England dominated the first day of the first Test against Pakistan on Thursday. As many as four of England’s batsmen went on to rack up centuries and propelled the visitors to a record 506 for 4 on the opening day.
Ben Stokes & Co are firmly in control on their first Test Test appearance in Pakistan in 17 years. Zack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope and Harry Brock were the four captains who ransacked the Pakistani fast attack.
The Rawalpindi Running Festival sparked a wave of memes on Twitter. cricket Fans were having a field day on the microblogging site as they ruthlessly trolled the Pakistan team.
Many fans took to the Pakistan cricket board to make a dead pitch for the first Test match of this historic series.
One fan compared the pitch at the Rawalpindi Cricket Ground to a road and wrote, “Respect for India’s spinning pitches is increased after witnessing this road.”
Another user didn’t utter his words and said, “Touring teams may also come and play Tests on national highways instead of Pakistan’s cricket grounds. There will not be much difference in the quality of cricket.”
Touring teams may also come and play Tests on national highways rather than the cricket grounds in Pakistan. There will not be much difference in the quality of cricket.
– gurkiratsgill December 1, 2022
Another fan pointed out the fact that only Joe Root had not scored a century and wondered if we had entered an alternate universe.
After Stokes had won the toss and elected to bat first, England’s opener put them on an opening stand of 233 runs. England’s batsmen smashed Pakistan’s hapless bowlers across the ground as records plummeted.
England became the first team to cross the 500-point mark on the first day of the Test match. In the process, they set a new record for the most runs scored on the opening day of a men’s Test match.
Moreover, England’s tally of 506 runs is only behind Sri Lanka’s 509 on the second day against Bangladesh in 2002 for the most runs scored in a single day.
This is also the first time ever for four or more batsmen to score a century in a Test innings against Pakistan.