Pakistani opener's century famine ends in England – Express Urdu

Old Trafford's second Pakistani opener to attain a century Photo: AFP

Lahore: The famine of Pakistani opener's century in England is over, Shaun Masood grew to become the primary participant to do that feat after 24 years, he’s the checklist of nationwide batsmen who’ve performed three consecutive three-figure innings. I additionally registered my title, he additionally obtained the distinction of being the second opening batsman of Pakistan to attain a century in Old Trafford.

According to the main points, Shaun Masood, who led the visiting workforce out of the disaster by exhibiting steadfastness within the Old Trafford Test, has set many information. 24 years later, a Pakistani opener scored a century in England, earlier than Saeed Anwar in 1996. 176 innings have been performed on the Oval, the chance to play greater than 200 balls by a Pakistani opener got here 24 years later, earlier than that Saeed Anwar performed 264 balls within the above innings, Shaun Masood is the nationwide batsman who has scored three consecutive Test centuries. The opener crossed the milestone at Old Trafford after enjoying three-figure innings within the house sequence towards Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Earlier, Zaheer Abbas had scored three consecutive centuries towards India in 1982, Mudassar Nazar the subsequent 12 months, Mohammad Yousuf scored three consecutive centuries towards West Indies in 2006, Younis Khan, the batting coach of the nationwide workforce, Australia in 2014 and Head Coach and Chief Selector. Misbah-ul-Haq additionally performed three three-figure innings towards Australia and New Zealand in the identical 12 months.

Shaun Masood is the sixth Pakistani batsman to obtain the award, the third Pakistani to attain a century at Old Trafford and the second opening batsman, after Inzamam-ul-Haq in 2001 and Aamir Sohail as opener in 1992. It could also be recalled that Pakistan has not misplaced a Test in England through which an opener has scored a century. Mohsin Khan's double century at Lord's in 1982 proved to be a victory, Mudassar Nazar scored a century in 1987 and a match was drawn in Durham, Old Trafford Test in 1992. Aamir Sohail scored a double century and the match was drawn, Saeed Anwar's century within the Oval Test 1996 paved the way in which for victory for Pakistan.

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