Zealous Zak's 171 puts England in charge of 3rd test vs Pakistan
Zak Crawley hit a near faultless maiden Test century to lead England to a commanding 332 for four at the close of play on the opening day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Rose Bowl on Friday.
Crawley, 22, ended the day on a career-best 171 not out. He put on an unbeaten 205 for the fifth wicket with Jos Buttler (87 not out) to rescue England after the hosts were reduced to 127 for four earlier in the day.
Brief scores (Day I): Eng (1st inns) 332/4 (Z. Crawley 171 batting; Y. Shah 2/107) vs Pak.