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MCL: Yet another resounding victory for Gemini Arabians

January 30, 2016 21:10 IST

Kumar Sangakkara

IMAGE: Gemini Arabians’s Kumar Sangakarra and Brad Hodge run between the wicket during the Masters Champions League against Leo Lions. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Brad Hodge and Kumar Sangakkara added 105 runs for the unbroken third wicket stand as Gemini Arabians notched up their second successive victory in the Masters Champions League T20 tournament beating Leo Lions by eight wickets, in Dubai, on Saturday.

Batting first, Leo Lions scored 132 for seven with Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan picking up 4/19 in 4 overs. Herchedlle Gibbs and Scott Styris contributed 35 and 32 respectively.

In reply, Hodge and Sangakkara remained undefeated on 65 and 41 respectively to take the team home in 18 overs.

Hodge's 43 ball innings had five fours and two sixes while Sangakkara's run-a-ball 41 had three boundaries.

Brief Scores:

Leo Lions: 132/7 (Herschelle Gibbs 35, Scott Styris 32, Muttiah Muralitharan 4/19)

Gemini Arabians: 133/2 (Brad Hodge 65 no, Kumar Sangakkara 41 no). Gemini Arabians won by 8 wickets.

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