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Saturday, October 23, 1999 Published at 20:38 GMT 21:38 UK

Sport: Cricket

Alleyne digs England A out of trouble

Mark Alleyne: Captain's innings of 66 not out

England A bt Bangladesh Board XI by six wickets

England A recovered from a sticky situation to claim a resounding one-day six wicket victory over the Bangladesh Board XI in Dhaka.

They started their reply to the Bangladesh XI's total of 244 for nine wickets in shaky form, losing Ian Ward for 21 and David Sales for 33 in the space of two overs.

Vikram Solanki was bowled on 25, while Aftab Habib backed Mark Alleyne solidly before being given lbw for 41.

Rob Turner arrived at the crease to mop up the remaining runs with some enterprising sprinting between the wickets. He scored 46 and Alleyne was unbeaten on 66 in a fifth wicket 98-run partnership that saw the visitors home.

England A's best bowler was 21-year-old Lancashire leg-spinner Chris Schofield who took five wickets for 40 in 10 overs.

Chief among his victims was Neeyamur Rashid, who batted for Bangladesh in this year's World Cup. Schofield successfully lured him down the wicket for a stumping to vitally limit him to just three runs.


Bangladesh BCB XI Innings

Harunur Rashid c Habib b Schofield 55
Mehrab Hossain c Ward b Silverwood 6
Habibul Bashar c Habib b Schofield 83
Sanwar Hossain c Irani b Schofield 5
Nasirul Alam b Schofield 25
Neeyamur Rashid st Turner b Schofield 3
Hasibul Hossain c Solanki b Silverwood 22
Atiar Rahman run out 14
Aminul Islam Bhola c Solanki b Silverwood 11
Sabbir Khan not out 1
Extras b1 lb2 w11 nb5 19
Total 9 wkts Innings Complete (50 overs) 244

Fall: 1-24 2-105 3-117 4-183 5-192 6-193 7-224 8-242 9-242
Did Not Bat: Musaddek Hossain.

England A Innings

I J Ward c Habibul Bashar b Neeyamur 21
D J G Sales c Neeyamur Rashid b Sabbir K 33
V S Solanki b Sabbir Khan 25
A Habib lbw b Hasibul Hossain 41
M W Alleyne not out 66
R J Turner not out 46
Extras b4 lb3 w4 nb2 13
Total 4 wkts (49 overs) 245

Fall: 1-60 2-66 3-100 4-147
Did Not Bat: R C Irani, C P Schofield, C E W Silverwood, M K Davies, A Sheriyar.

Umpires: Jahangir Hossain and S B Chowdrey

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