Most Runs Scored in a single day of Test Match: England Shatter Cricket Records on Day 1 of Pakistan vs England 1st Test

Updated on: Dec 1, 2022 8:56 pm IST

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    Considered as the purest form of the game, Test cricket has been enthralling to watch as unlike white-ball cricket, it keeps both batters as well as bowlers in contention on each delivery. Batting in Test cricket requires a lot of patience, grit and determination and hence no milestone looks big. Batters avoid taking risks in the longest format of the game and they try to build on their innings. But on few occasions this hasn’t been the case as teams have went hard on the bowlers and have scored ample of runs in a single day. No

    Let’s take a look at Most Runs Scored in a single day of Test Match

    S.No

    Game

    Venue

    Runs scored in Day

    Year

    1.

    England vs India

    Manchester

    588 runs on Day 2

    1936

    2.

    England vs South Africa

    Lord’s

    522 runs on Day 2

    1924

    3.

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh

    Colombo (PSS)

    509 runs on Day 2

    2002

    4.

    England vs South Africa

    The Oval

    508 runs on Day 3

    1935

    5.

    Pakistan vs England

    Rawalpindi

    506 runs on Day 1

    2022

    England vs India game in Manchester saw the Most Runs Scored in a single day of Test Match. It was Manchester Test of 1936 which saw the team scoring 588 runs on the  Day 2. Out of 588 runs, England scored 571 runs and later India batted with grit in second innings after posting just 203 runs in first innings to draw the match.

    England vs South Africa game in 1924 at Lord’s holds the record for second Most Runs Scored in a single day of Test Match. It both the teams combined to score 522 runs on Day 2 with England being the dominant force. They then later went on to win the match by innings and 18 runs.

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match in Colombo in 2022 saw 509 runs scored on Day 2 of the game. It was a game that saw the hosts scoring over 500 runs in day and then winning the match by an innings and 196 runs.

    England and South Africa yet again found themselves on the charts of Most Runs Scored in a single day of Test Match as they   combined to amass 508 runs on Day 3 of the oval Test on 1935. The game ended in tie as both the teams batted sensationally well.

    The fifth on the list of Most Runs Scored in a single day of Test Match is the game between Pakistan and England in Rawalpindi in 2022. England batted aggressively and posted 506 runs on Day 1 of the game. They broke numerous record as they became the first team to score 500 on Day 1. They also are the first team to have 4 centurions on Day 1 and also registered the second-highest score on any day of a Test match.

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