Twitter Reacts After Zak Crawley Becomes The 3rd Youngest Englishman To Score A Test Double Hundred
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Twitter Reacts After Zak Crawley Becomes The 3rd Youngest Englishman To Score A Test Double Hundred

Zak Crawley
Zak Crawley [Photo-Twitter]

Zak Crawley completed a rate feat of converting his maiden Test ton into a double-hundred on the second afternoon of the third #raisethebat Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The Kent batsman has become the third-youngest- 22 years and 201 days- to score a double-hundred for England, joining the likes of Len Hutton [22 years and 58 days, vs Australia, 1938], David Gower [22 years and 102 days, vs India, 1979] and Bill Edrich [22 years and 342 days, vs South Africa, 1929]. He is also the 7th Englishman to convert his maiden ton into a double-hundred.

It was a brilliant innings from the England No.3, one that displayed his talent, strokeplay, determination and patience to the hilt.

Zak Crawley
Zak Crawley and Jos Buttler [Photo-Twitter]
Crawley, who came into bat at the fall of Rory Burns in just the 5th over of the English innings, looked like he picked up from where he had left in the second innings of the last Test, where he scored a half-century.

The England No.3 played almost every stroke in the book and never allowed the Pakistani bowlers to settle into their lengths. Anything short was either cut or pulled, anything that was full, was imperiously driven either through covers or straight down the ground.

Crawley also became only the 3rd batsman after Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair in the last 10 years to convert his maiden Test ton into a double hundred.

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Here’s how Twitter reacted to Zak Crawley’s maiden double hundred-

 

 

 

 

Yash Mittal

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