(Video) Perfectly timed back foot punch shows Moeen Ali at his languid best

Moeen Ali

Ollie Phillips

Moeen Ali has spent his series against India so far getting starts and then getting out, but he looked in full flow at the Kia Oval on Friday as he brought out his trademark shots during a productive partnership with Ollie Pope. Moeen has the largely unique ability of timing the ball without seemingly putting any effort whatsoever into a shot, batting with the sort of time that makes you forget these bowlers are sending them in down in excess of 85 miles-per-hour. This back foot punch through the covers was right up there with the shots of the day.