Moeen Ali, who helped England claim the fourth Test and the series 3-1 against South Africa, walked off the podium during his team's champagne-celebrations after winning the series and stood by the side clapping as his team celebrated.
Moeen Ali's spin web anchored England to a 3-1 series win against South Africa after they clinched victory in this fourth Test at Old Trafford. The off-spinner bagged a five-wicket haul in the second innings as hosts England while defending 380 runs bundled out Proteas for 202 to win the match by 177 runs.
Spinner Moeen Ali took five wickets as England beat South Africa by 177 runs in the fourth test on Monday to secure a 3-1 series victory. South Africa, needing 380 to win, were bowled out for 202 on the fourth day with Ali taking 5-69 and James Anderson claiming 3-16.
Moeen Ali's sparkling strokeplay in his undefeated 67 put England in total control of the fourth Test with a lead of 360 over South Africa at Old Trafford. England ended a third day curtailed by early evening rain on 224-8.
Jimmy Anderson put England in firm control on the second day of the fourth test at Old Trafford on Saturday, with his four wickets leaving South Africa trailing by 142 runs with just one first-innings wicket remaining.
Vernon Philander was taken to hospital mid-way through the third Test but he declared himself hit for fourth Test only to fail a fitness Test on the day of the Test and he, alongwith Chris Morris, was ruled out of the must-win Test against England.
Moeen Ali led with bat and ball to take England to a 177-run victory over South Africa in the fourth test on Monday, wrapping up a home series win over the Proteas for the first time in nearly 20 years.