Monty shines for MCC
England bowler Monty Panesar claimed 5-63 as Durham were bowled out for 248 on the first day of the day-night match against the MCC in Abu Dhabi.
Kyle Hogg also impressed as he got four Durham wickets for 35 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Keaton Jennings and Scott Borthwick both struck half centuries for the champions.
Durham won the toss and elected to bat but they lost opener Mark Stoneman in just the second over as he became victim to Harry Gurney's bowling.
That brought Borthwick (50) to the crease as he and Jennings started to build a strong partnership in the middle, before the number three batsman lost his wicket to Panesar three balls after notching his half century as he was caught by Luis Reece.
Top scorer Jennings hit five fours in his 64-run total but was another victim to Panesar in the 64th over when he was stumped by Prasanna Jayawardene.
Gordon Muchall (11) and Paul Coughlin (nought) were both out in the 80th over as the wickets started to tumble, leaving Durham on 179-7 before Chris Rushworth, in at number 11, impressed with 29 and Panesar bowled him out with the last ball of the day.