Former MCC Young Cricketer (YC) Mahmudullah scored his first ever Test match century as Bangladesh faced New Zealand in Hamilton.
After New Zealand posted 553-7 declared in their first innings Bangladesh wavered on 179-5 as Mahmudullah strode to the crease.
When he walked back to the pavilion, some three hours later, the score was 402-9 - Mahmudullah adding 115 runs from 190 balls, including 17 fours and two mighty sixes.
Bangladesh went on to post a total of 408 - their fifth highest Test score.
Schooled at the MCC Indoor School
Mahmudullah was on the MCC's staff in 2005. The off-spinning all-rounder made quite an impression at Lord's - taking a best of four wickets for just seven runs in one match and, batting down the order, scoring an impressive 80 against Norfolk in the same season.
His elevation to the full Bangladesh side thus came as no surprise to the MCC coaches. In 2009 Mahmudullah made his Test debut, against West Indies in St. Vincent and by returning match figures of 8-110, including 5-51 in the second innings of that match, he played a large part in recording Bangladesh's first overseas Test victory.
MCC extend their congratulations to their former pupil and look forward to welcoming him back to Lord's later this year, for the first Test of the English summer.
There are still tickets available for many matches at Lord's - including the Bangladesh Test match in May. Come and watch Mahmudullah in action against England, on his return to MCC.
YCs & Indoor School
The MCC Young Cricketers boast some illustrious names amongst its alumnus from Denis Compton and Sir Ian Botham to Phil Tufnell and Mark Waugh.
More recently big-hitting Middlesex and England batsman Dawid Malan was a YC, as were New Zealand's Ross Taylor and West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy.
The MCC Indoor School, where the YCs often train, is available for team or individual net sessions.
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