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Moeen Ali (Image - AP)

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Moeen Ali scored 56 runs off 39 balls to rescue England against Bangladesh in their rain-reduced Cricket World Cup warm-up game on Monday.

Ali smacked six sixes and two fours as England won by four wickets with 77 balls remaining under the DLS method. He entered the innings with England on 114-5 in pursuit of 197. He departed with his team on 193.

England finished on 197-6 in 24.1 overs.

Bangladesh had scored 188-9 in 37 overs before rain intervened once again in Guwahati. When the weather finally relented, the match was reduced to 37 overs a side, with England chasing a revised DLS target.

For Bangladesh, Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 74 off 89 balls and helped build the innings from 26-2 in five overs.

England’s first warmup game against India on Saturday was washed out at the same ground.