Akhtar Shaikh dazzles for Orange against Global Connect in Milan Mega Corporate T20 match


Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Orange posted a mammoth 191-8 in 20 overs against Global Connect on 21st May at Karnataka Cricket Club during the Milan Mega Corporate T20 Tournament. Openers Akhtar Shaikh (60 runs off 28 balls) and Nishant Kashikar (43 runs off 30 balls) provided a great start to Orange. The opening partnership was instrumental in helping Orange put up a big score on board. Akhtar looked in good touch and played some effortless shots. Smacking eight boundaries and two maximums, he was a delight to watch. Off break bowler Prashant Yadav was spectacular with the ball picking up 5-24 in his four overs.

In reply, it was a disappointing performance with the bat by Global Connect as they were all out for 111 in 17.5 overs, falling short of 80 runs. Middle order bat Latif Bhagwan top scored with 27 runs off 22 balls. Nitin Deshmukh and Rishi Mapra bowled well in tandem to pick up three wickets each.

Akhtar Shaikh (60 runs off 28 balls) was declared as the Man of the Match for his fantastic batting.

Man of the Match: Akhtar Shaikh (60 runs off 28 balls)
Man of the Match: Akhtar Shaikh (60 runs off 28 balls)


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