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England v West Indies: Moeen Ali puts England in command at Headingley

Second Investec Test, Headingley, day fourEngland 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61*, Chase 3-86West Indies 427 & 5-0: Brathwaite 4*, Powell 1*West Indies trail by 316 runsScorecardMoeen Ali’s fine counter-attacking innings laid the foundation for England to push for a final-day victory in the second Test against West Indies.England lost three wickets before tea but Moeen made a 93-ball 84 to help his side declare on 490-8, a lead of 321.Joe Root (72), Dawid Malan (61), Ben Stokes (58) and Chris Woakes (61 not out) also helped England, who started the day just two ahead, take control.

West Indies’ openers survived a six-over spell to reach 5-0 at the close.The tourists dominated the first three days at Headingley, but struggled against England’s deep batting order on day four.England, who lead the three-match series 1-0, now need 10 wickets on the fifth day to win, despite having trailed by 169 runs after the first innings.It would be only the 20th time in Test history that a team has won having conceded a first-innings lead of 150 or more.More to follow
Source: BBC Featured

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