Friday, December 9th, 2016

Moeen Claims Only Scalp As India Mount Strong Reply With The Bat

Moeen Claims Only Scalp As India Mount Strong Reply With The Bat

Moeen Ali claimed England's only wicket on day two of the fourth Test with India in Mumbai.

The Worcestershire all-rounder dismissed Indian opener Lokesh Rahul by bowling him for 24 with 39 on the board in the 14th over.

Moeen now needs only four more wickets to reach the century mark in Test cricket.

The 29-year-old ended the day with figures of 15-2-44-1 as India closed on 146-1 in reply to England's 400 all out.

Jos Buttler hit 76 for England to enable them to post a challenging total and then Murali Vijay (70) and Cheteshwar Pujara added an unbroken 107 in 38 overs for India's second wicket.

*Joe Clarke was undone by leg spinner Rashid Khan for the second time in the game on day three of England Lions clash with Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.

The Worcestershire batsman had been bowled for a second ball duck in the first innings and fell in the same manner for a single today batting at number three.

Khan had returned first innings figures of 4-48 and did even better second time around with 8-74 on his first class debut to give him match figures of 61-20-122-12.

Ben Foakes followed up his first innings 70 with 89 not out as the Lions were dismissed for 210 to leave Afghanistan a target of 217.

By the close Tom Curran with two wickets and brother Sam with one had reduced them to 18-3.