As India began to take the game away from England via the fruitful partnership of Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant, Moeen Ali was presented with a golden opportunity to dismiss India's dangerous wicketkeeper-batsman. As the pair stuttered half way up the wicket, Pant was stranded as the ball fell to Moeen. He could have simply run to the stumps and taken the bails off, or indeed waited for Bairstow to reach the wicket and lob it for him to do the honours, but instead opted for a direct hit, missing by a fair distance and giving Pant a potentially game-deciding reprieve.
😲BIG MO-MENT?😲— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 5, 2021
Huge life for Pant as he sets off a single, hesitates and there's confusion but Moeen Ali shies at the stumps and misses!
India 376-6, leading by 277🏏#ENGvIND🏴🇮🇳
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