[caption id="attachment_795258" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="wp-image-795258 size-full" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Moeen-Ali-and-Joe-Root.jpg" alt="Moeen Ali and Joe Root" width="628" height="355" /> Moeen Ali (L) and Joe Root (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/moeen-ali/">Moeen Ali</a> has praised <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> bowlers for their effort that saw the tourists being rolled over for a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-vs-england-1st-test-kemar-roach-puts-west-indies-on-top-against-england-on-18-wicket-day-795130">mere 77</a> in their first innings on Day 2 of the first Test in Barbados. <strong>(ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-vs-england-2018-19-west-indies-didnt-want-to-bat-last-on-tough-pitch-kemar-roach-795157">WI didn't want to bat last on 'tough' pitch: Roach</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Right-arm pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kemar-roach/">Kemar Roach</a>'s devastating effort that saw him take 5/17 handed West Indies a first innings lead of 212 which they had extended to 339 by the time the second day's play came to an end. <p></p> <p></p>"It was a disappointing day and there are always going to be a few guys who make mistakes," Moeen after the day's play. "There are always going to be guys who played a bad shot or who took the wrong option. Even when 40-odd for four, we always think we have the batting and that someone will put their hand up. Today wasn t the day. They bowled fantastically well with good pace and managed to get us out." <p></p> <p></p>When asked whether his team made a mistake by playing two spinners on a pitch that has been more conducive to the pacers, Moeen said he would have done the same, but they have to make the best use of the conditions on offer. <p></p> <p></p> That s a tough question but as a player you go with what is selected you can t afford to look back. Everyone will have their opinion. I would have played two spinners looking at that pitch. But no matter what the team is, as players you have to go out there and perform, he said. <p></p> <p></p>At stumps, England had done well to limit the hosts to 127/6 with Moeen inflicting the maximum damage returning figures of 3/41.