Aho Impresses At Bilateral T20 Cricket Series, Considered World’s Best Bowler

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Nigeria’s cricket team produced a hard-fought 19 runs win over Sierra Leone to take a comfortable 4-1 lead over their 68th ranked T20 opponent at the on-going Bilateral T20 Series taking place at the University of Lagos.

The Yellow Greens in the first innings had a below par performance by posting 90 all out in 17.4 overs with the duo of Chima Akachukwu (30 runs) and Sesan Adedeji (20 runs) top scoring for Nigeria.

Captain Lansana Lamin’s team despite having Samuel Conteh scoring 34 runs were bowled out for 71 all out in 17.4 overs thanks to the ingenious bowling from Peter Aho who ripped through the batting line up of Sierra Leone to grab 6 wickets for 5 runs in 3.4 overs.

After missing game 3 and 4 of the series, the right handed batter who scored the Junior Yellow Greens winning run against Sierra Leone at U-19 African Qualifiers to book an historic U-19 maiden Cricket World Cup came back stronger on Sunday, October 24, 2021 to the delight of fans who thronged the cricket pitch.

Based on the superb bowling performance of 6 wickets, 5 runs, 3.4 overs, 1 maiden and economic rate of 1.36, Nigerian left handed bowler Peter Aho has been adjudged the best T20 bowler in the world ahead of other top bowlers from India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Afghanistan, Uganda & Argentina.

The Edo State born cricketer unarguably was adjudged the Player of the Match and for his efforts received a plaque and $100 courtesy of Edo State Cricket Association which was presented by Nigeria Cricket Federation’s President, Uyi Akpata.

During the presentation, Akpata was particularly elated with the performance of the Nigerian bowlers and commended Aho’s contribution.

“Prior to the start of the match, I told all the bowlers that the ground is best suited for them to excel and I am super excited that Peter, who I watched grow his cricket career, created history by taking 6 wickets for 5 runs.”

“Less than one month ago this new board was inaugurated. I am over the moon that we are witnessing this historic moment which is a positive sign of better things to come,” he said.

Responding to the award, Aho thanked Almighty God for granting him the grace to create history. He also had kind words for the entire coaching crew led by Asanka Gurusinha not also forgetting his ever supportive teammates who kept encouraging even when he was temporarily omitted from the squad.

Though Nigeria has won the series, the final game will take place on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by 10:00am at the University of Lagos cricket oval.

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