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England-Pakistan is the highest-scoring Test ever to end with a win.

Since the last five days, Rawalpindi’s track has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. On a dead pitch, England and Pakistan produced a ton of runs, including a Test record 506 runs on the first day by the visitors with four batsmen hitting hundreds.

All is not lost, however, as the game, which saw a whopping 1768 runs scored over the course of five days, entered history by becoming the highest-scoring Test ever to produce a result.

Following West Indies-England (1815 runs) in 1930, South Africa and England played the highest-scoring Test ever (1981 runs), which ended in a scoreless draw.

With a thrilling 74-run victory over Pakistan, England has a 1-0 series lead after three games. The visitors amassed 657 in their first innings before declaring their second on 264-7, giving Pakistan a difficult 343-run win goal on a placid Rawalpindi pitch. Additionally, this was England’s third and final Test triumph in Pakistan.

Match referee for the International Cricket Council Ranjan Madugalle rated Rawalpindi as “below average” and gave it a demerit point.

If a venue accrues five demerit points over the course of five years, it is suspended for one year.

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