England are touring Pakistan after a gap of 17 years for a three-match Test series. Captain Ben Stokes opted to bat first after winning the toss in the first Test in Rawalpindi. England started thrashing every Pakistani bowler just from the start. Pakistan deployed five bowlers and all of them struggled to ask questions to the English openers. Pakistan couldn’t provide anything for the fans to cheer about. However, the fans got some entertainment from outside of the ground.
In the 42nd over of England’s inning, the world’s no.1 ranked Test batter Joe root and Ollie Pope were in the middle, and a woman wearing a saree was seen dancing on the terrace outside the stadium. The unknown woman caught everyone’s eye and everyone was delighted to see her moves, including the commentators. The commentator could also be heard saying, ‘Wow! What a beautiful scene.’
Watch the video here of the Pakistan fan:
Many Records were shattered on Day 1
Talking about the match, England became the first team to score 500 runs on the first day of a Test match. At the end of the day, the visitors amassed 506 after losing 4 wickets. England scripted an incredible world record during the first Test of the series against Pakistan on Thursday, going past Australia’s previous-highest total of 494/6 for the opening day, which they registered against South Africa in 1910.
England players were batting as they batted in the recently concluded 20-20 World Cup, fearlessly. The openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett were belting every bowler out of the boundary. England got off to a fast start thanks to a 233-run stand between openers Crawley, who scored 122 runs, and Duckett, who played a brilliant knock of 107.
The explosive approach from England continued even after dismissals of the openers, as wicketkeeper-batter Ollie Pope also put up a century scoring 108 runs off 104 deliveries with 14 fours. However, the former England Captain Root was dismissed on 23 runs. Coming at no.6 Harry Brook took the charge and played a sensational knock of 153 runs off 116 deliveries, including 19 fours and 5 maximums.