May 7, 2002

Most runs in a day's play

Pakistan scored 355 for 4 against New Zealand on the first day of the first Test at Lahore, 1-5 May 2002 and set a new Pakistan record for most runs in a day at home. In fact this was their fourth highest in a day's play in Test cricket.

The world record for most runs scored in a day's play for any side is 503-2 by England (from 28-0 to 531-2) against South Africa on the 2nd day at Lords in 1924.

For both sides in a day, it is 588-6 (England 398-6) against India (190-0) on the 2nd day at Old Trafford in 1936. The record for most runs scored by both sides, with one side being Pakistan, is 469-4, England (437-44) and Pakistan (59-0) at Trent Bridge in 1954.

Instances of Pakistan Scoring 300 or more in a day in Test
Cricket:

Score Day Venue Versus Year 400-4 (107-2 to 507-6 dec) 2nd Dunedin NZ 1972-73 388-3 1st Old Trafford Eng 1992 370-8 1st Old Trafford Eng 2001 355-4 1st Lahore NZ 2001-02 349-7 1st Lahore NZ 1976-77 339-3 (255-3 to 594-6) 3rd Faisalabad Ind 1982-83 338-3 1st Karachi NZ 1976-77 332-6 (270-1 to 602-7) 2nd Edgbaston Eng 1971 321-5 (28-1 to 349-6) 2nd Lahore Ind 1978-79 317-2 1st The Oval Eng 1974 315-7 (170-3 to 485) 2nd Lahore Ind 1982-83 309 1st Bridge Town WI 1987-88 308-1 (87-5 to 395-6) 3rd Lahore NZ 1955

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