England all-rounder Moeen Ali starred for his team in a nerve-wracking ODI against South Africa, managing to take his team over the line to square the series 1-1. Making his first appearance in international cricket since his axing from the team midway through the Ashes, Moeen had a memorable outing with both bat and ball.
Amidst his long break from the game, Moeen had expressed his desire to take an indefinite rest from the grueling requirements of international cricket. Now, back again in the thick of it donning the national jersey, the 32-year-old made vital contributions to his team’s victory.
Moeen kept things tight with his crafty off-spin, consigning the opposition to a modest total of 256/7 in their 50 overs. He took a solitary wicket and gave away 42 runs in his parsimonious spell of bowling. He then played a crucial role in steering England to a successful run-chase, managing to survive a dramatic collapse by showcasing nerves of steel.