Ollie Pope smashes his 3rd Test ton; surpasses 1,500 runs
England batter Ollie Pope dished out a commanding performance against Pakistan on Day 1 of the first Test in Rawalpindi. He became the third England batter to register a century today after Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett. Pope has smashed his third century, besides surpassing 1,500 runs. England have piled up runs at ease as Pakistan bowlers are under the cosh since morning.
Pope attains these numbers
Pope (108) played an enthralling knock so far, smashing 14 fours. He brought up his century off 90 balls. He now has three tons and nine fifties under his belt. Versus Pakistan, Pope brought up his maiden century. Meanwhile, Pope has surpassed the 1,500-run mark (1,596). He averages 32.57. He has also surpassed the 700-run mark (704) away (home of opposition) at 33.52.
Pope shares a defining stand alongside Brook
Pope shared a solid century-plus stand (176 runs) alongside Harry Brook. Both players maintained a serious rate in terms of scoring. Brook is nearing his century and served as a perfect partner as England gained command.