Huge praise was heaped on England’s batsmen for their outstanding performance against Pakistan on the first day of the first Test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

The first-innings batsmen got off to a fast start when batting first, putting together a 233-run opening partnership in just 35.4 overs, helping the visiting team break numerous records on the first day of the Test match.

By hitting 174 runs in the first session, England broke the previous record of 112 years for the most runs scored on the first day of a Test. This was the fastest century in England’s 150-year red-ball history.

The top order batsmen for England maintained their dominance on day one, scoring 122, 107, and 108 runs respectively while maintaining a strike rate above 100.

Former cricket players from all around the world responded to the opening day of the Pindi Test by praising England’s aggressive strategy. These tweets are from retired cricket players.

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