MCL 2016

MCL 2016

MCL 2016
Best XI of the MCL 2016

The inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League (MCL) came to an end after an emphatic Virender Sehwag led Gemini Arabians defeated the Leo Lions to lift the silverware. The victorious Gemini Arabians were the only unbeaten team in the tournament and were rightly crowned the champions. The tournament in itself was a huge success, […]

Watch: Naved ul Hasan hattrick lights up MCL final

Former Pakistan all-rounder Naved ul Hasan took a wonderful hattrick in the highly dramatic final of the inaugural Masters Champions League. The Arabians batted first and could only post 130/7 after they failed to get going against the disciplined bowling attack of the Lions. However, the Lions were also no different and started off very […]

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Stats: Sehwag’s fearless approach to Muralitharan’s stunning accuracy, MCL 2016 in numbers

Gemini Arabians emerged as the champions of the Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016 after they successfully defended the total of 130 runs they had set batting first against the Leo Lions, in a heartbreaking final, in which Gemini Arabians player Rana Naved was named as Man of the Match. Kumar Sangakkara was chosen as the Player of […]

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MCL 2nd Semi-Final Review: Lions beat Superkings in a low scoring affair to walk into the final

While the first semi-final of the MCL proved to be a run fest, the second semi-final between the Leo Lions and the Virgo Superkings turned out to be a low scoring affair. The batting surface looked to be a bowler friendly wicket on the day, which is why no batsman looked comfortable at the crease […]

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Watch: Rikki Clarke pulls off a stunning catch to dismiss McKenzie

The inauguration of the Masters Champions League (MCL) has been a revelation. The chance to get to watch the players of yesteryear put up brilliant performances once again is nothing short of extraordinary. In a tournament comprising of retired players, good fielding is certainly a rarity. Comfortable catches and easy boundaries have been conceded as […]

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MCL 15th Match Review: Leo Lions beat Legends in the last league game

Leo Lions record a comfortable 11-run victory against Libra Legends in the final league game and finish at number 2 in league stage while Libra Legends finish their first season in Master Champions League (MCL) without winning even a game. Lions will now face Virgo Super Kings in the 2nd semi-final while Gemini Arabians takes […]

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MCL 13th Match Review: Leo Lions hunt the Strikers in Cliff hanger chase

It was perhaps Johan Botha’s calmness at the crease that made the difference between the two sides in the match. Botha anchored around other batsmen to ensure that his side, the Leo Lions, were over the line. Chasing a modest 151, the Lions had a scratchy start as they lost the wicket of Hamish Marshall […]

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Twitter Reactions: Virender Sehwag gives a double delight to his fans

Virender Sehwag and his class will forever remain together with each other. Most of the players lose their charm after spending some time in retirement. The ‘zing’ factor gets lost somewhere but that can never be the case with the evergreen Virender Sehwag. Gemini Arabians came out to bat first after winning the toss and […]

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MCL 6th Match Review: Narrow victory for Virgo Super Kings 

The Virgo Super Kings and Libra Legends played out an exciting contest which saw brilliant batting performances from both the sides. Eventually, it was the Super Kings who managed to squeeze out a victory narrowly and emerge victorious. The Super Kings went into bat after winning the toss and got off to a decent start […]

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MCL 4th Match Review: Gemini Arabians register a comprehensive win

Gemini Arabians produced a commanding performance to beat Leo Lions at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Lions’ skipper Brian Lara won the toss and decided to bar first however his team managed only 132/7 in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, the Arabians gunned down the target rather comfortably in 18 overs with the loss of […]