Akhtar Shaikh takes a fifer but DTDC clings on to a narrow win over Arbuda Agro


Last weekends Kurukshetra cup match between DTDC Express and Arbuda Agro was a low scoring thriller. Kurukshetra cup is organized by beyond infiniti a firm founded by Rai brothers.

Batting first DTDC were off to a great start as they scored 81 runs for the loss of 1 wicket at the half way stage. Then came in Akhtar Shaikh to bowl for Arbuda Agro and produced one of excellent spells in corporate cricket league. Akhtar took 5 wickets for just 12 runs in his spell. Against Akhtar, DTDC Express innings came to a screeching halt for 117 runs all out from a comfortable 81 for 1 at half way stage. For DTDC, openers Manager Gupta (45)  and Gangadhar Ingole (21) played superb knocks. Out of 11 only 3 batsmen could reach double figure mark such was the terror of Akhtar’s bowling.

Unfortunately Arbuda batsman couldn’t achieve the small target of 118 runs to put icing on the cake after Akhtar’s superb spell. DTDC bowlers restricted Arbuda to a score of 96 for 9 wickets in allotted 20 overs. They gave away only 6 extras such was the discipline of the DTDC bowlers. Akhtar had a great spell but DTDC had the last laugh as they won by 21 runs in a low scorer.


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