Moeen Ali crashed England’s second-fastest one-day international hundred in the third Royal London Series match against West Indies in Bristol.
Moeen, who put himself behind only his team-mate Jos Buttler in England’s all-time list of fastest ODI centurions, went from 50 to 100 in an astonishing 12 balls, completing the job with his eighth six from 53 deliveries out of 369 for nine.
WOOOOOW! No words for @MoeenAli – he brings up his century from 56 balls! 😍
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 24, 2017
His feat has garnered admiration from fans and fellow cricketers alike:
England have got so many match winners! What a player Moeen Ali is!! Awesome to watch! Englands line up tick a lot of boxes 👌👏🤛 #ENGvWI
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) September 24, 2017
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) September 24, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 24, 2017
Moeen Ali may be the most elegant exponent of brute force in cricket history. #ENGvWIN
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 24, 2017
Moeen Ali, take a bow.🙇When it comes to hitting sixes with ease he's no less than Rohit Sharma.#ENGvWI
— Manish Shaarma (@Manishshaarma) September 24, 2017
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) September 24, 2017
Moeen Ali's 53-ball century is the fastest ODI century while batting at No.7 or lower. Prev: 57 balls by James Faulkner v IND, 2013. #ENGvWI
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) September 24, 2017
Riding on Moeen’s success, England scored 369 for 9 wickets in their 50 overs and beat West Indies by 124 runs at Bristol in the third one-day international, to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.