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Shan Masood ends Pakistan’s 24 years waiting


Pakistan test specialist batsman Shan Masood stood tall with a third successive century as Pakistan posted 326 on day two of the first Test against England. Masood’s last two Test knocks saw him make tons in Karachi and Rawalpindi. During the first test match against England, he followed up with a career-best 156 in the vastly different conditions of Emirates Old Trafford and touched the record of country’s batting legend Saeed Anwar after 24 years.

Shan Masood ends Pakistan's 24 years waiting

Left-handed like Saeed Anwar. Pakistan opener Shane Masood has the temperament to play Tests. He is also showing on the bouncy pitch of England that if you have patience, you can run everywhere. Masood played more than 200 balls in the first innings of the first Test of the series against England in Manchester. Through which he touched the record set by Pakistan’s legendary opener Saeed Anwar 24 years ago.

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Saeed Anwar last played more than 200 balls as the Pakistani opener on English soil in 1997. Since then, no other opener has been able to tackle more than 200 balls on English soil. Legendary batsman Saeed Anwar made 16 off 274 balls at the Oval in 1997. This time, Masood has already scored a century after playing more than 300 balls in the first innings of the first Test of the series against England.

In the first Test of the series at Old Trafford, Masood is leading the team with the cannons of Anderson-Broad. Slowly moving towards the century. The Pakistani opener was unbeaten on 131 * off 302 balls with 16 boundaries. Pakistan is advancing with his bat. After Babar Azam returned to the dressing room for 69 runs, the visitors quickly lost a few more wickets.

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