Pakistan batsmen enjoyed the conditions on Day one and capitalized it to score big. In this process, Opener Mohammad Hafeez scored an unbeaten 178 by end of first Day and betrayed his previous best of scoring runs in a single day helping his team to end on 281 for 3.

Interesting Stats on First Day play:

 –> Daniel Vettori made a Test Comeback after two years. Last time he played a test was against West Indies at North Sound in July 2012.

 –> Daniel Vettori in his comeback test picked up a wicket of inform batsman, Younis Khan. He sent him back for just 5 runs.

–> Mohammad Hafeez scored 178 by end of day’s play, which is the 5th highest for a Pakistani on a single day.

–> Hafeez’s previous best of scoring in a single day was 172 which also came on Day 1.

 

Most Runs by a Pakistani batsman in a Single day in a Test Match:

Runs Made

Player Name

Opposition

Ground

Year

Day of Test

205

Aamer Sohail

England

Old Trafford, Manchester

1992

1

195

Mushtaq Mohammad

New Zealand

Carisbrook, Dunedin

1972/73

2

190

Zaheer Abbas

India

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

1982/83

1

184

Inzamam-ul-Haq

India

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

2004/05

1

178

Mohammad Hafeez

New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

2014/15

1

176

Saeed Anwar

India

Eden Gardens, Calcutta

1998/99

3

175

Asif Iqbal

New Zealand

Carisbrook, Dunedin

1972/73

2

174

Yousuf Youhana

Bangladesh

MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong

2001/02

2

172

Mohammad Hafeez

Sri Lanka

Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

2012

1

170

Inzamam-ul-Haq

New Zealand

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

2002

2

 

Most Runs by a Pakistani batsman on Day 1:

Runs Scored

Player Name

Opposition

Ground

Year

205

Aamer Sohail

England

Old Trafford, Manchester

1992

190

Zaheer Abbas

India

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

1982/83

184

Inzamam-ul-Haq

India

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

2004/05

178

Mohammad Hafeez

New Zealand

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

2014/15

172

Mohammad Hafeez

Sri Lanka

Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

2012

 

Most Runs by a batsman in a single day in Test Cricket:

Player Runs Finish Team Opposition Ground Match Date Day
DG Bradman 309 309* Australia v England Leeds 11 Jul 1930 1
WR Hammond 295 336 England v New Zealand Auckland 31 Mar 1933 2
V Sehwag 284 284* India v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 2009 2
DCS Compton 273 278 England v Pakistan Nottingham 1 Jul 1954 2
DG Bradman 271 271* Australia v England Leeds 20 Jul 1934 2
V Sehwag 257 309* India v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008 3
DG Bradman 244 244 Australia v England The Oval 18 Aug 1934 1
FMM Worrell 239 239* West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 2
HH Gibbs 228 228 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 2 Jan 2003 1
V Sehwag 228 228* India v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004 1

 

Most Runs by a batsman in a Day One of a Test Match:

Player Runs Start Finish Team Opposition Ground Match Date
DG Bradman 309 0 309* Australia v England Leeds 11 Jul 1930
DG Bradman 244 0 244 Australia v England The Oval 18 Aug 1934
HH Gibbs 228 0 228 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 2 Jan 2003
V Sehwag 228 0 228* India v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004
MJ Clarke 224 0 224* Australia v South Africa Adelaide 22 Nov 2012
DG Bradman 223 0 223* Australia v West Indies Brisbane 16 Jan 1931
WR Hammond 223 0 223* England v New Zealand Christchurch 24 Mar 1933
GC Smith 223 0 223* South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Feb 2008
CH Gayle 219 0 219* West Indies v Sri Lanka Galle 15 Nov 2010
WR Hammond 217 0 217 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 1936