Pakistan opener Shan Masood had a perfect start to his tour of England as the left-hander struck a fine hundred in the first innings of the first Test in Manchester.
Masood who not out on 46 on Day 1 notched up his third hundred on the trot in three innings. Babar Azam departed early on the second day without scoring any runs to his overnight score of 69 while the visitors lost some quick wickets before Masood and Shadab Khan added on a partnership of 105 for the sixth wicket.
Shan Masood is the first Pakistan opener in 24 years to score a century in England. Saeed Anwar (176) was the last Pakistani opener to score a century in England, Oval 1996. #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/mcz1qsWK1e— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 6, 2020
Three consecutive 100s in Tests for Pakistan— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 6, 2020
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Mudassar Nazar in 1983@yousaf1788 in 2006@YounusK75 in 2014@captainmisbahpk in 2014@shani_official in 2019-20#ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/cHGsvKsENE
Shadab was out for 45 but Masood was steady at the crease and he brought up his 150.
Jofra Archer picked up three wickets while Pakistan’s score read 311/8, Woakes had two to his name while James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Dominic Bess scalped one each.