MOEEN ALI and Worcestershire had little trouble in taking the four wickets they needed for victory during the fourth morning against Yorkshire at Scarborough.

Moeen’s side completed their second Specsavers County Championship win of the season, by an innings and 186 runs.

Yorkshire started their second innings 356 runs in arrears and resumed on day four at 140 for six.

They were bowled out for 170 inside 40 minutes of play.

Whereas Ali enjoyed a stunning week, Yorkshire captain David Willey had a different perspective.

He said: "It's been a difficult week. Sometimes you have to take your hat off and say 'We've been outplayed'. That's probably been the case this week, so credit to them. I think they applied themselves better. As a result, they confidently beat us.

"Moeen Ali played exceptionally well with bat and ball, and that's why he's doing what he's doing at international level.

"There's some areas we'd have liked to have done better, obviously, looking at the scores there.

"We have to be honest with ourselves.

"It's my first game as captain and first game back since Hampshire (in April 2017). I'm still getting my bearings with four-day cricket.

"It's been a tough week all round. Ultimately, we have to look at the five games that are left and make sure we are doing the processes right. Hopefully we'll get some results on the back of that."

Ali took two wickets with his off-spinners in the first innings before hitting a brilliant 219 with the bat as the visitors amassed 572 for seven declared as they replied to 216.

He then struck four times at the start of Yorkshire’s second innings on day three and added two of the last four to fall, finishing with six for 49 from 23 overs.

His match figures amounted to eight for 89 from 30 overs.

Worcestershire, bottom of the Division One table before this round of fixtures, claimed a maximum 24-point haul to the White Rose county’s one.

It means the gap between the two is now just five points with as many games to play.

This was Yorkshire’s fourth defeat in nine and their fifth defeat in the last six fixtures on this ground, including the last four in a row.

Moeen is only the second Worcester player to have scored a double hundred and taken five wickets in an innings in the same Championship match.

The other was Ted Arnold against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1909 when he scored 200 not out and added seven for 44 in the second innings. Arnold took 10 wickets in the match having added three in the first innings.

Moeen bowled Willey and had Matthew Fisher caught behind within the space of four balls in the 56th over, the fourth of the morning, as Yorkshire fell to 149 for eight.

His chances of ten in the match were ended by the impressive seamer Dillon Pennington, who bowled Jack Brooks (164 for nine). Pennington had Josh Poysden caught at second slip in his next over to wrap up the win.

Worcestershire face Lancashire at Southport next week and Yorkshire host Somerset at Emerald Headingley.