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England retain squad for 4th Test against India at Old Trafford

England levelled the series 1-1 at Southampton © Getty Images
England levelled the series 1-1 at Southampton © Getty Images

Jul 31, 2014

England on Thursday named an unchanged squad for their fourth Test match against India. England leveled their five-match series at Southampton with a huge win by 266 runs in the third Test.

James Anderson, who is set to appear for an International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing for his alleged spat with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was also named in the squad.

Meanwhile, England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the part-time spinner had improved “leaps and bounds” — thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal.

Moeen Ali produced a match-winning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in their second innings, handing England a 266-run win in the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Thursday. With the comprehensive win, England tied the five-match series 1-1.

“The team from 1 to 11 have been fantastic. Moeen’s bowling has come on leaps and bounds, credit to him. When you’re bowing behind Ajmal at Worcester and he’s been bowling a lot. Responding really well and on a spinning wicket to get a six-for, can’t really ask for more,” Cook said at the post-match presentation.

(With inputs from IANS)

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