Moeen Ali. (Photograph credit score: Mike Hewitt/Getty Pictures)
NEW DELHI: On this present day in 2017, all-rounder Moeen Ali turned England’s first spinner in 79 years to scalp a Check hat-trick.
Ali achieved the feat throughout England’s third Check match in opposition to South Africa at The Oval in London. Chasing a goal of 492, Ali’s four-wicket haul together with a hat-trick lowered South Africa at 252 runs and handed a 239-run victory to the hosts.
Ali bagged Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel on successive deliveries to finish his hat-trick.
Elgar’s blistering knock of 136 got here to finish when he was caught at slip by Ben Stokes on the fifth ball of the 76th over. Within the subsequent ball, Rabada fell the second sufferer of Ali after he departed on a duck in a similar way as Elgar.
Ali accomplished the feat by trapping Morkel (0) leg earlier than wicket on the primary ball of his subsequent over.
Consequently, Ali turned the primary English spinner since Tom Goddard in 1938 to seize a hat-trick in Check cricket. In the meantime, Stuart Broad is the one participant from England to have taken two hat-tricks within the longest format of the sport.
Ali returned to the figures of 4-45 in 16.1 overs within the second innings after going wicket-less within the first innings.
England gained the four-match Check sequence by 3-1 after profitable the ultimate sport of the sequence by 177 runs.