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England vs Pakistan Test : England Broke 122 Years Record, Smashing 508 runs in just 75 overs of Day 1

England vs Pakistan: Four of England’s batsmen scored centuries – notably none of them Joe Root’s name – as the visitors posted 506, the all-time record for men’s Tests on the first day.

PAK vs ENG, 1st Test: With 506/4, England set the record for the highest total on Day 1.

England vs Pakistan Test : England Broke 122 Years Record, Smashing 508 runs in just 75 overs of Day 1

 

England on Thursday became the first team to score 500 runs on the first day of the men’s Test in Rawalpindi, putting Pakistan to the sword.

Four of England’s batsmen scored centuries – notably none of them Joe Root’s name – as the visitors posted 506, the all-time record for men’s Tests on the first day. The scoreboard read 506/4 and only 75 overs had gone through when play was halted due to bad light.

Team England on Thursday rewrote the record books by scoring 506 runs on the first day of the Rawalpindi Test against Pakistan.
The previous record for the highest score on the first day of a Test was 494, made 112 years ago in December 1910 in a match between Australia and South Africa.

On only four other occasions have more than 500 runs been scored in one day – three times by England and once by Sri Lanka – but never on the first day of a Test.

Another Australia vs South Africa Test match in November 2012 saw 482 runs scored on the first day, the highest third day total after England’s achievement today.
Overall, 588 is the most runs scored in a Test day. In the 1936 England-India Test at Manchester, the hosts set a second-day record that still stands.

England vs Pakistan Day 1 Highlights:

Zak Crawley (122), Ben Duckett (107) and Ollie Pope (108) scored centuries in England’s top-order after captain Ben Stokes won the toss and elected to bat.

Harry Brook (101*) became the fourth Englishman to score a century on the first day of the Rawalpindi Test as the visitors ended the day at 506 for 4, breaking a century-old record.

Harry Brook’s Smashing 6 fours in an Over of Saud Shakeel

 

Captain’s Reaction

Pakistan’s bowlers had to work hard on a flat pitch in Rawalpindi where leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood took 160 runs for two wickets in his 23 overs.
England had Brooke and Stokes (34) unbeaten at the crease at the end of the game.

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