Kedar Jadhav and Naushad Shaikh struck unbeaten half-centuries as Maharashtra defeated Chhattisgarh by eight wickets in their Elite Group ‘C’ game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament here on Tuesday.
Opting to bat at the FB Colony ground, Chhattisgarh posted a mammoth 192 for five on the board, but Jadhav (84 not out off 45 balls) and Naushad Shaikh (78 not out off 44 balls) made light work of the opposition bowlers and ensured that their team emerged triumphant.
Maharashtra, who had lost its opening match against Gujarat, was reeling at 30 for 2, having lost openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (15) and skipper Rahul Tripathi (14) cheaply.
But then it was a Jadhav-Shaikh show as the duo took a listless Chhattisgarh attack to the cleaners.
While Jadhav, who has played ODIs and T20s for India, hammered five fours…