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England Vs Pakistan: England Revamps Test Records Scoring Over 500 Runs on Day 1

The England test team have glided smoothly in the record books on the first day of their match against Pakistan. The hosts had a glistening time, batting first against the men in green at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. England put a staggering total of 506 runs on the board at the end of day one’s play in Rawalpindi. This latest score of 500 has broken the 112 year old record for most runs scored on Day 1 of a test. The previous record was set at 494 scored in 1910 in the match played between Australia and South Africa.

England stuns Pakistan At Their Home

Winning the toss, English test captain Ben Stokes chose to bat first. Opening the English attack, Zak Crawley(122) and Ben Duckett(107) both scored centuries. The flat Rawalpindi track offered next to nothing to the clueless Pakistani bowlers. Subsequently, next in their batting order, Ollie Pope also registered a century scoring 108 off 104. While the refined batter Joe Root walked out cheaply, the end of Pakistan’s woes neared no end. Finally, Harry Brook also bashed a century, the fourth one on a single day.

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Moreover, deepening the Pakistani wound, Harry Brook bashed debutant Saud Shakeel for six consecutive fours. Brook, playing only his second test then became only the sixth player to hit all deliveries of an over for boundaries. For Pakistan, their silver lining came in the second session as they scalped centurions Zak Crawley, Duckett and Joe Root in quick succession. However, soon after Brooke set the perfect partnership with the already set Ollie Pope adding 176 runs for the fourth wicket.

Earlier in the day, ECB confirmed to put out a playing 11 for the test match despite most of the members falling to a certain virus on Wednesday. However, the Stokes-led team showed no sign of any illness as they put “Bazball” on show straight from the first ball of the match. Incidentally, the record of highest runs scored in a single-day of a test is also registered to England’s name. England scored 588 runs against India in Manchester, back in 1963, however, that wasn’t the opening day of the match.

Ayushi Singh
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Ayushi is a Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate. An avid sports enthusiast, with an inclination towards Cricket. Likes to be well informed, as she likes to be well read. Will be found indulging in a book if not in India's 2011 WC win highlights.

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