Zak Crawley converted his maiden Test hundred into an excellent innings of 267 and shared a record-breaking stand. Jos Buttler as England piled on the runs against Pakistan in their series finale at Southampton on Saturday (Aug 22).
Crawley and Buttler, who made 152, total a stand of 359 that driven England to 583-8 declared on the second day.
It was England’s highest Test total since their 589-8 declared against Pakistan at Old Trafford four years ago.
Three of Pakistan’s frontline bowlers conceded over 100 runs each, with leg-spinner Yasir Shah (2-173 from 39 overs) and teenage paceman Naseem Shah (1-109 in 27) both going for more than four an over.
England, 1-0 up in a three-match contest and looking for a first series win over Pakistan in a decade, had 13 overs in which to make inroads into the tourists’ top order before stumps if the light held.
Crawley’s innings was the seventh highest maiden hundred in 143 years of Test-match cricket and the 10th highest individual score by any England batsman.