Under review - How Moeen Ali survived close calls to make valuable half-century

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena raised his finger three times in the space of six balls either side of lunch, but Moeen's use of the Decision Review System was vindicated on each occasion, while the Tigers spurned both of their challenges on the left-hander, who finally fell for 68.

Here Press Association Sport looks in closer detail at each of his close calls.


26.5 OVERS: Moeen, on 16, aims a sweep at Shakib Al Hasan in the penultimate over of the first session but he seems to miss contact and is adjudged lbw by Dharmasena. The left-hander immediately sends the decision upstairs and a faint noise is detected on Ultraedge, enough to convince third umpire Sundaram Ravi to give Moeen the benefit of the doubt.

28.2 OVERS: Moeen adds one more run to his score but this lbw verdict - Shakib once again the bowler, Dharmasena the umpire - off the second ball after lunch looks much closer. Moeen, though, had managed to get in a big stride while prodding forward and ball tracking reveals the delivery would have spun wide of leg stump.

28.4 OVERS Two balls later, Dharmasena's finger was up in the air once more as Moeen misses another sweep off slow left-armer Shakib. While there is no bat involved, Moeen had managed to get outside the line, rendering ball tracking unnecessary.


23.4 OVERS: Moeen goes forward and is rapped on the pad by slow left-armer Taijul Islam. Chris Gaffaney turns down the appeals and ball tracking rules the delivery would only have clipping leg stump, so the decision stays with the umpire's call.

47.4 OVERS: By this stage, Moeen had already received four moments of fortune but it became a fifth following another fruitless Bangladesh review. Mehedi Hasan pins the batsman on his legs and while the ball would almost certainly have cannoned into the stumps, it also pitched outside leg stump.


15.3 OVERS: Bangladesh could have avoided the entire saga if they had reviewed their first lbw appeal against Moeen. Umpire Gaffaney waved away their cries and captain Mushfiqur Rahim perhaps agreed with the assertion that Mehedi's delivery may have been sliding down leg - it was not. Had they challenged the call, Moeen, on one at the time, would have been out. He eventually went on to make 68 before being caught behind off Mehedi.

  Moeen Ali, pictured, was adjudged lbw to Shakib Al Hasan on three occasions by umpire Kumar Dharmasena
Moeen Ali, pictured, was adjudged lbw to Shakib Al Hasan on three occasions by umpire Kumar Dharmasena