Banke, NAS, Zabeel register big wins in 18th edition of LOM tournament

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Players of Banke LOM pose after the match.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The three matches played in the 18th edition of the Dubai Cricket Council’s League of Mammoths tournament at the Sevens Oval were all one sided.

Bank trounced Dubai Hurricanes by 94 runs and Nad Al Sheba Mammoths breezed past Jumeirah Mammoths by 8 wickets.

For Shindagha Mammoths there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel after they suffered their third straight defeat when Zabeel Mammoths thrashed them by 104 runs.

Mahendra Mota’s 68 from 56 balls (7×4, 2×6) backed by Shibith Padikkal’s breezy 18-ball 39, Porosh Jhunjhunwala’s unbeaten 20 and Sudanshu Ramachandani’s 7 ball 14 catapulted Banke to a mammoth total of 224.

In reply Dubai Hurricanes were restricted to 130 after Mohd Saif (4-23), Yatin Kohli (2-49) and Waqar Hussain (2-9) spun a web around them.

In another match Devendra Taneja (4-27) and Ramandeep Sharma (61 not out) were instrumental in Nad Al Sheba’s handsome victory over Defending Champions Jumeirah Mammoths.

Sent into bat Jumeirah struggled their way to 117 after some excellent bowling from Taneja, Vinay Tolani (2-14) and Deepak Patel (2-21).

Later Ramandeep Sharma came to the party and struck seven fours and a six during his 44-ball stay at the crease to guide NAS to an easy win in just 13.4 overs.

Prajakt Chouhan excelled with bat and ball in Zabeel Mammoths massive win against Shindagha Mammoths.

Chouhan’s 35, Sanjay Pathak’s 39 and Janaka Chaturanga’s 47 gave Zabeel the ideal platform from which Fahad Abousher and Hareesh Haridas capitalized.

Fahad blazed his way to an unbeaten 42 from 19 balls (2×6, 4×4) and Hareesh too joined the party hitting 33 from 13 (3×6, 2×4).

Lucky Abbas fought valiantly with 69 but the rest of the Shindagha batsmen crumbled against Vinan Nair (3-5), Prajakt Chouhan (3-28) and Sanjay Pathak (2-21).

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