Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Moeen Helps England Seal Odi Series In West Indies

Moeen Helps England Seal Odi Series In West Indies

Moeen Ali was part of the England team which moved into a ODI series clinching 2-0 lead over the West Indies in Antigua today.

The Worcestershire all-rounder returned 1-44 from his 10 overs, dismissing opener Kraigg Brathwaite for 42 after he was stumped by Jos Buttler.

The West Indies were bowled out for 225 in 47.1 overs but Moeen's dismissal for three – bowled by spinner Ashley Nurse – left England on 124-6.

An unbroken century partnership between Joe Root (90) and Chris Woakes (68) saw England home with 10 balls to spare by four wickets.

But the Windies were handicapped by an injury to 2015 Worcestershire overseas player Shannon Gabriel who was only able to bowl three overs.

Moeen had scored 31 not out and returned 0-37 from seven overs in the opening ODI triumph at the same venue.

The series will be completed on March 9 in Barbados.

Worcestershire CCC 2017 overseas player Mitchell Santner and his New Zealand team-mates will look to bounce from their ODI series defeat in the forthcoming three match Test series with South Africa.

Santner was joint second top scorer for the Black Caps in the deciding ODI in Auckland as New Zealand were dismissed for 149 in 41.1 overs.

He made 24 off 50 balls with three fours batting at number seven.

Santner, who will again play for the County in the NatWest T20 Blast, bowled just two overs for nine runs as South Africa won by six wickets to take the series 3-2.

Santner has been included in the squad for the first Test which gets underway in Dunedin on March 8.

The second Test will be staged in Wellington (March 16-20) and the third in Hamilton (March 25-29).