EngVsPak: Shaan Masood scores third consecutive century

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

06th Aug, 2020. 08:39 pm

During the ongoing Test series between Pakistan and England, Shaan Masood has now scored 150 runs, making three consecutive centuries on day two of the first Test against England.

The opening batsman has reached triple figures by running a two off James Anderson. Masood with his outstanding runs made him the first 21st-century Pakistani opener to score a hundred in England.

Saeed Anwar was the last Pakistani player to reach three figures in England in 1996. He had made 176 runs while playing against England at the Oval Test.

Since 2015, the 30-year-old player has also become the first overseas opener to make a century in the first inning of a Test in England. Australia’s Chris Rogers was the last cricketer to score three digits runs,173, at Lord’s in 2015.

According to details, Masood has made his third consecutive three-figure inning, which puts him on the sixth rank to score a hundred in three continuous innings after Zaheer Abbas, Mudassar Nazar, Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, and Misbah-ul-Haq.

Shaan Masood has also become the second opener and a third Pakistani batsman to score a century at Old Trafford, Manchester. Inzamam-ul-Haq scored a 100 in 2001 and Ahmer Sohail in 1992.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has never lost a Test match whenever an opener makes a century while playing in England.

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