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12:00 AM, August 03, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 03, 2008

Dollar after Rokibul

Dollar Mahmud snapped up five wickets after Rokibul Hasan's unbeaten century as Bangladesh A comfortably beat Marylebone Cricket Club by 80 runs at the Racecourse in Durham University grounds on Friday.
The young paceman who struggled during the Kitply Cup and Asia Cup in the previous months, made sure his English summer accounted for something as he accounted for the wickets of Akbar Ansari, Will Gidman, Ned Eckersley, John Miles and Kyle Hodnett as MCC were bowled out for 195 in 40.4 overs, in reply to Bangladesh's 275-6.
But all was not smooth sailing for the second string side as a second wicket 98-run partnership between Kunal Jogia (51) and skipper Stuart Law (65) took the hosts to a good position.
But Dollar's efforts and that of Rubel Hossain's three-wicket haul made sure it was smooth sailing for Bangladesh A.
Earlier, right-handed batsman Rokibul smacked a six and eight boundaries in his 112 off 124 balls after he came into the crease with his side in trouble at 17 for two.
Rajin Saleh (five off 23 balls) was the next man out after both openers Tamim Iqbal (11) and Nazimuddin (one) fell early.
Then, Rokibul and Shakib Al Hassan (41) shared 71 for the fourth wicket before the left-hander was clean bowled by paceman Faisal Shahid.
Another 51 was added between Rokibul and Nayeem Islam (25) for the fifth wicket but the real fireworks started when Dhiman Ghosh joined Rokibul with the score on 149.
Dhiman smashed 55 off 40 balls including four boundaries and two towering sixes as Bangladesh A moved past the 250-mark.
Miles and Gidman took two wickets each for the world's most influential cricket club.
The tourists face Durham in their last match in their trip to UK at the Riverside Ground in Chester le Street on Sunday.

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