Wed. Oct 28th, 2020
India Today Web Desk


Though all the spotlight was on Joe Root, England batsman Zak Crawley stole the display on Day one of the ongoing 3rd Check towards Pakistan at Rose Bowl in Southampton. Crawley brought up his maiden Check hundred, 2nd consecutive fifty-plus complete in the three-match series vs Pakistan.

Zak Crawley, at 22, has develop into the fifth-youngest Check centurion for England due to the fact the dawn of the new millenium. Ahead of him are Alastair Cook, Ollie Pope, Joe Root and Ben Stokes.

Notably, Crawley grew to become the 1st England No.three to make a Check century due to the fact Jonny Bairstow in 2018 and Joe Root in 2016. Enjoying his eighth Check match, Crawley’s former very best score was 76 towards the West Indies at the similar ground in Southampton final month.

Just after winning the toss and electing to bat, England have been teetering at 127 for 4 ahead of the pair steadied the innings, with Crawley sounding his intention with a 4 from his 1st delivery.

Pakistan had early achievement when struggling England opener Rory Burns (six) was caught at third slip by Shan Masood off the bowling of seamer Shaheen Afridi. He now has just twenty runs in 4 innings in this series.

Dom Sibley (22) was trapped leg ahead of wicket by wily leg-spinner Yasir Shah (two-60), who was launched immediately after ten overs of the innings on the dry wicket and located instant flip.

He also accounted for Ollie Pope (three), a faster delivery pinning the middle-buy batsman on the back foot and clattering into his stumps.

In advance of that, property captain Joe Root (29) looked effectively set ahead of he obtained a super delivery from 17-yr-previous seamer Naseem Shah that caught his outdoors edge as it jagged away and presented a catch for wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan.

England have produced 1 transform from the drawn 2nd check, restoring speedy bowler Jofra Archer to the side in the location of Sam Curran, whilst Pakistan are unchanged in their quest to snatch a draw in the series.

England won the 1st Check in Manchester by 3 wickets



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