England off-spin all-rounder Moeen Ali’s onslaught finally ended after he mistimed an attempted reverse-bit off Ravichandran Ashwin.
Coming into bat at No.3 in his debut PL game for Chennai Super Kings, Moeen Ali looked like a million dollars during his 24-ball 36 as he flayed the Delhi Capitals attack, especially Ravichandran Ashwin to all corners of the Wankhede Stadium.
Ali announced himself with an imperious backfoot punch off Avesh Khan for a boundary and followed it up with a brilliant swivel pull for another four.
But, it was really the manner in which he took apart Ashwin, that was a sight to behold.
The all-rounder smoked a boundary straight over the off-spinner’s head in Ashwin’s second over. He was lucky to get the second boundary though as the ball turned viciously and he ended up getting a thick outside edge.
Ali, however, made amends for it in the next Ashwin over as he ran down the track and deposited him in the long-on stands for consecutive sixes.
Ashwin, however, had the last laugh as Moeen Ali, in an attempt to reverse hit him for another six, proceeded to mistime it and Shikhar Dhawan completed a good catch at short third-man.
Watch Moeen Ali’s dismissal here: