Good evening! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Final of Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016 where Leo Lions will take on Gemini Arabians at Dubai. While the Arabians were undefeated in the group stages, Lions went on to lose two matches out of their five fixtures. These two sides have met once in the tournament during the group stages and it were Arabians who eventually finished on the winning side. Arabians surely will have this result in mind, while Lions will try and not keep that match off their mind when they walk in for the grand finale.

Live Cricket Score: Leo Lions 114 | Overs 19.3 | Target: 131|  Batsmen: Robin Peterson 15 (9) | What at pity! The Lions have fallen short by 16 runs courtesy of some excellent bowling from Naved-ul-Hasan. He finished with figures of 4 for 9to help Arabians won the match and clinch the title in the inaugural MCL.

Live Cricket Score: Leo Lions 90/4 | Overs 15 | Target: 131|  Batsmen: Scott Styris  6 (11), Johan Botha 0 (2) | Hamish Marshall has been dismissed for a well made 46. The Lions  with six wickets in hand, should win the match from here, if they manage to bat out the 20 overs. Arabians still need a few more wickets to have a chance of winning from here. OUT! Hamish Marshall LBW b Saqlain 46 (40)

Live Cricket Score: Leo Lions 57/3 | Overs 10 | Batsmen: Hamish Marshall 22(23), Scott Styris 0(0) | Brian Lara is playing an invaluable innings here, but unfortunately he is walking off now with what looks like a hamstring injury. Murali has bowled just one over. A thrilling contest between Lara and Murali seems unlikely. Brian Lara retired hurt 27(22)

Live Cricket Score: Leo Lions 9/3 | Overs 4 | Batsmen: Hamish Marshall 2(5), Brian Lara 4(6) | What is happening here!? Leo Lions have jammed down on the self-destruct button in monumental fashion. OUT! Neil Carter c Virender Sehwag b Kyle Mills 0(2), Brendan Taylor LBW Graham Onions 1(3), James Franklin 0(8) c Richard Levi b Kyle Mills

Live Cricket Score: Gemini Arabians 130/7 | Overs 20 | Batsmen: Justin Kemp 32(29), Graham Onions 1(1) | Good batting from Justin Kemp, but the Gemini Arabians have just about managed to get to 130, this might not be enough for them to actually win this, but we will have to wait to find out. OUT! Rana Naved-ul-Hasan c Brendan Taylor b Fidel Edwards 4(6), Kyle Mills b Kyle Jarvis 9(5)

Live Cricket Score: Gemini Arabians 96/5 | Overs 16 | Batsmen: Justin Kemp 13(17) | Superb bowling here from the Leo Lions. For now it looks like the Gemini Arabians have run out of steam completely. It will require some really good batting from here to get to a decent total. OUT! Kumar Sangakkara c Johan Botha b Scott Styris 30(26), Jacques Rudolph c & b Johan Botha 4(4)

Live Cricket Score: Gemini Arabians 72/3 | Overs 12 | Batsmen: Kumar Sangakkara 23(20), Justin Kemp 1(3) | Still nothing much from Gemini Arabians. Richard Levi scratched around for 29 balls for just 21, and Brad Hodge was out for 14 off 9 balls. OUT! Richard Levi c Heath Streak b Scott Styris 21(29), Brad Hodge c Hamish Marshall b Fidel Edwards 14(9)

Live Cricket Score: Gemini Arabians 43/1 | Overs 8 | Batsmen: Richard Levi 19(25), Kumar Sangakkara 11(12) | Gemini Arabians are going nowhere at the moment. Richard Levi is just not timing the ball at all, and Kumar Sangakkara has not managed to get it away either. Leo Lions keep pegging away.

Live Cricket Score: Gemini Arabians 17/1 | Overs 4 | Batsmen: Richard Levi 6(11), Kumar Sangakkara 2(2) | This has been a wonderful start for the Leo Lions! They have not allowed the Gemini Arabians to get going at all. OUT! STUMPED! Brillaint stuff from Robin Peterson! OUT! Virender Sehwag st Brendan Taylor b Robin Peterson 9(11)

Live Cricket Score: Gemini Arabians 6/0 | Overs 1 | Batsmen: Virender Sehwag 5(5), Richard Levi 1(1) | Here we go, MCL 2016 final time. Fidel Edwards to Virender Sehwag. Richard Levi his opening partner. Both men take singles first ball. Sehwag flashes one over point for four. Fairly sedate start from GA, just six runs off the first over.

Arabians are boosted by the likes of Virender Sehwag, who also is their skipper, Chanderpaul, Brad Hodge, Murali Muralitharan and recently retired Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara. On the other hand, Lions, led by Brian Lara, have veterans like Botha, Franklin, Gibbs and Styris.

Overall, it has been a great inaugural edition of the T20 league which has been designed only for the retired cricketers. The T20 league which began on January 28 gave an opportunity to the cricket fans across the globe to relive the memories of their cricketing heroes, just like the days when the legends represented their respective countries on the international level.


Gemini Arabians: Virender Sehwag (c), Ashish Bagai, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Paul Harris, Brad Hodge, Justin Kemp, Richard Levi, Kyle Mills, Murali Muralitharan, Naved-ul-Hasan, Graham Onions, Jacques Rudolph, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Saqib Ali, Saqlain Mushtaq.

Leo Lions: Brian Lara (C), Johan Botha, NM Carter, Fidel Edwards, James Franklin, Hershelle Gibbs, Darren Gough, KM Jarvis, Simon Jones, Hamish Marshall, Mohammad Tauqir, Robin Peterson, Ramesh Powar, Heath Streak, Scott Styris, Brendan Taylor (wk).