buhari, USD hit it's highest exchange value to naira, should I go on?

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Re: History As Nigeria Qualify For First Ever Cricket World Cup - ICC Cricket by Topmaike007(m): 5:55am On Mar 24
rummmy:
i smell lies.... Under buhari, we witnessed the worst election so far, under buhari, sycheles scored Nigeria for the first time, under buhari, USD hit it's highest exchange value to naira, should I go on?
under Buhari you lost your virginity

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