Moeen Ali picks 10 as England complete 211-run win over South Africa at Lord's

England's Moeen Ali walks off at the end of the match
England's Moeen Ali walks off at the end of the match
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England 458 & 233 (Cook 69) beat
South Africa 361 & 119 (Ali 6-53) by 211 runs
First Test, Lord's, day four
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Moeen Ali became the first England spinner to pick a 10-wicket haul at Lord's since 1974 as the hosts completed a 211 run victory over South Africa after dismissing them for 119 runs in the final innings of the first Test at Lord's.

Chasing a target of 331 runs in the fourth innings, Dean Elgar (2) used a review in the fourth over to overturn a LBW decision. Three overs later, Heino Kuhn (9) edged a James Anderson (1-16) down the leg side to the keeper.

Ali (6-53) got his first breakthrough when he had Elgar caught off his own bowling in the 10th over and in the final delivery before tea, JP Duminy (2) holed out to midwicket to give Mark Wood (1-3) a wicket. Surprisingly, Wood bowled just one over in the innings. South Africa went into tea at 25 for three.

South Africa continued to struggle in the post tea session as Liam Dawson (2-34) trapped Hashim Amla (11) LBW. Even a review couldn't save him there.

Quinton de Kock (18) and Temba Bavuma (21) shared a brief 36 run stand before they were both castled by Ali, who soon completed his fifth wicket when Theunis de Bruyn (1) edged one to the slips.

With score reading 72 for seven, South Africa looked down and out. Despite, Vernon Philander (19 not out) came on to bat with injury, Proteas were bowled out for 119 runs as England claimed a 1-0 lead in the series with Joe Root winning his first game as captain.

Earlier, England resumed the fourth day with a score of 119 for one. Philander (0-9) was declared fit to bowl as he took the first over of the day. Both, Alastair Cook (69) and Gary Ballance (34) was slow to start before the former was accounted by Morne Morkel (3-64).

Things looked dicey for England after Ballance edged a Morkel delivery behind the stumps and moments later, Keshav Maharaj (4-85) accounted for Joe Root (5).

Kagiso Rabada (3-50) had Ben Stokes (1) dismissed yet again but this time with a muted celebration. Only Jonny Bairstow (51) and Wood (28) provided some respite to the innings, which was losing momentum as England were bowled out for 233 runs in their second innings.

Morkel and Rabada picked three wickets apiece while Maharaj had four.

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