Cricket

Ali strikes first for England

2016-12-09 11:05
Moeen Ali (Gallo Images)

Mumbai - India were 62 for one at tea on the second day of the fourth Test against England after the tourists posted 400 in their first innings on Friday.

Live scorecard: India v England

Murali Vijay was batting on 31 while Cheteshwar Pujara was on seven at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, after Moeen Ali grabbed the wicket of Indian opener Lokesh Rahul.

The right-arm off-spinner clean-bowled Rahul for 24, giving England an early breakthrough after Jos Buttler's 76 had steered the visitors to a competitive opening total.

Buttler started the day on 18 and neatly played his way to 64 as England put on 385-8 at lunch in a Test that they must win to keep the five-Test series alive.

England began the morning session on 288-5 but Ben Stokes soon became Ravichandran Ashwin's fifth scalp of the innings when India successfully appealed a not out decision.

The left-hander was dismissed for 31 when the TV umpire ruled that the ball had nicked his bat before dropping into the hands of Virat Kohli.

Stokes looked unhappy, believing that the noise picked up by the Decision Review System's (DRS) 'Snickometer' had been that of his bat hitting the ground.

Ashwin's fellow spinner Ravindra Jadeja then grabbed the wickets of Chris Woakes (11), who was caught behind by wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, and Adil Rashid.

Rashid made only four runs before misjudging and leaving a straight delivery from Jadeja, only for it to remove the off bail.

Ashwin took his wicket haul to six when Jake Ball was caught on 31.

Jadeja then grabbed his fourth wicket of the innings by bowling Buttler to leave England all out for 400.


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