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Cook fails again as Rashid leads Yorkshire romp

Yorkshire 372 (Lyth 113, Rhodes 61, Riley 3-90) and 73 for 1 beat MCC 221 (Hildreth 89, Rhodes 2-10) and 220 (Compton 74, Rashid 4-72) by nine wickets
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There were contrasting fortunes for two of England's party for the Test tour of West Indies next month as Yorkshire, the county champions, thumped MCC by nine wickets inside three days in Abu Dhabi. Alastair Cook made just 5, to add to his first innings 3, but Adil Rashid took four wickets on the third day.

Cook, in his last competitive innings before the first Test in Antigua, lasted only 30 balls and made just 5 in MCC's second innings before his attempt to dispatch a short ball from Jack Brooks went straight into the hands of Rashid at midwicket.

Rashid then took the ball to remove Daryll Mitchell for 9 and James Hildreth one short of a half-century, both lbw. Hildreth and Nick Compton, the only player to go past a half-century in the second innings, steadied MCC, who began the day 138 runs in arrears, with a stand of 45 for the third wicket. But Compton fell to Yorkshire youngster Will Rhodes for 74.

Hildreth's departure heralded a miserable lower-order collapse of 5 for 27, with Rashid taking the final two wickets to leave Yorkshire with a chase of just 70. First-innings centurion Adam Lyth saw off the target with an unbeaten 46, finishing the match with successive boundaries.

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