It all began on Thursday in Rawalpindi as Pakistan vs England began their historic Test series. In Pakistan, an English squad played a Test match for the first time since November 2005.
From what we've seen on the opening day of the series, it seems like this will be one of the most one-sided series in the history of Test cricket. The batters of England absolutely destroyed Pakistan's bowling attack at home.
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At the end of Day 1in Pakistan vs England, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Harry Brook each scored a hundred as the visitors ended with 506/4.
There were only 75 overs possible on the first day of the Rawalpindi Test. Around 600 runs could have been scored if Pakistan bowled 90 overs. Several records were broken on a busy day in Rawalpindi.
The top four records that Ben Stokes and Co. shattered on Day 1 in Pakistan vs England
Take a look here:
1: Quickest 100 in the 1st innings of a Test match. Fastest 100 at the start of a Test match
13.4 overs – England vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi, 2022
14.2 overs – Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, 2010
In red-ball cricket, the openers typically take their time. But this was not the case at all on Thursday. The template was not followed at all by Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett. They smashed Pakistan bowlers from the start of their innings and raced to 100 runs in just 13.4 overs.
2: Highest run rate for a 200-run opening partnership. The highest run rate for a double-century opening partnership in Tests
6.53 – Zak Crawley & Ben Duckett vs Pakistan, 2022
6.29 – Joe Burns & David Warne vs New Zealand, 2015
6.22 – AB de Villiers & Graeme Smith vs Zimbabwe, 2005
Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett were on fire from ball one of the Test match. They added 233 runs for the first wicket in just 35.4 overs at the run rate of 6.53.
3: Most runs on Day 1 of a Test match
Australia created history back in 1910 when they scored 494 runs on Day 1 of the Sydney Test match against South Africa. This record was finally broken on Thursday as England aggregated 506 runs on Day 1 of the Test. This is a world record.
4: Most centuries on Day 1 of a Test match
As many as four hundred were scored on Day 1 for the first time in the history of the format during the Rawalpindi Test. Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, and Ben Duckett were the four batters who scored tons on Day 1. For latest updates and news on Pakistan vs England series visit Sports News.