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5 incredible records England broke on day 1 vs Pakistan



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Cricket News: 5 incredible records England broke on day one vs Pakistan | Records for England on day 1 of Rawalpindi Test

Test cricket on flat pitches are often forgotten in a hurry. How many of you remember the bore draw between Pakistan and Australia at Rawalpindi earlier this year?

However, England’s first day of Test cricket in Pakistan since 2005 was one that will be remembered for years to come. Under the guidance of the attacking Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, England’s batsmen produced a record-breaking day to leave Pakistan in a position where they can only scramble for survival.

5 records England broke on day 1 of Rawalpindi Test vs Pakistan

England belted 506/4 in just 75 overs in a merciless display. Along the way, they broke some incredible, long-standing Test records. Here are some.

Most runs scored on day 1 of a Test match

In scoring 506, England set a new record for the most runs scored on day one of a Test. They went past Australia’s 494/6 against South Africa, set way back in 1910.

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Most hundreds on day 1 of a Test

In over a century of Test cricket, never before had four centuries been scored on the first day. Zak Crawley (122), Ben Duckett (107), Ollie Pope (108) and Harry Brook (101*) all passed three figures. Out of the four, only Duckett finished with a strike rate below 100; a meagre 97.27. How dare he.

Most runs scored in the opening session of a Test

England’s newest Test opening combination wasted no time in setting the record straight. After slamming 174 runs in the opening session, Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett set a new world record for most runs scored in the first session of a match.

Fastest double-century opening stand in Tests

Crawley and Duckett weren’t done. They hit 233 for the opening wicket at an incredible run rate of 6.53. This is the fastest double-century stand for the first wicket in history, going past Australia’s 6.29 by Joe Burns and David Warner against New Zealand in 2015.

In that game, Australia went into their second innings with a massive lead of 239.

Fastest century by an England opener

After months of difficulties, Crawley enjoyed one of his best days. In bringing up his century off just 86 balls, he became the holder of the fastest Test hundred by an England opener in history.

Harry Brook also had a blinder, achieving England’s third-fastest century in any position (80 balls).

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