The earlier file of most runs on Day 1 of a Test was 494 that was set 112 years in the past in December 1910 within the match between Australia and South Africa.
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England top-order comprising Zak Crawley (122), Ben Duckett (107) and Ollie Pope (108) all hit centuries after skipper Ben Stokes opted to bat after profitable the toss.
Harry Brook (101*) was the fourth Englishman to attain a ton on the opening day of the Rawalpindi Test because the guests ended the day at 506 for 4, smashing a century outdated file.
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Pakistan bowlers have been made to toil exhausting on the flat Rawalpindi monitor with leggie Zahid Mahmood gifting away most runs — 160 — in his 23 overs for two wickets.
At the shut of play, England had Brook and Stokes (34) unbeaten on the crease.
More than 500 runs in a day has solely been achieved on 4 different events — 3 times by England and as soon as by Sri Lanka — however by no means on the opening day of a Test.
In November 2012 one other Australia vs South Africa Test match noticed 482 being scored on the opening day, which is now the third highest variety of runs on Day 1 after England’s feat as we speak.
Overall, 588 are the utmost variety of runs scored in a single day of a Test. The England-India Test in Manchester in 1936 noticed the hosts pile up file runs on the second day which nonetheless stands unbroken.