Shan Masood Breaks 89 Years Old Record In County Championship

Shan Masood Breaks 89 Years Old Record In County Championship

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23 Apr 2022
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Pakistan opener Shan Masood is making a splash in the ongoing county cricket in England. Playing for Derbyshire, this batsman scored a double century against Leicestershire. This is his second back to back double century of this season and he has become the first batsman since 1933 to do so in county cricket. 89 years ago, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi made a record of scoring two double centuries back to back in county cricket.

In the match against Leicestershire, the Pakistani opnerer batsman faced 268 balls and scored 219 runs with the help of 24 sixes. On the basis of his brilliant performance, Derbyshire took a 210-run lead over Leicestershire at the end of the second day’s play. After getting bundled out at 210 runs, Leicestershire came to bowl. Their bowlers had to do laborious work as Shan Masood and Wayne Madsen built a 221 runs partnership for the third wicket.

Shan Masood had earlier scored a double century against Sussex. During this, he faced 340 balls and scored 239 runs with the help of 24 fours. However this match was a draw. County Cricket is great exposure and challenge for every aspiring pro first class player. Especially, having experience of playing in English conditions helps Asian player to improve their game.

Apart from Shan Masood, star players like Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan and Hasan Ali of Pakistan are participating in county cricket. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara is the only player from India who is playing county cricket this year. Cheteshwar Pujara has already scored an unbeaten double hundred to help his county team Sussex draw the match. Now, the man in form Pujara is batting at 85 in 157 balls, surely, inching towards another century.  Ajinkya Rahane is also often seen playing county but he is part of Kolkata Knight Riders in this year’s IPL.

Talking about County Cricket, Shan Masood is highest scoring player of the season till now. So far, he has scored 392 runs in three innings with an astonishing average of 130 and high score of 239 runs. Next to him is TJ Haines who is captaining Sussex and has scored 357 runs in four innings. Also, TJ Haines has the highest score of this season till now which is 243 runs.

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