Saturday, October 23, 1999 Published at 20:38 GMT 21:38 UK
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
Fall: 1-24 2-105 3-117 4-183 5-192 6-193 7-224 8-242 9-242
England A Innings
I J Ward c Habibul Bashar b Neeyamur 21
Fall: 1-60 2-66 3-100 4-147
Umpires: Jahangir Hossain and S B Chowdrey