Moeen stars in England’s long coveted series win against SA

Moeen stars in England's long coveted series win against SA All-rounder Moeen Ali featured in a rare feat of record to acclimatize England achieving a wonderful series victory over South Africa at the Old Trafford on Monday.

The host side sealed the series 3-1. Once again the Test match ended within four days, the visitors were packed within the boundary of 200 hundred runs like the first innings.

South Africa managed to score 226 runs in their first innings in reply to England’s first innings total of 362 runs and ended at 202 runs to chase the winning total of 380 runs as England threw their second innings at 243 runs.

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England won the match by a clear margin of 177 runs; it was a great day for the newly appointed English captain Joe Root lifting the Basil D’Oliveira Trophy in his first campaign as a captain.

Moeen Ali claimed a fifer in the fourth day of the match with finished things off taking 2 consecutive wickets. James Anderson also excelled with pace, picked up 3 wickets conceding 16 runs.

It is, to be noted, the first series win of England, at home, against South Africa, since 1998.

With this series win, England has climbed to third position of the International Cricket Council Test ranking, pushing away Australia.

England is now scheduled to feature in a three match Test series against West Indies, with the first ever day night Test affair of the country to be taken place at the Edgbaston on August 17.