Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Moeen Picks Up Three Quickfire Wickets As England Win Second Test In Grenada

Moeen Ali played his part with the ball in helping England to win the second Test against the West Indies in Grenada by nine wickets.

The Worcestershire all-rounder polished off the Windies with a three wicket burst as the home side were dismissed for 307 in their second innings.

Moeen had to wait 19 overs for his first breakthrough but then enjoyed a spell of 3-3 in 5.1 overs.

His first victim was former county team-mate Kemar Roach (10) who tried to hit him over the leg side and only succeeded in holing out to James Anderson at mid on.

Moeen then wound up the innings with two wickets in the space of three deliveries.

Denesh Ramdin, the last of the recognised batsman, had made 28 when he was adjudged lbw to a low full toss.

Ramdin reviewed the decision but replays showed the ball to be hitting middle stump and he departed from the middle.

Paceman Shannon Gabriel then played back to Moeen and was also given out leg before.

He also reviewed the decision but the umpire had again been spot on with the ball hitting the top of middle and leg stump.

Moeen finished with figures of 24-9-51-3 to go with his first innings figures of 13.1-1-47-1 and a fourth ball duck when run out for the second innings running with England.

Gary Ballance (81 not out) and skipper Alastair Cook (59 not out) saw England to victory with an unbroken partnership of 142.