(Video) Moeen Ali’s languid swing is one of cricket’s great sights

Moeen Ali showed his ball-striking class for the Birmingham Phoenix against the Welsh Fire at Edgbaston on Monday night. His knock included some trademark flourishes of the bat, sending it to all parts seemingly with minimal effort. These two strikes down the ground in particular were a joy to watch.

Moeen is undoubtedly one of the most natural timers of the ball that you will see, proved in abundance throughout his 59 off 28 balls in which he became the Hundred’s leading six-hitter, with twelve. He was complimented by the more power-based, baseball-like batting of the in-form Will Smeed.