India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Moeen Ali’s best ever moment for England
Moeen Ali described England’s 266 run victory in the third Investec Test against India at the Ageas Bowl as his “best day in an England shirt”. The batting all-rounder claimed his first five-wicket haul with figures of 6-67 in the India second innings. England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday praised 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.
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. The English opener said that his team won every single session in the match and deserved the win.