Chasing 130, both the England openers were handed reprieves but that didn’t stop them from batting pragmatically. Zak Crawley registered his first fifty of the season off just 36 deliveries. England would have wrapped up the match in two days in front of a packed crowd at the Oval, but bad light forced stumps on day four with England needing just 33 runs to win the decider. Alex Lees fell to Kagiso Rabada but England took less than half an hour on the final day to cap off the proceedings. Crawley remained unbeaten and hit the winning runs. This knock will do his confidence a world of good.
We win the last Test by 9 wickets and claim a 2-1 series victory. pic.twitter.com/oH45xTIUf2
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 12, 2022