Ashes Second Test Day 2: Crawley survives scare as Australia opt against DRS 

The second day of the Ashes 2nd Test at Lord’s saw an intense moment when England batsman Zak Crawley found himself at the center of a massive LBW appeal. Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc delivered a sharp nip-backer that pitched just outside off and jagged back in, hitting Crawley on the front pad.

The Australian team erupted in a vehement appeal, convinced they had their man. However, wicketkeeper Alex Carey and captain Pat Cummins decided against using their review. They believed the ball was doing too much and would have missed the leg stump.

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Upon reviewing the replays, it was evident that the ball would have indeed gone on to miss the leg stump, sparing Crawley’s wicket. The late movement of the delivery caught Crawley off guard, preventing him from making contact with his bat on the flick shot.

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