England vs Pakistan 1st Test: Shaan Masood took over Pakistan’s first innings in the first Test match against England. He scored a brilliant century in difficult conditions. This is Shaan Masood’s fourth century in Test career. With this century, he also took many records. He is the sixth Pakistan batsman to score three consecutive centuries in a Test match.
Shaan Masood had earlier scored 100 runs against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi on 7 February this year. On December 19 last year, he scored 135 runs in the second innings of the Karachi Test against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas (1982-83), Mudassar Nazar (1983), Mohammad Yusuf (2006), Younis Khan (2014), Misbah-ul-Haq (2014) have done it before Shaan Masood. The special thing is that Misbah-ul-Haq is also the head coach of Pakistan at this time.
Shaan Masood became the fifth Pakistani opener (opener) to score a Test century in England. Before him Mohsin Khan (200 runs, Lord’s 1982), Mudassar Nazar (124 runs, Edgbaston 1987), Aamir Sohail (205 runs, Manchester 1992), Saeed Anwar (176 runs, Oval 1996) achieved this feat.
Not only this, Shaan Masood is the first Pakistani opener to score a century in England in the last 24 years. Before him, Saeed Anwar hit a century in 1996. He had then scored 176 at the Oval in England.
Shaan is Pakistan’s first opener in the last 24 years, having played more than 200 balls in a Test match in England. Prior to Shaan, in 1996, Saeed Anwar scored 176 runs in 264 balls at the Oval in England. Shaan Masood is the sixth Pakistani opener to play more than 200 balls in England.
However, it is also true that Shaan Masood has not got much in his career. Shan, who made his Test debut in the year 2013, has so far only got a chance to play 21 Tests. Shaheen Shah Afridi is currently at the crease with Shaan.