Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

MORE MAGIC IN THE POWERPLAY FOR ENGLAND FROM RAPIDS CAPTAIN MOEEN ALI

Worcestershire Rapids Vitality Blast captain, Moeen Ali, made another telling contribution with the ball for England in their ICC T20 World Cup eight wicket win over Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi.

The all-rounder had returned superb figures of 2-17 from four overs in the six-wicket win over the West Indies in Dubai and continued in the same vein today.

He again took the new ball and laid the foundations for another impressive performance by Eoin Morganโ€™s side.

Moeen conceded 10 runs in his first over but then struck twice in two balls in the next.

Opener Liton Das (9) attempted to sweep the spinner and top edged a catch to Liam Livingstone at deep backward square leg.

Then fellow opener, Mohammad Naim, came down the wicket and was caught by Chris Woakes at mid on.

Moeen bowled throughout the powerplay, delivering nine dot balls, and at the end of the six overs, Bangladesh had been restricted to 27-3.

Unlike against the West Indies, he did not bowl his four overs straight through and ended with figures of 3-0-18-2, to give him overall figures of 7-0-35-4 in the tournament.

Bangladesh were restricted to 124-9 with Tymal Mills returning 3-27 and Liam Livingstone 2-15.

 Moeen was not required to bat as an unbeaten half century from Jason Roy helped seal an emphatic win.