Scores Upcoming Results
01-Dec-2022 16:14:00 GMT
Pak vs Eng - 1st Test, Rawalipindi, day 1

Four make centuries on stunning day for England

England 506 for 4 (Crawley 122, Pope 108, Duckett 107, Brook 101*) vs Pakistan

Rawalipindi: Four batters crashed hundreds as England piled up the runs on a scintillating first day of the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi.

On a historic occasion - England's first Test in Pakistan for 17 years - the tourists broke records with some breath-taking batting.

Zak Crawley's 122 included reaching three figures from 86 balls, the fastest Test hundred by an England opener.

Ben Duckett marked his first Test for six years with his maiden hundred, making 107 as the openers shared 233 for the first wicket.

When they fell, Ollie Pope picked up the baton with 108, adding 176 with Harry Brook, who stole the show by thrashing England's third-fastest hundred of all time.

Brook made his first Test ton from 80 balls and took England to 506-4, the most runs any team has scored on the first day of a Test, even though only 75 overs were possible because of fading light.

All this after the match was given the go-ahead to begin only two and a half hours before the scheduled start following an illness that ripped through the England camp on Wednesday.

From the XI that was named on Tuesday, only wicketkeeper Ben Foakes was deemed unfit to play, leaving Pope to take over behind the stumps and allowing Will Jacks to come in for his Test debut alongside fellow spin-bowling all-rounder Liam Livingstone.

Scores Upcoming Results
Related links