Last Update on: July 25th, 2023 at 11:37 am
England opener Zak Crawley expressed optimism about winning the final Test match against Australia to level the ongoing Ashes series at home. Zak Crawley highlighted that a 2-2 score is a fair way to finish the series, considering the fierce battle between the two teams.
Zak Crawley was named Player of the Match for his brilliant knock in the first inning. The right-handed batter hammered Australian batting, scoring 189 runs off just 186 deliveries. He was the leading run-getter in the ongoing series, scoring 385 runs in the four matches at an average of 55.
Edgbaston Could Have Gone Either Way – Zak Crawley
Speaking after the fourth Test match at Old Trafford in Manchester, Zak Crawley stated that Australia and England dominated one match each, and the Edgbaston Test could’ve gone either way.
“I think 2-2 would be fair. They had the better of us at Lord’s, Edgbaston could have gone either way. We probably deserved this one and Headingley could have gone either way. So I think two-all would be right. We’ll see, hopefully, we can get it,” Crawley said.
“We’ll play the same way and to know we can make a big score. It suits us to have a little in the wicket – we’ll see what happens. That’s the beauty of a five-Test series; you get a look at them, and work out tactics and nuances.
I’ve never played a five-match series before this one. We’re massively up for it. And as Stokesy says, we’re building as a team, this isn’t the end just because it’s the Ashes. It’s very much the start, hopefully,” he added.
We’re Disappointed – Zak Crawley
The fourth Test match ended in a draw as the entire final day’s play was washed out due to rain. Zak Crawley admitted that the team is disappointed with the outcome of the series after being in a good position.
“It’s pretty flat. We’re disappointed we’ve played a lot of good cricket in this game. We wanted to win, we were in a good position to win, and two days of rain cost us. But that’s how it is,” he further stated.
England scored 592 runs in their first innings, securing a 275-run lead. The home team’s bowlers managed to take five wickets for 214 runs in Australia’s second innings. The fifth and final Test of the series is set to be played at The Oval in London, starting on Thursday, July 27.