England scored whopping 657 in 1st Innings against Pakistan

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Just In: The England Cricket Test has left the field scoring 657 runs in the first innings of the opening test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Friday. The visiting team resumed the second day on 506 with four wickets lost and added 151 runs in just 101 overs at a run rate of more than 6.5.

After a gap of 17 years, England arrived in Pakistan to play Test series comprising three matches. The curtain opener test started on Dec 1 at Rawalpindi, in which the English side smashed Green Caps’ strong bowling attack, settling various records, including the most expensive overs in tests and the highest average score in red ball format.

The guest side ended their first day on 506 runs with four wickets down. On the second day, the conditions were overcome by Pakistani bowlers; taking six wickets while slipping away 151 runs. Nevertheless, England managed to pile up a giant total of 657 runs on the board.

Notably, four English batters, including Zak Crawley, Ben Ducket, Ollie Pope, and Harry Brook, scored centuries, helping their team to name various cricket records. However, Joe Root and Ben Stokes failed to impress with the bat, scoring 23 and 43 runs, respectively.