Zak Crawley’s marathon innings lastly ended on 267 as England closed in on 500 within the third and closing check in opposition to Pakistan on Saturday, leaving the vacationers’ ambitions of a series-tying win in ruins.
England went to tea on day two on 490-5, Crawley having scored greater than half of the runs with a knock that has thrust him into cricket’s international consciousness.
By the point he was stumped off part-time spinner Asad Shafiq, Crawley had moved into tenth place within the all-time record of high scores by an England participant — above the likes of Geoffrey Boycott, Joe Root and Ben Stokes.
His 393-ball knock contained 34 fours and a chipped six down the empty floor on the Ageas Bowl. The 22-year-old Crawley, taking part in in his eighth check, had each shot within the ebook — reverse sweeps, cuts off the again foot, whips into the leg facet — and deserved a capability crowd in Southampton.
When he was lastly dismissed, Pakistan’s gamers ran to Crawley to congratulate him, many giving him fist bumps.
267 is now the very best rating in Take a look at cricket historical past that was ended by a stumping, surpassing the earlier better of 258 by West Indies’ Seymour Nurse at Christchurch in 1969
2nd Crawley’s knock is now the very best maiden Take a look at century rating by an England batsman, with the teen lacking the file by 21 runs. Tip Foster nonetheless holds the file together with his knock of 287 again in 1903. General, it’s the seventh-highest highest maiden Take a look at century rating after Gary Sobers (365*), Bob Simpson (311), Karun Nair (303*), Foster, Brian Lara (277) and Zaheer Abbas (274).
10 Crawley is now a part of the all-time top-10 record of the very best particular person rating by an England batsman in Take a look at cricket, surpassing Alastair Cook dinner’s 263-run knock in opposition to Pakistan in 2015 in Abu Dhabi. That is additionally the very best particular person knock by any lively English cricketer going previous Joe Root’s 254 in opposition to Pakistan in 2016 in Manchester, and can be the second-highest particular person rating by an English batsman this century after Cook dinner’s 294 in opposition to India in Birmingham.
2nd Crawley now has the second-highest particular person rating as England’s No.3 in Exams, standing behind Wally Hammond’s 336.
5 Crawly turned the fifth-youngest batsman to transform their maiden check hundred right into a double hundred after Vinod Kambli (21y 32d when he scored 224 v Eng in 1992-93), Garfield Sobers (21y 213d), Graeme Smith (21y 259d), Jacques Rudolph (21y 355d).
1 Crawley, en path to his colossal knock, recorded the very best particular person rating on the Ageas Bowl surpassing the earlier better of 167 by Ian Bell.
(with AP inputs)
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