Zak Crawley equals Ian Botham's 1981 feat with 86-ball hundred vs Pakistan in historic Test

December 1, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Fastest hundreds by England batters in Test cricket. Zak Crawley latest entrant on the list

England opener Zak Crawley got to his century from just 86 balls at Rawalpindi against Pakistan

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham scored his hundred from 86 deliveries in Ashes 1981 to turn the game around in 2nd innings

Once again, Ian Botham saved England in their second innings as he reached ton from 86 deliveries in Ashes 1981

All-rounder Ben Stokes got to his century from 85 deliveries against New Zealand in their second innings from 85 deliveries in 2015

On-debut Harry Brook piled on runs and got to his century from just 80 balls including 6 consecutive fours at Rawalpindi.

Adopting the 'Bazball' approach, Jonny Bairstow got to his century from just 77 balls to help England chase down 299 against New Zealand in 2022

Gilbert Jessop scored his century from just 76 deliveries to rescue England from a batting collapse in Ashes 1902

Zak Crawley also hit the fastest Test century by an England opener. Ben Duckett and Crawley combined to hit 174 runs in first session, highest in history. 

Zak Crawley went on to score 122 runs from 111 deliveries including 21 boundaries and shared a 233-run partnership with Ben Duckett

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