Moeen Ali. (Picture credit score: Mike Hewitt/Getty Photos)
NEW DELHI: On today in 2017, all-rounder Moeen Ali grew to become England’s first spinner in 79 years to scalp a Take a look at hat-trick.
Ali achieved the feat throughout England’s third Take a look at match towards South Africa at The Oval in London. Chasing a goal of 492, Ali’s four-wicket haul together with a hat-trick diminished 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 similarly as Elgar.
Ali accomplished the feat by trapping Morkel (0) leg earlier than wicket on the primary ball of his subsequent over.
Consequently, Ali grew to become the primary English spinner since Tom Goddard in 1938 to seize a hat-trick in Take a look at 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 Take a look at collection by 3-1 after successful the ultimate recreation of the collection by 177 runs.