Moeen Ali Makes A Mark For Tested England Batting

Updated: 16 December 2016 17:17 IST

Moeen Ali scored fifth ton of his Test career and second of the series against India.

Moeen Ali Makes A Mark For Tested England Batting
Moeen Ali scored 100 in 203 balls © BCCI

England batsman Moeen Ali on Friday scored his fifth Test century to take England past 250 on Day 1 of the fifth Test match against India in Chennai.

After his first Test hundred at Rajkot in the series, the 29-year-old completed his second ton in 203 balls.

After two early wickets, Moeen came at the crease in the 13th over itself and looked a bit scratchy at the start of his innings. He looked particularly insecure before lunch. He was, in fact, given a life at nought when he flicked Ravindra Jadeja uppishly and through the hands of KL Rahul.

But Moeen grew in confidence after the lunch break and didn't let Indian spinners settle in. He targeted Amit Mishra, who came back into the side because Jayant Yadav was out with a hamstring niggle, who gave 30 runs in the seven overs before tea.

All of Moeen's centuries have come against Asian teams -- two each against India and Sri Lanka and one against Pakistan

Moeen made his mark in the English side after making his international debut in 2014. He has also taken 97 wickets in 36 Test matches.
 

Topics : England India Moeen Ali Amit Mishra India vs England 2016 Cricket
Highlights
  • Moeen Ali scored his 5th Test ton
  • He scored second ton of the series
  • He scored his century in 203 balls
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