Ali ton catalyst for England series win


Moeen Ali said he owed England a big score after his Test- best 155 not out helped England secure a seriesclinching win over Sri Lanka. Ali’s innings was at the heart of England’s commanding 498 for 9 declared on the second day of the second Test at the Riverside. The allrounder shared valuable partnerships of 92 for the seventh wicket and 72 for the ninth with Chris Woakes and Steven Finn respectively. Ali made his name as a top-order batsman with Worcestershire, but has been deployed primarily as an offspinner by England, often batting at eight. However, this match saw…

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