Masters Champions League, 1st Match: Libra Legends v Gemini Arabians at Dubai (DSC), Jan 28, 2016
Gemini Arabians won by 78 runs
28 January 2016 - night match (20-over match)
  Gemini Arabians innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag* c Hogg b Butler 21 11 2 1 190.90
4.5 and Butler picks out the first wicket of the tournament, and it's the dangerous Sehwag. Short of a length delivery just around the off stump, he stays on the crease and goes for the pull. It hurries him and also not to the top of the bounce of it as it skies towards the deep backward of square leg. Hogg runs forward and grabs a good catch. 54/1
View dismissal RE Levi c Kallis b Hogg 62 43 4 3 144.18
13.4 short and tuning across from outside off stump. Levi stays on the crease and tries to cut off the back foot and he did it perfectly, just not able to keep it down nor up. He places that straight towards the backward point, where Kallis jumps and plucks it out. Just a bit more height .. 138/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Butler b ten Doeschate 86 43 6 7 200.00
16.6 and Sanga walks back after a quick firing..Slowish length ball just outside the off stump, not able to read it that much. As he clears the front leg and tries to clear the long-off. Sangakkara not able to get the required elevation and it went flat into the hands of running Butler. 196/3
BJ Hodge not out 46 19 2 4 242.10
JM Kemp not out 3 7 0 0 42.85
Extras (lb 3, w 10, nb 3) 16
  Total (3 wickets; 20 overs) 234 (11.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AJ McKay 4 0 56 0 14.00 (1w)
View wicket IG Butler 4 0 52 1 13.00 (1w)
4.5 to Sehwag, and Butler picks out the first wicket of the tournament, and it's the dangerous Sehwag. Short of a length delivery just around the off stump, he stays on the crease and goes for the pull. It hurries him and also not to the top of the bounce of it as it skies towards the deep backward of square leg. Hogg runs forward and grabs a good catch. 54/1
  SM Ervine 3 0 43 0 14.33 (2nb, 2w)
View wicket GB Hogg 4 0 25 1 6.25 (1nb)
13.4 to Levi, short and tuning across from outside off stump. Levi stays on the crease and tries to cut off the back foot and he did it perfectly, just not able to keep it down nor up. He places that straight towards the backward point, where Kallis jumps and plucks it out. Just a bit more height .. 138/2
View wicket RN ten Doeschate 4 1 44 1 11.00 (2w)
16.6 to Sangakkara, and Sanga walks back after a quick firing..Slowish length ball just outside the off stump, not able to read it that much. As he clears the front leg and tries to clear the long-off. Sangakkara not able to get the required elevation and it went flat into the hands of running Butler. 196/3
  MJ North 1 0 11 0 11.00
  Libra Legends innings (target: 235 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Lumb c Hodge b Mills 17 12 2 1 141.66
4.4 Mils strikes again, pitches this on a length and moving across with the angle. Lumb throws his bat at it, it just held a bit of the deck and Lumb not able to timed that, ends up hitting it flat into the hands of Hodge at cover region. 37/3
View dismissal JH Kallis* c Levi b Mills 14 12 3 0 116.66
2.3 and Mills strikes, Kallis goes! Back of a length delivery once again and straightens outside off. Mills offered the width and Kallis punches that off the back foot but not able to place it in the gap as it went into the safe hands of Levi at backward point. 15/1
View dismissal Taufeeq Umar run out (Naved-ul-Hasan) 6 3 1 0 200.00
3.5 Saqlain Mushtaq to Lumb, flatter length ball on the middle stump. Lumb pushes this across of Saqlain with soft hands and ball went past the non-striker. Lumb was quite active and was looking out for the single, bowler came across and caught Umar as he continues to watch the ball. Finally both decides to go for it and the mid-on fielder gets a direct throw at the striker's end and Umar was found short. 29/2
View dismissal MJ North st †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 5 5 1 0 100.00
5.3 pushes this full and turning across from the leftie. North gets down once again and tries to sweep that, misses the line completely as keeper collects and removes the bails in a flash. He drags his back foot back but was found on the line as they check with the tv umpire, as the line belongs to the umpire. 43/4
View dismissal RN ten Doeschate c Onions b Naved-ul-Hasan 53 37 3 1 143.24
18.5 and Doeschate's desperate attempt comes to an end..Fullish ball and angling in as he backs away to create some room, ends up slicing it down towards the long-on. Onions moves across to his left and holds a simple catch to remove a fighting knock from Doeschate. 150/6
View dismissal SM Ervine b Muralitharan 22 19 1 1 115.78
11.2 Muralitharan strikes again, he comes round the wicket and pushes this full length around the off stump. Ervine gets down and tries to sweep across the line, gets it at the lower half of the bat which skids back onto the leg stump. Libra Legends hopes are almost done and dusted with this I reckon. 96/5
View dismissal TR Ambrose b Naved-ul-Hasan 30 27 3 0 111.11
18.6 two in two for Naved! Low full toss outside off, that was bowled from the back of the hand as he backs away to the leg side. Ambrose completely beaten by the lack of pace there and can't put his bat down in time and ball hits the base of the off stump. 150/7
View dismissal SM Katich c Hodge b Kemp 4 4 0 0 100.00
19.4 widish length ball from Kemp, Katich chips it once again without any much effort. He played it quite away from the body and not able to transfer any weight. It lobs towards the wide of long-off where Hodge moves across and then dives to his front and grab it with both hands. 154/8
IG Butler not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
GB Hogg not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (w 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 156 (7.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets KD Mills 4 0 27 2 6.75
2.3 to Kallis, and Mills strikes, Kallis goes! Back of a length delivery once again and straightens outside off. Mills offered the width and Kallis punches that off the back foot but not able to place it in the gap as it went into the safe hands of Levi at backward point. 15/1
4.4 to Lumb, Mils strikes again, pitches this on a length and moving across with the angle. Lumb throws his bat at it, it just held a bit of the deck and Lumb not able to timed that, ends up hitting it flat into the hands of Hodge at cover region. 37/3
View wickets Naved-ul-Hasan 4 0 29 2 7.25 (1nb, 1w)
18.5 to ten Doeschate, and Doeschate's desperate attempt comes to an end..Fullish ball and angling in as he backs away to create some room, ends up slicing it down towards the long-on. Onions moves across to his left and holds a simple catch to remove a fighting knock from Doeschate. 150/6
18.6 to Ambrose, two in two for Naved! Low full toss outside off, that was bowled from the back of the hand as he backs away to the leg side. Ambrose completely beaten by the lack of pace there and can't put his bat down in time and ball hits the base of the off stump. 150/7
  Saqlain Mushtaq 3 0 29 0 9.66
View wickets M Muralitharan 4 0 27 2 6.75 (1w)
5.3 to North, pushes this full and turning across from the leftie. North gets down once again and tries to sweep that, misses the line completely as keeper collects and removes the bails in a flash. He drags his back foot back but was found on the line as they check with the tv umpire, as the line belongs to the umpire. 43/4
11.2 to Ervine, Muralitharan strikes again, he comes round the wicket and pushes this full length around the off stump. Ervine gets down and tries to sweep across the line, gets it at the lower half of the bat which skids back onto the leg stump. Libra Legends hopes are almost done and dusted with this I reckon. 96/5
  G Onions 3 0 32 0 10.66
View wicket JM Kemp 2 0 12 1 6.00
19.4 to Katich, widish length ball from Kemp, Katich chips it once again without any much effort. He played it quite away from the body and not able to transfer any weight. It lobs towards the wide of long-off where Hodge moves across and then dives to his front and grab it with both hands. 154/8

Match details


Toss - Libra Legends, who chose to field
Points - Gemini Arabians 2, Libra Legends 0
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Gemini Arabians)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and BV Taylor (England)
TV umpire - GD Lloyd (England)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Sachin Solanki
 
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Hours of play (local time) 19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30