Ollie Pope cracks hundred in warm-up fixture ahead of Pakistan tour

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In the warm-up fixture against England Lions, the senior team ended the first day on 501-7 after 79 overs, with Crawley (96) missing out on a century. Ollie Pope, who is captaining the side, hit an impressive 146 off 120 balls and Will Jacks dazzled with a quickfire 84 from 48 balls. It was the statement knock in a scorecard full of noteworthy contributions – barring the 9 off 23 from Joe Root, who was caught by Lions skipper Dan Lawrence at mid-on off Sussex off-spinner Jack Carson.