Despite a loss in their final regular-season encounter against Rajasthan Royals, Moeen Ali saved his best for last in the IPL season, providing a performance that gave Chennai Super Kings something to cheer about.
Before falling short of a century, the England all-rounder lit up the Powerplay, striking six consecutive boundaries off a single Trent Boult over.
Ali’s 57-ball 93 was Chennai’s only high point with the bat, and he backed it up with 1/21 from four overs, as well as a good slip catch to dismiss compatriot Jos Buttler early on.
The final flourish continued the England all-recent rounder’s resurgence, which had been hampered by a sluggish start to the IPL season, which would have worried his national selectors.
However, the world’s third-best all-rounder concludes the 2022 IPL season with 244 runs at a decent strike rate of 137.85.
Moeen continues to produce incredibly valuable stats with the ball. He concludes the IPL with an amazing economy rate of just 6.62 and eight wickets. Only Sunil Narine and Mohsin Khan have poorer economy than him among bowlers who have bowled at least as many tournament overs.