The day 1 of the second Test match between Pakistan and England saw many records being set as England made their way to 314/4 at the end of day’s play with both Joe Root, unbeaten on 141, and Alastair Cook scoring centuries.
The 185-run stand between Cook and Root was England’s highest second-wicket partnership in Test matches at Old Trafford, beating Michael Vaughan and Marcus Trescothick’s 137 against Australia in 2005.
English skipper Cook became the fourth player to lead England in 50 Tests – Michael Atherton did it 54 times, Vaughan 51 and Andrew Strauss 50.
This is the first time in 24 Tests that two of England’s top five have made centuries in the same game.
Amir dismissed both English openers on day 1 and the last time this happened was back in 2001 when Shane Warne dismissed Trescothick and Atherton at The Oval.