Records tumble in first Pakistan vs England first Test

Here is a summary of all the records that were broken during the first Test between England and Pakistan at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

England players celebrate after beating Pakistan in the first Test in Rawalpindi on Monday.

England players celebrate after beating Pakistan in the first Test in Rawalpindi on Monday. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Here is a summary of all the records that were broken during the first Test between England and Pakistan at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

The first Test between England and Pakistan will not only be remembered for the visitor’s daring 74-run victory, but also for the number of records set.

Here is a summary of the records to fall:

1. England plundered 506 for four to set a new record for most runs on the opening day of a Test, beating Australia’s 494 for six against South Africa set in Sydney in 1912.

Ben Duckett (left) and Zak Crawley walk off the field at lunch break during the first day.

Ben Duckett (left) and Zak Crawley walk off the field at lunch break during the first day. | Photo Credit: AP

2. England’s score included centuries from Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope and Harry Brook - the first time four batters made centuries on day one of a Test.

England’s Ben Duckett (left) celebrates after scoring a century during the first day.

England’s Ben Duckett (left) celebrates after scoring a century during the first day. | Photo Credit: AP

3. Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique also notched centuries in Pakistan’s reply of 579, making it the only time in 146 years of Test cricket that openers from both teams got into triple figures in the first innings.

Pakistan’s Abdullah Shafique (right) and Imam-ul-Haq at the end of the second day.

Pakistan’s Abdullah Shafique (right) and Imam-ul-Haq at the end of the second day. | Photo Credit: AP

4. Haq and Shafique put on 225 for the opening stand while Crawley and Duckett made 233 - the first time in Tests that two 200-plus opening partnerships were made in the same match.

Imam and Shafique run between the wickets during the second day.

Imam and Shafique run between the wickets during the second day. | Photo Credit: AP

5. England’s 657 runs in the first innings was its highest ever against Pakistan - and its fifth-highest in total.

Zak Crawley in action.

Zak Crawley in action. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

6. Brook cracked six boundaries in one over to become only the fourth Test batter to achieve the feat, after the West Indian pair of Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan, and Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya. Debutant bowler Saud Shakeel was on the receiving end of Brook’s onslaught.

England’s Harry Brook falls as he tries to play a shot.

England’s Harry Brook falls as he tries to play a shot. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

7. England struck 86 fours and nine sixes in its total - 398 runs in boundaries alone - which is the fifth highest by any team in a Test innings and the most ever by England.

England’s Harry Brook plays a shot.

England’s Harry Brook plays a shot. | Photo Credit: AP

8. Pakistan leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood earned the dubious record of conceding the most runs in an innings by a debutant. He gave away 235 runs, beating the 222 runs off Sri Lankan Suraj Randiv against India in 2010.

Pakistan’s Zahid Mahmood bowls during the first day.

Pakistan’s Zahid Mahmood bowls during the first day. | Photo Credit: AP

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