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Moeen Ali the only positive as England thrashed

by Matt Ratcliffe

Worcestershire's Moeen Ali was the only real positive for England as they were thrashed by India in the fourth One-Day International at Edgbaston.

Moeen Ali batting in Birmingham
Moeen Ali batting in Birmingham Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

India strolled to the series victory, going 3-0 up with just one more game to play, as they knocked off England's total of 206 all out in just 30.3 overs, for the loss of only one wicket.

Moeen Ali earlier hit three 6s on his way to scoring 67 off 50 balls, which helped a stuttering England to a total India bettered with ease.

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Delroy Facey appears in court charged with match-fixing involvement conspiracy

Former West Bromwich Albion, Notts County and Hereford United footballer Delroy Facey has appeared in court charged with being involved in a match-fixing conspiracy.

Delroy Facey
Delroy Facey Credit: Empics

He is accused of conspiring with four other men to commit fraud by way of bribery between November 1 and 27 2013.

Facey was not required to enter a plea during the two-minute hearing at Cannock Magistrates' Court in Staffordshire. The 34-year-old has been bailed to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on September 19.

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England take on India at Edgbaston in fourth ODI

Ian Bell after he was run out in the last match at Trent Bridge
Ian Bell after he was run out in the last match at Trent Bridge Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/Press Association Images

England take on India at Edgbaston in Birmingham today in the fourth One-Day International in their five-match series.

India currently lead the series 2-0, after the first match was abandoned, then winning the second and third matches convincingly.

Warwickshire players Ian Bell and Chris Woakes will be hoping for an improved performance on their home ground.

The last match between the two sides was on Saturday at Nottinghamshire's Trent Bridge, with India winning by 6 wickets.

Footballer Delroy Facey due in court on bribery charges

Delroy Facey in action for Notts County in 2010
Delroy Facey in action for Notts County in 2010 Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Footballer Delroy Facey is due in court in Cannock today facing charges of bribery.

Officers investigating match-fixing arrested the 34-year-old former Notts County, West Bromwich Albion and Hereford United striker in November last year.

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