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England vs Australia, Ashes first Test day 3 live: Latest updates from Edgbaston

Moeen Ali is coming to get a bowl. He had a problem with his spinning finger yesterday and today and used magic spray on it. He has one to rip here! It’s the batter beaten, the goalkeeper and the skater alike, running away four. Goodbye.

Moeen was fined 25% match fee for exhibiting “behavior against the spirit of the game” and that was because he applied that spray/ointment to his finger last night without asking first. referee.

You could say, this is the result of attracting people who are not used to the 90-round ball in a day with the Dukes ball (different from the white ball, the seam is prouder and therefore more abrasive to the fingers).

This is more than word Will Macpherson in this matter.

British spinner Moeen Ali is facing criticism from the ICC match referee for spraying illegal skin-drying sprays on his hands during the First Ash Test.

Moeen was caught by television cameras brazenly applying spray to his bowling alley while crossing the line on day two of the First Ashes Test.

Spotted by match referee Andy Pycroft, it was understood he would be fined a portion of his match fee. The cost of an English player is more than £12,500.

The spray can be used by pitchers to dry up sweat on their hands, giving them a better ball grip.

Moeen, who will turn 36 on Sunday, has had problems holding the red ball for years and at times, the pronounced seam has left his spinning finger blistered and cracked. The spray is said to have no pain relief and is purely for drying hands, which is especially important on a wet Tuesday.

This was the all-around athlete’s first Test match since September 2021, and he completed a mountain of work on day two. He was asked to hit 29 pitches (choose number two was 124), more than he hit in the entire Indian Premier League for the recent Chennai Super Kings.

As he hadn’t competed in the longest form for so long, Moeen performed well, while also witnessing two missed opportunities from batter Jonny Bairstow during his bowling match. him, a beat to Cameron Green and a catch to Alex Carey, who went undefeated overnight.

Australia continued into day three with 82 runs after England’s first innings score of 393 for eight claimed, with Usman Khawaja on 126 not disqualified. It was the first century of languid left-handers in England, on their third tour of the country.

25% match fee plus one demerit as penalty.

A statement read: “Ali has admitted the offence, and accepted the penalty recommended by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Arbitration Panel, so a formal hearing is not required.

“When making the decision to sanction a player, the Match Referee was pleased that Ali only used the spray to dry his hands.”


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