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Moeen Ali scores first ton in Asia, gives England advantage over India

Moeen Ali notched up his fourth century as England continued to extend their advantage in the first Test against India in Rajkot.

cricket Updated: Nov 10, 2016 13:20 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Moeen Ali scored his fourth century and his third in 2016 during the first Test against India in Rajkot.(AP)

Moeen Ali continued his magnificent form with the bat in 2016 as he notched up his fourth Test century on the second day of the first Test versus India in Rajkot. (SCORECARD)

Moeen got to the landmark in the first over of the day as he tapped a short ball from Mohammed Shami to point to bring up his landmark. This is the left-hander’s third hundred in 2016, having scored a century against Sri Lanka and Pakistan during England’s home summer.

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On the first day, Moeen was instrumental in sharing a 179-run stand with Joe Root as England finished the day on a strong note. The left-hander has enjoyed batting in 2016, scoring his career-best 155 against Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street while he smashed 108 against Pakistan at The Oval.

After getting to his century, Moeen got going with three fours in one over off Umesh Yadav. However, he suffered a lapse in concentration as he left a ball from Mohammed Shami and it crashed into off stump. Moeen’s knock of 117 included 13 fours.

This was Moeen’s first century outside of England and he has hurt India with the bat. In the 2014 series, he had hurt India with the ball, taking 19 wickets in five Tests, which included a five-wicket haul.

First Published: Nov 10, 2016 09:37 IST