Peter Aho breaks World Record as the best bowling figures in a T20I series
Oct 25, 2021, 12:50 pm203
Excitement all round at the University of Lagos Cricket Oval when Peter Aho got the last wicket for Nigeria which ensured that the series had been won and Nigeria retains the bragging rights for at least another year.
Nerves were shattered, blood pressure raised above limits and tension all around the stadium was immediately converted to joy and excitement unspeakable as the news of Peter Aho breaking the World Record as the best bowling figures in a T20I series with his unbelievable statistics of 6 wickets, conceding 5 runs in 3.2 overs, filtered around.
What a way to win the series and a proud moment for Peter Aho and by extension, Nigeria.
The 5th game of the series was a must win for Sierra Leone if they were to force at least a draw as Nigeria led 3-1 coming into the game. Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat first, retaining the opening pair of Ashmit and Samuel Mba.
The game brought memories of match day 1 when then Nigeria bating unit struggled for runs in the power play overs and losing wickets continuously. Chima Akachukwu and Sesan Adedeji was the only spark in the Nigeria team as all others never got going, and Nigeria finished with her lowest total in the series thus far with 90 runs all out in 17.4 over.
Chima Akachukwu scored 30 runs off 24 balls, supported by Sesan Adedeji with 20 runs off 32 balls and the best bating figures for team Nigeria.
George Sesay got 3 wickets with Solomon Williams and Abass Gbla taking 2 wickets each to round up a very impressive bowling display for Sierra Leone.
In the second innings, the story was much the same with the Sierra Leone team as they struggle even more to contain the bowling onslaught from Nigeria. Peter Aho got 2 wickets in his first over to tame whatever resistance from the batters and the only time Sierra Leone had a glimpse of victory was when Peter Aho was resting.
The contest was finally put to an end when Aho returned to the scene to clean out the Sierra Leone middle and tail end batters with 2 wickets in each off his remaining overs.
In the end, Sierra Leone could only muster 71 runs all out in 17.4 overs.
Samuel Conteh scored 42 runs off 34 balls, supported by George Sesay with 17 runs as the only double figures for Sierra Leone.
Peter Aho stole the show for team Nigeria with his world breaking performance of 6 wickets, conceding 5 runs in 3.4 overs and an economy of 1.36, supported by Sylvester Okpe with 3 wickets, conceding 14 runs in 4 overs.
Peter Aho was named player of the match .
Nigeria won by 19 runs
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