the 25 year old England cricket team Opening batsman Zak Crawley has called his innings in the 2023 Manchester Test of the Ashes the best innings of his career.
The fourth Test between England and Australia ended in a draw as rain played a killjoy and Zak Crawley’s phenomenal tackles to no avail. The batsman had punished the Australians with his attacking cricket in the only innings England batted.
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Zak Crawley was his team’s leading scorer as he hit an exceptional 189 runs off 182 balls, with 21 fours and 3 sixes. Furthermore, he was awarded Man of the Match for the sensational punch from him.
Speaking after the match, Zak Crawley said they were in a great position to get the win and level the series, but the rain ruined everything for them. He said:
“We were in a very good position to win, but the weather ruined it. We’ll move on to the next one and hopefully win. We played a lot of cricket on Day 3 and even yesterday, but the rain cost us. We played very, very well as a team.”
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I would say this is my best entry, it is my favorite – Zak Crawley
Zak Crawley further said that his 189 against the Australians is his favorite innings. He elaborated:
“I would say that this is my best entry, it is my favorite. I felt in good contact, I knew that a score would come if I continued with the process. I haven’t been stuck at one end against quality bowling, they haven’t had a chance to set me up. I’ve tried to take a few more singles and get caps when I get going. I take a lot of confidence, every bowler I’ve ever faced on their side has been of high quality.”
Zak Crawley signed off by praising fellow opener Ben Duckett, who has shown promise so far in the 2023 Ashes series. ZakCrawley said:
“Duckett is a phenomenal player, I have seen him score many runs. We are very different, so he works quite well. Every game is hugely important to us, we keep building.”
London’s Kennington Oval will host the Ashes final this year. The match will be played from July 27 to 31.
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