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Pakistan v England 2022/23

Watch: Zak Crawley rubs shoulder as caught-behind appeal turned down, DRS shows ball flicked glove

Watch: Zak Crawley rubs shoulder, ball passes by glove
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Zak Crawley was given out caught behind on review against Pakistan, despite indicating that he felt the ball had hit his shoulder.

UltraEdge showed a small but clear spike after Pakistan reviewed, with Crawley shaking his head as he walked off.

Crawley enjoyed a wonderful Test, making a second-innings half-century to go with his record-breaking hundred in the first, the first England opener to complete that double since Alastair Cook in his valedictory final Test appearance.


However, he was unable to add to his half-century, dismissed a ball after bringing up the milestone. A Mohammad Ali short ball down the leg-side went through to the keeper, with Crawley failing to make full contact with an attempted pull shot. A vociferous appeal followed, but the standing umpire was unmoved, with Crawley rubbing his shoulder in an apparent suggestion that any sound was because of the ball hitting that, rather than his bat or glove.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam reviewed regardless, and UltraEdge showed that the ball had hit Crawley’s glove. He shook his head as he walked off.

“It was the faintest of murmurs, said Nasser Hussain on commentary. “You can see why the standing umpire couldn’t hear it. It was a feather, but that’s all it needs off the glove. So it’s fifty and out for Zak Crawley, he’s not happy.”

Watch the Zak Crawley dismissal below:

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