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March 27, 2013
Warwickshire 561 for 6 dec (Chopra 163, Porterfield 162, Evans 72, Troughton 54) beat MCC 130 (Wright 5-35, Hannon-Dalby 3-30) and 402 (Denly 146, Northeast 89, Trego 87, Clarke 4-33) by an innings and 29 runs
Warwickshire wrapped up an innings victory during Wednesday's first session in Abu Dhabi, with Rikki Clarke taking three of the remaining six MCC wickets to fall.
Joe Denly, who had recorded a century on the third day, and Peter Trego took the MCC score on to 350 before Oliver Hannon-Dalby broke through. Trego departed for 87 from 76 balls but, with 81 still needed to make Warwickshire bat again, the MCC innings rapidly subsided.
Clarke and Chris Wright claimed the wickets, with Denly the eighth man out for 146. The last six wickets fell for 52 runs in 16 overs, Clarke finishing with 4 for 33 and Wright 8 for 110 in the match.
"The way the MCC guys played in the second innings showed what good players they are," MCC head of cricket, John Stephenson, said. "On paper this team is extremely strong, but after losing the toss and being asked to field first on a pitch like that, was always going to be a bit of a struggle.
"With respect to the day-night format, the match went really well on the whole. All the pink balls stood up fantastically well, they were very durable, had good visibility throughout, and there were no complaints from any of the players. I'm really pleased with how things went from that perspective - I just wish we could have got a few more runs in our first innings."
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