3.1 and that's a big wicket..Saw Sehwag skipping out of the crease, he drops that short and much wider of him. He can't reach to the pitch of it and also it spun away after pitching outside off beating Sehwag. Taylor keeps his eyes all open and gets the job done. Styris will be a relief man now.. 13/1
    8.5 Styris picks another one, short of a length ball which held the line outside the off stump. Levi stays on the crease and then by clearing the front leg he smashes it away towards the deepish midwicket. It went flat as he not able to get the required height and distance, finds the lone man Streak near the ropes who pouches and took an extra stride back after holding it. Umpires had a check if his right leg touched the ropes, not much to over rule that catch but only one available angle for that cross check.. 46/2
    14.1 Sangakkara goes too, Arabians for the first time pushes themselves to a tough spot. This was a short of a length ball on the leg stump which hurries him. He swivels and pulls it but only manages a top edge which went towards the shortish fine leg as Botha ran across to his left and holds it finally as he slips but manages to control himself and pouches a very important wicket 89/4
    10.4 Edwards wins the battle, again he kept the short ball outside off and this doesn't rises too much like the other two. Hodge goes for the cut but it took another top edge, this time it went flat into the hands of the man at third man..There was enough width to it and the shot was on..but not enough feet movement from Hodge, only he manages to generate some power but not picked the gap.. 61/3
    not out
    16 half of the side back into the hut, he comes round the wicket as he pushes this flat and touch quicker. Rudolph leans onto it and lobs it straight back towards him as he tries to work it around the mid-on region. His bat swivels and catches the toe end of the bat, Botha accepts the dolly without any trouble. Finishes his spell with a prized wicket. 96/5
    18.2 terrific stuff from Edwards. Short of a length ball with some extreme pace onto it, on the middle stump. It hurries Naved who only manages to glove it as he took his eyes off while attempting that shot. Ball lobs over the stumps as the keeper runs forward and then dives full length to grab it. Excellent work all around. 111/6
    19.4 slowish and touch short outside the off stump, bowls that from back of the hand. It nips back as Mills gathers the weight on the back foot to hoick it over the leg side, he was beaten by the lack of pace and the inward movement too. Goes through the angle bat and clatters the top of the middle stump. Jarvis joins the wicket list too. 128/7
    not out
    6 (b 1, lb 3, w 2)
    130/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Virender Sehwag, 3.1 ov), 2-46 (Richard Levi, 8.5 ov), 3-61 (Brad Hodge, 10.4 ov), 4-89 (Kumar Sangakkara, 14.1 ov), 5-96 (Jacques Rudolph, 15.6 ov), 6-111 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 18.2 ov), 7-128 (Kyle Mills, 19.4 ov)
    FH Edwards402726.7500
    RJ Peterson402516.2500
    KM Jarvis403719.2500
    J Botha401914.7520
    SB Styris401824.5000
    14 and the breakthrough, looked like an inside edge..Yes it is! Even Marshal's better half objects that from the gallery. This was touch short and turns back in sharply from outside off. Marshall goes onto the back foot and tries to cut, cramps him for the room and slides too quickish as he drags it with an inside edge. Davis misses out the inside edge as he raises the finger as soon the ball hits the flap of the back pad. 89/4
    0.3 and here comes the first wicket, pushes this full and wide across of the leftie. Carter leans onto it and drives it uppishly towards the mid-off, he was playing that quite away from the body. Sehwag moves a touch to his right and held the catch. 1/1
    1.1 first ball wicket for Onions, this was on a length which pitched around the middle and leg and was moving down the leg side. Taylor plays across the line as he tries to turn it towards the square leg, misses out completely and wraps the pad. Umpire took a bit of time and judges that out, bit unlucky there. 2/2
    2.5 on a length and that held the deck and came touch late to him. Franklin prods forward and then checks his shot, ends up steering towards the backward of point with an open face. Levi dives full length to his left and holds a good catch. Three down! 3/3
    17 and picks the hat-trick with the wicket of the Price..Another in-swinging yorker to the leftie and Lara has no idea at all and also he was suffering from the pain. He tries to dig it out through the leg side but ball past through the bat and hits the base of the stumps..Naved ran across like a bird..superb over this has been.. 95/8
    15.3 Oh My Lord! Take a bow Chanderpaul..He still has that charm, what a man! He might have pluck the winning catch who is on the field as a substitute. Muralitharan drags this short and sliding down the leg side. Styris goes back and pulls it over the square leg region. Chanderpaul ran across to his left and then slides to snatch a brilliant catch diving full length.. 92/5
    16.4 Naved strikes and this game is rolling on..the swinging pendulum..It was bowled from wide of the crease and that nips back in with the angle. Botha stays in the crease and tries to work with a straight bat face leaving out a huge bat pad gap as he was inside the line of it, ball sneaks through it and shatters the stumps. Another big wicket knowing what Botha can do.. 95/6
    not out
    16.5 Two in two! What a ball that was..absolute class. Anyone can be out on a given day. Naved pushes a swinging yorker on the middle and leg stump. Streak was quite late to get his bat down and hits him on the toes infront of the stumps. Umpire raises the finger without taking much time, can't be as simple as that.. 95/7
    19 he picks his fourth wicket, this was shortish and moving away from Jarvis who already backed away to make room and get it over the extra cover. This ball rises touch extra and also he was quite away from it when the bat connects the ball, it lobs towards the mid-off where Chanderpaul holds a simple catch.. 107/9
    19.3 length ball on the leg as Peterson drags it down through wide of midwicket. They came back for the second as the fielder from the deep throws it to the bowler who removes the bails and Edwards was found short.. Gemini Arabians wins the inaugural Masters Champions League 114/10
    10 (lb 4, w 6)
    114 all out (19.3 Overs, RR: 5.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Neil Carter, 0.3 ov), 2-2 (Brendan Taylor, 1.1 ov), 3-3 (James Franklin, 2.5 ov), 3-59* (Brian Lara, retired not out ), 4-89 (Hamish Marshall, 13.6 ov), 5-92 (Scott Styris, 15.3 ov), 6-95 (Johan Botha, 16.4 ov), 7-95 (Heath Streak, 16.5 ov), 8-95 (Brian Lara, 16.6 ov), 9-107 (Kyle Jarvis, 18.6 ov), 10-114 (Fidel Edwards, 19.3 ov)
    KD Mills301324.3320
    G Onions3.312617.4200
    JM Kemp201306.5020
    M Muralitharan402416.0020
    Saqlain Mushtaq201216.0000
    JA Rudolph1013013.0000

Match Details


Leo Lions , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Gemini Arabians won the 2015/16 Masters Champions League


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

Match days

13 February 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Leo Lions 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1HJH MarshallNM Carter
2nd1HJH MarshallBRM Taylor
3rd1HJH MarshallJEC Franklin
4th56BC LaraHJH Marshall
4th30SB StyrisHJH Marshall
5th3SB StyrisJ Botha
6th3RJ PetersonJ Botha
7th0HH StreakRJ Peterson
8th0BC LaraRJ Peterson
9th12RJ PetersonKM Jarvis
10th7RJ PetersonFH Edwards