Video: Moeen Ali hits 6 fours in an over

Moeen Ali hits 6 fours in an over

England all-rounder Moeen Ali astonished the cricketing universe with this rare feat, when he smashed 6 fours in an over against Sri Lanka A. The England team is playing the A side of Sri Lanka as a part of practice before the actual series against the Icelander’s starts.

The game was a limited over’s warm up tie between the two teams at the SSC in Colombo. Batting first the Sri Lanka A team managed to score 198-6 in 43 over’s against the English attack. The total did not look challenging for England who were almost going to field a full strength squad.

Coming in to open the innings with skipper Cook was the all-rounder Moeen Ali. Cook played the first over patiently and was a maiden. Not taking any pressure and unaffected Ali took on the Sri Lankan fast bowler Vishwa Fernando from the first ball that he faced; a beautiful cover drive got him and England off to a boundarified start.The second ball went into the air little caution but had enough elevation to clear the covers fielder and make its way to the fence.

The bowler already hit for two back to back boundaries tried to change things and bowled the next on the on-side. Ali drove it past mid-on for the third four in a row. Another couple of cover drive’s and he had five fours in as many deliverers.

Pressure took over Fernando as he lost his line and bowled a wide which should have been the last ball of the over.For the last ball the fine leg fielder was called in and was virtually an invitation. Moeen Ali sensed the occasion played a leg glance and the ball rolled on into the fence. Completing his sixth four and 25 runs off the over.

Not termed a big hitter or a quick run getter Ali’s came to everyone as a surprise. A welcome batting change for England who are looking to settle a squad they would field in the world cup in Australia and New Zealand starting February 2015.

With a strong batting display and weather playing part England won the match by 56 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. The team will now play Sri Lanka in the first ODI at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on November 26.

Here is the Video of Moeen Ali hits 6 fours in an over via (Official England Cricket Channel)