England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's July 9, 2017

Moeen's match figures are England's best since Botham

Moeen completes a raft of records, and there's an unwelcome statistic for Alastair Cook, as England complete a record-breaking victory at Lord's

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1980 The last instance of an England player making a 50-plus score and a 10-wicket haul in a Test match was Ian Botham against India at Wankhede. Moeen Ali is the first England player to do so at Lord's, and overall the sixth for his country.

1974 Prior to Moeen's feat, the last time an England spinner took a 10-wicket haul in a Lord's Test was Derek Underwood (13 for 71) against Pakistan. Overall, Moeen is the fifth England spinner to do so. This is also Moeen Ali's maiden ten-for in Tests.

211 Margin of defeat for South Africa in this match - their biggest in a Test in England in terms of runs. Their previous largest such defeat was by 174 runs at Headingley way back in 1912. Overall, this is only the sixth time South Africa have lost an away Test by 200-plus runs.

1910 The last time South Africa were all out in fewer overs in the fourth innings than the 36.4 overs in this match. Overall, this was their fifth-shortest completed fourth innings.

2 Players to achieve the double of a fifty-plus score and 10 or more wickets in a Lord's Test - Dion Nash (56 & 11 for 169) in 1994 and Moeen (87 & 10 for 112) in this match.

1972 The last instance of England spinners picking up 14 or more wickets in a home Test. Underwood (10) and Ray Illingworth (4) claimed 14 between them at Headingley against Australia. Moeen took 10 and Liam Dawson picked up four in this match.

246 for 16 England's score in the first sessions of this Test. They made 82 for loss of 4 wickets in the first session of first day, 101 for 5 on the second day and 63 for 7 on the fourth day. In the other sessions of the day they lost only two wickets and piled up 394 runs.

9 The number of times Morkel has dismissed Alastair Cook - the most times he has removed any batsman in his Test career. His next most frequent victims, with eight dismissals each, were Andrew Strauss and Mike Hussey. Also for Cook, it is the joint-most he has got out to any bowler, along with Mitchell Johnson. No other South Africa bowler has sent back Cook more than four times; Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander have each managed that many dismissals. Cook has averaged 24.22 against Morkel.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • ghalib4313810 on July 11, 2017, 5:00 GMT

    SA batting was significantly depleted and Hashim hasnt fired as expected but Moeen played better than any other English allrounder to win the match for them. It does not help if SA fielders keep dropping the likes of Joe Root and allow 1st innings deficit.

    They need to get ABD back into TEST fold with both ABD and Amla batting at 5 and 4 with Faf at 3. De Kock must be batting at 6 to give opposition a serious scare.

  • David on July 9, 2017, 23:01 GMT

    Another astonishing stat is, this is the first time England has beaten SA at Lords since 1960. Prior to this one, I believe SA won four and one was drawn.

  • subodh on July 9, 2017, 22:29 GMT

    SIMBA1908 ON JULY 9, 2017, 19:40 GMT: I believe it is possible to talk up Moeen without running down Stokes, is it not?

  • Simon on July 9, 2017, 19:40 GMT

    Is it time we stop talking about Stokes being the allrounder to end allrounders? Ali has constantly proven he's just as valuable if not moreso. Congrats to him on a fantastic performance in this match. Wonder if he'll be better handled by the new captain.

  • guyajw5204138 on July 9, 2017, 19:03 GMT

    No surprises with that Morkel stat to Cook. Morkel is one of, if not the, best bowlers to left handers in the modern game. The ball he produced to prise about Ballance was perfection. Ballance could face that ball 10 times and still get out.

  • Frank on July 9, 2017, 18:29 GMT

    You have forgotten that Ian Botham scored a 100 and took 8 for in one innings at Lords? Against Pakistan 1978

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