Crawley had reached his maiden worldwide hundred on the opening day on the Rose Bowl and was elevating his bat once more on the venue on Saturday.
Aged 22 years and 201 days, he’s the youngest Englishman to achieve 200 within the format since David Gower, who achieved the feat towards India in 1979 at 22 years and 102 days.
Only the nice Len Hutton (22 years and 58 days) and the elegant Gower have made double lots of for England at a youthful age than Crawley, who had resumed within the morning on 171.
Jos Buttler accomplished his second Test century, albeit solely after utilizing a evaluation to outlive on 99 having been given out caught behind.
The wicketkeeper-batsman mixed with quantity three Crawley to placed on a brand new file fifth-wicket stand for England towards any opposition.
Crawley and Buttler surpassed the earlier better of 254 set by Keith Fletcher and Tony Greig towards India in 1973, taking England past 400 for the lack of simply 4 wickets and effectively heading in the right direction to win the sequence.
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