RAWALPINDI: On the first day of a Test match on Thursday, England became the first side to achieve 500 runs, crushing Pakistan in Rawalpindi. Against Pakistan, England scores a record-breaking first-day Test total.
At the end of the play, the tourists had amassed a total of 506-4 thanks to the hundreds of four English batsmen.The 494 runs Australia scored against South Africa in Sydney in 1910 still stands as the previous record for the opening day of a test match.
Only four previous times three by England and one by Sri Lanka have more than 500 runs been scored in a single day, but never on the first day of a Test.
The highest score is 588, which England versus India in 1936 amassed on day two of a test.