Nad Al Sheba and Jumeirah register victories in League of Mammoths

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Victory is sweet: Jumeirah Mammoths

Commercial Bank International (CBI) suffered their first defeat in four matches after losing to Nad Al Sheba Mammoths, while Jumeirah Mammoths came out on top against Zabeel in the League of Mammoths.

At the Sevens, CBI won the toss and put Nad Al Sheba in to bat. It looked a good move after their bowlers removed the top five batsmen but Sujit Salian (59), Yuvraj Kurup (21) and Sheldon D’Cruz (25) steadied the innings before Janaka Kumar (37 not out) took the match away with four massive sixes and a boundary during his brief 13 ball stay at the wicket.

CBI chased well but fell short of their target by 26 runs. Man of the match Janaka Kumar, Devrajan Srinivasan, Lucky Abbas and Hardik Pai bagged two wickets each for NAS in the 25-run victory.

Meanwhile, in another game, Jumeirah Mammoths beatn Zabeel Mammoths by seven wickets. Jumeirah won the toss and sent Zabeel into bat. Rajesh Thadani (3-20), Sunil Raheja (2-12) and Abhay Chawan (2-17) all claimed wickets but Ibtisam Mohammad (58 not out) and Kapil Gandhi (28) helped Zabeel post 137.

In their run-chase, Jumeirah struggled in their chase after Sunil Raheja (1), Abhay Chawan (2) and Shiva Pagarani (10) departed early but man of the match Sangit Gopinath (75 not out) and Vijay Mehra (34 not out) stood their ground to see their team home in 22.1 overs.

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It’s the fifth day of the first Test match between Pakistan and Australia and it’s all to play for with the ‘hosts’ needing seven wickets to claim victory in Dubai.

Australia salvaged a thrilling draw thanks to Usman Khawaja’s seventh Test century. He was dismissed for 141 and while Yasir Shah finished with four wickets, Australia hung on to finish 362-8 for an incredible draw.

Earlier, Mohammad Hafeez got Pakistan’s first wicket of the day when he trapped Travis Head LBW with the new ball in the second session. Head was dismissed for 72 after reaching his first Test fifty.

Things went from bad to worse for the tourists as Yasir Shah trapped Marnus Labuschagne for 13 to leave Australia 252-5.

The Australian batsmen dominated the morning session as Travis Head and Usman Khawaja frustrated Pakistan as they reached 215-3 at lunch-time. Head scored his maiden Test half-century while Khawaja was unbeaten on 82.

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The Sport360 team is in place bringing you the latest cricket news on Wednesday.

There is plenty of action to look forward to Pakistan aiming to claim the seven wickets to win the first Test against Pakistan.

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

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