Back at the scene of his most successful day as a Test-match spinner, Moeen Ali ran through India on the fourth evening at The Ageas Bowl as England surged to an outstanding 60-run win that sealed the series 3-1 with a game to play. Getting the ball to spin big and with occasional bounce, Moeen took 17.5 overs to strike but when he did it was with the immense wicket of Virat Kohli for 58 nine minutes before tea.

He then added Ajinkya Rahane (51), Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Shami to finish with 4/71 – after taking 5/63 earlier – as India folded in a stinking heap, with Ben Stokes grabbing two wickets in a crippling 10-over spell. Fans of Indian cricket can be excused for having an overwhelming sense of deja vu about Moeen’s success at the same venue at which he bamboozled India in 2014 as England roared back from 0-1 to march to a 3-1 series victory.