England has set the record for the highest total by a team on the first day in a test cricket match. They broke the record of Australia, which had scored 494 runs against South Africa in Sydney in 1910. After 112 years, England surpassed the record due to their batter's commendable performance.
England has changed their way of playing cricket in recent years. 506 runs for 4 wickets on the first day shows their attitude. The English batter scored 506 runs in 75 overs at a stunning strike rate of 6.75. You’ll not usually see a 6.75 strike rate in tests, and on the first day, it is quite rare. Their 4 batters touch the hundred mark with a stunning strike rate. Former New Zealand player and English coach Brendon McCullum himself was an aggressive player, and England has broken the record in his coaching.
England is on a tour of Pakistan, and in the first test between Pakistan and England, English captain Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bat. The English opener didn’t disappoint their captain and formed the world cricket news. Openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett came to open, and they made a partnership of 233 runs. Ben Ducket got out at the score of 233 on Zahid Mohammad's ball after adding 107 runs. Zak Crawley also returned to the pavilion at a score of 235 runs after adding 122 runs. Haris Rauf bowled him. They played very fast in test cricket, and it is cricket news for today. Ollie Pope came in third position. He also continued the party started by their opener and scored 108 runs in 104 balls. Mohamad Ali took his wickets. Harry Brook is the next batter who touched the 100 mark and the first batter to touch the mark of 150. He scored 153 runs in 116 runs and hit 19 fours and 5 sixes. The ex-captain didn’t do much and returned to the pavilion after adding 23 runs to the score. Zak Crawley is the fastest test century in test cricket by an English opener.
Olli Pope was included in the squad as a wicketkeeper because Ben Foakes couldn’t recover from the virus. Pope has also played aggressively in his innings in 104 balls, and scored 108 runs. He hit consecutive six fours in debutante Saud Shakeel over to reach his hundred. England broke the highest run in a day record in just 75 overs, and the day was called off early due to the bad light.
England smashed 73 fours and three sixes on the first day, which seems unrealistic with the red balls. Pakistan misses their pace sensation Shaheen Afridi.