Happy Birthday England Cricketer Moeen Ali, English Cricketer Ali made his Indian Premier League debut just four years ago but his scintillating abilities made him one of the most prominent all-rounders in the domestic T20 tournament.
He has so far played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings and has scored 910 runs with five half-centuries.
As the 35-year-old all-rounder celebrates his birthday today, it is time to take a look at his top five performances in the IPL.
93 vs Rajasthan Royals (2022):-
Moeen played one of the best innings of his IPL career against Rajasthan Royals in the recently concluded season. He played brilliant innings and scored 93 runs in 57 balls.
His innings included 13 fours and three sixes. Moeen’s scintillating batting helped Chennai reach a total of 150/6 in 20 overs.
Moin later took one wicket for 21 runs in four overs. His valor eventually proved irrelevant as Rajasthan successfully reached a total with two balls to spare.
3/13 vs Delhi Capitals (2022):-
In the 15th season of IPL, the English all-rounder performed brilliantly against Delhi Capitals.
Batting first, the MS Dhoni-led Chennai team registered a defendable total of 208/6 in 20 overs. During their run chase, Delhi looked shaky for the loss of two early wickets.
Moeen eventually emerged as Chennai’s savior as he scalped three for 13 in his four overs. Moeen’s brilliant bowling spell helped the four-time IPL champions win by 91 runs.
3/7 vs Rajasthan Royals (2021):-
Moin’s all-rounder abilities were highly appreciated after he put on a memorable show against Rajasthan Royals during the 2021 IPL.
Moeen made a significant contribution by scoring 26 runs in 20 balls. Batting first, Chennai set a target of 189 runs for Rajasthan.
In the bowling unit, Moeen did a great job as he took three wickets for just seven runs in three overs. Chennai eventually managed to win the match by 45 runs. Moeen was also adjudged man of the match.
66 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2019):-
In the 2019 IPL, Moeen Ali played amazing innings of 66 runs in 28 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The then Bangalore captain Virat Kohli (100 off 58 balls) and Moeen (66 off 28 balls) put on a solid 90-run partnership to help them reach a colossal total of 213/4 in 20 overs.
Moin hit 5 fours and 6 sixes in his fast innings. Eventually, Bangalore managed to win the match by 10 runs.
65 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2018):-
Back in 2018, representing Bangalore, the southpaw played a brilliant inning of 65 off 34 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Moeen hit 2 fours and 6 sixes to take his team to a colossal total of 218/6 in 20 overs. In reply, Hyderabad managed to score 204/3 in 20 overs.