Moeen Ali dismissal vs Australia: The English all-rounder was completely deceived by the veteran Australian off-spinner at Edgbaston.
During the third day of the first Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston, England all-rounder Moeen Ali had no answer whatsoever against Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon as he became a victim of a significant misjudgement early in his innings.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 105th over when Ali’s shouldered arms to a straight delivery from Lyon. With the ball starting to turn, perhaps Ali would have thought of the same before leaving it all alone. With the ball not turning as much as expected, it ended up hitting the off-stump.
Ali, who came in to bat at No. 8 in the same over, didn’t even get off the mark before getting bowled on the fifth ball that he faced. With Lyon dismissing England opening batsman Rory Burns (133) in the same over, Ali’s wicket brought the visitors back into the contest.
Having remained wicket-less for the first 30 overs that he bowled, Lyon picked a couple of wickets in his 31st over. The dismissal saw England getting reduced to 300/7. Despite a 16-run lead, England ended up giving a huge advantage to Australia.
In the first innings, Australia recovered from 122/8 to score 284/10 in 80.4 overs on the back of Steve Smith’s 24th Test century on his Test comeback. Before becoming the last Australian batsman to get out, Smith ended up scoring 144 (219) with the help of 16 fours and two sixes.
Moeen Ali dismissal vs Australia:
How Twitter reacted:
Australia’s 🐐 gets his 🐰 again!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 3, 2019
Chris Woakes’ Test batting average has gone above Moeen Ali’s. Many confusing emotions.
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) August 3, 2019
Moeen Ali in competition with Brexit for the most ill-advised leave of the year pic.twitter.com/BSiB0RcsvI
— Vikram (@vkrmjsph) August 3, 2019
That’s the eighth time in the past 10 #Ashes innings Nathan Lyon has dismissed Moeen Ali, but the first time for a duck
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) August 3, 2019
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