Zak Crawley took eight matches to score his maiden Test century and has seemingly booked his place at the No.3 position for England. After England lost their openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley early, Zak Crawley stayed put, to sway away all the trouble coming towards his side to put them in the driver’s seat.
Crawley eased through his innings as he remained unbeaten on 171 runs off 296 balls to help England post a daunting 332/4 on board in the final Test. In the process, he also stitched an unbeaten 205-run knock with Jos Buttler.
Crawley said that scoring the century was the best feeling he had on the cricket field. He also said its unbelievable as his entire career flashed in front of his eyes.
“It’s the best feeling I’ve had on the cricket field by some way,” Crawley told reporters at the close.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling, to see everybody on the balcony, it was almost like my whole career flashed before my eyes in that moment.”
“I was trying to keep the hundred out of my head when I was on about 25, I just felt in such decent form that I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
“When I was on around 91 I was really nervous. Jos didn’t think I was, so I must have been hiding it pretty well.”
Crawley made his debut in 2009 against New Zealand in Hamilton. The top-order batsman has scored over 700 Test runs in eight matches at an average over 28. He has three half-centuries to his name.
England lead the three-Test series 1-0. A draw will mean that they will secure the series.