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MCC complete victory over Nottinghamshire

Champion County match, Abu Dhabi
MCC 218 & 357 beat Nottinghamshire 108 & 293 by 174 runs
Match scorecard


Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid completed his 63rd first-class century

MCC wrapped up a 174-run win over Nottinghamshire inside three days in the Champion County match in Abu Dhabi.

Rahul Dravid (106) completed a century as MCC were bowled out for 357 in their second innings, setting the county champions 468 to win.

Any hopes of an unlikely victory were soon dashed as Notts slipped to 21-4.

Resistance came in the shape of Paul Franks (73), Steven Mullaney (62), Ali Brown (55) and Chris Read (51), but Notts eventually succumbed for 293.

Read's side had been up against it from the moment they were bowled out 108 to concede a first-innings deficit of 110.

MCC began the day on 300-5 with Dravid unbeaten on 81.

When Mohammad Nabi (29) was removed by Luke Fletcher (4-63), Notts moved quickly to mop up the tail, Dravid the last man out after completing his 63rd first-class hundred.

Facing a mammoth chase, Notts were soon in trouble as Toby Roland-Jones (3-39) and Hamid Hassan (3-82) each struck twice.

Brown and Read shared 111 for the fifth wicket, while Mullaney and Franks added 130 for the seventh, but when Mullaney fell to the left-arm spin of Gary Keedy, Notts lost their last four wickets for 31 runs.



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