Moeen bags six as England level series

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England have broken an 11-match streak without a Test win, beating India by 266 runs in the third Test in Southampton to level the five-match series at one all.

England have broken an 11-match streak without a Test win, beating India by 266 runs in the third Test in Southampton to level the five-match series at one all.

The Three Lions emerged victorious before lunch on day five, with spinner Moeen Ali taking six wickets in total and four in the session as India collapsed to 178 all out, falling well short of the 445 target.

India began the day on 112 for four, needing to see out the entire day to save the match and hold on to the lead they got at Lord's. But England, at last firing on all cylinders and seniors coming the party, were keen to wrap it up.

Ajinkya Rahane started the day on 18, and was the last man standing, having recorded a futile half century. It as his second of the match, having made 54 in the first innings, but the middle and lower order crumbled around him.

Rohit Sharma was the first to fall on the day, with India adding no runs to the score, as he was caught behind by Jos Buttler off James Anderson's bowling in the second over of the day.

MS Dhoni followed soon after, in the same manner and also for six, but from there one out it was Moeen's morning. He removed Ravi Jadeja for 15 and then Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a duck in the same over.

Then, Mohammed Shami was also bamboozled by the Beard That's Feared, finding his bails removed. Four overs later the game was over, as Pankaj Singh was bowled by Moeen too, giving him figures of six for 67.

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