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England became the first team to score 500 runs on the opening day of a Test match

England score 506-4 runs on the first day of a Test match!

England has became the first team to score 500 runs on the opening day of a Test match!

The opening day of the test between India and Pakistan on Thursday at Rawalpindi saw the112 years record of making highest runs in a first day of test match broken.

England after winning the toss opted for batting and by the close of day 1 play ended up putting Pakistan to swords with 506-4 on the score board.

Read more: British HC in Pakistan rides a rickshaw to reached Pindi Stadium to watch the first Test match

Four English batsmen scored centuries against the host at the close of play.

England’s robust batting was the ideal start to the Test, their first in Pakistan in 17 years.

 

The previous record for runs on the first day was the 494 Australia accumulated against South Africa in Sydney way back in 1910.

More than 500 runs in a day has only been achieved on four other occasions but never on the opening day of a Test,  three times by England and once by Sri Lanka.

While the record of highest score on day 2 is the 588 runs by England against India in 1936.

For the first time in history, Pakistan went to play a Test against England with 4 debutants. The four new Test caps were given to Mohammad Ali, Saud Shakil, Haris Rauf and Zahid Mahmood

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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