Crawley breaks 51-year old record
England top-order batsman Zak Crawley has attained many records in the ongoing Test against Pakistan in Southampton. But he’s also set a ‘strange’ record in the same Test. He’s broken a five-decade old record.
His score of 267 has also eventually became the highest ever individual score by any player after being dismissed by stumping.
The 22-year old batsman was dismissed for 267 runs in the second day of the Southampton Test in the bowling of part-time bowler Asad Shafiq. He got out by stumping and after that he made his name into the cricket record book. This is the highest individual score in cricket history which had been stopped by stumping.
The previous record was set by Caribbean batsman Seymour Nurse. He got out by scoring 258 runs in Christchurch against New Zealand in 1969.
Except them, only one cricketer has the record of getting stumped after scoring over 250 runs in Test cricket. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was dismissed by India spinner Anil Kumble after scoring 257 runs in the boxing-day Test in 2003.
However, Crawley made many records in the ongoing Test. He’s the second-highest maiden century by an England batsman and the seventh-highest overall. He’s also the third-youngest England batsman to score a Test double century.
England are dominating in the third and last Test against England. They posted a mammoth total of 583/8 in the first innings and at the end of the second day Pakistan scored just 24 runs for 3 wickets. They’re still trailing by 559 runs.