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Moeen Ali cracked a quickfire half-century

South Africa in England 2017

Stokes' injury worry throws spotlight on Moeen's place

If England opt to rest Ben Stokes before the Champions Trophy, Moeen Ali could find himself out of the XI for the South Africa series; but it's a possibility that doesn't worry him too much

Eoin Morgan celebrates his 11th ODI hundred

England v South Africa, 1st ODI, Headingley

A curious record and AB's rare fumble

ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first ODI between England and South Africa at Headingley

Moeen Ali followed his runs with important wickets

England v South Africa, 1st ODI, Headingley

Morgan and Moeen star in convincing victory

Eoin Morgan is an England captain who senses his time has come. He has reshaped England's limited-overs cricket, now he wants some tangible reward for it

Samit Patel drives

County news

'Fitness? I've never missed a game,' says Patel

Samit Patel has marked his benefit match at Trent Bridge on Thursday by defending his fitness record and questioning the emphasis on athleticism rather than skills

Gary Ballance maintained his excellent form with 85

Yorkshire v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Headingley

Rashid, Rafiq snuff out Lancashire to claim Roses rights

Spin proved to be Yorkshire's route to a comfortable 79-run victory over Lancashire as Adil Rashid and Azeem Rafiq were at the top of their game on a surface offering a little purchase

Alastair Cook staves off a delivery by standing tall

Somerset v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 3rd day

Cook begins post-captaincy life with classy hundred

Those who harboured fears that Alastair Cook would descend into a sea of despond upon conceding the England Test captaincy can rest easy

Alastair Cook slaps one through the off side

Somerset v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 1st day

Cook beds in after Somerset's sleepy start

Somerset were dismissed for a sub-par 209 on the first day of their season before Alastair Cook bedded in for Essex