Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Moeen Top Scores As England Warm-Up For Odi Series Against Pakistan

Moeen Ali top-scored for England with a quickfire 71 in a 169 run win against Hong Kong at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in a warm-up match for the ODI series against Pakistan.

The Worcestershire all-rounder reverted to batting at number seven after opening in the three Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.

The 28-year-old faced just 36 balls and smashed five sixes and six fours.

He came to the wicket at 207-5 and was seventh out with the total on 322 as England reached 342-8 in their 50 overs.

Moeen shared in stands of 56 with Jos Buttler (38) and dominated a partnership of 59 with Chris Woakes.

Alex Hales (64), Jason Roy (42) and Joe Root (38) were the other main contributors in England's only practice match before the face Pakistan in four ODIs.

Moeen bowled six overs for 27 runs as Hong Kong were bowled out for 173 in 40.2 overs.

The opening match of the series will take place in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.


11 November 1st ODI D/N ZCS, Abu Dhabi

13 November 2nd ODI D/N ZCS, Abu Dhabi

17 November 3rd ODI D/N Sharjah CC

20 November 4th ODI D/N Dubai Cricket Stadium

23 November T20 v UAE XI (f) ZCS, Abu Dhabi

26 November 1st IT20 (f) Dubai Cricket Stadium

27 November 2nd IT20 (f) Dubai Cricket Stadium

30 November 3rd IT20 (f) Sharjah CC