The 22-year-old Zak Crawley scored a probably career-defining 267 within the first innings of England’s third Check in opposition to Pakistan on the Ageas Bowl.
He batted for almost 5 full classes as his epic 359-run stand with Jos Buttler put the hosts on target to sealing a primary sequence win at residence to Pakistan since 2010.
Crawley’s innings earned him various admirers, one in every of which was former India captain and present Board of Management for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly.
“England have discovered an excellent No. 3 in Crawley,” Ganguly tweeted in the course of the innings.
“Appears to be like a category participant… hope to see him in all codecs often.”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 22, 2020
Buttler and Crawley’s stand was the joint sixth highest partnership of all time for England in Check cricket.
Crawley’s rating is the second-highest maiden Check ton by an England batsman in Check cricket and Karun Nair’s 303 not out is the one increased maiden century within the final 25 years.
He’s additionally the third-youngest England batsman to attain a double hundred, solely behind batting greats Len Hutton and David Gower.
Crawley’s 267 can be the second-highest rating by an England quantity three batsman, solely behind the legendary Wally Hammond who scored 336 in opposition to New Zealand all the best way again in 1933.
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