Alastair Cook can give England the foundation to save Test, says Moeen Ali

• Moeen backs England to bat for two days to escape with at least a draw
• ‘Cookie, when he gets in, is hard to get out and hopefully we will see that’

Moeen Ali on Sunday night optimistically talked up England’s chances of batting six sessions and escaping from Trent Bridge with at least a draw, provided Alastair Cook can survive the new ball and produce an epic innings that lays the platform for the remainder of the batting order.

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