Fifth LV Insurance Ashes Test: England v Australia
Location: The Kia Oval Date: Thursday, 27 July Time: 11:00 BST
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Crawley, aged 25, scored an impressive 189 in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, which was significantly interrupted by rain, resulting in Australia maintaining the Ashes.
Australia is leading 2-1 as they move into the fifth Test at The Oval.
“A balanced 2-2 would be appropriate,” voiced Crawley. “Australia had an upper hand at Lord’s, the match at Edgbaston could have gone either way, we most likely should have won this one, and the game at Headingley was also unpredictable.”
The match at Old Trafford ended inconclusively as almost two full days of play were forfeited to rainfall.
After England compiled an aggressive 592 all-out, Australia ended their second innings at 214-5, still trailing by 61 runs.
Australia narrowly won the first Test at Edgbaston by two wickets and achieved a 43-run victory at Lord’s, before England mounted a comeback with a three-wicket win at Headingley.
Post the rain-interrupted match at Old Trafford, Crawley shared: “We’re let down – we’ve demonstrated some excellent cricket in this match.
“We intended to win, we were favourably positioned to do so, and losing two days to rain thwarted us. But that’s how it goes.
“We’ll maintain our approach and are confident of racking up a big total. That’s the beauty of a five-Test series: you get a chance to understand the opposition, their strategies and subtleties.
“This is my first experience of a five-match series.”
Crawley’s remarkable century in Manchester, inclusive of 21 boundaries and three sixes off just 182 balls, fortified England’s victory prospects. His total of 189 was a major contribution.
Despite facing criticism prior to the series, the right-handed batsman from Kent has managed to average 55 against Australia this summer.”I feel I’m at my prime,” asserted Crawley. “I’m satisfied with my performance and intend to build on it.
“I now have additional experience to rely on in various conditions, so yes, I’m poised to make further progress.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Zak Crawley Ashes Series
What does Zak Crawley believe about the outcome of the Ashes series?
Zak Crawley, England’s opening batsman, asserts that a draw in the Ashes series against Australia would be a fair outcome.
What was the score for Zak Crawley in the rain-affected fourth Test?
In the rain-impacted fourth Test at Old Trafford, Zak Crawley scored an impressive 189.
What is the current status of the Ashes series?
As of the fourth Test, Australia is leading the Ashes series 2-1.
What is Zak Crawley’s opinion about his personal performance?
Zak Crawley believes he is at his best as a player and is happy with his performance. He is now looking to build upon his existing skills and experience.
What is Zak Crawley’s average against Australia in this series?
Despite facing criticism prior to the series, Zak Crawley has managed to average 55 against Australia this summer.
Who is set to play in the fifth LV Insurance Ashes Test?
The fifth LV Insurance Ashes Test will feature England versus Australia.