“My goodness 500+ in a days test cricket”, Ian Bishop reacts to England’s mind-boggling total against Pakistan on Day 1

Pakistan cricket team paid the ultimate price for not preparing a Test match pitch for the first Test against the England cricket team at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

On the other hand, England skipper Ben Stokes who won the toss chose to bat first. The decision to bat first worked wonders for the visitors as they scripted history by aggregating the most runs on Day 1 of the Test.

The Three Lions etched their name into the record books by becoming the first team to score 500 runs on the first day of the Test match. The damage was already been done by the England batters.

Ian Bishop reacts to England’s mind-boggling total against Pakistan on Day 1

England batters totally enjoyed batting on the first day as the game saw four different batters scoring a century apiece. Zak Crawley became the fastest England Test opener to score a century off 83 balls.

He went on to score 122 off 111 balls including 21 boundaries. On the other hand, Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope scored 107 and 108 runs respectively. While Duckett scored 15 boundaries, Pope scored 14 fours.

Harry Brook also showcased his fortitude by smashing 101 off just 81 balls with the help of 14 boundaries and two maximums. On the contrary, England’s Test captain Ben Stokes also scored runs at the rate of knots.

He chipped in with 34 off 15 balls including six boundaries and a six at a pretty impressive strike rate of 226.67. England were en route to scoring more runs on the first day but bad light stopped the play.

The visitors aggregated as much as 506 for the loss of 4 wickets in 75 overs. They are expected to score plenty of runs when the play starts on Day 2. Meanwhile, former West Indies’ cricketer, Ian Bishop has reacted to England’s massive total on the first day of the first Test. He took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “My goodness 500+ in a day’s test cricket. Unbelievable.”

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