England’s Rawalpindi Test thrashes Pakistan’s 100-Year-Old Records

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England's Rawalpindi Test thrashes Pakistan's 100-Year-Old Records
England's Rawalpindi Test thrashes Pakistan's 100-Year-Old Records

As England broke many Test cricket records at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on the first day of the three-match Test series against Pakistan, they started the series well.

174 runs were scored without losing a wicket by Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett in the opening session of the match, a national record and a world record for an opening session in over 100 years of test cricket.

As soon as Zak Crawley scored 14 runs in Naseem Shah’s over, it became evident that the game was going to be an attacking one, and that England would become the first team to score the most runs in the opening over of a red ball match.

There has never been a situation in English Test cricket where the first hundred runs have been scored in such a limited number of balls quite like the one in which the opening pair scored their first hundred runs in just 83 balls, marking a first for English Test cricket.

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A 6.44 run rate was maintained by Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley in their first session of the day, which will be recorded as the highest run rate recorded by the England red-ball team for their opening session of the day.

Crawley completed his century in just 86 balls, making him the fastest opener in the history of the English national team, and the fourth fastest overall, in the history of the game, behind Gilbert Jessop, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, and Ian Botham.

The second batsman in the history of test matches, after India’s Shikhar Dhawan and Australia’s David Warner, Zak Crawley, has scored the most runs in the first session of a test match for the first time since 2008. It was the third time in comparison since 2008.

On the other hand, England broke a 112-year-old record in cricket when they scored a total of 506 runs in the first day of the test match. A match between Australia and South Africa was played in 1910, in which Australia scored 494 runs on the first day.

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