The England cricket team has scored runs on the very first day of the first test match against Pakistan. Recently, the England team, which became T20 champions for the second time, thrashed the Pakistan bowlers with one of the best bowling attacks in the world. Pakistan’s fast bowlers looked helpless throughout the match. Four England batsmen have scored a century on the very first day of a Test match. When stumps were declared on the first day due to bad light, England had scored 506 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 75 overs, which is the highest score made by any team on the first day in the history of Test cricket.
Jack Crawley (122), Ben Duckett (107), Ollie Pope (108) and Harry Brook (101 not out) scored centuries as England posted 506 for four on the first day of the first Test against Pakistan on Thursday. Earlier, the record of making the highest score on the first day of the Test match was in the name of Australia. Australia scored 494 runs for 6 wickets on the first day of the Test match against South Africa in 1910.
Talking about the match, Joe Root (23) was the only player among the top five batsmen of England who could not score a century. Pakistan’s bowlers could not create any problem for England on the flat pitch of Pindi Cricket Stadium. The opening pair of Crawley and Duckett shared a 233-run partnership in 35.4 overs at a rate of over six. Crawley scored 122 off 111 balls with 21 fours, while Duckett scored 107 off 110 balls with 15 fours.
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After dismissing both the openers in the space of two runs, Pakistan also sent Root to the pavilion for a small score. Before Babar Azam’s bowlers could seal the match, Pope-Brook duo started batting according to the attacking strategy of ‘Baseball’. Brook added 24 runs in the 68th over by hitting Saud Shakeel for six fours. Pope returned to the pavilion after scoring 108 runs off 104 balls with 14 fours, after which captain Ben Stokes, who came to the crease, added 18 runs in one over from Mohammad Ali. By the end of the day’s play, Stokes was on 34 while Brook was on 101.
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