Moeen hits ton as Worcs draw at Glos

Moeen Ali

Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali reached his century from 106 balls

England’s Moeen Ali scored an unbeaten century on day four as Worcestershire drew with Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Resuming on 217-6, 186 runs ahead, the hosts declared on 382-7 after Chris Dent (138no) and Jack Taylor made tons.

Needing 352 to win from 63 overs, the visitors lost Brett D’Oliveira and Daryl Mitchell to Liam Norwell and were 49-3 when Josh Shaw bowled Joe Clarke.

But Moeen (136no) calmed any fears of defeat, leaving both sides still waiting for a first victory of 2016.

Moeen’s day did not begin as well as it ended – with the ball, his first over of the final day was hit for 21 runs by Dent and Taylor, who was eventually out for 105 off 103 balls.

The 28-year-old all-rounder finished with figures of 0-49 from eight overs, but he made an impact with the bat to secure Worcestershire’s second draw of the season.

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