England the versatile Moeen Ali, fired Ravindra Jadeja on Sunday In the‘s second innings with a heavenly delivery in the dying moments of day 4 of the Lord’s test. Like a typical reign of the Lord, this surface also helps on day 4 – in fact, Moeen Ali bought the second day on the surface.
On the first ball of the 80th over, Moeen Ali, who was already responsible for the important wicket of Ajinkya Rahane, snatched the ball in the air and gave a lot of flight – a delivery of 84 KPH. The ball drifts in to throw on the center stump line.
With many turns away from the bowler and the auxiliary field, the red cherry that has grown rough so far – but just enough to kiss the outside of Jadeja’s stump and disturb it and the bail. Moeen Ali was celebrating a feast, and his teammates joined in – especially captain Joe Root, who was pumped to see his team further track – when Jadeja stood there.
England had nought Moeen Ali in for this game in place of batsman Dan Lawrence. Ali has been in superb form in white-ball cricket – in the first half of the IPL 2021 for the Chennai Super Kings and then in The Hundred for the Birmingham Phoenix.
A couple of his overs before dismissing Jadeja, the off-spinner had got rid of Ajinkya Rahane, India’s top scorer so far in the innings. Moeen Ali has been brilliant in his fifth bowler’s role, giving away 52 runs in 20 overs bagging a couple of vital scalps as Rahane was starting to accelerate his innings, and Jadeja has the capability to score quickly.
After 82 overs were bowled out, an early stump was called in due to poor light. India scored a total of 181 runs and lost six wickets on day 4 and they are leading 154 runs, which could be a few runs short on a slower, uneven and turn assist.
Look: Moeen Ali bamboo Ravindra Jadeja with a peach
Mo way! 😱
Scorecard and clippings: https://t.co/Wh41RMk89g
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) 15 August 2021