On the very first day of the Rawalpindi Test, England scored 506 runs losing only 4 wickets, in which 4 batsmen scored brilliant centuries. Both these incidents happened for the first time in the history of Test cricket.
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What Pakistan would not have thought even in its dreams, that condition has happened in its own house. Leave Pakistan, even England itself, which has done such a condition to Pakistan, would not have expected such a thing. On the very first day of Rawalpindi Test England Pakistan Created history by scoring 506 runs losing only 4 wickets against. In helping England reach this record, those four such batsmen were on the front, whose test record was worse than average or very minor. Nevertheless, these batsmen enjoyed a lot in new avatar England and Rawalpindi with flat pitch.
The English team, which reached Pakistan after 17 years, showered runs on the first day of the first test. The first day’s play could not be completed due to bad light, yet in 75 overs, England made Pakistan worse. England scored 506 runs on the first day and became the first team to complete 500 runs on the first day of the Test. Along with this, four of his batsmen scored centuries and this also happened for the first time in the history of Test. Know the condition of these four ‘helpless’ batsmen, who created an outcry.
The England opener opened the attack and scored a century in just 86 balls (122 runs, 111 balls), which is the fastest century by any England opener in Test cricket. However, before this century, Jack Crawley’s Test career was no less than a tragedy. He was struggling for long innings. The threat to his place in the Test team remained intact. Before this Test, Crawley’s average was only 27. He scored only 1363 runs in 28 Tests. Incidentally, his biggest innings came two and a half years ago also against Pakistan, when he scored 267 at Southampton. Apparently, Crowley has a special affinity for Pakistan.
If Crawley’s career was in danger, then Ben Duckett’s Test career itself was once thought to be over. The left-handed batsman, who made his Test debut in 2016, played 4 Tests in the same year and was then dropped from the team. In these 4 Tests, he scored only 110 runs at an average of 15.71. Now after returning to the team after 6 years, Duckett scored 107 runs in 110 balls. His strike rate was 97, which was the lowest among the 4 centuries of England.
Considered to be the lifeblood of England’s middle order for a long time, this batsman had done little apart from some good cover drives and a fine century in South Africa. From his debut in 2018 until Ben Stokes became the captain in June this year, Pope had scored only 1 century in 23 Tests and scored 1032 runs at an average of 28. After Stokes became the captain, there was a sudden improvement in Olly Pope’s game and the batting in the new aggressive style has also changed the figures. Including the first day of the Rawalpindi Test, Pope has scored 564 runs in 14 innings of 8 matches at an average of 43 and has also scored 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. Pope scored 108 runs in 104 balls in the Pindi Test.
Harry Brook was the last batsman to score a century on the first day. This 23-year-old batsman is playing only his second Test. That’s why there is nothing to say about his Test career. However, in his first class career, Brook scored 3079 runs in 57 matches at an average of 35.80, with 7 centuries and 17 half-centuries. That is, overall not very effective. On top of that the experience of international cricket was also not much. He made his debut in T20 cricket in January this year and recently played only one Test against South Africa. Despite this, Brook scored a century in Rawalpindi in just 80 balls, which is the third fastest century in the history of England. He is unbeaten after scoring 101 runs and on the second day he will again make noise.