Brutal Mooen 53-ball century set up England win

first_imgBRISTOL, England (Reuters) – Moeen Ali hit the second fastest one-day international century in England’s history to set up a win over West Indies by 124 runs on Sunday.Victory gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the third of the five-match series after the second game was washed out last week.Chris GayleJoe Root with 84 and Ben Stokes (73) were the other main contributors to an imposing total of 369-9 off 50 overs. They shared a fourth-wicket stand of 132 as Root became the highest scorer in all formats in an English international season.Then Ali took over, reaching his century off 53 balls, the last of them being his eighth six. Only Jos Buttler, from 46 balls against Pakistan in 2015, has ever got there faster for England.Ali eventually holed out to long-off for 102 as West Indies’ labouring bowlers went for 123 in the final 10 overs.“The ground isn’t that big so it’s nice to play on it,” he told Sky Sports. “I just tried to slog it as much as I could.”Opener Chris Gayle led the response, at one stage hitting Ali for three consecutive sixes, but he never quite had sufficient support and was run out for 94 going for a quick single.Ali even took the final catch as the innings ended for 245 in the 40th over, Liam Plunkett finishing with 5-52.Mooen Ali reached a 53-ball century, his second fifty taking just 12 deliveries ©AFPChris Gayle kept popping sixes into the crowd before he was run out for 94.ENGLAND InningsJ. Bairstow c&b Holder 13A. Hales lbw b Cummins 36J. Root lbw b Cummins 84E. Morgan c S. Hope b Holder 0B. Stokes c Lewis b R. Powell 73J. Buttler b Cummins 2M. Ali c Holder b Nurse 102C. Woakes c R. Powell b Taylor 34L. Plunkett run out (Taylor) 9D. Willey not out 1A. Rashid not out 9Extras (lb-1 nb-2 w-3) 6Total (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 369Fall of wickets: 1-27 J. Bairstow,2-73 A. Hales,3-74 E. Morgan,4-206 B. Stokes,5-210 J. Buttler,6-217 J. Root,7-334 C. Woakes,8-354 M. Ali,9-358 L. PlunkettBowling: J. Taylor 10 – 1 – 75 – 1(nb-1 w-3),J. Holder 10 – 0 – 81 – 2(nb-1),M. Cummins 9 – 0 – 82 – 3,D. Bishoo 5 – 0 – 33 – 0,A. Nurse 8 – 0 – 59 – 1,R. Powell 8 – 0 – 38 – 1.WEST INDIES InningsC. Gayle run out (, Rashid) 94E. Lewis c Ali b Willey 13S. Hope c Buttler b Plunkett 20M. Samuels c Buttler b Plunkett 11J. Mohammed c Bairstow b Plunkett 38R. Powell c Woakes b Rashid 8J. Holder c Ali b Plunkett 34A. Nurse lbw b Rashid 1D. Bishoo c Morgan b Plunkett 12J. Taylor b Rashid 0M. Cummins not out 4Extras (lb-3 w-7) 10Total (all out, 39.1 overs) 245Fall of wickets: 1-15 E. Lewis,2-79 S. Hope,3-109 M. Samuels,4-176 C. Gayle,5-192 R. Powell,6-210 J. Mohammed,7-212 A. Nurse,8-241 D. Bishoo,9-241 J. Taylor,10-245 J. HolderBowling: C. Woakes 7 – 1 – 32 – 0(w-1),D. Willey 4 – 0 – 34 – 1(w-1),L. Plunkett 8.1 – 0 – 52 – 5(w-1),M. Ali 10 – 0 – 65 – 0(w-2),B. Stokes 4 – 0 – 25 – 0(w-2),A. Rashid 6 – 0 – 34 – 3.last_img

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