England vs Pakistan, 2020: 1st Test, Day 2 – Shan Masood’s records, England's poor start and more stats

England vs Pakistan, 2020: 1st Test, Day 2 – Shan Masood’s records, England’s poor start and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from the second day which was dominated by Shan Masood.

Shadab Khan and Shan Masood
Shadab Khan and Shan Masood. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The second day’s play was all about Shan Masood and his knock that pushed Pakistan to a dignified total of 326. Babar Azam was dismissed on his overnight score of 69 in the very first over of the second day. But Masood scored 156 from 319 balls with 18 fours and two sixes.

He shared a 105-run partnership with Shadab Khan (45) for the 6th wicket which turned the game into Pakistan’s hands. The home team were stumbled to 12/3 in 5.3 overs but reached 92/4 before stumps as Ollie Pope scored an unbeaten 46.

Here are all the statistical highlights from the second day which was dominated by Shan Masood:

Shan completes a hat-trick in hundreds:

2 – Shan Masood became only the 2nd player in the history of Test cricket to register centuries in three consecutive innings; all of them coming against three different opponents. Masood scored a century in their 2nd innings of the Karachi Test against Sri Lanka and in the Rawalpindi Test against Bangladesh.

Vinod Kambli scored double tons in consecutive Test innings against England and Zimbabwe respectively in 1993 before following it with a century against Sri Lanka.

2 – Shan Masood is only the 2nd Pakistan player to score three successive tons while opening the innings in Test cricket. The first to do so was Mudassar Nazar who achieved it in 1983. Zaheer Abbas, Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq are the other Pakistan players with three Test tons in successive innings.


A rare ton for Pakistan opener in England:

5 – Shan Masood is only the 5th Pakistan player to score a Test century while opening the innings in England. The last of the previous five players was Saeed Anwar who scored 174 during The Oval Test in 1996.

319 – Masood batted 319 balls during his 156-run knock which makes it the longest Test knock for a visiting opener in England since 2014. Murali Vijay batted 361 balls during his innings of 146 runs in the 2014 Nottingham Test.

470 – Shan spent 470 minutes at the crease which makes it the 2nd longest Test inning by a Pakistan opener in England. Mohsin Khan batted for 495 minutes for his 200 which came off 386 balls during the 1982 Lord’s Test.

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12 – England’s 12 runs before losing their 3rd wicket was their fewest aggregate for the first three wickets in a home Test innings over the last 20 years. England was three wickets down for nine runs in the 2000 Lord’s Test against West Indies. During the same month, England were 3/12 in their 2nd innings of the Nottingham Test against Zimbabwe.

33 – The 33 balls which England batted for losing three wickets are the fewest by them in a home Test (where balls data is known). Their previous fewest was in 36 balls during the first innings of the 2013 Lord’s Test against Australia.

33 – The 33 balls that Pakistan needed to pick the first three wickets of a Test inning are the fewest by them in more than 14 years. Pakistan pushed England to 3/10 in only 27 balls during the 4th innings of the 2005 Faisalabad Test match.

2013 – Both Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley were dismissed LBW by the Pakistan pacers in this match. The last instance of both England openers getting out LBW in the same innings of a home Test was in the 2013 Lord’s Test against Australia.


A big ton to start the tour:

156 – Shan Masood’s 156-run knock is now the 3rd highest score for a Pakistan opener in the very first innings of an away Test tour. Sadiq Mohammad scored 166 in the first Test of the 3-match series in 1973 against New Zealand in Wellington while Hanif Mohammad struck 160 in the first game of the 5-match Test series in 1960 against India in Delhi.

2003 – Shan Masood is the first visiting player in 17 years to record a 150+ score in the very first innings of a Test tour opener on England soil. Graeme Smith (277) and Herschelle Gibbs (179) scored over 170 runs in first innings of the 2003 Lord’s Test which was the first of South Africa’s 5-match series in England.