Moeen Ali’s outstanding performance in the match between England (ENG) and Scotland (SCO) during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is certainly worth highlighting. Here’s a brief match report:

  1. ENG Innings Summary: England scored 303/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
  2. Moeen Ali’s Century: Moeen Ali, opening for England, played a sensational innings, scoring 128 runs off just 107 balls. This innings was not only significant for the match but also in a historical context. Ali’s century made him the first batsman to score an ODI hundred in New Zealand after a gap of 27 years. The last English player to achieve this feat in New Zealand was Chris Broad, 27 years ago.
  3. Opening Partnership: Moeen Ali and Ian Bell provided a solid foundation for England with a 172-run opening partnership against Scotland. Ian Bell contributed 54 runs from 85 balls.
  4. Middle Order Performance: However, the middle order of the English team couldn’t capitalize on the strong start. Players like Ballance (10 runs), Joe Root (1 run), Eoin Morgan (46 runs), and James Taylor (17 runs) couldn’t press the attack on Scotland.
  5. Bowling Analysis: For Scotland, JH Davey was the most successful bowler, taking 4 wickets for 68 runs. Evans took 1 wicket for 46 runs in his 10 overs, while Wardlaw took 1 wicket for 60 runs in his quota of 10 overs. Rana Majid Ul Haq claimed one wicket for 51 runs in his 10 overs.
  6. England’s World Cup Performance: England had a tough start to their World Cup campaign, losing their first two matches against Australia and New Zealand. Moeen Ali’s century provided a much-needed boost to their batting lineup.
  7. Moeen Ali’s Hitting: Moeen Ali’s innings featured five sixes and 12 fours, showcasing his ability to play powerful shots and build a substantial total.

Moeen Ali’s century not only played a crucial role in England’s victory against Scotland but also earned him a significant place in ODI cricket history. His aggressive batting and brilliant performance marked one of the memorable moments of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. If you’d like to watch highlights of Moeen Ali’s impressive innings, you can find videos online.

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