ENG vs AUS: Jack Crowley batting in T20 style in Test, scored first century of Ashes, equaled Botham


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Fourth Test being played between England and Australia in Manchester
England opener Jack Crowley hit a stormy century in the first innings

New Delhi. The fourth Test of the Ashes series is being played between England and Australia in Manchester. In response to Australia’s 317 runs in the first innings, England started with a bang in the first innings. England scored 240 runs in 41 overs. England got the first blow on the score by 9 runs. Despite this, England continued to play in the style of baseball. Jack Crowley and Moin Ali took the news of Australian bowlers fiercely. Both of them shared a 121-run partnership for the second wicket. Moin Ali was dismissed after scoring 54 runs in 82 balls but Crowley remained frozen at one end.

Jack Crowley continued to bat in a rapid manner and after lunch England scored 90 runs in 13 overs and lost only 1 wicket. Jack Crowley completed his century in just 93 balls. This is his first century in the Ashes series while the fourth century of overall Test career. Jack became the fourth batsman to score the fastest century in the Ashes for England. For England, Gilbert Joseph scored a century in 76 balls in the Oval Test in 1902. After this, Ian Botham scored a century in Leeds in 1981 in 86 and then in Manchester in the same number of balls. Now Crowley has joined this list.

Earlier, Australia’s team was all out for 317 runs in the first innings. Marnus Labushen and Mitchell Marsh scored half-centuries. While Steve Smith (41) and Travis Head (48) played innings. Chris Woakes took 5 wickets for England.

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