Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett departed on personal scores of 122 and 107 respectively, while Joe Root fell for 23 in the first Test of the three-match series at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium to leave England three down for 286 against Pakistan. The tourists have piled on the runs in friendly batting conditions after skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first.
Only six batters in history have scored a century before Lunch on the opening day of a Test match. Zac Crawley missed out on joining the elite club by nine runs, but he brought up three figures promptly after the interval. It was the fastest Test century by an England opener ever.
Local boy @HarisRauf14 gets his first Test wicket ☝️#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/iV7ExlLxF6
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 1, 2022
What a delivery! A first Test wicket for Haris Rauf! 🔥
Zak Crawley is OUT! ❌ pic.twitter.com/cVvFDCWaYw
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) December 1, 2022