The poor quality of the Rawalpindi pitch brought intense attention to the first Test between Pakistan and England. The surface, according to many former cricket players and spectators, is very conducive to batting and offers very few chances for bowlers. In contrast to England’s massive 657 total, which included four batsmen who scored centuries, Pakistan’s final score on Day 3 of the Test was 499/7.

Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, and Abdullah Shafique all made hundreds for Pakistan in the first innings against England. Kamran Akmal, a former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman, has voiced a somewhat vehement argument over the team’s batting strategy in the match.

According to Akmal, the batters in this Test had a chance to break the record for the greatest individual score in history.

Itne runs bana liye, unhone sava din me. Scoreboard nahi ruk raha thi, vo out ho rahe. Test cricket in Pakistan can be played in khelna chahiye. Record banna chahiye thi kisi batsman ka, ye jaisi wicket bani hai. Brian Lara’s wicket gave usne 400 run banaye the. When it comes to skill, inn batters have it in spades. (In approximately 1.15 days, England scored so many runs. Despite being ejected, they kept scoring. They traveled to Pakistan and instructed us in playing. However, given the construction of this wicket, some batsmen ought to have set a record. Such a catch was made by Brian Lara, who scored 400. On his official YouTube channel, Akmal stated that these batsmen also possess the talent necessary to break that record.

Currently, Brian Lara (400*) holds the record for the most runs scored in a single Test inning.

“Pehle Pakistan ne miss ki, fir England ne miss ki. Tez runs karne chahiye the for Thode. Score Chalta Rehta: Abdullah and Imam scored 170-180 runs off of 200 balls, according to the score. 250–300 runs are required for the first unke paas mauka ka. Pressure on England is increasing, and kal ka din is now in jeopardy. England is waale hote ki aage out bhi ho sakte the. (England missed the opportunity, and Pakistan seized it later. After scoring 170-180 runs in 200 deliveries, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq would have had a chance to chase 250-300. Since they would have grown weary, England might have been dismissed early as a result of the pressure this would have put on them),” Akmal added.