Australia’s Usman Khawaja plays a shot against Pakistan during their fifth ODI match on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Usman Khawaja was all set for his third hundred this month but fell for 98 which lifted Australia to an imposing 327-7 in 50 overs after they were sent into bat on a flat Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch.
Glenn Maxwell missed a hundred by 2 runs as Australia defeated Pakistan by six runs in the fourth one-day international in Dubai on Friday to take 4-0 lead in the five-match series.
Australian cricket chief Kevin Roberts insisted the return of Steve Smith and David Warner will not disrupt the resurgent team as a report on Friday revealed senior players threatened a boycott
Kodjo Laba’s fourth goal of the campaign secured the three points for Al Ain in a 2-1 win against Hatta at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Matchweek 4 of the Arabian Gulf League on Saturday.
Manchester City brushed aside in-form Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday to narrow the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to five points. The defending champions travelled to London with questions over their ability to sustain a title challenge