The first Test match between England and Pakistan will be remembered for the number of records broken in addition to the visitors’ brave 74-run victory.
Here is a list of the records that will be broken:
England racked up 506-4 to surpass Australia’s 494-6 against South Africa set in Sydney in 1912 as the most runs scored on the first day of a Test. Because Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Harry Brook all scored hundreds for England. Marking the first time four batters achieved such a feat on the opening day of a Test.
Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique of Pakistan both scored hundreds in their team’s 579-run reply. Marking it the only time in 146 years of Test cricket that both teams’ openers reached triple figures in the first innings. The first time in Tests that two opening partnerships of 200 or more were made in the same game. When Haq and Shafique put on 225 for the opening stand and Crawley and Duckett reached 233.
The highest score by England versus Pakistan
The first innings score of 657 runs by England versus Pakistan was their highest ever and ranked fifth overall. Brook became just the fourth Test hitter to hit six boundaries in a single over. Joining West Indian duo Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan and Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya. But the target of Brook’s assault was rookie bowler Saud Shakeel. With 398 runs in only boundaries, England scored the most ever for the country. And the fifth-highest total of any side in a Test inning (86 fours and 9 sixes).
But Zahid Mahmood, a Pakistani leg-spinner, holds the unpleasant distinction of giving up the most runs in an innings to a debutant. He scored 235 runs, surpassing the 222 runs scored by Suraj Randiv of Sri Lanka against India in 2010.
Read More About: In the opening Test against Pakistan, Fiery Brook pushes England forward
[…] More Read About: First Pakistan-England Test results in records breaking […]