MCL: Hodge, Sanga help Gemini beat Leo

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.

Brad Hodge (in picture) scored an unbeaten 65.   -  PTI (File Photo)

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. Batting first, Leo Lions scored 132 for seven with Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan picking up 4 for 19 in 4 overs. Herchelle 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 for 7 (Herschelle Gibbs 35, Scott Styris 32, Muttiah Muralitharan 4/19)

Gemini Arabians 133 for 2 (Brad Hodge 65 no, Kumar Sangakkara 41 no).

Gemini Arabians won by 8 wickets.