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Moeen Ali hits 53-ball century in Bristol win

Monday, 25 September 2017 :  Moeen Ali hit an exhilarating 53-ball century in England's 124-run win over West Indies in the third one-day international in Bristol. At one stage, Moeen took 61 runs from 14 deliveries to reach the second-fastest ODI ton by an England batsman. Joe Root earlier made 84 and Ben Stokes 73 in the hosts' 369-9. Chris Gayle threatened to lead a remarkable chase but, after he was run out for 94, West Indies fell to 245 all out, with Liam Plunkett taking 5-52. The efforts of Moeen and Gayle, coupled with short straight boundaries at both ends of the ground, saw the rope cleared 28 times, a record for an ODI in the UK. The contest was in the balance when England were pegged back to 217-6, but Moeen shared 117 with Chris Woakes. That led England to a score from which they would take a 2-0 lead in the five-ma

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