Zak Crawley on Lord’s Test: I think England will win by, I don’t know, 150 runs
Zak Crawley has offered a bold prediction ahead of the second men’s Ashes Test at Lord’s, backing England to take home victory by 150 runs.
England lost the Ashes opener at Edgbaston by two wickets, with the game going down as an instant classic. The advantage changed hands regularly throughout the contest, with England looking to have done enough when Pat Cummins was joined by Nathan Lyon, Australia still 54 runs from victory. In a memorable final hour, the pair then added enough runs to take their side over the line, and give them a 1-0 lead in the series.
However, England’s players have made clear their displeasure upon which the game was played. James Anderson was the strongest in his criticism. “That pitch was like kryptonite for me,” he wrote in The Telegraph. “There was not much swing, no reverse swing, no seam movement, no bounce and no pace. I’ve tried over the years to hone my skills so I can bowl in any conditions but everything I tri