Joe Root and Zak Crawley’s Heroics Propel England In The Ashes 2023
By CricShots - Jul 21, 2023 6:30 pm
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After limiting Australia to 317 runs in the first innings, England faced early pressure with the dismissal of Ben Duckett. With the ongoing Ashes 2023 series at stake, the home team needed a strong response. This came in the form of a remarkable 121-run partnership between Zak Crawley and Moeen Ali, shifting the momentum in England’s favor.

Joe Root
Joe Root and Zak Crawley

Zak Crawley’s brilliance was particularly praised by former England captain Joe Root, who expressed delight in watching his teammate’s performance and stressed the significance of scoring a century in the Ashes.

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Joe Root commended Crawley, saying, “There’s Ashes hundreds and then there’s that, in my opinion. To be able to go and put an end inside that together, with the series on the line, how the pitch is playing and all the rest of it, to go and perform, that was incredible, mate.” He enjoyed his time at the crease, watching Crawley’s spectacular display and acknowledged that it had been a long time coming.

Root’s own contribution to the game was impressive, not allowing the Australian bowlers to build any pressure. His 84 runs off 95 deliveries showcased England’s intent in the middle. Together, Crawley and Root formed a sensational partnership of 206 runs, placing England in a commanding position at the end of the day’s play.

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With England’s performance bolstered by the Crawley-Root partnership, they are now well-positioned to push forward and build a substantial lead. The team’s strong showing has put them in control and sets the stage for an exciting continuation of the match.