Ghana defeated Rwanda by 5 wickets in this qualifier match. (symbolic picture)
The T20 World Cup (ICC T20 World Cup 2021) is going to start. Qualifier matches will start in Oman and UAE from Sunday 17 October, with new and smaller teams like Papua New Guinea and Oman also staking their claim. To follow the path of these teams and reach the big stage, more new teams of the cricket world are putting their emphasis. These teams may have missed the chance of this World Cup, but they are going through a tough qualifier test to reach the next World Cup and one such qualifier is going on in Africa these days, where many new teams themselves. And in one such match held on Saturday, a Ghanaian player surprised everyone with his all-round performance and also led the team to victory.
The hosts face Ghana in Rwanda on Saturday 16 October in the sub-regional Africa qualifiers for the T20 World Cup. Hosts Rwanda batted first and scored 153 runs in 20 overs with the help of Eric Niomugabo’s 48 off 34 balls. In response, Ghana easily achieved this target losing just 5 wickets in 20 overs and won by 5 wickets. Captain Obed Harvey played an excellent innings for Ghana and returned unbeaten on 54 runs in 41 balls.
Played by taking 5 wickets in 4 overs
The real hero of Ghana’s victory was all-rounder Samson Avia, who first troubled Rwanda’s batsmen badly with his deadly off-spin and prevented them from scoring big. After that, the team got the victory from the bad start in the batting. The first thing was bowling.
Samson started his attack with Rwanda’s second wicket and then the wickets fell. Samson took four more wickets after dismissing Rwanda’s highest scorer Eric. In his 4 overs, Samson gave only 23 runs and took 5 wickets.
Helped the team even with the bat
The matter did not end only on the wickets, but in the batting also Samson showed his strength. He did not play any aggressive innings, but played a belligerent innings to get the team in trouble. After losing 3 wickets for just 19 runs, Samson shared a 50-run partnership with Captain Obed, in which he scored 28 runs in 28 balls. Apart from Samson and Obed, Devendra Singh, who came down the order, also batted vigorously and scored an unbeaten 47 runs in just 30 balls, hitting 4 sixes and 2 fours.
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