Most Runs on Opening Day of a Test Match

ENG vs PAK: It was the carnage overall in the first day of the first test match between England and Pakistan at Rawalpindi stadium. England broke all the opening day records when they came out to bat first after winning the toss. Although all 90 overs were not bowled on the first day and the first day ended with 75 overs only. But that was enough for England to break a few records.

England ended the day with a massive score of 506/4 in just 75 overs, scoring at a rate of 6.75. Four batters scored a century, which is also a record made today. Ben Duckett (107), Zak Crawley (122), Ollie Pope (108) and Harry Brook (101*) made a test century each. With this innings, England broke the 102-year-old record of Australia, which they broke with 494/6 against South Africa in December 1910.

ENG vs PAK: Most Runs in an opening day of a Test match

England also set a new record for scoring the most runs in the opening session of a test match. Both English openers added a total of 172 runs in the opening session to lay a brilliant foundation. England also becomes the only team in test history to score 500 or more runs on the first day of a match. So let’s check the teams with the highest score on the first day of a test.

England505/4PakistanRawalpindi1 Dec 2022
Australia494/6South AfricaSydney9 Dec 1910
Australia482/5South AfricaAdelaide22 Nov 2012
England475/2AustraliaThe Oval18 Aug 1934
England471/8IndiaThe Oval15 Aug 1936
Australia464/10South AfricaManchester27 May 1912
England458/3AustraliaSydney14 Feb 1969
New Zealand452/9ZimbabweHarare7 Aug 2005
Australia450/10South AfricaJohannesburg12 Nov 1921
Sri Lanka449/7BangladeshColombo (PSS)20 Sep 2005

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