England scores 506 runs from only 75 overs on the first day of the Rawalpindi test
ODI and T20 world champion England bulldozes Pakistan bowling on the first day of the first Test being played at Rawalpindi. Highest first-day score ever.
The English test team scored 506 Runs losing just 4 wickets against Pakistan in the first test which is being played at Rawalpindi.
Four batters scored centuries and demolished the young and inexperienced bowling lineup of Pakistan.
Opener duo Zack Crawly scored 122 off 111 balls and Ben Ducket’s 107 off 110 balls followed by number 3 batter Ollie Pope who scored 108 off 104 balls and last but not least Harry Brook’s unbeaten 101 off just 81 balls.
Four batters scoring centuries on the first day of a test match is never heard of before, and probably a record too.
England won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first on a flat Rawalpindi pitch. In the first session itself, the intention of the English openers was clear.
They scored 170 plus runs in just 27 overs and their merry way continued in the second and third sessions as well.
The only batsman to miss out is Joe Root who scored mere 23 runs.
Day’s play had to be stopped due to bad lights after 75 overs otherwise Pakistan’s misery could have been extended more.
Ben Stokes who was in a devastating mood with a score of 30 off just 13 balls and Harry Brook are the not-out batsmen.
Day 2 seems to be more exciting as Liam Livingstone is still to come.
Sports Desk, Ne India News