Twitter reactions: Zak Crawley’s ton puts England in control on Day 4 of 1st Test against West Indies

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  • Zak Crawley rolled back to form with a magnificent century in the first Test against West Indies.

  • On Day 4, Crawley and Joe Root took England total to 217/1.

Twitter reactions: Zak Crawley’s ton puts England in control on Day 4 of 1st Test against West Indies
Zak Crawley hits his second century in Test cricket (Image Source: Twitter)
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Zak Crawley‘s scintillating effort with the bat helped England seize control on Day 4 of the ongoing first Test against West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

The visitors dominated proceedings right after Jack Leach dismissed Jayden Seales to wrap up West Indies’ innings for 375. With a lead of 64, the hosts would have hoped to put England under some pressure, especially after drawing first blood early in the form of Alex Lees (6).

But Crawley’s exhibition of stunning batting possessed with a range of shots led England’s fightback. From flicks pulls to eye-catching drives, the right-handed batter looked at the top against the pace trio of Seales, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph.

Crawley was well supported by his captain Joe Root as the pair didn’t allow the West Indies bowling unit to capitalise after the first wicket fell with just 24 runs on the board. The tourists added 84 runs in just 101 balls after both the batters completed their fifties. In the 58th over, Crawley smashed his second Test ton with a double off Seales.

Eventually, the rain played spoilsport, and the umpires decided to call off the play with Crawley (117 no) and Root (84 no), taking England to 217/1 in their second innings, leading the home team by 153 runs. The duo formed an unbeaten partnership of 193 runs for the second wicket to put England in complete control with only one day left in the match.

“This innings is right up there, it was a really special feeling. I had a tough year last year and probably at times thought I wouldn’t get this opportunity again, so I am delighted. I was pretty nervous in the nineties, but [Joe Root] helped me a lot. He is probably the best batsman we have ever had,” said Crawley after the day’s play while talking to BT Sport.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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